QUOTATION # 89.

AN AFRICAN MASK FOR THE PANDEMIC.

UNTITLED 03 (2020)., Nonzuzo Gxekwa, Archival inkjet print on semi-gloss paper. Courtesy the artist and THK Gallery.

“My argument is that Western culture is confronting the limits of a secular and pragmatic understanding of the world, that spirituality is returning with an urgent force, that masks—in the deepest sense—also carry this spiritual freightage, and that in the long run, in the West, the mask will re-emerge with a powerful spiritual significance.

 This is because the pandemic is not only a health-material-physical crisis but also taps a deeper ethical and spiritual unease, a need for profound change.”

                                                          ASHRAF JAMAL.

UNTITLED 06 (2020) (detail). Nonzuzo Gxekwa, Archival inkjet print on semi-gloss paper. Courtesy the artist and THK Gallery.

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