Thursday, 6 May 2010

The Rape of Africa

Evening Standard talked about the work of this creative extraordinare and mentioned his latest exhibition
taking place in London at Robilant and Voena from 27th April to 25th May 2010...just a few weeks to go so better get down there too!

The Rape of Africa 


This photo below is based on the notorious artist Botticelli's painting of Venus and Mars. (i love Botticellis work!) and will be on show with other work by Lachapelle with a vast range to showcase his skill and talent.

Western consumerism
Much of his work including that featured in the Rape of Africa exhibition looks at the nature of western consumerism and the direct effects it has on Africa and its people. Previous series such as Deluge and Jesus is My Homeboy, both of which were exhibited at Robilant and Voena back in 2008, contain similar themes. This critique of the western world versus the continent of Africa is made explicit by his use of significant details and symbols throughout the photos.

The event is set to be open to the general public
Time: Monday – Friday (10am – 6pm) each day from the 27th of April – 25th of May 2010.
Restrictions: No age restrictions
Venue: Robilant and Voena
1st floor, 38 Dover Street,
London, W1S 4NL

You can hear David LaChapelle's latest interview about the show on the BBC World Service

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