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press release

Shooting Down Babylon. Tracey Rose
01.05.2020 - 20.09.2020

A radical voice in the art world, Tracey Rose’s cutting and uncompromising vision will be foregrounded in the largest, comprehensive retrospective exhibition by the revolutionary artist. Featuring work from 1996 to 2019, the show’s title is derived from an installation, Shooting Down Babylon (The Art of War), (2016), which reflects on varied exorcist and cleansing rituals from non-Western communities. The work points to several themes that stem from post-colonial entanglements such as repatriation, recompense and reckoning, and epitomises the wide-ranging media and concerns that are prevalent in Rose’s practice.

The exhibition will encompass film, sculpture, photography, performance, print, painting, and multi-layered participatory elements, with the body and performativity being central to every aspect. For Rose, the body - often her own - is a site for protest, outrage, resistance, and pertinent discourse. It is a channel for the demonstration of exasperation, aggravation, disruption, and paradox.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a major new monograph on the artist’s practice.