Pink Circles | Salah Elmur: Cape Town

14 February - 14 March 2020

Pink Circles is named after a painting included in the exhibition.  The large-scale work depicts two rows of men, the top row of men wear white diapers and pink circles with numbers appearing near their heads; in the lower row they wear green military uniforms and diapers with their legs exposed. A man in the lower row holds up a small mirror, in which the face of a woman appears. The pink circles are placed in the image to distract the viewers from the faces of the army generals and the oddity of the scene. The image constitutes his personal and social commentary reflecting the inequalities of modern life.