Skin Of the Thug | Coby Kennedy: Cape Town

6 April - 27 May 2017

In SKIN OF THE THUG, Kennedy builds on the ambiguous chronology of the imagined post-apocalyptic society which has permeated his work by introducing a historical event which he refers to as The Great Negro Wars. The exhibition presents faux relics from this fictional epoch in the form of ‘Thuggernauts’ and is presented as a sort of museological social history exhibit. SKIN OF THE THUG showcases decorated pieces of Thuggernaught skin as well as a ‘rare’ complete taxidermied Thuggernaut head (“still containing remnants of his delusions of grandeur,” the artist notes).