Mary Sibande I Times Live I Rise of Artistic Currency

Times Live I Mary Sibande’s artistic currency continues to rise

By Mary Corrigal

“Mary Sibande’s Her Majesty, Queen Sophie, a 2010 staged photograph of the artist posing as her Sophie character, will be paid some attention since she won the Smithsonian Award for African Art last week.

Naturally this lends more value to this editioned photographic work, as does the fact that Sibande is one of the local artists commissioned to create an installation for the newly opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town.”


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