Art

Ramaphosa's invading our bedrooms, screams Claudette Schreuders' exhibit

'In the Bedroom' is a collection of sculptures that explore what happens when politics intrudes into private life, writes Sean O'Toole

16 June 2019 - 00:32 By Sean O'Toole

It is not uncommon nowadays for politicians to sneak into our bedrooms late at night and whisper their outrage. The Twitter utterances of Malema, Trump and Zille are, however, one of many genres of political bedtime story now available to adults interested in social engagement over intimacy and sleep. Cape Town sculptor Claudette Schreuders, who is currently showing her work in New York, including a painted wood bust of President Cyril Ramaphosa, is not exempt from this state of affairs.

At night, in bed with her partner, artist Anton Kannemeyer, she is prone to scroll through her smartphone. The cul-de-sacs it leads her into will often colour their nocturnal conversations...

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