Artist Mikhael Subotzky strips down the meaning of white masculinity

The Joburg artist explores the contradiction between power and vulnerability in his latest exhibit, 'Massive Nerve Corpus'

07 July 2019 - 00:00 By graham wood

Mikhael Subotzky's latest exhibition opens with an image of a naked white man with a tennis racquet, about to serve. It's a scientific illustration of the "massive nerve corpus" of the exhibition title that he found in an encyclopaedia. He's scanned it and erased all the labels, leaving just the body in its vital, active pose.

"By enlarging it and removing the information, you're left with quite a bizarre-looking body," Subotzky observes. "Both bizarre and vulnerable."..

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