WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Athi-Patra Ruga will host a solo exhibition at the Somerset House in the UK. The exhibition ‘Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions’ will open on the 4th of October in the Terrace Rooms of the South Wing, and run until the 7th of January 2019.
“New and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.”
“In his first major solo UK exhibition, Ruga brings three recent series of work together for the first time to unveil a surreal, mythical utopia, filled with a collection of extraordinary characters. Showcasing his diverse practice, from drawings and sculpture to film and photography, plus beautiful hand-crafted petit point tapestry, the exhibition immerses visitors in Ruga’s vibrant world – an allegory of post-apartheid political, cultural and social systems, and a shimmering vision of a more humanist future.”