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A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Billie Zangewa: Wings of Change

Oct 1 – Nov 7, 2020
536 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011, United States

“I’m a visual artist based in Johannesburg, specializing in textile work,” says the artist Billie Zangewa. “I explore universal themes, predominantly happening around the home front—domestic scenes so to speak, or what I like to call ‘daily feminism’—by putting a focus on the things that women do at home that aren’t seen or appreciated or acknowledged.” Zangewa does her exploring with needle and thread, a skill women have been schooled in for centuries, creating collages hand-stitched from pieces of raw silk. These remarkable “paintings” are both delicate and moving. —L.J.

Billie Zangewa, “An Angel at My Bedside,” 2020. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London.

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