Paul Emmanuel : Transitions Multiples
In association with Gallery AOP
Art Source South Africa are partners and project managers of Paul Emmanuel's Transitions Project
FNB Joburg Art Fair presents Transitions Multiples, an exhibition by South African artist Paul Emmanuel. This exhibition forms part of Emmanuel’s critically acclaimed Transitions Project in which he explores the way society constructs perceptions and performances of a masculine identity. He examines shifting male identities in a post-colonial society through examining the rituals and rites of passage that mark the passing of one life phase into another.
Robyn Sassen comments: “How does one slip the boundaries of liminality and shift from being a foreigner, a stranger, a creature in exile, to one who belongs within the society? It’s a complicated set of values, and each culture has its own initiation imprints that define its members and celebrate qualities that it deem important… Emmanuel doesn’t critique the gestures… He acknowledges these gestures for the shift in values and self-identification they represent.”