If you’re wondering what took us so long to say something about South African rapper Spoek Mathambo’s new music video — for his cover of Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control” [corrected], well, we can’t make up our mind about it. The video, above, got a lot of attention when it first came out in late […]
It’s old news. Africa – this zebra-gazelled hunterland, home of the majestic painted tribesman – is disappearing. But it’s funny how galleries in London will still create a space for that Africa: cheetahs backlit by a setting sun; zebra turning heads, glory in their asymmetrical unity; glistening, naked (and sometimes naked-and-wrestling) black bodies.