Got A Girl Crush On: Mary Sibande’s “Long Live the Queen” series
Mary’s work ‘attempts to critique stereotypical depictions of women, particularly black women in our society’. In the series black woman are depicted wearing extravagant victorian dresses in vivid hues. the pieces are actually sculptures which Sibande creates and then has photographed. While the murals we displayed in Johannesburg this past summer, they presented a contrasting perspective to the marketing focused billboards put on display for the world cup.