A Madonna Tribute In The Making
South African artist Candice Breitz who draws on contemporary mass culture, devising new systems for understanding reality, has started working today on a new exhibit entirely devoted to The Queen Of Pop.
Born in 1972 an raised in Johannesburg, Breitz, who belongs to the South African generation that lived through the reign of Apartheid, is currently working on this “Madonna project” in Milan, Italy, where she selected 40 Madonna Fans, many of them chosen among the community members of MadonnaTribe’s Italian forum.
These fans will be filmed individually in a studio while they sing along to the entire Immaculate Collection cd.
The footage of each of them will be shown in a screen, (for a total of 40 screens with singing fans) during the exhibition, that will debut in London at the White Cube contemporary art gallery and in New York at the Sonnabend gallery in September 2005.
The installation will then travel back to Milan, at the Galleria Francesca Kaufmann for its Italian premeire in January 2006, where it will be probably displayed as a different presentation.
More updates on this nice project dedicated both to the Queen and her fans will be coming soon.
A special thanks to Chiara Repetto from Galleria Francesca Kaufmann