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Preview: Robin Rhode Fortifies His Practice with Humor and Play

Robin Rhode traces the origins of his humor-oriented art practice in this preview of the upcoming Johannesburg episode from Season 9 of the Art in the Twenty-First Century television series.

Recalling his early experiments with performance and photography, Rhode describes taking photographs of himself interacting with wall drawings of objects. “We use humor as a mode of survival,” says the artist, “and we use play as a means to destabilize various dominant structures.”

Johannesburg premieres September 21, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS.