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Robin Rhode in "Johannesburg"Preview

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” from Season 9 of Art in the Twenty-First Century premiered September 21, 2018 on PBS. Watch the full episode and artist segment.

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