Hassan, Kay

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Hassan, Kay

Kay Hassan lives and works in Johannesburg where he was born in 1956. The experience he has gained from art training at Rorke’s Drift, workshops and residences at Thupelo and Fordsburg Artist’s Studio, a scholarship to study in Paris and a guest residency at the Schule für Gestaltung Basel, combined with exhibiting and travelling locally and abroad, equipped Hassan to be a pivotal member of the vanguard of artists who subverted the constraints of resistance art and township art, both of which dominated the South African visual art scene in the 1970s and 1980s. It is through his incessant creative experimentation fusing technology with discarded materials that Hassan produces art which poses meaningful questions surrounding social, political, cultural and human conditions in contemporary society.

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