Zander Blom - Traveller of Bad
by Tom Hyde
The Travels of Bad was an exhibition at Rooke gallery in Johennesberg recently featuring multiple installations by Zander Blom.
In his artist’s statement he states that the work is “essentially a satire that looks critically at the influence that exotic cultures and their artefacts have had on the avant-garde system of European visual art from the end of the 19th century onwards”.
I'm just glad that it translates into a room with two drum kits that's been transported to where the wild things are.
Aside from the physical installation, the exhibition was brought to life and extended through photography (below), a “mini-novella” where the scenes are developed through a written narrative and a 17 track CD.