Featured workAnton Kannemeyer: Alphabet of Democracy

Anton Kannemeyer started his ongoing Alphabet of Democracy series in 2005.

In a loose sequence that draws from his love of typography, Kannemeyer caricatures learning aids developed for use in schools, satirically adopting their claim to transport absolute truths. B is for black and W is for white stand emblematically for a kind of racism that could not be expressed more directly.

 

 

 

  • Anton Kannemeyer. Alphabet of Democracy, 2011–ongoing. B is for Black, W is for White, lithographs, 57 × 44.5 cm each © Anton Kannemeyer, Photo by Jan Verboom

    B is for Black, 2008
  • Anton Kannemeyer. Alphabet of Democracy, 2011–ongoing. B is for Black, W is for White, lithographs, 57 × 44.5 cm each © Anton Kannemeyer, Photo by Jan Verboom

    W is for White, 2008