Sean Slemon is a South African artist from Cape Town, living and working in Brooklyn, New York since 2005.
He is recognized for addressing socio-political issues pertaining to the commoditization and distribution of natural resources. For .ZA Young Art from South Africa at the Palazzo delle Papesse he is presenting Uplift: The Mountain Palazzo delle Papesse, a topographical sculpture of carpet cutouts.
Our conversation concerned topography, South Africa and identity.
Sean Slemon, Uplift: The Mountain Palazzo delle Papesse, installation view, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, 2008