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

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