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Max Kandhola : The Last Seven Words of Christ


Max Kandhola’s series The Last Seven Words of Christ (1997) refers to the frieze The Seven Words (1898), by American photographer Fred Holland Day. It shows how traditional representations can be interpreted today and above all, it testifies that there is no one face of Christ, but there are many faces of Christ that address complex social, political and cultural issues. The Last Seven Words of Christ explores ideas of race, that informs and questions the ways in which subjectivity is constructed by the camera and challenges colonial and Eurocentric image production values. More than a century later Max Kandhola’s...

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