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Chris Thurman Reviews On the Mines and Jeannette Unite: Terra

On the MinesJeannette Unite: TerraVerdict: carrots

The first time I encountered the work of Jeannette Unite, I felt highly uncomfortable. Here was an artist asking me – with my part-liberal, part-Marxist politics and my passive eco-activist sensibilities – to see beauty in the heavy machinery of industry, to revel in a “mining aesthetic” despite the contentious place of mining in South African history.

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