Makode Linde was catapulted into global fame in 2012, when his work Painful Cake triggered a debate on racism that resounded far beyond the art scene. The exhibition at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern can be seen as a universal artwork, inviting the spectator into a world of humour, satire and references to stories and myths.
In his artistic approach, Makode Linde employs ambiguity and cultural appropriation, twisting and turning notions of the Other, and going in and out of this role himself. With singular symbolism, and perpetual explorations of the caricatures of black people and the history of slavery, Makode Linde seeks to reveal social injustice and repression.
The exhibition at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern features both recent and previous works. The Makode Linde retrospective in 2012 included pieces that were not fully completed. These are now being shown for the first time as they were intended.