“I’m not going to stop throwing stones,” artist Brett Murray says as we walk through his latest exhibition at Circa Gallery in Joburg, as if to reassure me.

For most of his career, reaching back to the 1980s, a steady stream of satire has run through Murray’s work. At first it was aimed at the apartheid government, taunting and mocking the authoritarian state and its officials. In the post-apartheid era, as he sums it up, his work has explored “notions of identity, geopolitics, fascism, corruption and the like”. ..

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