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La Lutte #2
Viviane Sassen
Artwork 2011
Vivianne Sassen's photograph 'La Lutte #2' shows two individuals on a beach.
Artwork: Viviane Sassen, La Lutte #2 (2011). C-print. 100 x 100 cm. Private collection.
Artist Viviane Sassen Title La Lutte #2 Date 2011 Materials C-print Dimensions 100 x 100 cm Credit Private collection

From Phokeng Tshepo Setai and Alexander Richards, the curators of Exhibition Match '22:

In La Lutte #2, Sassen photographs two Senegalese La Lutte wrestlers, one of the most popular sports in the country, locked in a tense contest: their bodies contorted, differentiated only by their uniforms.

Viviane Sassen’s use of geometric shapes and sculpturally abstract portrayal of the human body poise her work at the interface of portraiture and non-figurative composition.