South African artist Mary Sibande: 'Why I want to celebrate maids'

Mary Sibande, a rising star of the South African art scene, explains why one of her best known works is a statue of a domestic worker.


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10 November 2016 Last updated at 13:03 GMT

Mary Sibande is a rising star of the South Africans art scene - her work has been exhibited all over the world and is currently showing in London's British Museum as part of a major exhibition on South African art.

Her sculptured figure, Sophie, is a domestic worker – like Sibande's mother, grandmother and great-grandmother – but with a difference.


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