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NELSON MANDELA`S 100TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY

During the 1960s, South Africa saw the emergence of a new type of art, which was particularly influenced by the political climate of the time. As the repressiveness of the apartheid state increased in the 1970s and 1980s, many artists produced works that reflected the harsh realities of South African life, sometimes obliquely, sometimes head-on. In June 1976, the children of Soweto decided to resist their oppression, but their peaceful protest was met with police gunfire. Riots and unrest in the townships started all over the country. Artists were trapped in a world of violence. The South African Resistance Art movement was born. Artists took up paint and brushes as weapons against the oppressor. There was a growing realisation amongst anti-apartheid forces that cultural resistance was a tool of immense power. The sustained pressure of the armed struggle and the escalation of unrest led to the eventual release of Nelson Mandela from jail in 1990. This event paved the way for the first-ever democratic election in April 1994. To celebrate Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday anniversary, the Pretoria Art Museum is hosting an exhibition of Resistance Art of the 1960s until the 1980s.

Participating: Lucky Sibiya, Manfred Zylla, William Kentridge, Hugh Nolutshungu, Norman Catherine and more.

VENUE:

PRETORIA ART MUSEUM
Address: Cnr Francis Baard & Wessels Streets, Arcadia Park, Pretoria
Tel: 012 344 1807/8
Museum Hours: Tuesday to Sunday:10:00 to 17:00. Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays



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BA Honours Graduate Exhibition

Participating: Various artists

Opening: Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 18:00 - 23 November 2018

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