R400.00 inc. VATA Decade of Democracy: Witnessing South Africa articulates the variety of strategies that South African artists use to connect their living history with its past. The framework is to allow for the works to create a conversation that explores the impact of apartheid witnessing the complexities and multitude of issues that South Africa is confronting today.
Edward West uses the metaphorical power of shadow to foreground the shifting visibility of South Africa’s black population post apartheid. From 1997-1999, he traveled in South Africa to photograph the country’s townships, squatter camps, and locations during this historic time of transition. In focusing on the private moments of these newly empowered people within their own communities, West has created a complex, visually compelling study of the ways in which identity is inextricably linked to environment. Utilizing the medium of photography in large scale color Giclee prints, West has developed a rich visual language built on the shadow metaphor that at once moves us and grounds us.R200.00 inc. VAT
At the very start of South Africa’s constitutional democracy, opens and transparency had a special place. Reacting against the secrecy of apartheid, the veils would be lifted in a new open society. And indeed South Africa’s access to information law – the promotion of access to information Act, a direct result of the constitutional negotiations – is without parallel in the worldHave no product in the cart!