The Art of Disruptions

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: June 16, 2016     To: October 23, 2016
The Art of Disruptions

This year, 2016, marks several milestones  in the history of South Africa. The 60th anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March to Pretoria, the 50th anniversary of the declaration of District Six as a ‘whites-only’ area in 1966, the 40th anniversary of the 1976 youth protests, , and the 1986 declaration of a state of emergency  by the South African government intended to repress and curb mass action.

This exhibition showcases a selection of works on paper by Gerard Sekoto that illustrate using starkly vivid compositions[ the violent scenes of the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960, while a selection of never before seen second World War Russian revolutionary posters highlight the discontent of a bygone era.

Enquiries: Ernestine White, Tel: 021 467 7234 or e-mail: ewhite@iziko.org.za

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