Exhibit Information

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

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IMPRESSIONS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, 1965 to Now

Opening: 23 MARCH 2011 - Closing: 14 AUGUST 2011

IMPRESSIONS FROM SOUTH AFRICA, 1965 to Now

 

The Boerish Policy of Apartheid hurt South-Africa in many ways.

 

Not least, it prevented or deterred many talented young Black-Africans from receiving Formal-Training.

 

For some of the most talented, frustrated, & furious, however, this only channeled their Anger & Talent into explosive forms of Visual-Protest.

 

After Apartheid, their energies & visions needed to find New-Outlets.

 

The current show at MoMA offers some 80 Prints, Posters, Books, & Wall-Stencils, exemplifying the Range & Reach of Print-Making in South-Africa

 

The ubiquitous William Kentridge—whose unusual vision of The Nose was recently seen at the Metropolitan-Opera—is much in evidence, but the White-Man is outnumbered by such dynamic talents as Kudzanai Chiurai, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Sandile Goje, Senzeni Marasela, Moshekwa Langa, John Muafangejo, & others.

 

How about the Bitterkomix of Conrad Bote & Anton Kannenmeyer?

 

The Big-Mouthed Bigger-Teethed Monsters of Norman Catherine resemble the Stuff of Horrible-Nightmares.

 

Robert Hodgins’ Sarge suggests the Good-Soldier-Schweik.

 

Jo Ratcliffe’s Nadir Series of photolithographs & screenprints are arresting visions. Cameron Platter also astonishes with such works as The Battle of Rorke’s Drift at Club Dirty Den.

 

Not to be Outdone by Joachim Schönfeldt’s Two-Headed Untitled (Cow)… Or Claudette Schreuders’ childlike images, from Crying in Public.

 

Although South-Africa’s First-President, AA—After-Apartheid—took up painting late in life, apparently Nelson Mandela did not try his hand at Print-Making, as nothing signed by this Saintly-Man is on-view here.

 

Surely MoMA has some Original-Mandelas in its Vaults?

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