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NELSON MANDELA`S 100TH BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY

1 May 2018 - 16 November 2018

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





MORE EVENTS IN PRETORIA


PRETORIA - ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
Opening: Friday 21 September 2018 at 18:30
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Stilled Lives II
Participating: Karin Preller
Closing Wednesday 10 October 2018

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PRETORIA - LONGSTREET ART LOVERS 1932
Opening: Thursday 27 September 2018 at 18:30
Africa
Participating: Mario Soares
Closing Tuesday 9 October 2018

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PRETORIA - ASSOCIATION OF ARTS PRETORIA
Opening: Friday 28 September 2018 at 18:30
BACK TO THE FUTURE - Contemporary glass inspired by the past
Participating: Lothar Bottcher * Olwethu de Vos * Gordon Froud * Caitlin Greenberg * Mike Hyam * Martli Jansen van Rensburg * Thabiso Mokaba * Thabang Monoa * Kgotso Pati * Maxi Pretorius * Ian Redelinghuys * Liesl Roos * Nicole Rowe * Mbali Tshabalala * Diane Victor * Retief van Wyk * Marileen van Wyk * Berco Wilsenach
Closing Wednesday 17 October 2018

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