All the Chickens in One Basket
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Pierre Fouche we already mentioned.
Gerard Sekoto prize goes to...Nina Barnett
And the ten finalists...
|Pierre Fouche||Cape Town|
|Wayne Matthews||Port Elizabeth|
|Sarel Jansen van Rensburg||Pretoria|
My mind really boggles. Is it possible that they have reverted to the Volkskas L'Atelier Awards. Are the top ten artists really, really all white? Could someone please explain to me what is going on. Is Bellville the centre of art making in South Africa...
From the Absa site: Absa Art Curator Cecile Loedolff has been developed a keen eye for the thematical trends in the competition in the more than two decades she's been organising it.
"Absa L'Atelier has always been the barometer for what is happening in our country, as reflected in the consciousness of our young artists. Thematically the last few years were dominated by social aspects such as crime, violence, and HIV/Aids. 2007 suddenly presented a curious new undercurrent: the entries strongly resonate the issue of identity...be it cultural, linguistic, gender or individual identity."
So at least we know that the barometer says the weather will be fair, with blue eyes.
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