Dropped by the Alexis Preller show at SANG last night. I’ll leave the historians and connoisseurs to comment on the importance of the show (Though, having seen the recent survey show, South African Art 1938-1958 I think it was called, and seeing the prevalance of poo brown, muted ochre and dirty shoe, one can see why Preller was so popular)
What struck me was the absence of the Sir Abe Bailey Bequest and the craft shop. Ladies and Gentlemen, changes are underfoot. Apparently the whole gallery is going to be closed and the entire Permanent collection rehung. With respect to our illustrious colonial past, I say about fucking time.