Opening ‘Plato’s Cave’: The Legacy of Kevin Atkinson (1939-2007)

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: September 11, 2013     To: February 9, 2014
Opening ‘Plato’s Cave’: The Legacy of Kevin Atkinson (1939-2007)

A protean and controversial artistic personality between the 1960s and the 1990s, Kevin Atkinson embraced a multiplicity of approaches to making art and made a deep impression on generations of students at UCT. This exhibition, drawn from the Atkinson’s underground studio named ‘Plato’s Cave’, is both a posthumous tribute and an attempt to come to a greater understanding of the impressive contribution that he made to South African art, both as an artist and an educator.

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