Past/Present: Andrew Verster

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: November 12, 2008     To: March 9, 2009
Past/Present: Andrew Verster

Past/Present is a survey of works by Andrew Verster who turns 72 this year. The exhibition’s point of departure is 1994 – the start of democracy in South Africa – and shows works from that time to the present. The artist places significance on this particular period, as it has been a milestone in his life mainly due to the freedom enshrined in the new Constitution, which gave equal rights to all. Speaking as a gay man, Verster claims that, “For the first time in my life I became legal.” His work reflects a sense of liberation and joyousness, which seems to have recently burst forth.

Curated by Carol Brown, Past/Present is a multi-media exhibition of paintings, drawings, stage sets, costume designs and wax panels that aims to show the diversity and constant creativity of one of the country’s most prolific and respected artists.


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