Scratches on the Face

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: October 15, 2008     To: July 31, 2009
Scratches on the Face

This exhibition, which represented South Africa in a cultural exchange with India in December 2007, is an excellent introduction to South African art and history for any visitor. Drawing on the Iziko Art and Social History Collections, it maps out in the broadest terms the major themes in the struggle for liberation and survival and how these have marked the ‘face’ of the country in both literal and metaphorical terms. Works of art from pre-colonial times and examples of South African contemporary art are on display.

A splendid illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, jointly published by Iziko Museums of Cape Town and the University of South Africa Press.


Hayden Proud
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