Strengths and Convictions: The Lives and times of South Africa's Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Albert

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: November 26, 2009     To: February 28, 2010
Strengths and Convictions: The Lives and times of South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Albert

Strengths and Convictions consists of films, photographs and contemporary works of art by South African and international artists. It is constructed around a timeline of 100 years of South African history, and visual art is used as a matrix for the life and times of the four laureates. 

Visitors can expect an exhibition with three distinctive but interrelated parts: a collection of photographs portraying the four laureates, a large collection of contemporary artworks, and seven short films that contextualise the lives of the laureates. 

A fully illustrated publication with essays by the author Antjie Krog, Justice Albie Sachs, the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, andthe exhibition curator, Gavin Jantjes, accompanies the exhibition. Relevant seminars and cultural events for schools and visitors are planned around the exhibition.

Strengths and Convictions has been developed by the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway, in collaboration with the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town.


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