100 Years Of South African Art: From Pierneef To Gugulective.

Okechukwu Nwafor


Friday  and  Saturday  the  1   and  2    October,  2010  respectively,  were  very

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important days in  South Africa. The reason  being that the   Iziko South African

gallery in Cape Town organized  an artists’ panel discussion to mark  the grand

finale of  “1910-2010: From Pierneef  to Gugulective,”   an exhibition  hung on

April 15, 2010 to mark 100 years of South African Art. This essay examines this

epochal  exhibition  (which  I attended  in  Cape  Town)  and  its  accompanying

artists’ panel, underscoring their  significance in the defeat of colonial  legacies

and the transformative process that witnessed resistance art in South Africa.

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