Trevor Makhoba God Wants His People from Break the Silence! 2000-01

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Makhoba produced this linocut for the portfolio Break the Silence!, to which twenty-one artists contributed. The project was spearheaded by Art for Humanity, an organization that uses visual art to address human rights issues, including the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa. Makhoba presents the acronyms as a theatrical graveyard of letters, utilizing the hard-edged contrast attainable with black-and-white linocut. The composition also appeared on billboards throughout urban and rural areas of South Africa where the incidence of HIV/AIDS is particularly high.

Gallery label from Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now.
Linoleum cut from a portfolio of thirty-one prints of various mediums by various artists
composition: 16 7/16 x 11 7/8" (41.8 x 30.2 cm); sheet: 23 1/4 x 16 9/16" (59 x 42 cm)
Artists for Humanity, Durban, South Africa
Durban Institute of Technology
General Print Fund
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