Recently I had the honor of meeting Justice Albie Sachs, one of the first judges appointed to South Africa’s new Constitutional Court by Nelson Mandela in 1994, and taking him through the exhibition Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now at MoMA.
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I was born in 1949 in the small coastal town of East London in South Africa. Other than two years of formal art training at high school, I am for the most part self-taught. I live at the Hartbeespoort Dam, which is about one hour’s drive northwest of Johannesburg. During the 1980s I spent time in Los Angeles and New York, and I held an exhibition at Area-X gallery in the East Village in 1986. Besides printmaking I also work in various other media, including painting, sculpture, mixed media, and bronze.
Within my practical body of work I attempt to present the viewer with a glimpse into my personal memories and experiences living in South Africa at various stages of my life.
I’m delighted to have my work included in the exhibition Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now at The Museum of Modern Art, and in MoMA’s collection. And I’m a real fan of what’s been done, and highlighted, in this show.
As they reach the top of the escalators on the second floor at MoMA, visitors are greeted by a recent acquisition by the South African–born, German-based artist Robin Rhode. Car on Bricks (2008) consists essentially of an idea that the artist has issued in an edition of fifteen unusual multiples, each consisting of a wall drawing and two piles of bricks.
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