ART South Africa – Spier Contemporary 2010 – Best kept secret – only hand full know




– 2hrs at least to see everything


Photography by Odette Herbert
If you click on the images they open up larger

The Exhibition venue, Cape Town’s Town Hall [1905], is the building that, Nelson Mandela, gave his monumental, historic first speech, 4 hrs after he was released from prison (Victor-Verster Prison, Paarl, @ 4:14pm. 11.2.1990 – 64k away)

“Mr Mandela, the deputy-president of the ANC, appeared on the balcony of Cape Town’s City Hall to speak to the 50,000 people assembled outside at 20:00 local time.” [BBC]

Comrades and fellow South Africans, I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands….
Nelson Mandela

The room he stepped out of, onto the balcony, to be seen by the crowd for the first time, is one of the rooms used in the exhibition
[BBC News footage]

Apologies to the artists whose work I have photographed with out your permission & have used to lure people to the exhibition – I was in photography mode & not able to write down all the names of the images I took – I will return in writing mode & update with your name & work title – you could leave your details as a comment and even write about what you were thinking when you created the work!

If you hold the curser over an image most have a subjective note that appears on your screen

LINK – More images of exhibition rooms at Cape Town’s Town Hall + Info

Spier Contemporary 2010 Internet sites

LINK – Website
LINK – twitter
LINK – facebook
LINK – youtube
LINK – Blog – Comments not activated! Therefore no debate




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