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Exhibition opening: Fragile Histories by Keith Dietrich

17 May 2018 05:30 PM - 17 May 2018 07:30 PM
Exhibition opening: Fragile Histories by Keith Dietrich

The public of Nelson Mandela Bay are invited to attend the OPENING of the Exhibition opening: Fragile Histories by Keith Dietrich on Thursday 17 May 2018 at 17:30 for 18:00 at the Nelson Mandela University Bird Street Gallery at 20 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth

Dietrich’s exhibition reflects on the realities of early colonial encounters through the records of trials and sentences that were recorded between 1692 to 1803.  The exhibition comprises three bodies of work: four photomontage triptychs with the title Fragile Histories, Fugitive Lives; the artist’s book (bookwork) entitled Fragile Histories, Fugitive Lives | Justice and Injustice at the Cape, 1700 – 1800; and the quadriptych with the title Fifty-two Steps. 

The exhibition forms part of the Art Museum’s ART/LAW series organized to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s centenary and brings together the disciplines of art and law. The exhibition will be jointly opened by Executive Dean Faculty of Law at Nelson Mandela University, Prof Avinash Govindjee and the newly appointed Head of Department of the Visual Arts at Nelson Mandela University, Vulindlela Nyoni.  

Refreshments will be served at the opening.

On Saturday 19 May at 10am the public are invited to a WALKABOUT of the exhibition conducted by the artist, Keith Dietrich. 

The exhibition is hosted conjunctly by the Nelson Mandela University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. This project brings value to the Central Cultural Hub and strengthens relationships between the University and the City.

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