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ART/LAW – Reflecting through art on our Human Rights past and present

09 April 2018 - 28 July 2018
ART/LAW – Reflecting through art on our Human Rights past and present

Artworks reflecting past injustice and the current struggles for freedom and democracy will be selected from the Museum’s permanent collection. Selected works will include works where artists have used their work to talk about the state of emergency, Bantu education, the harsh conditions of mine workers during Apartheid and other important injustices from the past. Contemporary works will include reflections on corruption, social issues like HIV/AIDS and access to resources. The Art Museum has engaged the assistance of the Nelson Mandela University Law Department to assist with a selection of reported cases which will link the themes of the artworks on display to the bill of rights and to specific cases showing law in action past and present. 

The year 2018 will mark a major milestone in the incredible story of Nelson Mandela – his centenary. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum plans to honor his legacy through a series of exhibitions and programs that reflect on values of Mandela and the South African Constitution. The Art Museum’s planned exhibitions celebrate Mandela by reflecting on how artists as the voices of the people and the conscious of the country, have reflected on law and history of South Africa. this exhibition forms part of the "Mandela is a meeting place" exhibition.

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