HALF ART: Art is not a blank canvas for protesters’ outrage

BD live | Chris Thurman:

IT IS time for South Africans to stop defacing works of art. I am aware that in saying this, I run the risk of sounding like a grumpy old reactionary. It’s a terribly unpost-postmodern, un-anticolonial stance to adopt. But, there you go. In 2012, when red crosses and black splotches of paint covered Brett Murray’s controversial depiction of Jacob Zuma in “The Spear”, there was a frisson of excitement. Shock! Horror! Delight! Read more

Image: UCT’s Trans Collective used their naked bodies and defaced photographs at an exhibition after they had taken issue with the#RhodesMustFall movement: GROUNDUP/ Ashraf Hendricks

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