Past and present collide in South African art show at British Museum

THE SOUTH AFRICAN | Heather Walker:

How do you fit 100,000 years of South African art into one exhibition? How do you decide what to include? What to leave out? It’s a daunting task but the British Museum has risen to the challenge. Art of a Nation is a fascinating odyssey through South Africa’s past and present. It tells the story of human origins, colonisation, conflict, segregation and resistance in SA through 200 archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks… Read more

Image: Xhosa Snuffbox in the shape of an ox, South Africa, Late 19th Century © The Trustees of the British Museum