Silence talks with a powerful voice

Mail & Guardian | Bongani Kona:


There are many ways then of reading silence and the Goodman Gallery Cape Town’s latest group exhibition attests to this.

Voice is central to the struggles of the oppressed. Totalitarian regimes the world over always seek to silence the people they oppress.

The alternative press is gagged, books and songs deemed subversive are banned, and activists are thrown in jail, executed, or “disappeared”. In an environment in which words can incur the wrath of the state, speaking out becomes an act of defiance. Silence is synonymous with complicity or cowardice…


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