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Is UCT a safe space for art?

GroundUp |  Brent Meersman:

The University of Cape Town’s curatorial team, it seems, are not taking any chances. After the burning of 23 paintings and photographs by Rhodes Must Fall protesters on 16 February, 75 ‘vulnerable’ artworks were removed and placed in safe custody. The burnt paintings included black struggle artist Keresemose Richard Baholo’s painting, Extinguished Torch of Academic FreedomRead more

Image: One of several blank walls which used to contain paintings in UCT’s main library

2018-10-23T18:11:13+00:00