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"Visualizing" Apartheid: Contemporary Art And Collective Memory During South Africa.

Author(s): Erin Mosely

Journal: Antípoda : Revista de Antropologia y Arqueologia.
ISSN 1900-5407

Issue: 5;
Start page: 97;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Transitional Justice | Collective Memory | South Africa | Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) | Contemporary Art.

This article examines contemporary artwork in South Africa in orderto understand its role within the larger process of transitional justice taking place in the country. How has contemporary art contributed to and/or shaped the construction of a 'collective memory' about Apartheid? How has this art interacted with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)? The author argues that South African artists have played a significant role in the overall social transformation of the country, undertaking projects which continue to negotiate the legacies of Apartheid.
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