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October 17, 2014

Zonnebloem renamed District Six by Haroon Gunn-Salie

Filed under: art,politics,Ziyana Lategan — ABRAXAS @ 4:36 pm

Published on Nov 19, 2013

‘Zonnebloem renamed’ is a site-specific artwork by Haroon Gunn-Salie.

Executed on Sunday 17 August 2013, ‘Zonnebloem renamed’ marks the centenary of the 1913 Natives Land Act in South Africa. This short film forms part of the artist’s ongoing collaborative exhibition with District Six residents titled WITNESS.

WITNESS was conducted between 2011 and 2013 and deals with still unresolved issues of forced removals and land compensation in District Six and South Africa. District Six was a closely-knit, vibrant and multi-cultural community, forcibly removed by apartheid decree during the 1970′s from Cape Town city centre, when the area was declared ‘whites only’ under the Group Areas Act in 1968. During this time, District Six was officially renamed by the apartheid government as Zonnebloem. This renaming further erased the history of the area and people from maps and public spaces.

This film shows Gunn-Salie executing series a temporary artworks by changing the ‘Zonnebloem’ roadsigns in central Cape Town to read ‘District Six’.

The artwork is self-reflexive piece with deep political intent. ‘Zonnebloem renamed’ is a brazen attempt by Gunn-Salie to change apartheid and colonial heritage that dominates peoples popular memory in Cape Town and South Africa, through artwork, social action and intervention.

Artwork and film by Haroon Gunn-Salie
www.witness-exhibition.withtank.com
www.tinyurl.com/witness-press

Music
“Calypso Minor” by Abdullah Ibrahim & DJ Explicit (iTunes)

October 13, 2014

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 12:33 pm

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October 6, 2014

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 5:46 pm

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September 21, 2014

who are you?

Filed under: art,Iris Amber,photography — ABRAXAS @ 12:15 pm

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July 17, 2014

chris thurman on the national arts festival

Filed under: andile mngxitama,art,kaganof,politics — ABRAXAS @ 11:01 am

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first published here: http://www.bdlive.co.za/life/entertainment/2014/07/17/festival-of-standoffs-airs-some-used-linen

July 2, 2014

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 4:32 pm

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Filed under: art,nicola deane — ABRAXAS @ 4:28 pm

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July 1, 2014

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 11:24 pm

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June 29, 2014

song for hector screening @ ica artist’s film biennial, london, 5 july 2014

Filed under: art,kaganof short films — ABRAXAS @ 12:54 pm

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book tickets here: http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/artists-film-biennial-2014-avant-noir-selected-greg-de-cuir-jr-qa

June 28, 2014

Marcel Duchamp 1968 BBC interview

Filed under: art — ABRAXAS @ 5:02 pm

June 25, 2014

frame 313 @ arti et amicitiae

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Frame 313, mixed-media on canvas, 60cm x 80cm, 2014.

This Friday, 27 june, I’ll be showing a work at
“Salon 2014–Vakantiewerk”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam.

The Salon is the yearly exhibition of Arti et Amicitiae
artist-members.

Salon 2014– Vakantiewerk

(De Salon in Arti is een jaarlijkse presentatie van werken van de leden
kunstenaars)

Opening
vridag 27 juni 19:00 – 22:00 uur

Tentoonstellingsduur: 28 juni tot en met zondag 13 juli

Arti et Amicitiae
Rokin 112 Amsterdam

www.arti.nl

June 24, 2014

trictrac @5 months

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 6:33 pm

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June 21, 2014

Filed under: art,Ieva Jansone — ABRAXAS @ 10:15 pm

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June 20, 2014

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 9:31 am

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June 19, 2014

brenton maart, curator?

Filed under: art — ABRAXAS @ 5:39 pm

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Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 1:45 pm

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June 6, 2014

tell them we are from here @national arts festival

Filed under: akin omotoso,art,films edited by kaganof,south african cinema — ABRAXAS @ 10:11 am

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June 4, 2014

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 9:16 am

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May 21, 2014

Filed under: art,Ieva Jansone — ABRAXAS @ 8:08 pm

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May 16, 2014

weltvermessung

Filed under: art,Ieva Jansone — ABRAXAS @ 9:14 am

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ieva jansone’s website is here: http://cargocollective.com/ieva-jansone/weltvermessung

May 12, 2014

returning to aeolus street – maria kourkouta

Filed under: art,film,film as subversive art — ABRAXAS @ 8:28 am

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April 24, 2014

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 9:20 pm

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April 15, 2014

Filed under: art,caelan — ABRAXAS @ 9:18 pm

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April 12, 2014

unga dada walks hand in hand with death

Filed under: art,Manfred Zylla,unga dada — ABRAXAS @ 12:56 am

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