Made in Translation: Images from and of the Landscape
Niet lang geleden werd bekend dat waarschijnlijk de vroegste schildersbenodigdheden in de Blombosgrot in Zuid-Afrika zijn gevonden.
Hieronder enkele voorbeelden van grotkunst (en kopieën) die te zien waren in 2011 in de tentoonstelling Made in Translation: Images from and of the Landscape in Kaapstad.
Een aanzienlijk aantal kunstenaars in Zuid-Afrika voelt zich nog steeds verbonden met deze collega’s.
Iziko South African Museum tentoonstellingstekst:
Paintings and engravings are everywhere in the southern African landscape. They are the creative expressions of ideas that were once alive in the conversations around the campfire and in the rites of passage that marked the milestones of human life. Today these paintings and engravings have become sources of great longing, their meanings elusive; the impulses that gave rise to them often hotly debated.
Rock art copies are seen as acts of translation, primarily translating the ‘unboundedness’ of the paintings as they exist in the landscape, into the framed image of the copy. The exhibition showcases a diverse range of translations including the works of copyists from the mid-19th to early 20th centuries.