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Victor meets Preller: Let Sleeping Ghosts Lie

Diane Victor and Photo: Carla Crafford2014

Republic of South Africa - Biennale Architettura 2016

Republic of South Africa - Biennale Architettura 2016

REINTERPRET ARTEFACTS AND SPACE TO CHANGE PARADIGMS

The temporary artwork was created in the dust of the 13th floor of a neglected administration building in the Pretoria CBD. The building was constructed at the height of Apartheid; an epitome of Brazilian modernism and the international style, it fell into disrepair because of its uncomfortable past.
The dust artwork depicts the ghost of a sleeping Paul Kruger, the first President of the Zuid-Afrikaanse Republiek and is positioned in dialogue with an iconic mural “Discovery.” by renowned South African master Alexis Preller.
The two artworks transcend different times in Pretoria’s history and represents different political and social paradigms through which both the building and artworks have survived.
The reinterpretation of the space and its artefacts proposes that historic artefacts should be appreciated from multiple perspectives.

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  • Title: Victor meets Preller: Let Sleeping Ghosts Lie
  • Creator: Diane Victor, Photo: Carla Crafford
  • Date Created: 2014
  • Subject Keywords: South African Pavilion 2016, Cool Capital, Dust, Modernism

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