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2022-05-21 | Fellow Haroon Gunn-Salie new work shown at Iziko SANG

safda adf afs New work by Thami Mnyele Foundation fellow Haroon Gunn-Salie is part of the Graduate Exhibition I: An Enquiry into Pedagogy on show at Iziko SANG.

CRYING FOR JUSTICE is a site-specific installation by Haroon Gunn-Salie presented near the unmarked site of the historic gallows at the Castle of Good Hope in Central Cape Town. The installation is made up of 118 graves excavated into the landscape, symbolising the 117 known activists killed in detention by apartheid security forces.

PORTAL I is a site-specific installation consists of a steel frame upholding an ecosystem of indigenous plants with medicinal uses. It functions as a healing device to cleanse the space in which it is situated and anoints viewers as they pass through it.

AN ENQUIRY INTO PEDAGOGY is an eight-week alternative art school programme Hotel Hernandez Art school aimed to transcend the conventional hierarchical system of education. Envisioned as a pop-up at the Higgovale Quarry on the slopes of Table Mountain, gunnsalie worked with the team to propose a public showing of its graduate exhibition to the South African National Gallery. New artworks are shown in context alongside a significant piece from each of the artists' archives.

Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.