South African art collection at NGMA

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Mumbai, Jan 12 (UNI) An exhibition of collection of South African art ''Scratches on the Face'' from Iziko Museum in Cape Town began here today at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).

The exhibition, inaugurated by filmmaker Arun Khopkar, intended to introduce the public to South African visual arts, its history and culture.

The collection also depicts the scars and memories of the country's 300 years' turbulent history through 'scratches on the faces'-a metaphor for the scars and wounds inflicted on and by the people among themselves and on the land.

The exhibition includes an ancient scratched ochre, rock engravings, prints, paintings and photographs of contemporary works of Thembinkosi Goniwe's untitled plaster on face which emphsises the politics of race in South Africa.

The function was also attented by Rehaan Ebrahim Vice-Counsel, political and Cultural Consulate General of Republic of South Africa.

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