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Skotnes and Keene’s “Made in Translation” Rock Art Exhibition at the South African Museum, Cape Town

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“Made in Translation: Images from and of the Landscape,” is an exhibition at the Iziko South African Museum showcasing the varying ways in which landscapes have been “translated” or transformed via rock art. Copies/translations of rock art paintings are central features of the exhibition, illustrating the place and function of rock art amongst other forms of translation.

Pippa Skotnes, director of the Centre for Curating the Archive, Michaelis School of Fine Art UCT, and Petro Keene of Iziko Social History are the curators of the exhibition. “Made in Translation” opened to the public on the 21st of November and will run until September 2011:

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.

For more about how we see and understand San rock art, pick up Seeing and Knowing: Rock Art with and without Ethnography edited by Geoffrey Blundell, Christopher Chippindale and Benjamin Smith.

Seeing and Knowing

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  • Seeing and Knowing: Rock Art with and without Ethnography edited by Geoffrey Blundell, Christopher Chippindale, Benjamin Smith
    EAN: 9781868145133
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