Alex Under Siege: 5,6

CCAC #: 0028
Artwork title: Alex Under Siege: 5,6
Artist(s): Kim Berman
Year made: 1986
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Drypoint / Monoprint on paper
Framed dimensions (in mm): 1290 x 800
Artwork series: Alex Under Siege
Source: Donated by the artist
Year acquired: 2008
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On public display

Berman’s childhood nanny’s sister, who lost a child while she was caring for suburban white children, is depicted in this tribute to the black women of Alexandra township who resisted the apartheid police. The artwork draws reference from a photograph taken by Peter Magubane.

CCAC 429096

Photographer: Ben Law-Viljoen
Photo copyright: CCT

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