Breaking the Silence

CCAC #: 0411
Artwork title: Breaking the Silence
Artist(s): Gideon Mendel
Year made: 2000
Artwork type: Photography
Medium: Digital Photographic print, mounted between metal and glass
Dimensions (mm): 580 x 385
Source: Donated by the artist
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On public display

A protest march through the streets of Durban organised by the Treatment Action Campaign during an AIDS conference. Access to generic drug therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS was demanded, and ultimately ordered by the Constitutional Court in 2002.

Themes: HIV/AIDS
Constitutional links: Health care, food, water and social security rights (section 27)
Related Constitutional Court cases: Minister of Health and Others v Treatment Action Campaign and Others (2002)

CCAC 430036

Photographer: Unrecorded
Photo copyright: Consult with CCT curatorial team

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NOTE: The process of photographing artworks in the CCAC is underway - we are currently working to improve image quality and display on the CMS but have included internal reference photos for identification purposes in the interim.