Fires of the Truth Commission: 1

CCAC #: 0030
Artwork title: Fires of the Truth Commission: 1
Artist(s): Kim Berman
Year made: 2000
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Monotype on paper
Framed dimensions (in mm): 1710 x 1340
Artwork series: Fires of the Truth Commission
Source: Donated by the artist
Year acquired: 2008
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On private display

The fires represent apartheid agents confessing to human rights violations at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but also the burning pain and anger of those victimised and their families, writes curator Emile Maurice. Just as fire is a symbol of destruction, it tells of rejuvenation, of arising from the ashes like a phoenix.

CCAC 433854

Photographer: Ben Law-Viljoen
Photo copyright: CCT

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