Freedom Comes with Responsibility

CCAC #: 0585
Artwork title: Freedom Comes with Responsibility
Artist(s): Bongile Mkhize
Year made: 2006
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Etching
Framed dimensions (in mm): 300 x 420
Edition: 19/30
Artwork series: 30 Years in Soweto: From Resistance to Leadership
Source: Donated by MTN Foundation
Year acquired: 2021
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On private display

The artist's depiction of women holding bottles alludes to South Africa's high rates of alcoholism and related abuse. The circular shape reminds one of a car tyre which is commonly set alight during protests. Mkhize warns that with hard-won freedoms come responsibility given the legacy of oppression in South Africa.

CCAC 432818

Photographer: MTN Foundation
Photo copyright: Consult with CCT curatorial team

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