Hostel Room

CCAC #: 0495
Artwork title: Hostel Room
Artist(s): Greg Marinovich
Year made: 1990
Artwork type: Photography
Medium: Photograph
Dimensions (mm): 460 x 600
Framed dimensions (in mm): 560 x 700
Artwork series: Dead Zone
Source: Donated by the Dippenaar Family Trust, with the artist, in 2018
Year acquired: 2018
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On private display

A Zulu man in a migrant workers’ room at Mshaya’zafe municipal hostel. Mshaya’zafe is a Zulu phrase meaning ‘beat him to death’. He fought with Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) militants in Thokoza against African National Congress (ANC) supporters- despite stating not being an IFP supporter.

CCAC 433526

Photographer: Greg Marinovich
Photo copyright: Greg Marinovich

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