Making Democracy Work

CCAC #: 0094
Artwork title: Making Democracy Work
Artist(s): Sandile Goje
Year made: 1996
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Linocut on paper
Dimensions (mm): 525 x 365
Framed dimensions (in mm): 695 x 535 x 35
Edition: 44/100
Source: Donated by the artist
Year acquired: Unrecorded
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: On a travelling exhibition

In African legal traditions, village elders gather under a tree to dispense justice. This work represents how the artist envisaged democracy, but was also central to the architectural conception of this building. It speaks to the core principle of the Constitutional Court – justice under a tree.

Themes: Justice under a tree

CCAC 434474

Photographer: Ben Law-Viljoen
Photo copyright: CCT

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