O Aberto (Open)

CCAC #: 0150
Artwork title: O Aberto (Open)
Artist(s): Malangatana Ngwenya
Year made: 1985
Artwork type: Paper
Medium: Screenprint on paper
Framed dimensions (in mm): 838 x 655
Source: Donated by Albie Sachs after having been given the work by the artist
Year acquired: 1995
Installation type: Movable artwork
Location area: In storage

Malangatana’s characteristic visual language reflects on the experience of colonialism, nationalism and conflict in his home country, Mozambique. The artist was a highly visible political activist in the fight for independence, and is renowned worldwide for his art. The drawing shows the turmoil of the Mozambican Civil War (1977–92).

CCAC 437410

Photographer: Ben Law-Viljoen
Photo copyright: CCT

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