|Artwork title:||Reading the Ancestor|
Abdulcadir Ahmed Said
|Video art duration:||6:01|
|Source:||Donated by Bridget Thompson and Tomas Films|
|Installation type:||Movable artwork|
|Location area:||In storage|
An artistic interpretation of Ernest Mancoba's oil painting L’Ancêtre, symbolising Africa's history of oppression and resistance, complementing Mancoba's spiritual iconography. Mancoba expresses the need to preserve African heritage as a shared heritage of humanity, as does Joseph Ndlovu's Humanity, the very first work of the CCAC.
NOTE: The process of photographing artworks in the CCAC is underway - we are currently working to improve image quality and display on the CMS but have included internal reference photos for identification purposes in the interim.