Reading the ancestor

Abdulcadir Ahmed Said - Reading the Ancestor, 2006

Abdulcadir Ahmed Said (1953–)
Reading the Ancestor (2006)
Video art, 00:06:01
CCAC# 0603

Donated by Bridget Thompson and Tomas Films in 2021

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.

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