B Bengu Untitled 01 LR

Bongi Bengu - Untitled, 2006

Bongi Bengu (1970–)
Untitled (2006)
Lithograph, 300 x 420 mm
CCAC# 0584

Donated by the MTN SA Foundation in 2020

Series: 30 Years in Soweto: From Resistance to Leadership

This work juxtaposes the horrors of the 1976 Soweto Uprising with a more optimistic mood 30 years later. A smiling police officer and excited Black learners, one's raised fist signifying resistance, are placed in front of a township riot visible through the yellow and orange-hued smoke, layering different memories and periods.

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