1 Berman TRC1 4668 71 Photo by BLV 2006 0175

Kim Berman - Series: Fires of the Truth Commission: 1-8, 2000

Kim Berman (1960-)
Series: Fires of the Truth Commission: 1-8 (2000)
Monotype on paper / 1710 x 1340 mm each
CCAC# 0030-0033

Donated by the artist

The fires represent apartheid agents confessing to human rights violations at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but also the burning pain and anger of those victimised and their families, writes curator Emile Maurice. Just as fire is a symbol of destruction, it tells of rejuvenation, of arising from the ashes like a phoenix.

Photograph by Ben Law Viljoen © CCAC

1 Berman TRC1 4668 71 Photo by BLV 2006 0175

Fires of the Truth Commission: 1-2

3 Berman TRC2 4654 57 Photo by BLV 2006 0176

Fires of the Truth Commission: 3-4

5 Berman TRC3 4676 79 Photo by BLV 2006 0177

Fires of the Truth Commission: 5-6

7 Berman TRC4 4648 51 Photo by BLV 2006 0178

Fires of the Truth Commission: 7-8

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