H Sebidi Elders Gifts LR

Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi - Elders' Gifts, 2006

Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi (1943–)
Elders' Gifts (2006)
Etching, 420 x 300 mm

CCAC# 0590

Donated by the MTN SA Foundation in 2020

Series: 30 Years in Soweto: From Resistance to Leadership

The work seems to depict a procession of youth lining up to receive guidance from their ancestors or to make a spiritual offering, common themes in Sebidi's work. To the bottom decapitated and mangled bodies suggest the violence of the 1976 Uprising. The work's spiritual quality alludes to earthly transcendence.

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