The Rainbow Nation Contemporary sculpture from South Africa displays the colourfulness and variety of forms of contemporary art in South Africa., is on exhibition in The Hague until the 30th September 2012.
Work by around thirty South African artists, amongst others Deborah Bell; Wilma Cruise; Mary Sibande; Barend de Wet; Jane Alexander; Nicholas Hlobo; Jane Alexander; Deborah Bell; Willie Bester; Willem Boshoff; Andries Botha; Wim Botha; Kevin Brand; Marco Cianfanelli; David Brown; Paul Edmunds; Hasan & Husain Essop; Dumile Feni; Gordon Froud; Kendell Geers; David Goldblatt; George Hallett; Jackson Hlungwani; Pieter Hugo; William Kentridge; Sydney Kumalo; Nandipha Mntambo; Samson Mudzunga; Pitika Ntuli; Claudette Schreuders; Mikhael Subotzky; Angus Taylor; Edoardo Villa; Barend de Wet and Anton van Wouw, will be on view in museum Beelden aan Zee, on the Lange Voorhout, in the Kloosterkerk, at the ANWB main office and in Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar. The exhibition was curated by Annelies Brans-van der Straeten.
The artists reflect on their identity through self portraits, the use of materials specific to South Africa and symbols from their cultures. The photo series and sculptures on display also reveal attention for the current living conditions of the people and animals of South Africa. The politics of apartheid and the violence connected with it form another theme that recurs in many of these sculptures. The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue, The Rainbow Nation. Hedendaagse beeldhouwkunst uit Zuid-Afrika / Contemporary Sculpture from South Africa, with contributions from Annelies Brans-van der Straeten, Robert Ross, Chris Reinewald, Esther Schreuder, Musha Neluheni and Amber-Jade Geldenhuys.