The District Six Public Sculpture Project

The District Six Public Sculpture Project
Library Shelf Location 09.SOUD
Publication Date
Description The aim of the project was to mark the space, history and future of the land of District Six, as well as to establish it as a Heritage site - one which would remind us of the tragedy of forced removals and which would, hopefully, claim public space for all those removed from the land. It also aimed to highlight the importance of people in the creation of heritage and history, and the part they play in re-marking the land. The project was intended to promote a public culture of sculpture, highlight the work of local sculptors, draw local sculptors together from diverse backgrounds and enhance the district after redevelopment. A further aim was to initiate a public awareness of sculpture and the part it could play in re/looking at certain spaces. The aim was to encourage people to engage in works and debates around those works and to look at "public art" that was not preserved for eternity by its medium (bronze, steel, etc.), but that would instead be detrimentally affected by the elements and time.
Quantity 1
Pages 57
Editors Crain Soudien, Renate Renate Renate Meyer
Authors Valmont Layne, Tony Morphet, Neville Alexander, Tracy Murinik, Emma Bedford, Kevin Brand
Publisher District Six Museum Foundation
Categories Public/Landscape Art, Sculpture
Keyword Urban redevelopment
Related City/Region District Six, Capetown
Related Country/Global Region South Africa
Related Curator/Producer Kevin Brand
Language English

Other Artists

Other Recent Books