Di­a­mond Bozas ex­hibit praised

Weekend Witness - - Opinion -

BREN­DAN Bell and the staff of the Tatham Art Gallery de­serve spe­cial con­grat­u­la­tions on the cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tion of art­works to cel­e­brate the 90th birth­day of Di­a­mond Bozas, who must qual­ify as one of South Africa’s great­est artists. Spe­cial praise must go to Bell for the con­cep­tion and im­ple­men­ta­tion of this stun­ning and com­pre­hen­sive dis­play of land­scapes, still lifes and por­traits, ac­com­pa­nied by a beau­ti­ful cat­a­logue.

Bozas is truly a pre­cious gem in the art world, his work epit­o­mis­ing the claim of Paul Klee: “Art does not re­pro­duce the vis­i­ble, but makes vis­i­ble”. At­tract­ing pos­si­bly the largest crowd ever to have at­tended an open­ing at the Tatham, many must have had the plea­sure of see­ing the scenery around Eshowe in a way never be­fore ex­pe­ri­enced.

I hope that other cen­tres of art around the coun­try will have the op­por­tu­nity of see­ing and de­light­ing in this ex­pertly cu­rated show. AL­LEYN DIESEL



A farmer at­tends a day-long protest in New Delhi this week. Thou­sands of farm­ers from dif­fer­ent states of In­dia protested yes­ter­day against the in­tro­duc­tion of the Biotech­nol­ogy Reg­u­la­tory Au­thor­ity of In­dia (BRAI) bill in par­lia­ment by the union govern­ment, that would make a foray for ge­net­i­cally mod­i­fied crops and its pro­po­nents like Mon­santo into In­dia’s food and farm­ing.

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