Diamond Bozas exhibit praised
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.