Zuma's glory

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ingwe (May 22, 2012, 13:16:39 PM):
The plot thickens! Two idiots have defaced the painting, the one painting a cross on the face and the genitals (remember Scope?). The other smeared black paint down the painting. The ANC intends proceeding with the court case against the Gallery.
Just by coincidence ETV news had a camera up and running when it happened. ???
cyghost (May 22, 2012, 13:19:02 PM):
In case of interest, for those who a) are Cape Town based and b) still consume dead-tree media, I've got an op-ed on this in today's Cape Argus (page 15). It's also the topic of my Daily Maverick column tomorrow.
I'm interested. The Daily Maverick you'll be bale to link us up tomorrow right? (I'll see if I can lay my hands on an Argus)
Faerie (May 22, 2012, 13:28:07 PM):
In case of interest, for those who a) are Cape Town based and b) still consume dead-tree media, I've got an op-ed on this in today's Cape Argus (page 15). It's also the topic of my Daily Maverick column tomorrow.

I'm interested. The Daily Maverick you'll be bale to link us up tomorrow right? (I'll see if I can lay my hands on an Argus)


Never mind, aside from the visual joy of the actual artwork, it is now of national importance and will be broadcast:

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A full bench of the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg will on Thursday hear the ANC's application to have a painting depicting ANC president Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed taken down.

Judge Kathree Setiloane also granted permission for e.tv and eSat to broadcast the court proceedings live.

"This is a matter of great national importance," Setiloane said.



http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Zuma-painting-hearing-to-be-broadcast-20120522

WTF dude?????
spoedniek (May 22, 2012, 13:37:48 PM):
I wonder how the previous (pre-1994) government would've handled the situation. PW and his voorlaaier painted by a black artist.
Faerie (May 22, 2012, 13:46:37 PM):
I wonder how the previous (pre-1994) government would've handled the situation. PW and his voorlaaier painted by a black artist.

It wouldnt have been displayed at a prominent gallery in the first place. Secondly, we're living in far more liberal times now, I seriously doubt anything remotely such as this would have made it to a public gallery regardless of the race of the artist. I recall not allowed in an upstairs section of a gallery as a child because of "adult content" - which now loosely translates into naked women holding apples.

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