Mon, 21 May 2012 11:25a.m.
South Africa's governing party says it will demand the removal of a painting from an exhibition by one of the nation's best-known artists that ridicules the party and the president with graphic and provocative imagery.
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1/06/2012 8:52:28 p.m.
Roger Wynne-Dyke wrote:
I am a white, and I am South African, so it would be easy to make a sweeping generalisation that because of the colour of my skin and my nationality, I am probably a racist. And because I am a white racist I am anti the ANC, have loads of money, a university degree, and not an ‘African’, simply a ‘South African’. Conversely, if I was black I would be pro ANC, the criminal element or a corrupt official, I would probably have AIDS, and I would be an ‘African’ through and through. It is therefore predetermined that generalisations will be made, no matter how ridiculous they are and so where better to generalise than a country with such a history as South Africa?...
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27/05/2012 2:43:40 a.m.
Regardless of the many incideous acts zuma is accused of, and i for one do not understand why taxpayers should be paying for the livelihood of his gazillion wives, he is the president of the country and for that he deserves to be treated with some respect. This painting is wrong on so many levels, it infringes the man's right of dignity and it is an appalling use of freedom of expression.
26/05/2012 11:51:40 p.m.
It's not an "abuse of freedom of artistic expression" if the artist is touching on a real issue. The statement he is making is of value and the only abuse of freedom here is the people that are trying to get it removed. He isn't just adding a penis willy nilly, for the sake of shocking people. Also, I notice he has named the piece 'The Spear' perhaps referring to the mans penis as a weapon.
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