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Andre can Zijl

Andre van Zijl
Artist: Andre van Zijl
July 11-30
Opening reception July 11 6-9 pm.
Music by J Peter Boles

As an award-winning artist of international merit, Zimbabwean-born artist Andre van Zijl’s work has historically been an artistic commentary on socio-political and global culture from a spiritual standpoint. In his ancestral and adopted homeland, South Africa, he was a victim himself of the attention and scrutiny of the secret police, which has deeply motivated him to give voice to those seeking a voice. Art to him “is a creative sword for peace.” His work from this era challenged the institutionalized inequities between the privileged and the exploited, structured as a system of government called apartheid. Andre’s art was instrumental as a historical voice of progress and change in this tumultuous period and is represented in many important international museums, public and private collections and publications worldwide. Most recently he was published in the 4 volume series – “Visual Century – South African Art in Context”, 100 Years of South African Art by Wits University for the South African National Gallery, 2012

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