Everything is going to be OK.
The view from 10 floors up at my favourite place to watch the World Cup - The Skyline Fanclub in Braamfontein., 17 Wolmarans Street.
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(source : Bisous Natasha )
this. whole. outfit.
Rise and Fall of Apartheid exhibition extends to April 2015
I am so happy to tell you this!! I was drafting a post to tell you that the exhibition closes on the 29th of June, but then I saw this and had to share. I went to this exhibition earlier this year (read about it here) and now I am very glad to tell you that it has been extended to the end of APRIL 2015!
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The mega-exhibition Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life is pleased to announce an extension for the show until the end of April 2015. The extension announcement by the International Center of Photography (New York) follows record-breaking attendance of the exhibition that has been on at Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg, since February this year.
Latest news is also that, the exhibition’s media partners, City Press, are set to host a public conversation between US-based writer, Associate Professor M. Neelika Jayawardane and world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt, on the 24th of June 2014.
Mark Lubell, executive director of ICP, said, “On the historic 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, the International Center of Photography is delighted to be able to extend Rise and Fall of Apartheid at Museum Africa to give more people the opportunity to view the exceptional photographs it includes. Once again, we thank the photographers for their heroic images and express our appreciation to the Ford Foundation and all of our other partners for helping to bring this important exhibition to South Africa and contributing to its overwhelming success.”
RISE AND FALL OF APARTHEID: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE BUREAUCRACY OF EVERYDAY LIFE
13.02.2014 – 30.04.2015 / Museum Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg
Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 09h00 – 17h00
An exhibition organised by the International Center of Photography
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This edition of the exhibition is brought to Johannesburg by the South African Department of Arts and Culture and the Ford Foundation, supported by the City of Johannesburg, Museum Africa, the European Union, the Goethe-Institut, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, EUNIC, the German Embassy, the French Institute of South Africa, the Swiss Embassy, and the University of the Witwatersrand.
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Okwui Enwezor is Director of Haus der Kunst, Munich and an Adjunct Curator at the International Center of Photography, and was recently named Director of the 2015 Venice Biennale. Before joining Haus der Kunst, Enwezor was Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at San Francisco Art Institute. He served as the Artistic Director of La Triennale 2012 at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and as the Artistic Director of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale (1997), Documenta11 (2002), and 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008), among other international exhibitions. Enwezor was the Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor at Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. And, he is the founding publisher and editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art.
Rory Bester is an art historian and critic, as well as a curator and documentary filmmaker. Based at the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg, his teaching and research areas include archive and museum practice, curatorial studies, exhibition histories, migration and diaspora studies, photographic histories, post-colonialism, and post-war South African art. He regularly writes art criticism for the Mail and Guardian newspapers, as well as for Art South Africa, Camera Austria, and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. Bester has curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States.
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Glory be to Thee, O Lord my God! I beg of Thee by Thy Name through which He Who is Thy Beauty hath been stablished upon the throne of Thy Cause, and by Thy Name through which Thou changest all things, and gatherest together all things, and callest to account all things, and rewardest all things, and preservest all things, and sustainest all things—I beg of Thee to guard this handmaiden who hath fled for refuge to Thee, and hath sought the shelter of Him in Whom Thou Thyself art manifest, and hath put her whole trust and confidence in Thee.
She is sick, O my God, and hath entered beneath the shadow of the Tree of Thy healing; afflicted, and hath fled to the City of Thy protection; diseased, and hath sought the Fountainhead of Thy favors; sorely vexed, and hath hasted to attain the Wellspring of Thy tranquillity; burdened with sin, and hath set her face toward the court of Thy forgiveness.
Attire her, by Thy sovereignty and Thy loving-kindness, O my God and my Beloved, with the raiment of Thy balm and Thy healing, and make her quaff of the cup of Thy mercy and Thy favors. Protect her, moreover, from every affliction and ailment, from all pain and sickness, and from whatsoever may be abhorrent unto Thee.
Thou, in truth, art immensely exalted above all else except Thyself. Thou art, verily, the Healer, the All-Sufficing, the Preserver, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.
My mommy is going in for open-heart surgery today….
June 18, 1983
31 years ago today, 10 Baha’i women were taken from their cells where they had been languishing after being arrested, tried and found guilty of teaching children who had been banned from their schools because they were Baha’is. They were then executed.
Thousands of others were imprisoned, tortured, dismissed from employment and schools, or had their properties confiscated.
Unable to extract confessions by torture - whipping the soles of their feet with an electric cable - they were pronounced guilty and hung one by one in a former polo field.
The youngest of them, Muna Mahmudnizhad, 17 pictured above, whose father had been arrested and executed in March of that year, asked to be the last to die that she might pray for the strength of her companions, and spare them the sight of their death.
An incident at once shocking for its awfulness, and stirring for the courage shown in the face of injustice and physical torture, they remain an iconic example of steadfastness and resilience that inspires to this day.
Soft prayers and the tenderest of thoughts then for them tonight, and beyond. Their names, so we might remember them as real people:
Mrs. Nusrat Yalda’i, 54 years old
Mrs. ‘Izzat Janami Ishraqi, 50 years old
Miss Roya Ishraqi, 23 and daughter of ‘Izzat
Mrs. Tahirih Siyavushi, 32 years old
Miss Zarrin Muqimi, 28 years old
Miss Shirin Dalvand, 25 years old
Miss Akhtar Sabit, 19 or early 20’s
Miss Simin Saberi, early 20’s
Miss Mahshid Nirumand, 28 years old
Miss Mona Mahmudnizhad, 17 years old
The graves of these women are and have been being destroyed by the Iranian government. Desecration of religious sites and cemeteries is a particularly blatant expression of a hateful ideology of “cultural cleansing”, aimed at eliminating all traces of Iran’s Baha’i citizens.
Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don’t feel it. (Harry Dresden)
There are places I remember…