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Museum Africa

Johannesburg, Gauteng

Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life offers an unprecedented historical overview of the pictorial response to apartheid that has never been undertaken by any other museum. Through its images, this exhibition explores the 50-year civil rights struggle, from how apartheid defined and marked South Africa’s identity from 1948 to 1994, to the rise of Nelson Mandela, and finally its lasting impact on society.

Complex and dramatic, the more than 500 photographs, artworks, films, videos, documents, posters and periodicals, many of which have been rarely shown together, examine and document one of the most absorbing historical eras of the 20th century. Curated by Okwui Enwezor with Rory Bester, the exhibition is planned to open on Wednesday 13 February and close on 29 June 2014.


121 Bree Street, Newtown

Opening & Closing Times:

9am–5pm (Tues-Sun)
Closed: Good Friday, 25, 26 December.