8 Dec 2014


In light of the recent debate about public art in Cape Town, I really enjoyed reading Roger Young's article about the Tokolos.

“Those who would call it vandalism are stuck in a strange idealistic bubble that is blind to the hierarchies of public space. We have billboards and advertisements that invade out public space. We are forced to look at Johnnie Walker ads even though we as the public never gave them permission to put that shit up … In a system in which we, as the people, have no right to creatively participate in public space, it cannot be seen as vandalism to reoccupy that space. This is what art should do – break down barriers. Money should not dictate the right to mould our city.”

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