South African family stories
The exhibition ‘Family stories from South Africa’ opened in 2002 in the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, and was shown in the National Cultural History Museum in Pretoria between 2003 and 2007. Around and together with nine specific families an imaginative presentation was created by a great number of South African professionals.
Important South African artists, photographers, designers worked with researchers and organizers. It turned out to be a crazy, complicated, stimulating, debatable, fascinating project with many experiments in form, content as well as in adjacent events and programmes.
Tropenmuseum curator Paul Faber looks back at the ‘making of’, Ciraj Rassool & Leslie Witz, Cape Town, discuss the resulting exhibition in the Netherlands. Added as well are reviews and reactions to the exhibition in Pretoria.
The various contributions to this publication provide stimulating ideas on a broad range of questions concerning exhibition development, (re)presentation, self presentation, identity, multiculturalism and dealing with apartheid experiences in contemporary museum context.
Bulletins of the Royal Tropical Institute | ISBN 9068325221 (Dutch) | ISBN 9789068324921(English) | Paperback | 80 p. | 2007 | € 25.00 | English