Exhibition revisits traumatic pasts

27 February 2012

Renowned Cape Town artist Arlene Amaler-Raviv's exhibition Berlin Revisited is now on show at the Irma Stern Museum.

The works in Berlin Revisited were created during a three-month studio visit to Berlin in 2011, and articulate all the major themes that have dominated her work over the past 40 years. The artworks, which are made up of reworked Berlin-bought postcards dating back as far as the 1930s, draw on the parallels between South Africa's and Germany's traumatic histories.

The Arab Spring, the pro-democracy uprisings currently sweeping the Middle East and which began during Amaler-Raviv's residency, adds yet another element to her work.

Berlin Revisited runs until 10 March.

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