Hella Rabbethge-Schiller (ed.)


Contemporary Art by the San People from South Africa

Collection Hella Rabbethge-Schiller


With contributions by Tomsen Nore, David Morris, Carol Kaufmann, Bettina Ruhrberg, Hella Rabbethge-Schiller, and a foreword by Khulu Mbatha
216 pages, 21.5 x 29.5 cm, 275 ills.
English / German

 38,00 incl. VAT

KWS Art Lounge, Einbeck (DE), 20.4.–12.5.2024
ISBN 978-3-89790-705-8 Categories: , ,


The !Xun & Khwe Art Project was developed in 1993 in a refugee camp in Schmidtsdrift, South Africa. After being party to the struggles for liberation from colonial rule, endangered groups of San people from Namibia and Angola were relocated there. They eventually found their final home in the self-governing South African community of Platfontein. The art of the !Xun and Khwe came about during the short period of transition from a traditional way of life to a modern, globalized society. This is what makes them unique. The collection of Hella Rabbethge-Schiller reveals the remarkable creativity and visual expressiveness of the artists. Despite otherwise depending on oral transmission, the San have captured their stories for posterity here in images charged with energy.


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