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Apartheid

The South African mirror

"Apartheid in South Africa can be seen, not only as an extreme manifestation of old, deeply-rooted Western racism, but also as a dramatic but clear precedent, metaphor and paradigm of some fundamentally inherent aspects of the current world order."

Pep Subirós

Jane Alexander: "Security with Traffic" (Influx Control)

"Apartheid. The South African mirror" Installation at the Pati de les Dones CCCB

Reportage on Jane Alexander’s installation in the Pati de les Dones at the CCCB on the occasion of the exhibition Apartheid. The South African Mirror.

Negro towns, human zoos

Apartheid. The South African mirror

From the 1870s to the 30s of the 20th century, presentations of ethnic villages proliferated in all European capitals, authentic human zoos in which groups of indigenous people from colonized regions - particularly from Africa - were exhibited as a demonstration of both their physical, racial uniqueness, as of their primitive ways of life.

Jim Crow: Racism in the United States

Apartheid. The South African Mirror

Video presented at the exhibition Apartheid. The South African Mirror based on the African-American stereotype created by the vaudeville figure of Jim Crow: comedy with a hint of deformity or a degree of disability, clearly in keeping with the consensus of racial inferiority.

Africa my Beginning, Africa my Ending

Apartheid. The South African mirror

Promotional video of the exhibition "Apartheid. The South African Mirror" using an excerpt from the recording of a reading by Ingoapele Madingoane (1940-1998), a poet and social activist known as the Soweto poet laureate. Africa My Beginning, Africa My Ending was published in 1979 and banned by...

One Country, Two Worlds

Apartheid. The South African mirror

Promotional video based on the work of the same name presented in the exhibition Apartheid. The South African Mirror. Produced by the CCCB using South African documentary fragments dated between 1970 and 1974. The complete video is available for consultation in the CCCB’s Archive.