n De Arte - The (in)visibility of art : comments on the Chagall and Da Vinci exhibitions




For the majority of South Africans art exhibitions do not feature anywhere near the top of their list of favourite things to do. Exhibition openings may be relatively well attended, depending on the venue and (to a lesser extent it sometimes seems) on the artist. But openings usually attract more or less the same crowd, all forming part of South Africa's small 'art world'. And yet the recent Leonardo da Vinci and Marc Chagall exhibitions drew unprecedented crowds.


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