n De Arte - Forgetting and recollecting : editorial
|Article Title||Forgetting and recollecting : editorial|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Publication Date||Sep 2001|
|Pages||3 - 4|
We cannot deny our past, yet there are occurrences that we would like to forget or cast into oblivion. The recent collapse of Strydom Square, adjacent to the State Theatre in Pretoria, vividly brought to mind the controversy that surrounded the Strydom monument at the time of its unveiling. In an article in the Rapport (4 June 1972) entitled So 'n fout moet ons tog nooit weer maak nie (A mistake like this should never be repeated), an anonymous author argued that a grotesque monument of this nature would have been more suited to the Hitler and Mussolini, or even the Peron, era.
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