n De Arte - Forgetting and recollecting : editorial

Volume 2001, Issue 64
  • ISSN : 0004-3389
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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 (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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