n De Arte - Diane Victor, Elizabeth Rankin and Karen von Veh : book reviews

Volume 2008, Issue 78
  • ISSN : 0004-3389



, the latest volume in the Taxi Art Project series, deals with the work of the feisty Diane Victor. Victor's drawings and prints have steadily grown to become a force to be reckoned with, both in the South African and international context, over the past two decades. Often humorous and mostly politically potent, Victor does not shy away from tackling thorny and difficult issues. Sometimes her work even has to withstand physical assault, as in the case of the Little Deposition Picture (2002) which was torn in half by a viewer while on exhibit in the Paarl. Also, there was the recent debate sparked by the Disasters of Peace (2001) series when it was hung in the Law Faculty building of the University of Pretoria. Through it all Victor thrives, for it is through shocking her viewers out of their complacency that she fulfils her role as artist.

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