Unveiling the Casspir at the Iziko South African National Gallery

Unveiling the Casspir at the Iziko South African National Gallery

Join Iziko Museums of South Africa and artist, Ralph Ziman for the unveiling of the #CasspirProject tomorrow,  December 14, at Iziko South African National gallery at 11am.  The work, by Ralph Ziman, forms part of the exhibition:

Women’s Work crafting stories, subverting narratives currently on show at the Iziko South African National Gallery.  

The Casspir Project represents the first comprehensive consideration of apartheid-era South Africa seen through the lens of the Casspir instrument.

The central element of the project is one of reclamation—a restored and refitted Casspir vehicle, its surfaces fully covered in elaborate, brightly-coloured panels of glass beadwork, arrayed in traditional patterns and completed by artisans from Zimbabwe and the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. 
 
The Casspir Project is a vibrant, visual illumination of this military vehicle’s legacy of institutional oppression, as well as Ziman’s need to confront his own past and the country he left behind. It is an effort to reconcile a history of devastation and foster a dialogue of where we are going, and what kind of world we want to live in once we get there.