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Art Censorship: not just controversial, but also a legal challenge.

Art Censorship: not just controversial, but also a legal challenge.

What do Three Elephants and a sculpture artist have in common? They’re all being censored in South Africa.

From BusinessDay:

“The Three Elephants is a life-size public sculpture by the internationally respected artist Andries Botha at the Warwick Triangle Viaduct in Durban. [However,] the eThekwini municipality has decided the sculpture — which the municipality selected and commissioned — will be taken down and replaced.

“The Three Elephants (and the King Shaka statue) has been sympathetically reported on in the local and international media. What seems like an unimportant, petty, local party- political dispute has turned into a national legal dispute about censorship and political interference — and in particular the legal status of art and creative expression under South African law.”

 

Molly Tranbaugh