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Contemporary South Africa Art `The Rainbow Nation` in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Photography by Tzina Alimpoutaki-Joustra,

Around thirty South Africans artists presented at the exhibition `Rainbow Nation´ in The Hague until 30 September. The Netherlands.
In the Museum Beelden aan  Zee, on the Lange Voorhout ( The Hague ) and in the Kloosterkerk, The Rainbow Nation Contemporary South Africa Sculpture displays the colorfulness and variety of forms of contemporary art in South Africa.
A rainbow is made up from all kinds of different colours and only occurs under special conditions. These features also apply to the culture of South Africa. The country has eleven official languages at least as many different people and an extremely turbulent history.
The Rainbow Nation is a term that Nelson Mandela and Desmund Tutu used after apartheid was abolished.
They wanted to leave the racist past behind and show to the rest of the world the pride of the diversity of their mother country.
                                  Elephant and Mould 2011,.Edition of 4.Polyester resin. Artist Ardies Botha.
                                                              The artist Ardies Botha.

Ardies Botha (1952) is  South African's sculptor born in Durban. He studied Applied Art at the university of Natal and he exhibited his art work for the first time in 1974.
His work express cultural authority and vulnerability and are inspired by his confrontation with the Africaner  culture that no longer recognized. He is using traditional Africans materials and his works are exhibited throughout the world. One of his most favorite theme's  are the elephants and several projects which contain different sides of its wild life.

                         The estamblisment of the sculpture " Elephant and Mould' by artist Andries Botha on the street Lange Voorhout. The Hague.

                     The project " Beaufort' by Andries Botha at the coast from De Panne (Belgium).

                                                           " Rainbow Nation"  Exhibition.

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