On 5 March 2018 Durant Sihlali (would have) turned 83. In the true belief that artists are referred to in present tense after their deaths, Sihlali is 83 this year. This is because his body of work continues to survive him with each exhibition, each sale, appearance at auctions. It continues to immortalize him as people talk about him in the present tense through his work: “I bought a Durant Sihlali during last week’s auction”…..a buyer of a Sihlali would say. The artist thus lives on through our continued interaction with his work, in a unique manner, our continued interaction with him.
Race Against the Machine | Group Show: Johannesburg