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South Africa and Mexico are two countries that are steeped in rich cultural heritage. From mythical stories and urban legends to popular sayings.… Read More
South Africa and Mexico are two countries that are steeped in rich cultural heritage. From mythical stories and urban legends to popular sayings. This project aims to show what each nation understands about the cultural dynamics of the other. 6 South African artists are selected and will be paired up with 6 selected Mexican artists. The theme of the project is based on proverbs. Each artist must choose a proverb/saying from his or her native land. The two country’s artists will then exchange the proverbs – this means that South Africa will send their native proverbs to Mexico, and Mexico will send theirs to South Africa. The artists were required to create two pieces of work based on their understanding or interpretation of the proverb. The art pieces comprise an illustrated image of the proverb, accompanied by a typographic rendition of the allocated proverb as a second illustration. Work limited to 3 colours. The aim of the project is to explore cultural exchange through art & design, build a camaraderie spirit between artists in South Africa and Mexican artists, as well as inspire each other. An amazing project to be involved in! Thank you Sindiso & Alexis Read Less
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"Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo"
 
“The devil knows more because he's old than because he's the devil”
 
Artwork references Father Time and owls as a symbol of wisdom