User:Christopher James Swift

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“We have a lot of pressing concerns that are not optimally dealt with (in South Africa)…Chris is trying to frame some of those concerns, and seeing if solutions present themselves…He does this by scavenging, and by means of material transformation: turning disposed-of objects into ideas and artworks. And with it he brings the particular and varied histories of the objects, and along with it the history of our country, into the artworks…There is no facile feel-good or bleeding heart here. He teaches, which lends credence to his position: its not just talk. It comes from his fundamental belief that things could be different” Wim Botha

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