Fall 2006 - Paul Stopforth

Being Here and Not There: Fragments and Reliquaries from Robben Island

The mixed-media installation, Being Here and Not There: Fragments and Reliquaries from Robben Island, by South African artist Paul Stopforth presented mundane objects as sacred. Created while he was a visiting scholar at Robben Island, Stopforth had this to say about the exhibition: "Like fragments of the true cross, they are at once insignificant and holy, discards as well as witnesses to the ongoing, shifting nature of our lives and our histories."

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