ICP Awarded Ford Foundation Grant for "Rise and Fall of Apartheid"

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Graeme Williams, Nelson Mandela with Winnie Mandela as he is released from the Victor Vester Prison, 1990. Courtesy the artist. © Graeme Williams.Graeme Williams, Nelson Mandela with Winnie Mandela as he is released from the Victor Vester Prison, 1990. Courtesy the artist. © Graeme Williams.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the Ford Foundation to support its traveling exhibition Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life at Museum Africa in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Originally presented at ICP in 2012, the exhibition, curated by Okwui Enwezor with Rory Bester, examined the 50-year civil rights struggle, from how apartheid defined and marked South Africa’s identity from 1948 to 1994, to the rise of Nelson Mandela. 

The show will be on view from February 13 to June 29, 2014, at Museum Africa, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the first democratic election in South Africa and the inauguration of President Nelson Mandela.

The exhibition investigates the domain of the banal, the unremarkable, and the unremarked upon as a way of understanding the era’s enduring legacy.