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Majak Bredell: The New York Years 1981 - 2003Artist’s statement: Through art-making I quarrelled with the legacy and unyielding demands of the patriarchal Calvinism that shaped my childhood in the 1950s. This journey, accompanied by Jungian therapy and much reading, eventually led me to a gender shift in the image of the sacred, culminating in my resurrection of ancient notions of the great mother; goddess; sacred female. In this process, I imagined an embodied reflection of those parts of being that had been marginalized or rejected by western monotheism’s misogyny and its casting of the sexual female body into the abyss of so-called original sin… I returned to South Africa after a hiatus of almost 23 years. I bear a double identity.
Visit the following links to listen to what the artist says about her exhibition:
YouTube: THE NEW YORK YEARS PARTS 1 & 2:
Majak Bredell - The New York Years Part 1 https://youtu.be/axGNc0TDKnk
Majak Bredell - The New York Years Part 2 https://youtu.be/deOJCTikwIg