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Helen Sebidi

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Marriage After Lobola (Lithographic print on paper, 105 x 75 cm)

Marriage After Lobola (Lithographic print on paper, 105 x 75 cm)

Artist's Statement

The man has to bring cows to the woman’s parents to marry a woman. Traditionally, the man and woman’s families’ ancestors communicated and thanked the woman’s parents for giving the woman. There was no divorce in marriage. A modern marriage is made with money. There are many divorces and there is corruption. This is the new way.

Artist's Biography

Born: Pretoria, 1943. Lives and works in Johannesburg. Major exhibitions: Federated Union of Black Artists (FUBA); Johannesburg Art Foundation Thupelo Workshop Exhibition; Johannesburg Art Gallery, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; NSA Gallery, Durban; Cape Town Triennial, Cape Town; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK