The Story of Thulani Nganga, 2004
Known in the late nineties for his provocative performance art, Peet Pienaar has also become one of the country's most brilliant designers, winning international awards, and drawing on African aesthetics to make his highly innovative work.
'The Story of Thulani Nganga' is a contemporary African story. The simple text line below the cutout images tells us that Thulani, sent from home with R5 to buy bread, stops to play soccer. Returning home, he is sent out again to look for the R5 he has now lost. And never comes back. The final card is a request that if anyone knows the whereabouts of Thulani,who disappeared two years ago, they should contact the Missing Persons Bureau. A phone number is given.
The limited edition set of ten laser cut ivory -coloured cards is packaged in a folding box with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. Each card is standard postcard size, 10 x 15cm. The cards can be framed in any number of ways - individually, or as a grouped set.
Print size: 10 x 15cm
Price: Edtions 11-20: R2 000, US$ 235, Euros 174