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Saturday, December 31, 2011


DON’T/PANIC brings together many powerful voices as it engages African artists dealing with the current ecological situation. Many of these voices are critical; sometimes overt, sometimes subtle, sometimes humorous, sometimes standing as an indictment. Some of the works may raise awareness, others offer a vision; some may simply be poetic statements.

DON’T/PANIC contributes to the dialogue around culture and climate change by adding a unique African artistic perspective to the discussion, with written contributions by Gabi Ngcobo, Nomaduma Masilela, Sean Slemon, Sean O’Toole and Jyoti Mistry.

The Goethe-Institut South Africa and the Heinrich-Böll Foundation partnered to commission the DON’T/PANIC exhibition, taking place at the Durban Art Gallery from November 23, 2011 – timed to coincide with the COP17 Climate Change conference. This book accompanies the exhibition.

Included among the artists featured are Durban’s Doung Anwar Jahangeer, John Roome, Mlu Zondi and Zamani Makhanya.

Edited by Gabi Ngcobo DON’T/PANIC is published by Fanele, an imprint of Jacana Media.