Johannesburg - The Johannesburg Art Fair should reconsider its decision not to display an artwork by Ayanda Mabulu about last year's Marikana
shooting, the Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) said on Saturday.
“It is a case of business interests interfering with artistic expression in a way that is deeply undermining of the work and free expression in general,” it said in a statement.
On Friday, the City Press website reported that the work, titled “Yakhal'inkomo - Black Man's Cry”, would be removed from the exhibition.
This was done for fear that it would offend sponsors and important people.