The Long Wait¬†is a new series of artworks by Faith47 created on the streets of Joburg as the first installment of her upcoming exhibition,¬†Fragments of a Burnt History.
The images,¬†of groups of men in various postures of waiting,¬†reference photographs from Alexia Webster’s photographic series,¬†Waiting for Work.
The works imply different kinds of waiting particular to a contemporary South African context. Faith47 says, “Miners are waiting for justice. Workers are waiting for a living wage.¬†People are waiting for service delivery. Refugees are waiting for assistance.¬†Men are waiting for jobs. We are all waiting for an honest politician.¬†So many people are waiting for others to do things first. To take the blame.¬†To do things for them. To take the fall. To build the country. To admit defeat.¬†There has been so much waiting in this country that much time has been lost.”
The artworks can be found¬†in Soweto, Newtown, Maboneng Precinct, Commissioner Street, Jan Smuts Avenue, Oxford Street, Louis Botha Avenue, Braamfontein, Yeoville and Rosebank.
Fragments of a Burnt History¬†opens on the 8th of November¬†at David Krut Projects. Find out all about it here.