Details

Title

Bathing Between the Beacons

Artist/Maker

Nils Burwitz (South Africa, born 1940)

Date

1974

Medium

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Credit

Gift of Robert Scully

Accession #

2018.37

On View

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Skyway, Gallery 415

This lithograph is an example of Nils Burwitz’s protest art, the politics of which became increasingly evident in his graphic work by the 1970s. In "Bathing Between the Beacons," chain- link fencing, crowd control barriers, and signage dictate who can access which sections of a beach in the seaside city of Durban. Beacons along the coastline restrict visitors from swimming outside of the zones allocated to their racial group.