20 August - 28 September
In 2014 South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy since the end of Apartheid, and commemorates the first democratic elections that were held on April 27, 1994. In the spring of 1994, Swedish-born Per-Anders Pettersson arrived in South Africa for the first time to cover the historic election in which Nelson Mandela was to become South Africa’s first black president. Thus began Pettersson’s love affair with South Africa. Over the next two decades, he explored the “Rainbow Nation”, questioning the complex realities of daily life in one of the success stories on the African continent. Per-Anders went on to photograph all over South Africa throughout the 90s, finally settling in Cape Town in 2001. Today, Per continues to work in South Africa and the continent for international publications.
After a brilliant run at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town in May, and a 2013 publication by Dewi Lewis, MOAD is excited to exhibit Rainbow Transit the basement gallery from 20 August until 28 September 2014.