About

“The Burning Museum(BM) is a collaborative interdisciplinary collective rooted in Cape Town, South Africa. The space which we find ourselves in is one which has been scarred and seared by a historical trajectory of violent exclusions and silences. These histories form the foundation of an elusive and at times omnipotent democracy that occasionally reveals its muscle in the form of laws and by-laws in public space. It is from this historical climate and present context that the work of the Burning Museum engages with themes such as history, identity, space, and structures. We are interested in the seen and unseen, the stories that linger as ghosts on gentrified street corners; in opening up and re-imagining space as potential avenues into the layers of history that are buried within, under, and between .”

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7 thoughts on “About

  1. well done guys!,
    i would be keen to exhibit photos of the works in A WORD OF ART,if you are interested,
    or suggest you make a print run,

  2. These are brilliant! I have stumbled across a few of these throughout Cape town but did not know about the Burning Museum. Was specifically drawn to the Rhodesia Street “Native Land” image. Very creative, like putting a spin on the conventional graffiti. Love it!

  3. publicate yes( a simple ZINE SERIES) I gladly avail my zine making addiction – Into a gallery !!! NO !!! ——- i see the art as a spin off, and wanna echoes your words ” We are interested in the seen and unseen, the stories that linger as ghosts on gentrified street corners; in opening up and re-imagining space as potential avenues into the layers of history that are buried within, under, and between .” BIG UP boys , DONT stop

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