We, in 75, call ourselves creatives, we get involved in long discussions that revolve around themes as diverse as watermarks, tags or stereotypes and hangberg.
I believe that we are all well informed, intelligent and mostly from South Africa. I believe that we care about this country, that we care about our constitution and that freedom of expression should be something that we would like to defend. So should be our culture heritage and our integrity.
Why then this apathy and absolute vacuum around a subject of such controversy as Brett Murray's painting called The Spear, its defacing, the court case, Zuma and the ANC, The Goodman Gallery and City Press?
Are we not concerned about such an event that exposes such a clash between two articles in our bill of rights?
Are we not concerned about what precedent this court ruling might set?
Are we not interested in picking each others brains and understand all the different points of view on this?
Is 75 the same space that was considered one of the 9 essential websites for SA creatives?
For any of you that don't know what I'm talking about, that might live in a different country or planet, here's the painting that gave rise to such controversy: