A blog about artist Vladimir Tretchikoff and Boris Gorelik's book Incredible Tretchikoff
08 July 2011
Tretchikoff in Khayelitsha
Khayelitsha is a huge township near Cape Town. It is the fastest growing township in South Africa, with the population exceeding half a million people. The Tretchikoff-Erxell-Khayelitsha concept is about using roofs of the shacks in the township as an enromous art canvas. Erxell believes that with Tretchikoff's imagery, among others, home owners and dwellers can 'showcase their grievances... whilst the powers that be take forever to house them.'