‘More Sweetly Play the Dance’ by William Kentridge is shown across the walls of a room. Featuring a slow progression of shadowy figures walking to a haunting tune played by a brass brand, it includes skeletons, generals being pulled along on platforms by bent-over women, dancers in traditional African dress, people on medical drips and a religious procession.
All hint at the human and natural crises that force people to flee their homes and walk long distances: hunger, floods, poverty, war. The effect is stunning in its sights and sounds –and in its humanity. Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, Capetown, South Africa.
A collection of bright pink seesaws allowed people to interact over the US-Mexico border, won the prestigious Design of the Year award, with its creators saying they hoped the work encourages people to build bridges between communities.
The artwork was put up on July 28, 2019, and removed from the politically charged border barrier after less than an hour. The Design Museum named the project as the overall winner of the Beazley Designs of the Year competition for 2020, having considered 74 projects by designers from around the world. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-20/pink-seesaws-us-mexico-border-wall-win-uk-beazley-design-award/13072818