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Since the end of apartheid, many young Afrikaners have embraced a plural narrative and personal identity in place of the narrow, state-sanctioned nationalist identity that apartheid had fashioned for them.
Young Afrikaner: A Self Portrait presents portraits of an urbanised, creative, engaged group of Afrikaners, challenging preconceived ideas about Afrikaner identity and values and how Afrikaners see themselves in the world.
Roelof Petrus van Wyk grew up in a conservative Afrikaans community. His artistic practice resides in the space between art and architecture and his work has been exhibited locally and internationally, most recently on Figures and Fictions at the V & A Museum, London. He holds a B. Architecture degree from the University of Pretoria (cum laude 1995).