Each of Smit's massive sculptures is inspired by a distinct aspect of South African identity, and it's impossible not to marvel at them. Colossal Youth, a four-metre-high sculpture that captures the spirit of modern-day Africa, serves as the exhibition's centerpiece. Smit is also a poet, and he uses his poetry to explain his works of art. To be honest they need little explanation – as even without words they are a captivating sight.
With more than 70 exclusive shops and restaurants at Nelson Mandela Square, it's worth planning some time there. Whether you're in the mood for a tasty South African steak, great sushi, enormous Greek platters, fine French wine, authentic Mediterranean food, or leisurely cups of Italian coffee — you can find it there. With other shows scheduled for the future, Art, Live on the Square is anticipated to become a regular event.
The Colossal exhibition at Nelson Mandela Square is on until October 31, 2022.