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Sue Williamson in Venice

The theme for Venice Agendas 15 is Crossing Boundaries. Venice Agendas is organizing a series of talks, discussions and performances to coincide with the Venice Biennale, these will be followed by a series of outcome events that take place internationally throughout 2015. Sue Williamson is included in BORDER LINE: Right of Passage due to take place on 8 May. This unique limited edition publication event will consist of the assembling of 100 individual art books constructed on site from work by 25 international artists that have each produced 100 signed photographic works as a ‘one off’.

Sue Williamson in Brazil, Connecticut and solo

Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro hosts artevida (politica) until September 21 that includes five works by Sue Williamson. Curated by Adriano Pedroso and Rodrigo Mouro, artevida examines the relationships between art and life from the late 1950 to the early 1980s taking Brazilian, and particularly Rio de Janeiro, art practices from that period as a point of departure. Five works from Williamson’s A Few South Africans are included in the show which gathers works made in resistance to authoritarian regimes. At the same time Williamson shows For Thirty Years Next to his Heart and the video works, Better Lives on Contemporary Art/South Africa at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut until September 14. More than 30 South African artists are on this survey show featuring work made from the late 60s to the present. Williamson is the subject of a solo show at Cape Town’s Iziko Slave Lodge titled There’s something I must tell you, until June 2015, as well as being included in No Fixed Abode at the New Church Museum in Tamboerskloof.

Various Artists At Yale

Contemporary Art/South Africa at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA opened on 09 May 2014 and features more than 30 artworks produced in South Africa or by South Africans from the late 1960s to the present, a period of immense political and social change. The artists in this exhibition – including William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Mikhael Subotzky, Diane Victor, Sue Williamson – address key aspects of the experiences of South Africans, offering multiple perspectives on their lives, their society, and their world. The exhibition runs until to 24 August 2014.

Various artists at the South African Pavilion at Venice Biennale

Works by David Koloane, Gerhard Marx, Maja Marx, Philip Miller, Sam Nhlengethwa, Sue Williamson & Nelisiwe Xaba are featured on the South African Pavilion at the 55th la Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Brenton Maart, the exhibition is titled Imaginary Fact: Contemporary South African Art and the Archive. The exhibition is presented by the National Arts Festival and funded by the Department of Arts & Culture. The 55th la Biennale di Venezia will take place from 1 June to 24 November 2013.

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Press for Sue Williamson

Sue Williamson / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 11 November 2014

Artists in the firing line as they test the limits of freedom of expression by Stefanie Jason (775.9 KB)

Sue Williamson / / 4 November 2014

Sue Williamson's Diary by Sue Williamson (3.2 MB)

Sue Williamson / / 3 November 2014

Truth and Reconciliation: Sue Williamson at Frieze Masters, by Polly Brock (633.8 KB)

Sue Williamson / Artthrob / June 2014

Review: There's something I must tell you by Lloyd Pollack (335.8 KB)

Sue Williamson / Contemporary Magazine / Issue 86

Profile: Sue Williamson by Barbara Pollack (1.3 MB)

Sue Williamson / Cape Times / 16 July 2010

500 year time machine trip by Suzy Bell (581.3 KB)
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    Sue Williamson / All Our Mothers

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    Other Voices, Other Cities

    Men of El Max

    Better Lives

    Truth Games

    From The Inside

    A Tale of Two Cradocks

    Pages From A Government Tourist Brochure

    The Mothers

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