Sue Williamson


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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.

Sue Williamson at Iziko Slave Lodge

There’s Something I Must Tell You is an extended exhibition of work by Sue Williamson focusing on women activists involved in the political struggle against apartheid in South Africa. The exhibition spans five rooms at the Iziko Slave Lodge in Adderley Street, Cape Town and three separate bodies of work by the artist, including the 2013 video installation There’s something I must tell you, recently acquired by Iziko Museums with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation in New York. On show until June 2015.

Sue Williamson at Zimmerli Art Museum

Sue Williamson’s video series Better Lives is featured on an exhibition at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Jersey titled Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture. This exhibition, and the forthcoming book co-published with Prestel, explores the changing face of portraiture as a historic and continuing phenomenon from about 1800 to the present in many media, in both two and three dimensions, and as still and moving images. The exhibition runs until July 13, 2014.

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Press for Sue Williamson

Sue Williamson / Cape Times / 16 July 2010

500 year time machine trip by Suzy Bell (581.3 KB)
  • Solo exhibitions

    Sue Williamson / All Our Mothers

    Sue Williamson / All Our Mothers

    Sue Williamson / Voices

    Sue Williamson / Other Voices, Other Cities

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    The Marks We Make

  • A Few South Africans

    Last Supper at Manley Villa

    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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