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Sue Williamson at MUSAC León

Twenty artists, including Sue Williamson, show Africa from various perspectives in the exhibition Lucy’s Iris at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) in León, Spain until 12 June. The exhibition, looking at the role of women on the continent, addresses issues such as the environment, memory, colonial history (post) or identity on a continent that tends to look like a homogeneous unit while hiding countless unknown realities. Williams also appeared at the Cape Town Art Fair in conversation with Mark Gevisser and Sean O’Toole on the subject of a new monograph titled Sue Williamson: Life and Work, edited by Gevisser and published by Skira.

Sue Williamson monograph published by Skira

The new book Sue Williamson: Life and Work is published by Skira and will be launched in Paris in January, where Williamson will be in attendance, and will hold a public discussion with curator N’Goné Fall. According to the publisher the book presents for the first time all major works of Williamson and contains contributions by award-winning journalist Mark Gevisser, historians Chika Okeke-Ogulu and Ciraj Rassool, and leading scholar Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. The book will be launched in Cape Town in February to coincide with the Cape Town Art Fair, where the artist will hold a book signing and roundtable discussion.

Various artists at the New Church Museum, Cape Town

Works by Willem Boshoff, Kudzanai Chiurai, David Goldblatt and Sue Williamson are included on the exhibition 50/50, curated by South African art historian Rory Bester at the New Church Museum in Cape Town. Bester has selected works from the museum’s permanent collection and augmented these with loans that reflect on the patterns of repetition and recognition in turning over and overturning of art histories. The exhibition is a collation and juxtaposition of historical and contemporary works, all viewed through a responsive, documentary lens. As these repetitions and recognitions accumulate over time they come to bear on signifiers such as monuments, monumentality and iconoclasm, secrets and lies, the rise and fall of ideas, culture, cultivation, movement and mobility.

Sue Williamson at SCAD

Other Voices, Other Cities is a solo exhibition with works from an ongoing series by Sue Williamson. Since 2009, Williamson has explored the definition of place to cities and citizens. In this age of globalization Williamson and her collaborators explore what it means to live in a particular place – Why residents of a city choose to live there. They explore the essences and messages expressed by cities. In each new city, Williamson works by setting up a workshop of young artists and other residents, asking them discuss what distinguishes their city and the people of that city from any other.
The exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Geogria is organized by Storm Janse van Rensburg, SCAD head curator of exhibitions, and runs until 24 January 2016.


More news
  • 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

  • Solo exhibitions

    Sue Williamson / The Past Lies Ahead / 2016

    Sue Williamson / All Our Mothers / 2013

    Sue Williamson / All Our Mothers / 2013

    Sue Williamson / Voices / 2011

    Sue Williamson / Other Voices, Other Cities / 2009

    Group exhibitions

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Summer Show / 2012

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    The Marks We Make / 2010

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Professional Appointments and Consultation

    Conference and Workshop Participation

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies

    Collections

    Selected Articles and Reviews

    Publications


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  • Videos

  • 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 / Blogspot.com / 4 November 2014

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

    Sue Williamson / Arctualite.com / 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)

    Sue Williamson / IOL.co.za / February 2016

    Beauty offset by stark reality, by Danny Shorkend (71 KB)