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That's What She Said

Opening: 29 August 2019 at 18:00 - 19 September 2019

"That’s What She Said"– An exhibition for women, by women, in spirit of women
 
We are delighted to invite you to the first of many iterations of the "That's What She Said" Exhibition. 
 
The exhibition is inspired by a series of interviews with female artists from cities such as Johannesburg, Amsterdam and Cape Town. The exhibition will be curated by Siya Cweba, in partnership with Sematsatsa Library and Constitutional Hill. 
 
"That’s What She Said" began as a research project in 2016 at the Visual Arts Network of South Africa and was supported by the  Department of Arts and Culture during the research phase. Building up to the exhibition, "That's What She Said" Project has been provided space to host a series of talks at the Bag Factory Artist Studios with female writers, curators, Arts practitioners and artists to create a framework for discussion on archiving, the Visual Arts landscape, the curatorial space, blackness, creativity and womanhood.
 
"That’s What She Said" has not only created a temporary community of witnesses; it has also resulted in an archive of women’s narratives. 
 
Today, women are interested in hearing about other women talking about women's issues. Historically, there has been little to zero space provided for women to share with each other and frame a world with their own full expression ; without judgment or criticism.
 
Storytelling is a skill that an artist exercises in creating works of Art which transcend language, culture and geographical boundaries. Through this exhibition, we also acknowledge that the Visual Arts space requires a process - It is a balance between the vision of the story in one’s mind and the attempt to capture that through works of creativity. 
 
With the above, we are delighted to present "That's What She Said"- An exhibition comprising of strong messages from female voices who have worked within the South African context and landscape. The exhibition has been inspired by a series of in – depth interviews with various female Arts Practitioners who have been at the helm in changing and amplifying the Visual Arts landscape in South Africa. For more information, please contact librarycommunique@gmail.com for more information and details of the artists included in the exhibition.

Participating: Various Artists

VENUE:

Women`s Jail @ Constitutional Court
Address: Kotze Street Johannesburg




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