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Resistance is us

10 November 2019

Resistance is us: an intergenerational visual conversation, curated by Aysha Waja and Simon Radebe offers two generations of artists a means to engage critically in dialogues pertaining to South Africa’s current state of affairs. The first generation is artists born between the 1940s and 1960s, and who produced art during the height of the apartheid era. These artists overtly and clandestinely created imagery that became known as resistance art during the 1980s. The second generation of artists were born during the transitional phase in South Africa’s history, i.e. between the 1980s and 2000s. These artists were exposed to vastly different opportunities and context than the former, but were nevertheless shaped by the apartheid disposition. However, both generations of artists exist in a contemporary South Africa that faces different ‘enemies of the people’.
 
This exhibition aims to create an intergenerational conversation, revealing the different neo-resistance practices and approaches to art-making adopted by these artists whose creative careers span across five decades of South Africa’s history.
 
Guest Speaker: Thabang Monoa, Art Historian and Independent Curator.

Participating: Various artists

VENUE:

ABSA GALLERY
Address: ABSA Towers North Building 161 Main Street
Tel: 011 350 5139




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