Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama


Nontsikelelo Veleko
Africhi, Pigment inks on cotton rag paper , 42 x 28cm
Image courtesy of Goodman Gallery


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Various Artists at Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

This exhibition features the work of 18 photographers, new media and video artists, who lived and worked in South Africa during the apartheid era (1948-1994), though a few now live elsewhere. Its eight sections highlight the ways that these artists have addressed South African culture from various perspectives, and their increased presence in the global art world since 1994. It examines the use of analog and digital media, still and moving pictures, and two- and three-dimensional formats to express relationships between mid-twentieth-century approaches and more recent ones, and differing concerns among artists of successive generations.

Artists include Jürgen Schadeberg, Santu Mofokeng, Andrew Tshabangu, David Goldblatt, Sue Williamson, Thando Mama, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Roger Ballen and William Kentridge.

30 January 2011 - 17 April 2011