S&C

YBCA


'The Future White Women of Azania'

Athi Patra-Ruga
'The Future White Women of Azania', Performed as part of Performa Obscura in collaboration with Mikhael Subotzky ,
Commissioned for the exhibition Making Way, Grahamstown, South Africa; photo: Ruth Simboa, courtesy Athi-Patra Ruga and WHATIFTHEWORLD/GALLERY

SEE LISTING

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street) San Francisco, CA 94103-3138 415.978.ARTS (2787)


http://www.ybca.org/

Hours:


Listings

Jo Ractliffe, Athi Patra Ruga, David Goldblatt, Donna Kukama, Penny Siopis, Santu Mofokeng, Kemang Wa Luhelere and Others at YBCA

Disrupting expected images of South Africa, the 25 contemporary artists and collectives featured in 'Public Intimacy' eloquently explore the poetics and politics of the everyday. This collaboration with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents pictures from SFMOMA’s collection of South African photography alongside works in a broad range of media, including video, painting, sculpture, performance, and publications — most made in the last five years, and many on view for the first time on the West Coast. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, 'Public Intimacy' reveals the nuances of human interaction in a country still undergoing significant change, vividly showing public life there in a more complex light.

 

'Public Intimacy' includes works by Ian Berry, Ernest Cole, David Goldblatt, Handspring Puppet Company, Nicholas Hlobo, ijusi (Garth Walker), Anton Kannemeyer, William Kentridge, Donna Kukama, Terry Kurgan, Sabelo Mlangeni, Santu Mofokeng, Billy Monk, Zanele Muholi, Sello Pesa and Vaughn Sadie with Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Theatre, Cameron Platter, Lindeka Qampi, Jo Ractliffe, Athi-Patra Ruga, Berni Searle, Penny Siopis, Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, and Kemang Wa Lehulere.

21 February 2014 - 29 June 2014