arts, exhibition
05/09

Exhibition Opens, Contemporary Art/South Africa

May 9, 2014 (All day)

Friday, May 9, 2014–Sunday, September 14, 2014
Contemporary Art/South Africa features more than 30 artworks produced in South Africa or by South Africans from the late 1960s to the present, a period of immense political and social change. The artists in this exhibition—including Gavin Jantjes, William Kentridge, Santu Mofokeng, Zanele Muholi, Robin Rhode, and Sue Williamson—address key aspects of the experiences of South Africans, offering multiple perspectives on their lives, their society, and their world. Contemporary Art/South Africa features a small but growing body of South African artworks acquired in recent years by the Yale University Art Gallery, alongside loans from public and private collections. Organized by Yale students, the exhibition highlights the vibrancy of South African culture and society, and it invites viewers to question whether it is possible to understand a country through the art it has produced, and to understand contemporary art through the country in which it was made.

Open to: 
General Public

Continue Exploring

Publication
Collection Catalogues
Publication
Artists, New Releases
Other
Collection Objects
Indo-Pacific Art
Collection Objects
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Collection Objects
European Art
Other
Collection Objects
Precolumbian