Upcoming Exhibition
Robin Rhode, Piano Chair (video still), 2011. Animation; color digital video with sound, 3 mins., 50 secs. Edition of 5. © Robin Rhode. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Contemporary Art/ South Africa

Friday, May 9, 2014Sunday, 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. The exhibition not only recognizes South Africa as a thriving cultural center but also invites viewers to ask whether it is possible to understand a country through the art it has produced and to understand art through the country in which it was made.
Exhibition organized by Yale University students under the mentorship of Kate Ezra, the Nolen Curator of Education and Academic Affairs. Made possible by the Jane and Gerald Katcher Fund for Education; the John F. Wieland, Jr., B.A. 1988, Fund for Student Exhibitions; and the Nolen-Bradley Family Fund for Education.

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