|Sue Williamson, "Other Voices, Other Cities: No Time to Stroll, Hong Kong,” ink on paper, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, South Africa|
Look Again lecture: ‘Making Voices Heard’ by Sue Williamson
Oct. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.
Artist Sue Williamson will give a lecture on her practice, sharing backstories to works that led to her series “Other Voices, Other Cities” on view at the SCAD Museum of Art Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, through Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Williamson will share images of the antecedents of the work, which range from 1980s graffiti during the South African apartheid years; the protest writing on the walls of Manley Villa in District Six, Cape Town, in the series “From the Inside;” the collaborative wall-painting project of Egyptian fishermen’s homes in “What About El Max?” and a series of works produced in Havana, Cuba.
Williamson is an artist based in Cape Town, South Africa, whose work has engaged with social issues since the days of apartheid in the 1980s. Through her installations, videos and photographs, she has often brought the voices of those who would otherwise have gone unrecorded into public notice, thus highlighting issues, including state-ordered demolitions, the AIDS pandemic and xenophobia.
Williamson invited residents from different cities around the world, including SCAD Hong Kong students, to spell out what it meant to them to live in their particular city as part of the “Other Voices, Other Cities” exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art.