Empowering the Creative Spirit in Youths

Kudzanai Chiurai

A new exhibition titled Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now at the Museum of Modern Art in New York features the work of Goodman Gallery artists Kudzanai Chiurai, William Kentridge and Sue Williamson.

During the oppressive years of apartheid rule in South Africa, not all artists had access to the same opportunities. But far from quashing creativity and political spirit, these limited options gave rise to a host of alternatives—including studios, print workshops, art centers, schools, publications, and theaters open to all races; underground poster workshops and collectives; and commercial galleries that supported the work of black artists—that made the art world a progressive environment for social change. Printmaking, with its flexible formats, portability, relative affordability, and collaborative environment, was a catalyst in the exchange of ideas and the articulation of political resistance.

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One response

  1. Sekai

    this guys stuff looks great 🙂

    March 14, 2011 at 21:54

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