Johannesburg

Sue Williamson – That Particular Morning

Jul 25 - Aug 31 2019       163 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood
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Reflecting on the aftermath of apartheid in South Africa, internationally acclaimed artist Sue Williamson’s latest powerful installation That Particular Morning delves into conversations about reconciliation and trauma in South Africa two decades after apartheid ended.

That Particular Morning brings together two dual-channel videos from No more fairy tales, a series of filmed conversations that highlight the reality of daily life in South Africa twenty years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was established. The TRC was set-up in 1996 with the aim of initiating a healing process by allowing perpetrators amnesty to share the truth about the crimes they committed and victims the opportunity to bear witness and find answers.

That Particular Morning features the testimony of Siyah Ndawela Mgoduka, son of Mbambalala Glen Mgoduka, a policeman who was assassinated in December 1989. In this conversation, Mgoduka asks his mother questions he has carried for many years, bringing to light issues of forgiveness, loneliness, respect, and the differing attitudes of two generations towards the processes of the TRC hearings.

Shown alongside the films and adding further context to the exhibition are Postcards from Africa, Williamson's new series of ink drawings of re-drawn scenes based on postcards of Africa from the early 1900s, and Signs of the Lost District, a new series of signage works and engraved panels whose imagery is derived from old photographs recalling the cinemas, the fish market, the public wash house and the cafes which once were part of the daily fabric of District Six in Cape Town. 

Opening event Thu Jul 25 at 18:00.

Date

Venue

Jul 25 2019 - Aug 31 2019
Goodman Gallery
163 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood
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Admission free

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