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Exhibition – ART — Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa –Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2/ 21 – 6/ 29, 2014 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

We recommend this powerful and beautiful exhibition. Performances are also noteworthy and rare. Do see them if you can.

Public Intimacy
Public Intimacy
Public Intimacy

Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, February 21 June 29, 2014

Disrupting expected images of South Africa, the 25 contemporary artists and collectives featured in Public Intimacy eloquently explore the poetics and politics of the everyday. This collaboration with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents pictures from SFMOMA’s collection of South African photography alongside works in a broad range of media, including video, painting, sculpture, performance, and publications — most made in the last five years, and many on view for the first time on the West Coast. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, Public Intimacy reveals the nuances of human interaction in a country still undergoing significant change, vividly showing public life there in a more complex light.

Public Intimacy includes works by Ian Berry, Ernest Cole, David Goldblatt, Handspring Puppet Company, Nicholas Hlobo, ijusi (Garth Walker), Anton Kannemeyer, William Kentridge, Donna Kukama, Terry Kurgan, Sabelo Mlangeni, Santu Mofokeng, Billy Monk, Zanele Muholi, Sello Pesa and Vaughn Sadie with Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Theatre, Cameron Platter, Lindeka Qampi, Jo Ractliffe, Athi-Patra Ruga, Berni Searle, Penny Siopis, Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse, and Kemang Wa Lehulere.

Source: http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/exhibitions/575#ixzz2uKwAKfwK
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Kemang Wa Lehulere: The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side
Kemang Wa Lehulere: The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side

Date + Time

Saturday, March 1, 2014
4:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 2, 2014
2:00 p.m.

Location

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103         Map

A multimedia artist based in Johannesburg, Kemang Wa Lehulere is interested in the intersections of personal narrative and collective history, memory, and amnesia. His recent work engages themes of unearthing the past in South Africa and beyond. This performance accompanying Wa Lehulere’s installation in Public Intimacy focuses on the figure of Nat Nakasa (1937-1965), a black South African anti-apartheid writer and journalist for Drum magazine who died suspiciously in an alleged suicide, falling from a building in New York City.

Copresented with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as part of Public Intimacy and Live Projects 4

Admission + Ticketing

Free with YBCA gallery admission (free for SFMOMA members).

Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Theatre: Inhabitant
Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Theatre: Inhabitant

Date + Time

Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Location

24th Street, between South Van Ness and Mission Streets Mission District San Francisco, CA       Map

In this outdoor dance event, the performers blend in and out of the crowd and passersby are invited to join in, drawing attention to the everyday encounters and movement of people through the site that creates a shifting lightscape beginning at dusk and continuing through nightfall. Created by choreographer Sello Pesa, conceptual artist Vaughn Sadie, and the Ntsoana Contemporary Dance Theatre, a collaborative dedicated to exploring sociopolitical concepts through movement, Inhabitant was first performed in Johannesburg at the border of a developing arts district called Maboneng. Conceived for an urban space charged with shifting economies and changing demographics, here it plays out on the streets of the Mission District.

Copresented with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Galería de la Raza as part of Public Intimacy and Live Projects 4

Admission + Ticketing

Free and open to the public

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