Currently on display in the George Bizos Gallery is,
Can’t Remember, Can’t Forget, a solo art exhibition by
South African visual artist and writer Sue Williamson.
Williamson is a key figure in the pioneering generation
of South African artists whose work in the 1970s and
1980s came to be known as Resistance Art. Their
challenging art production interrogated South Africa’s
socio-political landscape and exposed the harsh
discrimination imposed by apartheid.
Can’t Remember, Can’t Forget, covers key moments
in Willamson’s career and traces a line through South
Africa’s complex history. The exhibition includes key
historical works including, Truth Games, Messages
from the Moat, and Better Lives, which engage with
issues such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission,
slavery, and immigration.
The exhibition also includes two new video works It’s a
pleasure to meet you and What is this thing called
freedom? (2016). These pieces focus on conversations
that reflect the difficulties of true forgiveness and on
how the reconciliation process continues to affect South
Africa’s younger generation.
Williamson is represented by the Goodman Gallery,
Exhibition closes: 31 May 2017