Sue Williamson, “Other Voices: We don't see CNN, Cojimar, Cuba,” detail, (photo by Husain Essop), 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, South Africa.

Artist talk for Sue Williamson exhibition: 'Other Voices, Other Cities'

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016


Atlanta, GA

173 14th St. NE

SCAD presents "Making Voices Heard," a talk by artist Sue Williamson. The artist will discuss her practice and the backstory to her series "Other Voices, Other Cities," on view Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, through Monday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Gallery 1600. Williamson will also show antecedents of that work, which include 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 fisherman’s homes in "What About El Max?" and a series of artwork produced in Havana, Cuba.

Williamson is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and her work has engaged with social issues since the days of apartheid. 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 such issues as state ordered demolitions, the AIDS pandemic and xenophobia. For the "Other Voices, Other Cities" series being exhibited at Gallery 1600, she invited residents from different cities around the world — including students at SCAD Hong Kong — to select a phrase describing what it meant to live in that particular city.

This exhibition and artist talk coincide with the annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival, and are organized by Storm Janse van Rensburg, SCAD head curator of exhibitions.

Reception: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, 6–8 p.m.

The artist talk, reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.