Friday, June 1, 2012

The Boston-Johannesburg Connection at Tufts University Art Gallery



EVENT NOTICE

The Boston-Jo'burg Connection:
Collaboration and Exchange at Artist Proof Studio, 1983-2012
  
JUNE 1-JULY 29, 2012

 TUFTS UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
 @ THE SHIRLEY and ALEX AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 31, 5:30-8:00
Curatorial Walk-Through, 5:30 PM
Live Music by the Afrika Gente Quartet, 6:15 PM
Nhlanhla Xaba, Untitled (Singer with Mask), 1999. Lithograph, 9/20,
Nhlanhla Xaba, Untitled (Singer with Mask), 1999. Lithograph, 9/20, 15x22 inches
This groundbreaking exhibition tells the story of Artist Proof Studio,
which was conceived in Boston by Tufts/Museum School graduate Kim Berman in the 1980s and co-founded with artist Nhlanhla Xaba in Johannesburg in 1991. Over its twenty-one year history, this community-based printmaking studio has mirrored the transformations in South African society from the end-stages of Apartheid to a conception of artists as activist-citizens in a democratic society 
  
The exhibition is guest curated by Pamela Allara, an expert in contemporary South African art who has published and lectured widely on Artist Proof Studio. She is an associate professor emerita of Brandeis University.

 



South Africa Partners
89 South St. Ste. 701
Boston, MA 02111
TEL: 617 443-1072

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