CAN'T REMEMBER, CAN'T FORGET

Sue Williamson

21 March 2017 - 31 May 2017 

 

 

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, 

South Africa. 

 

Exhibition closes: 31 May 2017