PUBLIC INTIMACY EXHIBITION

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Athi-Patra Ruga, The Future White Women of Azania, 2012; performed as part of Performa Obscura in collaboration with Mikhael Subotzky; commissioned for the exhibition Making Way, Grahamstown, South Africa; photo: Ruth Simboa, courtesy Athi-Patra Ruga and WHATIFTHEWORLD/GALLERY

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.

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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: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa Source
Date: February 21st – June 29th, 2014
Opening hours: 12:00 – 20:00 (Open at First Tuesday of the month, Sunday till 18:00)
Closed on Monday to Wednesday
Place: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Address: 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: +1 415 978 2787
http://ybca.org

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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