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Saturday, March 19, 2011

MoMA: Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now

New Yorkers take note - March 23–August 14, 2011!
In an upcoming MoMA exhibition called Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, nearly 100 prints, posters, books, and wall stencils will be on view—many for the first time in the United States—providing striking examples of how printed art can be used as a tool for social, political, and personal expression.

Impressions from South Africa is organized around five themes: the use of linoleum cut, which exemplifies the accessibility and bold expressiveness of printmaking; the suitability of printmaking, particularly screenprint and offset lithography, for disseminating political statement; the use of intaglio, which has a strong history of graphically narrative work full of political allusion; the integration of photography and printmaking to expand on the notion of the documentary; and, finally, the variety of topics and formats present in post-apartheid printed works, many of which revitalize these other techniques and strategies.
Many of the works were acquired after the worldwide cultural boycott of South Africa dissolved in the 1990's, and the collection is a firs-of-its-kind look inside South Africa's turbulent era of social upheaval.
For more detail see the MoMA press release here.
Dates: March 23–August 14, 2011
The Museum of Modern Art: 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY |

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