Artist: Sue Williamson
Exhibition title: ‘Other voices, other cities’ (‘Otras voces, otras ciudades’)
Date: 16.11. 2023 – 21.01.2024
Espacio: CAAM – sede principal (planta 2). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. España.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 9pm. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sue Williamson is one of the most relevant and significant artists in the contemporary African art scene, with a strong international presence and recognition. Her more than five decades of artistic production have developed a body of work with a broad social and political commitment. Firmly positioned against apartheid policies, she is also a key figure in the vindication of women’s rights and equality.
The CAAM presents her photographic exhibition Other Voices, Other Cities / Otras voces, otras ciudades, which gathers the results of the workshop given by the artist in numerous cities around the world since 2009, first held in the city of Havana, and later, among others, in Johannesburg, London, Bern, Berlin, New York, Istanbul…
This workshop, which subtly and attentively listens to the voices of other people, from other cities, took place at the CAAM last July. The artist proposes an open and sincere dialogue, a discussion about the phrase that, through a process of interaction and consensus, can define what living in the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria means for the workshop collective. What could be the message that describes the character of this city?
The phrase is handcrafted collaboratively and with simple materials, while the artist explores the city to find the appropriate location to display the message. The chosen location was La Laja beach. The artist Leandro Betancor captured this historic moment with his camera.
Orlando Britto Jinorio