Talk

Kemang Wa Lehulere: The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side

Related Exhibition Public Intimacy

Saturday, March 1, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
2:00 p.m.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

A multimedia artist based in Johannesburg, Kemang Wa Lehulere is interested in the intersections of personal narrative and collective history, memory, and amnesia. His recent work engages themes of unearthing the past in South Africa and beyond. This performance accompanying Wa Lehulere's installation in Public Intimacy focuses on the figure of Nat Nakasa (1937-1965), a black South African anti-apartheid writer and journalist for Drum magazine who died suspiciously in an alleged suicide, falling from a building in New York City.

Copresented with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as part of Public Intimacy and Live Projects 4

Image: Kemang Wa Lehulere, courtesy of the artist and Stevevson, Cape Town and Johannesburg