Clifford Charles

Clifford Charles
Library Shelf Location 18.CHAR
Publication Date Apr 2005
Description This is the first UK solo exhibition of artist Johannesburg-based artist Clifford Charles. Charles’ evocative ink drawings, titled Paintings on Water, chart new visual and physical spaces in post-apartheid South Africa bearing witness to the slippage, multiple layers and forgetfulness in the lived experience of postcolonial Africa. The first black student to graduate with a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Witwatersrand, during apartheid South Africa, Charles now works and lives in Johannesburg. As one of the earliest members of the Afrika Cultural Centre, he also worked for fifteen years as an ‘artist/activist’ in unions, hospitals and other social institutions. He exhibited in the 2003 Venice Biennale and his work is held in both public and private collections. Clifford Charles will be shown as part of Africa 05
Quantity 2
Pages 8
Author Bheki Peterson
Formats Exhibition Catalogue, Foldout leaflet
Publisher inIVA
Related Artist Clifford Charles
Categories Painting, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Related Gallery inIVA: Institute of International Visual Arts
Language English

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