Contemporary African Art: Resistance Art

In South Africa the years 1968-1971 saw a window for relatively free expression before the Government clamped down on cultural groups linked to the Black Consciousness movement; an opportunity in time that was reflected in an exhibition shown at the Durban Art Gallery called 'Art, South Africa Today'. Pre 1970, most political art was socio-reflective,…Read More


Book: Resistance Art in South Africa

by Sue Williamson (page 112)

"Resistance Art" was Sue Williamson’s classic account of the visual art against apartheid. First published in 1989, it soon became a bestseller. Editions were sold in the United States and the UK, and the South African edition sold out within a few years. Because of continuing demand, this landmark work has now been reprinted with a new preface,…Read More


Harvard Crimson Portrait of Paul Stopforth

By Zoe M. Savitsky, CONTRIBUTING WRITER April 20, 2006

Walking through the hushed corridor of the gallery space in the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research, Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies Paul Stopforth stops before a piece of his, which is entitled ‘Monument.’ “This is in reference to one of the prisoners,…Read More