Dear History: It’s Not Me, It’s You

Contemporary And, July 1, 2017

Dear History: It's Not Me, It's You is an exhibition about art as a powerful tool for reclaiming South Africa's complex heritage, historical narratives and aesthetic imagery.


Dear History: It’s Not Me, It’s You presents works from a distinctly female perspective in an attempt to break, both physically and conceptually, from the loveless marriage between colonial past and patriarchal history. Excavating historic events and deeply subjective experiences, the exhibition aims to reinsert the lost chapters, forgotten heroes and unsung heroines of history that were erased by the colonial sneer. The artists Thania Petersen, Buhlebezwe Siwani and Grace Cross will be shown from 01 July – 22 July 2017.