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A new exhibition is ‘Unsettling the Single Society’ at NWU Gallery

The NWU Gallery presents Unsettling the Single Society, an exhibition co-curated by Amohelang Mohajane, Boitumelo Makousu, Nokukhanya Khumalo and Tsepang Bereng using the NWU Collection.

The exhibition is inspired by the 2022 African Critical Inquiry Workshop (ACIP) titled Unsettling the Single Society and opened as a virtual exhibition on 6 April 2022.

This 22 April, there will also be a curatorial walkabout in conjunction with the ACIP Workshop running from 20 – 22 April at the NWU Botanical Garden Gallery.

NWU Gallery Unsettling the Single Society
BALLOT, Elizabeth Laetitia, Nieu Bethesda (1988), 159,5cm x 122,5cm (framed), Mixed Media.
NWU Gallery Unsettling the Single Society
NWU Gallery Unsettling the Single Society

The workshop Unsettling the Single Society will challenge the myth that settler colonialism and the attendant idea of separate societies ended in 1994. By returning to Gluckman, it will encourage questions around how settler colonialism was and still is a structure of domination that continues into the present.

  • NWU Gallery Unsettling the Single Society
  • NWU Gallery Unsettling the Single Society
  • NWU Gallery Unsettling the Single Society
  • NWU Gallery Unsettling the Single Society
  • NWU Gallery Unsettling the Single Society

The exhibition explores the themes of belonging and unbelonging; symbolic and material labour; land and landscape; structural and direct violence; and contested knowledges, themes that structure the historical and ongoing composition of our settler colonial world.

Unsettling the Single Society is on exhibition until 31 May.

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