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No to Resettlement!

A work made of screenprint in black and tan on off-white wove paper.

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  • A work made of screenprint in black and tan on off-white wove paper.

Date:

1981

Artist:

Thamsanqa (Thami) Mnyele (South African, 1948-1985)
Judy A. Seidman (American, born 1951, active in Botswana and South Africa)

About this artwork

Based on a woodcut by South African artist Mpikayipheli Figlan, this screenprint was jointly conceived by Medu artists Thamsanqa Mnyele and Judy Seidman. The poster shows black families being removed from their homes by gun-wielding men, while the text below the drawing names towns and areas where such displacements occurred in the early 1980s.

Affordable housing and equitable land ownership continue to be subjects of intense, emotional scrutiny in post-apartheid South Africa. Current debates center on proposed constitutional amendments to permit the government to claim and redistribute white-owned lands as a means of reducing socioeconomic inequality.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Judy Ann Seidman

Title

No to Resettlement!

Place

South Africa (Artist's nationality:)

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1981

Medium

Screenprint in black and tan on off-white wove paper

Dimensions

Sheet: 28.5 × 27.5 cm (11 1/4 × 10 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Artworkers Retirement Society

Reference Number

2018.447

Extended information about this artwork

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