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.
- Judy Ann Seidman
- No to Resettlement!
- South Africa
- Screenprint in black and tan on off-white wove paper
- 285 × 275 mm (sheet)
- Gift of Artworkers Retirement Society