Penny Siopis: Sympathetic Magic
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Exhibition catalogue for University of the Witwatersrand, 2002
A Catalogue of the highly acclaimed artist, Penny Siopis’s exhibition at the Getrude Posel Gallery. Sympathetic Magic explores the relationship between biography, memory and history in the life and work of Penny Siopis. Drawing upon anthropological theories of ‘sympathetic magic’ – the art of influencing events through the dual enchanted principles of contact and imitation – this exhibition examines ways in which material objects may establish and maintain relations between individuals across generations.
Softcover, 34 pp, 22×22 cm