Sculpture Alumnus Explores Identity and Memory on a Fulbright Scholarship in South Africa

Since November, Levester Williams (M.F.A. ’16) has been creating sculptures and installations that engage with the politics and poetics of space and place in Johannesburg during its ongoing transformation into a post-apartheid city. He is exploring themes such as identity, memory and community in Johannesburg’s urban landscape.

“It was a huge learning experience because I got to make contact and immerse myself in a different cultural environment, but also, at the same time, I learned so much about myself and my own culture,” he said. “It’s like a paradigm shift happened within my life and within my artwork,” said Williams.

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May 2, 2017