Mary Sibande’s Art Tells the Political—and Personal—Story of Apartheid

If you have ever seen Mary Sibande’s work, then you’ve invariably met Sophie. She is the South African artist’s muse, her alter-ago, her subject—her past and her present.   Sibande’s mother, her grandmother and her great-grandmother all wore the same blue uniform as members of the servant class during Africa’s apartheid and earlier. It’s an…

The South Asian Artists Making Their Mark on the Western Scene

Women from India, Pakistan and beyond are finally gaining recognition thanks to a spate of recent and coming museum shows. This article looks at a select group of women who are forging new narratives about contemporary South Asian art — and receiving unprecedented attention from major institutions in the United States. The video highlights a…