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Bilingual edition accompanying the first major museum retrospective in Europe of the work of Penny Siopis, For Dear Life. A Retrospective, organized and presented at the National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens.

Born in South Africa in 1953 to Greek parents, Siopis, one of the most important artistic voices of her generation, came to prominence in the 1980s and 1990s with her historically and culturally charged paintings that exercised a fierce critique against colonialism, apartheid, racism and sexism. 

The exhibition includes work from all her major series from the early 1980s onwards.

Informative texts and colour reproductions of the works exhibited are included in the catalogue.


Limited-time Special Offer

With the purchase of the catalogue you receive as a gift, Penny Siopis' silkscreen Wringing Hands, 2002, numbered and hand signed by the artist.

For Dear Life A Retrospective | Penny Siopis

SKU: 000.1202.054.00.0
  • Editor: Katerina Gregos

    Coordinating editors: Theophilos Tramboulis, Sophie Perryer

    Texts: Sinazo Chyia, Pumla Gqola, Katerina Gregos, William Kentridge, Achille Mbembe, Griselda Pollock, Laura Rascaroli, Penny Siopis, Olga Speakes

    ISBN: 978-618-5507-19-0

    Number of pages: 392

    Language: Greek, English 

    Type: Hard cover

    Dimensions: 30 x 24.5 cm

    Publication year: 2024

    Publications: ΕΜΣΤ 

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