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Emma Willemse explores memory in dis(place)
Art.co.za Review
by Mandy Conidaris

This exhibition represents the culmination of the artist's creative journey of exploration, research and art making spanning several years. The notions of displacement, loss, traces and memory have been key in her work, and stem from the artist's own experiences.

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Arty validation of Twitter and tweet
Cape Times
by Veronica C. Wilkinson

Artists Emma Willemse and Hester Viles get to grips with material culture as translated knowledge in a collaborative exhibition that embraces wacky humour and a broad range of media.

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Die argitektuur van pyn: 'n kunskritiese beskouing van US Woordfees 2018
Litnet review on the Woordfees 2018 exhibition
by Adrie van Eeden

Hoog bo, sentraal in die uitstalling van die feeskunstenaar Emma Willemse, getiteld Argiewe van verlies en verlange, hang 'n boot van hout met verflenterde seildoek om die karkas gespan bo-oor tafels wat in kruispadvorm gepak is.

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'n Lewende testament wat boekdele spreek
Die Burger on the Woordfees 2018 exhibition
by Laetitia Pople

Ontworteling, die traumatiese verlies van 'n tuiste en migrasie. Dit is die temas waaroor vanjaar se US Woordfees-kunstenaar se werk die afgelope vyf jaar handel - sy het selfs 'n akademiese studie oor ontheemding gedoen.

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The Body of the Book: 101 ways to long for a home
Catalogue for solo show in Paris 2016

The installation of 20 books of the artist with the title "101 ways to long for a home" is part of a larger vast project, designed as an imaginary user manual, or as an archiving tool, to transcribe and re-imagine a multitude of ways to deal with the loss of a home.

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