Students of former Brandeis International Fellow, Stompie Selibe, explore the South African concept of "Ubuntu" in a public exhibition

Striking lithographs exploring the South African concept of 'ubuntu' produced by the students of Brandeis International Fellow Stompie Selibe are on view through January 26, 2005 at the Zero Arrow Theater gallery in Cambridge, MA, in conjunction with the American Repertory Theater's series of plays from South Africa. Selibe has been closely affiliated with the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, most recently as a Brandeis International Fellow exploring the theme Recasting Reconciliation through Culture and the Arts. The lithographs were produced by Selibe's students at the Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, as part of an action-research project in which students interviewed their relatives and neighbors to discover local understandings of reconciliation. The exhibition was coordinated by Brandeis Professor of Fine Arts, Dr. Pamela Allara, a scholar of South African cultural production who maintains an on-going relationship with the Artist Proof Studio. It also includes work produced by students in FA 192, Contemporary Art in a Global Context, who worked with students at the Technikon Witwatersrand to create visual responses to the plays in the American Repertory Theater's series.