La Fondation Gulbenkian, en co-production avec le projet Gulbenkian Next Future, présente « Present Tense »
La Délégation en France de la Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian présente, en co-production avec le projet Gulbenkian Next Future, « Present Tense », une grande exposition autour de la photographie contemporaine du sud de l’Afrique.
Cette exposition présentera des photographies de Délio Jasse, Dillon Marsh, Guy Tillim, Jo Ractliffe, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Mack Magagane, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Paul Samuels, Pieter Hugo, Sabelo Mlangeni, Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, Filipe Branquinho, Mauro Pinto et Sammy Baloji
Granite Mining in Angola, 2009 © Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi
Tirage numérique, impression Inkjet sur papier de coton 100 X 70
Alors que 2011 a marqué les vingt ans de la fin de l’apartheid en Afrique du Sud, la D&...
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation presents photographs from South Africa in « Present Tense » exhibition
« Present Tense » exhibition will be taking place nineteen years after the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa, twenty-one years after the peace agreements in Mozambique, twenty-three years after Namibia declared independence and eleven years after the death of Jonas Savimbi, which marked the end of the civil war in Angola.
In just two decades, the ever-changing political and social situation of this region of Africa has brought all kinds of challenges for its citizens, including the one of learning how to live together: in each town, and in each country with their neighbors across the border. It has not been an easy or evident path to follow, and occasionally a step backwards has threatened to destroy the expectations created twenty years earlier. There are different levels to the p...
Sabelo Mlangeni - Ghost Towns, at Michael Stevenson
STEVENSON is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Sabelo Mlangeni. Ghost Towns brings together two bodies of work: Mlangeni's recent photographs of small towns and his At Home series which will be shown in Cape Town for the first time.
At Home focuses on rural areas where breadwinners have migrated away in search of work, leaving behind the young and the old. For those 'left behind at home', life is slow and seemingly empty; the landscape assumes unreal contours, and light and dust make everything look as if suspended in time. These places, where many urban immigrants have their roots, are portrayed as spaces of waiting, seen through the filter of memory. The villages possess a distinct tranquility and spaciousness even though there is poor sanitation, teenage pregnancy, lack of basic information an...
Men Only and At Home - Sabelo MlangeniSabelo Mlangeni’s Men Only focuses on the George Goch hostel on the East Rand of Johannesburg. Built in 1961 to house migrant mineworkers, today the hostel is home to taxi drivers and security guards, among the many who move to Jozi to better their lives. Only men are allowed in such hostels, and in the collective imaginary they are places of violence, sexual abuse and illegal trafficking. They are also places where the legacy of apartheid is still clearly evident, despite the gains of the past 15 years of democracy.
Mlangeni spent several weeks in the hostel, sharing the daily routines of the tenants as he worked. ‘I did not choose to be invisible, but ended up blending with the people in the hostel. I became one of them. I spent so long there that they never really cared what I was doing. I tried not to ...
A Look Away - South African Photography Today»A Look Away« is the first of two exhibitions on Contemporary South African Art at Gallery Kuckei + Kuckei in Berlin. While the first show will focus on the latest developments in photography, the second part, titled »Why not?«, will present artists working in various mediums such as sculpture, installation, video and performance.
»A Look Away« introduces four emerging photographers from different origins in South Africa: Pieter Hugo, Sabelo Mlangeni, Mikhael Subotzky and Nontsikelelo Veleko. Furthermore the show will present works of documenta-participant Guy Tillim.
The title of the exhibition is also the name of a recently founded art magazine in South Africa. It ironically describes what photography in Southern Africa always avoided. Especially in the years before 1994 photog...