David Goldblatt


Gallery News for David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt at Standard Bank Gallery

David Goldblatt: The Pursuit of Values is on show at Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, from 20 October to 5 December. The catalogue produced for the show notes that the exhibition is “essentially about the human spirit” and draws on a number of bodies of work, covering a period of some 65 years. There is a particular focus on South Africa, with works from the series The Structure of Things, Then (1998) and from his ongoing series on the Structures of Democracy.

David Goldblatt in Bloemfontein and Stellenbosch

The University of the Free State, in partnership with the Goodman Gallery, will present the exhibition Structures of Dominion and Democracy 13 July to the 7 August. The exhibition is dedicated to the series Structures, one of the major bodies of works by Goldblatt. For over three decades Goldblatt has traveled South Africa photographing sites and structures weighted with historical narrative: monuments, private, religious and secular, that reveal something about the people who built them. The exhibition forms part of the main programme of the Vrystaat Arts Festival. Goldblatt’s exhibition In the Time of Aids runs at Stellenbosch University from 6 July. According to the artist’s statement the awareness-raising exhibition happens at a time when, “although less voracious in its spread and through drugs less terrible the suffering it brings, HIV/Aids is still very much with us.” Runs until 30 November 2015.

Various artists on TWENTY: Art in the Time of Democracy

The exhibition TWENTY: Art in the Time of Democracy features works by 115 artists and is presented by UJ Arts & Culture at the UJ Art Gallery from 1 July to 5 August 2015. Curated by Gordon Froud, senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg (FADA), it incorporates a broad range of works by established and emerging South African artists addressing their experiences of the first twenty years of democracy in this country. Artists include William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Diane Victor, David Koloane, Kagiso Pat Mautloa, Vusi Beauchamp and Clive van den Berg. Froud originally curated the exhibition for the Appalachian State University Turchin Centre in North Carolina, in 2014.

David Goldblatt awarded the Kraszna-Krausz Fellowship

Eminent South African photographer David Goldblatt has been awarded the Kraszna-Krausz Fellowship. The award was given at a ceremony in London last night (18 April) and was the first Kraszna-Krausz Fellowship awarded for achievement as a photographer working in the photographic book form.
The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards are presented by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation in partnership with Media Space and they pay tribute to Andor Kraszna-Krausz (b. Hungary, 1904 — 1989), one of the most important and influential names in photographic publishing.
In announcing the fellowship Michael G. Wilson – Chairman of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation — said in April: “David Goldblatt is the 2015 inaugural Kraszna-Krausz Fellow in recognition of his incredible achievement as a photographer working in the medium of the photography book. Throughout his career, Goldblatt’s projects have exemplified the highest standards of intellectual rigour and creative production. His photography books have inspired multiple generations of photographers and are among the most influential of the 20th and 21st centuries.” Other Krausz-Kraszna Fellowships went to writer and journalist Sir Harold Evans as well as a First Book Award 2015 to Ciarán Óg Arnold for his project ‘I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed but all I could do was to get drunk again’.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    David Goldblatt / Structures of Dominion & Democracy / 2014

    David Goldblatt / On the Mines / 2012

    David Goldblatt / Portraits / 2011

    David Goldblatt / TJ: Some things old, some things new and some much the same

    David Goldblatt / Fietas

    David Goldblatt/ Joburg

    David Goldblatt / Intersections

    David Goldblatt / Particulars and Rural South Africa

    Group exhibitions

    Edge of Silence / 2015

    Other People's Memories / 2015

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / 2015

    C-16 / 2013

    Structures / 2013

    Editions / 2013

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Winter Show / Cape Town / 2010

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Awards and Merits


    Selected Articles and Reviews


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  • Videos

    David Goldblatt in Conversation With Matthew Krouse

  • Press for David Goldblatt

    David Goldblatt / allAfrica / Africa / 5 August 2015

    South Africa: Structures of Dominion and Democracy By Thapelo Mokoatsi (431.4 KB)

    David Goldblatt / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 24 April 2015

    The structures that David Goldblatt values By Jeremy Kuper (343.9 KB)

    David Goldblatt / IOL Daily News / South Africa / 8 April 2015

    Seeing ourselves in structures By Kamcilla Pillay (440 KB)

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / City Press / South Africa / 15 February 2015

    Art review – The geopolitical trash By Nadine Botha (76.8 KB)

    Silence talks with a powerful voice / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 13 August 2015

    Silence talks with a powerful voice By BONGANI KONA (1.8 MB)

    David Goldblatt / Mail and Guardian / 30 - 5 January to February 2015

    David Goldblatt salutes a photographer whose work speaks fluently about people and events By David Goldblatt (503.4 KB)

    David Goldblatt / The New Yorker / New York / 22 January 2015

    David Goldblatt’s “Particulars” By Genevieve Fussell (211.7 KB)

    David Goldblatt / The Mail and Guardian / 21 to 27 November 2014

    Landscapes of High Voltage by Melvyn Minnaar (315.1 KB)

    David Goldblatt / City Press / Johannesburg / 27 July 2014

    Fine china for charity by Percy Mabandu (234.8 KB)

    David Goldblatt / Design indaba / South Africa / 5 March 2014

    David Goldblatt on life through lens by Design Indaba (254 KB)

    David Goldblatt / ARTNews / United States of America / 9 April 2012

    Things Fall Apartheid by Robin Cebalist (512.1 KB)

    David Goldblatt / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 2-8 November 2012

    Exploration of mining taps into rich seams by Rory Bester (623 KB)

    David Goldblatt / The Guardian / United Kingdom / 9 November 2012

    Feeling the heat: Photography under apartheid by Roger Tooth (131.6 KB)

    David Goldblatt / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 17 September 2010

    Shot on the spot by Shaun de Waal (7.4 MB)

    David Goldblatt / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 29 April 2010

    David Goldblatt's clear-eyed view of apartheid by Ann Levin (171.7 KB)

    David Goldblatt / Marie Claire / South Africa / October 2010

    More than black and white by Aspasia Karras (8.1 MB)

    David Goldblatt / Sunday Independent / South Africa / 17 October 2010

    Haunted by the past by Mary Corrigall (2.8 MB)

    David Goldblatt / Sunday Times / South Africa / 26 September 2010

    Posers by Sunday Times Lifestyle (5.4 MB)

    David Goldblatt / The Jewish Daily Forward / United States / 9 May 2010

    A Lens on Apartheid's Haunting Legacy by Donald Weber (5.2 MB)

    David Goldblatt / The New York Review / New York / 2 - 19 September 2010

    South Africa; The Truth Teller by Joseph Lelyveld (2.5 MB)

    David Goldblatt / The Times / South Africa / 8 October 2010

    Goldblatt's old and new by Jackie May (1.8 MB)