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Goldblatt documentary at Durban International Film Festival

Goldblatt, first ever feature-length documentary on the legendary South African photographer, is showing at the Durban International Film Festival on 16,18 and 22 July. The documentary made its world premiere at the Encounters Documentary Festival in June this year and is produced by Goodman Gallery owner Liza Essers and Josh Ginsburg, and directed by Daniel Zimbler.

David Goldblatt documentary makes world premiere in South Africa

The first ever feature-length documentary on the legendary South African photographer David Goldblatt – titled, Goldblatt – makes its world premiere in Johannesburg on 6 June at 6:30pm at Rosebank Nouveau and on 9 June at Cape Town’s Labia Theatre at 6:30pm as part of Encounters Documentary Festival (1-11 June 2017). Goldblatt is produced by Liza Essers and Josh Ginsburg, and directed by Daniel Zimbler. It turns the lens on one of South Africa’s most prolific image-makers and documents his remarkable contribution to photography, both locally and on an international scale. Offering unique insights into the photographer’s practice, it features interviews with Zanele Muholi, William Kentridge, the late Nadine Gordimer, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Howard Booth.

‘This moving documentary has been in the making for six years,’ says Essers. ‘It comes at an exciting moment in the 87-year-old’s career, which is showing no signs of slowing down, with two current exhibitions in British prisons and an upcoming retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in 2018. The documentary marks the moment when we finally turn the lens on this shrewd witness to social change in South Africa and document his remarkable contribution to photography, both locally and on an international scale. It is the second film in an ongoing documentary series on major SA artists that I conceptualised ten years ago, starting with a film on William Kentridge and Marlene Dumas in conversation in 2010.’

Dhlamini, Goldblatt and Sekgala in Aperture’s ‘Platform Africa’

Jabulani Dhlamini, David Goldblatt and Thabiso Sekgala are included in Aperture’s summer 2017 issue Platform Africa, which profiles the biennales, art spaces and educational workshops that are changing the shape of photography across Africa today. Edited in collaboration with John Fleetwood, former head of the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg, Bisi Silva, founder and director of the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, and Aïcha Diallo, associate editor of the website Contemporary And, the issue is accompanied by an exhibition at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in New York (5 – 7 May).

Various artists on Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Africa show

Five Goodman Gallery artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, David Koloane and Sue Williamson – are included in Fondation Louis Vuitton’s exhibition Art/Afrique, Le nouvel atelier (26 April – 28 August). They are featured in the section Being There, which focuses on work by 15 artists from South Africa.


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  • Solo exhibitions

    David Goldblatt / The Pursuit of Values

    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

    Summer Show / 2016

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    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

    Awards and Merits

    Collections

    Selected Articles and Reviews

    Publications

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  • Videos

    David Goldblatt in Conversation With Matthew Krouse

  • Press for David Goldblatt

    David Goldblatt / Artforum / November 2009

    Leora Maltz-Leca on David Goldblatt (591.1 KB)

    David Goldblatt / Arthub / May 2016

    Engaging with South Africa: David Goldblatt, by Ryan Nuckolls (489.7 KB)

    David Goldblatt / Pretoria News / October 2015

    Retrospective sees Goldblatt get his dues by Diane de Beer (1.1 MB)

    David Goldblatt / Creative Feel / October 2015

    The Pursuit of Values (2 MB)

    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)