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Solo exhibition of work by David Goldblatt at the A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town

Titled Picture Theory, the A4 Arts Foundation presents a solo exhibition of photographic work by David Goldblatt (opens 25 October).  As an exhibition, Picture Theory deviates from the convention of presenting Goldblatt’s images within their original essays or bodies of work. Instead the project uncouples images from their chronological and contextual sources, seeking poetic connections that span decades and series. 

Yinka Shonibare CBE and David Goldblatt solo exhibitions open at Norval Foundation

The Norval Foundation in Cape Town is hosting major solo exhibitions by Yinka Shonibare CBE and David Goldblatt (13 February – 26 August). Anchoring Shonibare’s exhibition, titled Trade Winds, will be his African Library, an installation of around 4,900 books covered in Dutch Wax fabric first shown at Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg last year. The library will be shown alongside Shonibare’s five part photographic series Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters as well as the sculptures Boy Balancing Knowledge II and Butterfly Kid (Girl) IV. Elsewhere at Norval Goldblatt’s iconic photographic series On the Mines is exhibited as a complete set for the first time. The series documents the communities and landscape associated with the gold mines of Gauteng, South Africa in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The exhibition will be accompanied by texts by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer.

‘Hacer Noche’ group exhibition in Mexico to feature Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, Haroon Gunn-Salie, William Kentridge, and David Koloane

Hacer Noche is a new initiative bringing contemporary art and artists from Southern Africa to the town of Oaxaca in Mexico for a series of exhibitions, residencies, publications and a conference (10 November – 5 February). The project is the first of its kind to explore historic cross-cultural links between Mexico and Southern Africa through the lens of contemporary art. Hacer Noche explores this connection using the theme of death and differing understandings of its occurrence as a means for finding shared ways of relating to the history of these two postcolonial regions – prominently highlighted on the programme by William Kentridge’s danse macabre installation, More Sweetly Play the Dance, alongside work by Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, Haroon Gunn-Salie, David Koloane and others.

Retrospective exhibition for David Goldblatt at MCA Sydney

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia presents a major retrospective for David Goldblatt as part of the Sydney International Art Series (13 October – 3 March). Curated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent in close collaboration with Goldblatt, the exhibition presents photographs spanning his six decade-career, as well as early vintage prints and never-before- exhibited material from a personal archive. The photographs encompass the darkness of Apartheid, the history of the country’s mining industry, the lives of the white middle class, forced segregation of black and Asian communities into townships under the Group Areas Act, as well as the stories of ex-offenders and their crimes, providing a ‘powerful reflection and insight into South Africa’s turbulent history.’


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  • Solo exhibitions

    On Common Ground: David Goldblatt & Peter Magubane

    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

    Narrative Means / 2018

    the silences between / 2017

    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

    Group Exhibitions


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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)

    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)