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David Goldblatt in Durban

Durban‘s KZNSA Gallery presents major photographs in the ongoing Structures series by David Goldblatt. Structures is a major body of work described by the late Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer as “an extraordinary visual history of a country and its people.” Titled Structures of Dominion & Democracy, the exhibition traverses the distinct eras in our history. The exhibition contains images dating back as far as 1963. Goldblatt’s contemporary photographs picture the political and social landscapes of the period after the advent of democracy. From 31 March to 19 April.

Various Artists At Standard Bank Gallery

From Sitting to Selfie: 300 years of South African Portraits at Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg maps the long tradition of portraiture and its changing use and function in society. The exhibition, which opened to the public 25 June 2014, features work by Candice Breitz, Willem Boshoff, Hasan & Husain Essop, David Goldblatt, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge, Brett Murray, Walter Oltmann, Mikhael Subotzky, Minnette Vári and Diane Victor amongst others. From 19th century oil paintings to 21st century video installations, the exhibition raises many interesting questions about how and why people make portraits of themselves and others, and how the reasons for this have changed over time. The exhibition runs until 6 September 2014.

Various artists at the Smithsonian African Art Museum

Works by Ghada Amer, Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Mikhael Subotzky, Clive van den Berg, Diane Victor featured on Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa at the National Museum for African Art at Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA. This was the first major exhibition and scholarly endeavor to comprehensively examine the rich relationship between African artists and the land upon which they live, work, and frame their days.

David Goldblatt at the Goodman Gallery Cape Town

Until 6 December 2014, the Goodman Gallery Cape Town is to display the exhibition “Structures of Dominion and Democracy” by photographer David Goldblatt.

The exhibition is to display major works from the Structures series, which Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer described as, “an extraordinary visual history of a country and its people.” Goldblatt has travelled South Africa for over 30 years documenting sites weighted with historical narrative; the exhibition in question focuses on the period after the fall of apartheid. Goldblatt commented that: “I’m mainly showing Democracy. And the reason for this is that people here are familiar with Baaskap and the period of apartheid, but they are not very familiar with looking at what is emerging now.”

David Goldblatt was born in South Africa in 1930, founding the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg in 1989. In 1998 he was the first South African to be given a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York.

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Press for David Goldblatt

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)

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)
  • Solo exhibitions

    David Goldblatt / Structures of Dominion & Democracy / 2014

    David Goldblatt / On the Mines

    David Goldblatt / Portraits

    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

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    Other People's Memories

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / 2015





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