Hasan and Husain Essop


Gallery News for Hasan and Husain Essop

Various artists at the College of Wooster Art Museum

Five Goodman artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan & Husain Essop, Gabrielle Goliath, Haroon Gunn-Salie and Gerald Machona – are included on the College of Wooster Art Museum’s group exhibition After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary South African Art, in Ohio (12 September – 12 November). Curated by Dr. Andrew Hennlich, the exhibition features 14 artists who read the political climate of post-apartheid South Africa through fashion’s embrace of the ‘new’. The artists use fashion to shape narratives of representation, identity, memory, xenophobia, violence in the domestic sphere, and allegories of nationalism. Both individually and collectively, these artists locate fashion as a political language and reinterpret the historical terrain of South Africa after the thrill of apartheid’s end is gone

Hasan & Husain Essop at the Castle of Good Hope

Hasan & Husain Essop have new work included on the exhibition Athlone in Mind (10–13 August) at the Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town. Curated by Dr Kurt Campbell, the exhibition of commissioned work will coincide with an international humanities conference organized by the Centre for Humanities Research, and aims to explore new ways of imagining and thinking about marginalised sites of creativity and artistic production. The Essops exhibited large format photographs that fix and disrupt assumptions of those who traverse the Cape Flats suburb of Athlone on a daily basis. The artists have previously produced work related to the area and the attendant challenges those who live there face daily.

Hasan and Husain Essop feature on year-long exhibition in Hermanus

Work by the Essops forms part of the Hermanus Fyn Arts Festival 2017 (9 – 18 June) in South Africa. While being part of the ‘Sculptures on the Cliff’ section of the festival, the artwork is also included on a year-long group exhibition, EchoLocation, curated by Lien Botha, at the Gearing’s Point, a new venue of the Old Harbour, along the Cliff Path in Hermanus (10 June – June 2018).

Hasan and Husain Essop in Dubai

On 16 November Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde in Dubai opened an exhibition of the series Unrest by Hasan and Husain Essop. This is their second solo exhibition with the gallery in Dubai, the previous taking place in 2011. Unrest focuses on new works created in the last year as part of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art. The exhibition runs until 7 January 2016.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Refuge / 2017

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Remembrance / 2012

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Halaal Art / 2010

    Group exhibitions

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

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  • Press for Hasan & Husain Essop

    Hasan & Husain Essop / DB Art Mag / March 2016

    Art as Conversation Starter: An Interview with Hasan and Husain Essop by Sean O'Toole (98.1 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Spring 2016

    Husain and Hasan Essop's South Africa, by Danna Lorch (2.6 MB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / ArtSlant / January 2016

    With collaboration and performance, twin photographers represent South Africa's Muslim community, by Danna Lorch (456.6 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Gulf News / December 2015

    Unease of being an immigrant, by Jyoti Kaisi (601 KB)

    Hasan and Husain Essop / Media Diversified / London / 10 May 2015

    Unrest By Karen Williams (559.1 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Creative Feel / South Africa / April 2015

    Unrest By Creative Feel (5.2 MB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Tonight / South Africa / 21 April 2015

    Narrative of conflict: pop culture vs paranoia By Theresa Smith (133.2 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Mail & Guardian / South Africa / 9 December 2014

    Essop brothers' exhibit probes stereotypes, violence and anonymity By Athi Mongezeleli Joja (285.8 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Artslink.co.za / South Africa / 11 November 2014

    Standard Bank Young Artist Exhibition at Iziko By Iziko Museums of South Africa (410.7 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Tonight / South Africa / 8 July 2014

    Visual Journey of Creative Landmarks by Steyn du Toit (181.8 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Rendez-Vous 13 / 10 September - 10 November 2013

    Hasan & Husain Essop by Rendez-Vous (324.8 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Bussines Day Live / Johannesburg / 24 October 2013

    Seeing double as visual artists allow education to inform art by Chris Thurman (243.4 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 28 March - 4 April 2013

    Interrogating the lingering by Sean O'Toole (593.5 KB)

    Dak'Art 2010 / Nafas Art Magazine / May 2010

    Dak'Art 2010: Looking back, facing forward? by J. Bouwhuis & K. Winking (217.8 KB)

    Dak'Art 2010 / Dominical / May 2010

    Descubriendo el arte Africano by Manuel López-Ligero (575 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / ENJN / March/April 2010

    Doing it ourselves by Sean O'Toole (6.2 MB)