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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.

Essop brothers in Potchefstroom

Hasan and Husein Essop, recipients of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art in 2014, exhibit their collaborative photographic series Unrest at the University of Potchefstroom Art gallery from 30 July to 18 September. The series highlights a multi-cultural clash between religion and popular culture. According to the exhibition statement, “Each photograph reflects the twins in a battle of moral, religious and cultural conflict. Two dominant personalities appear, East and West, with all their stereotypes, and environments are chosen as stages on which to perform and define their behaviours.”

The Essop Brothers in Johannesburg

Hasan and Husein Essop, recipients of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art in 2014, exhibit their collaborative photographic series Unrest at the Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, from 21 April. The series highlights a multi-cultural clash between religion and popular culture. According to the exhibition statement, “Each photograph reflects the twins in a battle of moral, religious and cultural conflict. Two dominant personalities appear, East and West, with all their stereotypes, and environments are chosen as stages on which to perform and define their behaviours.”

Hasan & Husain Essop Launch SBYA Show

Recipients of the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Arts Hasan & Husain Essop present a new body of work titled Unrest at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this July. The exhibition addresses the notion of global unrest through the particular lens of young Muslims living in Cape Town, and features the twins’ characteristic large-scale photographic prints, as well as sculptural installations and video works. The exhibition is currently running at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in Port Elizabeth, and will then travel to Durban, Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg.


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  • Solo exhibitions

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Remembrance / 2012

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Halaal Art / 2010

    Group exhibitions

    New Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Show

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

  • Biography

    Artist Statement

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies

    Collections

    Selected Articles and Reviews


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  • Videos

    Chest Beating

    Self-flagellation

  • 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)