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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.

The Essop Brothers in Cape Town

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 Iziko South African National Gallery until 21 January 2015. 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 exhibition is an official Art Week Cape Town 2014 event.

Goodman at Cape Town Art Fair 2015

For the Cape Town Art Fair 2015 the Goodman Gallery presents works by dynamic and young artists that deal with concepts and themes specific to their time and place. Themes like dislocation after apartheid, violence, insider and outsider statuses and multiple identities. In this time of global conflicts we find artists negotiating the contemporary moment which includes navigating post national identities, the complexities of Diaspora and, in our context, Afropessimism. Artists shown on the Goodman Gallery booth include Carla Busuttil, Kudzanai Chiurai, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Jabulani Dhlamini, Hasan and Husain Essop, Gabrielle Goliath, Gerald Machona, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Mikhael Subotzky, and JessicaWebster.


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  • Solo exhibitions

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Remembrance

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Halaal Art

    Group exhibitions

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  • Biography

    Artist Statement

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies

    Selected Articles and Reviews


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  • Press for Hasan & Husain Essop

    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)