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Various artists on Figures & Fictions at the V&A

Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London featured works by some of the most exciting and inventive photographers living and working in South Africa today, including Goodman Gallery artists Jodi Bieber, Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan & Husain Essop, David Goldblatt, Mikhael Subotzky and Nontsikelelo Veleko. The exhibition presented the vibrant and sophisticated photographic culture that has emerged in post-apartheid South Africa. The works that were on display respond to the country’s powerful rethinking of issues of identity across race, gender, class and politics. The photographs depict people within their individual, family and community lives, practicing religious customs, observing social rituals, wearing street fashion or existing on the fringes of society. All the photographers question what it is to be human at this time in South Africa.

The exhibition ran from 12 April to 17 July 2011.

Click Here to view the video From Black and White to Full Colour: a curator’s journey in which curator of Figures & Fictions, Tamar Garb, reflects on her Cape Town upbringing and the forthcoming show.

Peekaboo – Current South Africa at Helsinki Art Museum

The Helsinki Museum is hosting Finland’s first major review of South African art. Titled Peekaboo Current South Africa , the exhibition considers the current period of transition as one of the most pressing themes for many South African artists. Goodman Gallery represented artists Hasan and Husain Essop, William Kentridge:, Johannes Segogela, Mikheal Subotzky, Nontsikelelo Veleko and Diane Victor all have work featured on the show.

" Peekaboo is not a comprehensive review of postapartheid art,” explains Erja Pusa, Chief Curator, Helsinki Art Museum. “Instead, it seeks to show what kind of content is important in South African art at this moment. For many of the artists, apartheid was part of their own life and its traces are still present today. This is not so very different from how the surrealists looked at and felt about the world after the horrors of the First World War, or the experiences of the horror of totalitarian ideologies that underpin the art of the German artist Georg Baselitz. The experience of history is subjective, and it is always seen against the backdrop of the present, one’s own life, environment and experiences, and so also in art.”

The exhibition will run until 16 January 2011.

Hasan & Husain Essop on Rendez-Vous 13 at the IAC

Hasan and Husain Essop will take part in Rendez-Vous 13, an annual exhibition dedicated to young international artists, at the Institut d’Art Contemporain in Villeurbanne. The exhibition is curated by Nathalie Ergino, Thierry Raspail, Isabelle Bertolotti and Emmanuel Tibloux, and will take place within the framework of the 12th Lyon Biennale, from 10 September to 10 November 2013.

Hasan & Husain Essop on Rendez-Vous 13 at the IAC

Hasan and Husain Essop will take part in Rendez-Vous 13, an annual exhibition dedicated to young international artists, at the Institut d’Art Contemporain in Villeurbanne. The exhibition is curated by Nathalie Ergino, Thierry Raspail, Isabelle Bertolotti and Emmanuel Tibloux, and will take place within the framework of the 12th Lyon Biennale, from 10 September to 10 November 2013.


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Press for Hasan & Husain Essop

Dak'Art 2010 / Dominical / May 2010

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

Dak'Art 2010 / Nafas Art Magazine / May 2010

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

Hasan & Husain Essop / Rendez-Vous 13 / 10 September - 10 November 2014

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)

Hasan & Husain Essop / ENJN / March/April 2010

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