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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.

Postcards From America: The Box Set

In May 2011, five Magnum photographers – Paolo Pellegrin, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Alec Soth, Mikhael Subotzky – and a writer, Ginger Strand, set out from Austin, Texas, in an RV. Two weeks and 1750 miles later, they arrived in Oakland, California.

The resulting limited edition book is a collection of objects – a book, five bumper stickers, a newspaper, two fold-outs, three cards, a poster and five zines, all in a signed and numbered box – that collectively document the experience. Edition of 500, signed by all five photographers and the writer. This new limited edition box set launches February 2012.

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Goodman Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach

The Goodman Gallery attends Art Basel Mail Beach from the 4th to 7th of December at the Miami Convention centre, exhibiting the works by Willem Boshoff, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Mounir Fatmi, Kendell Geers, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Liza Lou, Mikhael Subotzky, Hank Willis Thomas and Jeremy Wafer. This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Public sector features work by Goodman Gallery artists Jaar and Thomas while young artists Haroon Gunn-Salie and Gerald Machona both have work on the film sector. Tracey Rose will present a continuous performance piece in the Positions sector where she will be represented by Dan Gunn.

Various Artists At Yale

Contemporary Art/South Africa at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA opened on 09 May 2014 and features more than 30 artworks produced in South Africa or by South Africans from the late 1960s to the present, a period of immense political and social change. The artists in this exhibition – including William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Mikhael Subotzky, Diane Victor, Sue Williamson – address key aspects of the experiences of South Africans, offering multiple perspectives on their lives, their society, and their world. The exhibition runs until to 24 August 2014.

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Press for Mikhael Subotzky

Mikhael Subotzky / Business Day Live / South Africa / 27 March 2015

Tending to the scab covering humanity and its violence By Sue Blaine (328.4 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Lens Culture / South Africa / 12 November 2014

Ponte City: A portrait of Johannesburg by Alexander Strecker (2.7 MB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Mail and Guardian / Johannesburg / 22 - 28 August 2014

Ponte City and the urban myth by Alexander Matthews (358.9 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Sunday Times / South Africa / 17 August 2014

The tower of fable by Tymon Smith (776.1 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Business Day Live / Johannesburg / South Africa / 30 May 2013

Looking Back In Anger To Be Seen by Chris Thurman (264.8 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Financial Times / United Kingdom / 15 November 2013

Marrakech's Museum For Photography and the Visual Arts Offers Surprises by Francis Hodgson (540 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / South Africa / 22 - 28 June 2012

Observers of the Settler's Town by Anthea Buys (464.1 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Photo Eye Blog / 8 November 2012

Book Reviews Retinal Shift by Blake Andrews (412.8 KB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Art Magazin / June 2010

Schwartz, Weiß, und alle Farben by Camilla Péus (1.8 MB)

Mikhael Subotzky / New York Times / New York / 8 September 2008

Splitting The Gallery in Half to Focus on Social Strife by Karen Rosenberg (190.5 KB)

Surfacing / Cape Times / Cape Town / 2 April 2014

Breaking Through Surfaces to Undeclared Spaces by Genna Gardini (3.5 MB)

Mikhael Subotzky / The Sunday Independent / South Africa / 10 June 2008

Documenting and Inhabiting the Contradictions, Mikhael Subotzky by Raffaella Delle Donne (161 KB)

In Context / The Star / Johannesburg / South Africa / 20 May 2010

A nose and a box to draw art lovers by Ufrieda Ho (3.3 MB)

Mikhael Subotzky / Foam Magazine / Amsterdam / Fall 2007

Die Vier Hoeke by Sean O'Toole (11.6 MB)

Mikhael Subotzky / The Guardian / London / 6 September 2007

Mikhael Subotzky's Best Shot by Leo Benedictus (55 KB)
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