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Dhlamini, Goldblatt and Sekgala in Aperture’s ‘Platform Africa’

Jabulani Dhlamini, David Goldblatt and Thabiso Sekgala are included in Aperture’s summer 2017 issue Platform Africa, which profiles the biennales, art spaces and educational workshops that are changing the shape of photography across Africa today. Edited in collaboration with John Fleetwood, former head of the Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg, Bisi Silva, founder and director of the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, and Aïcha Diallo, associate editor of the website Contemporary And, the issue is accompanied by an exhibition at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in New York (5 – 7 May).

Thabiso Sekgala at the Walther Collection

Sekgala features on the Walther Collection’s group exhibition, Recent Histories – New African Photography (7 May – 29 October). Forming part of the collection’s ongoing projects showcasing contemporary photography and video art from Africa, the show focuses on how African photographers are engaging with revolutionary and current photographic practices to respond to ideas and understandings of African diaspora.

Thabiso Sekgala at the Walther Collection

The Walther Collection presents the second exhibition in its series on contemporary photography and video art from Africa and the African Diaspora. The first opened in fall 2015 with The Lay of the Land, a group show presenting photographic approaches to the postcolonial African cityscape. The new project is titled Close to Home at the Walther Collection Project Space until 23 April. The exhibition, “Vividly document[s] the flawed beauty of everyday life … the five young photographers in Close to Home represent a powerful new vision of portrait photography in Africa." The photographs of the late Thabiso Sekgala are included in the exhibition that explores intense social relationships through intimate portrayals of friends and family, in-depth accounts of eclectic sub-cultures and communities, or typological studies of professions.

Tributes to Thabiso Sekgala in Bamako and Lagos

Both the 10th Rencontres de Bamako Biennale panafricaine de Photographie and LagosPhoto festival 2015 have held to tributes to young photographer Thabiso Sekgala, who passed away in Johannesburg in 2014. “In his photographic pursuit of different places,” write the organisers of the Bamako Biennale “Thabiso Sekgala may have thought, to quote the lyrics of Gil Scott-Heron’s song Running : ‘It’s easier to run / easier than staying and finding out you’re the only one…who didn’t run.’ From Bulawayo to Berlin, Sekgala’s photography offers glimpses of movement over time, just as it forms a legacy that will endure forever.” Lagos Photo ended on 27 November and the Bamako Biennale runs until 31 December 2015.


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  • Solo exhibitions

    Thabiso Sekgala / Running / 2014

    Group exhibitions

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    [Working Title] / 2012

    BASIC REALITY / 2011

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  • Press for Thabiso Sekgala

    Thabiso Sekgala / The Con / South Africa / 23 October 2014

    Thabiso Sekgala - The Runaway by Musa Nxumalo (443.5 KB)

    Thabiso Sekgala / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 24 - 30 October 2014

    Suicide stills another rising star by Sean O'Toole (292.2 KB)