David Goldblatt / Particulars and Rural South Africa

David Goldblatt / Particulars and Rural South Africa
25 October - 15 November 2003
Installation View
David Goldblatt
Road kill at S31º 12.586’ E18º 29.67’, on the N7 between Vanrhynsdorp and Nuwerus. (4_8992), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0+ (Paper: 112 x 137.5 cm Image: 98.5 x 127.5 cm)
David Goldblatt
Woman going to the trading store holding money under her blanket, near Flagstaff, Transkei. 1975 (2_24041), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Couple on a Sunday afternoon at Zoo Lake, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24182), 1975
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
: 40 x 40 cm
David Goldblatt
Braiding hair on Bree Street, Johannesburg. 7 September 2002 (4_8689), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Man with necklaces. Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22285), 1975
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Woman on her bed. Yeoville, Johannesburg. December 1983 (2_30437), 1983
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
A cairn, possibly a grave, Leeuwenvalley, Moordenaar’s Karoo, Western Cape. 24 April 2002 (4_8582), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Blanketed man at the trading store. Hobeni, Bomvanaland, Transkei. 1975 (2_22826), 1975
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Teekloof in the Steenkampsberge, Northern Cape. 3 March 2002 (4_8488), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Girl with purse. Joubert Park, Johannesburg 1975 (2_22277), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
The ruins of what is thought to be a 15th or 16th century pre-colonial village, Dithakong, North-West Province. 13 June 2003 (4_8886), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Anna Boois, goat Farmer, with her birthday cake and vegetable garden, Kamiesberge, near Garies, Namaqualand, Northern Cape (4_9003), 20 September 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
Jackal on a farm fence, Kraairivier, between Laingsburg and Sutherland, Northern Cape. (4_8948), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Child minder, Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22256), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Man sleeping, Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22294), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Image: 29.9 x 29.9 cm
David Goldblatt
Woman on a bench. Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24282), 1975
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
50.5 x 50.5cm
David Goldblatt
Young Mother, Transkei. 1975 (2_23881), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Woman at home. Coffee Bay, Transkei. 1975 (2_23214), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

David Goldblatt
Couple at The Wilds. Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24174), 1975
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
On the farm Frenda, near Warden, Free State. 4 May 2002 (4_8596CN), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Handwork for sale. Marine Parade, Durban. 2 August 1982 (2_30302), 1982
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

David Goldblatt
The place of the inyangas, Faraday, Johannesburg. (4_8673), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Alexandra Township and Sandton, Johannesburg. (4_8832), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
Man sleeping Joubert Park, Johannesburg. August 1975 (2_22495), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Woman resting at the trading store. Hobeni, Bomvanaland, Transkei. 1975 (2_22819), 1975
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
Image: 40 x 40 cm
David Goldblatt
Grandmother and child, Transkei. 1975 (2_23487), 1975
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Agtertuin (Back garden), corner Jubilee and Basson Streets, Sutherland, Northern Cape. 16 August 2003 (4_8950), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Woman sleeping Zoo Lake, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22355), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
Work: 50.5 x 50.5 cm
David Goldblatt
‘San Raphael’ townhouse complex under construction, Fourways, Johannesburg. (4_8551), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Squatter camp, slimes dam and the city from the southwest, Johannesburg. 12 July 2003 (4_8900), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
Frame: 121 x 153 cm A0+
David Goldblatt
Woman resting on her way to work. De Villiers Street Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22484), 1975
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
Work: 44 x 34 cm Image: 40 x 30 cm
David Goldblatt
Man on bench, Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24266), 1975
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
Image: 40 x 40 cm Frame: 57.5 x 57.5 cm
David Goldblatt
Crippled by a stray bullet from an argument in which he had no part, a former gold-miner sits in a wheelchair and begs at a crossroad on the Johannesburg-Cape Town highway, while pursuing winning numbers for the national lottery. Springsfontein. 7 August 2003 (6_128_8), 2003
Silver gelatin on fibre based paper

David Goldblatt
Woman with pierced ear. Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22250), 1975
Silver gelatin print on fibre-based paper
40 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Woman at a picnic. Zoo Lake, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24156), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

David Goldblatt
Woman smoking, Fordsburg, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_21208), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Women at play during their lunch hour, Pieter Roos Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_21221), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Woman sleeping, Zoo Lake, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22431), 1975
Silver gelatin on fibre based paper

David Goldblatt
Woman collecting shellfish. Port St Johns, Transkei. 1975 (2_23047), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Woman sun-bathing, Fellside, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24343), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Mother and child, Vorstershoop, North-West Province. 11 April 2003 (4_8874), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Woman dressed for an occasion. Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22265), 1975
Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper
approx. 30 x 40cm
David Goldblatt
Windmills, Ventersburg, Free State. 6 August 2003 (4_8911), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt / Particulars and Rural South Africa - Installation View

25 October - 15 November 2003

David Goldblatt

Road kill at S31º 12.586’ E18º 29.67’, on the N7 between Vanrhynsdorp and Nuwerus. (4_8992)

David Goldblatt

Woman going to the trading store holding money under her blanket, near Flagstaff, Transkei. 1975 (2_24041)

David Goldblatt

Couple on a Sunday afternoon at Zoo Lake, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24182)

David Goldblatt

Braiding hair on Bree Street, Johannesburg. 7 September 2002 (4_8689)

David Goldblatt

Man with necklaces. Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22285)

David Goldblatt

Woman on her bed. Yeoville, Johannesburg. December 1983 (2_30437)

David Goldblatt

A cairn, possibly a grave, Leeuwenvalley, Moordenaar’s Karoo, Western Cape. 24 April 2002 (4_8582)

David Goldblatt

Blanketed man at the trading store. Hobeni, Bomvanaland, Transkei. 1975 (2_22826)

David Goldblatt

Teekloof in the Steenkampsberge, Northern Cape. 3 March 2002 (4_8488)

David Goldblatt

Girl with purse. Joubert Park, Johannesburg 1975 (2_22277)

David Goldblatt

The ruins of what is thought to be a 15th or 16th century pre-colonial village, Dithakong, North-West Province. 13 June 2003 (4_8886)

David Goldblatt

Anna Boois, goat Farmer, with her birthday cake and vegetable garden, Kamiesberge, near Garies, Namaqualand, Northern Cape (4_9003)

David Goldblatt

Jackal on a farm fence, Kraairivier, between Laingsburg and Sutherland, Northern Cape. (4_8948)

David Goldblatt

Child minder, Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22256)

David Goldblatt

Man sleeping, Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22294)

David Goldblatt

Woman on a bench. Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24282)

David Goldblatt

Young Mother, Transkei. 1975 (2_23881)

David Goldblatt

Woman at home. Coffee Bay, Transkei. 1975 (2_23214)

David Goldblatt

Couple at The Wilds. Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24174)

David Goldblatt

On the farm Frenda, near Warden, Free State. 4 May 2002 (4_8596CN)

David Goldblatt

Handwork for sale. Marine Parade, Durban. 2 August 1982 (2_30302)

David Goldblatt

The place of the inyangas, Faraday, Johannesburg. (4_8673)

David Goldblatt

Alexandra Township and Sandton, Johannesburg. (4_8832)

David Goldblatt

Man sleeping Joubert Park, Johannesburg. August 1975 (2_22495)

David Goldblatt

Woman resting at the trading store. Hobeni, Bomvanaland, Transkei. 1975 (2_22819)

David Goldblatt

Grandmother and child, Transkei. 1975 (2_23487)

David Goldblatt

Agtertuin (Back garden), corner Jubilee and Basson Streets, Sutherland, Northern Cape. 16 August 2003 (4_8950)

David Goldblatt

Woman sleeping Zoo Lake, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22355)

David Goldblatt

‘San Raphael’ townhouse complex under construction, Fourways, Johannesburg. (4_8551)

David Goldblatt

Squatter camp, slimes dam and the city from the southwest, Johannesburg. 12 July 2003 (4_8900)

David Goldblatt

Woman resting on her way to work. De Villiers Street Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22484)

David Goldblatt

Man on bench, Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24266)

David Goldblatt

Crippled by a stray bullet from an argument in which he had no part, a former gold-miner sits in a wheelchair and begs at a crossroad on the Johannesburg-Cape Town highway, while pursuing winning numbers for the national lottery. Springsfontein. 7 August 2003 (6_128_8)

David Goldblatt

Woman with pierced ear. Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22250)

David Goldblatt

Woman at a picnic. Zoo Lake, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24156)

David Goldblatt

Woman smoking, Fordsburg, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_21208)

David Goldblatt

Women at play during their lunch hour, Pieter Roos Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_21221)

David Goldblatt

Woman sleeping, Zoo Lake, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22431)

David Goldblatt

Woman collecting shellfish. Port St Johns, Transkei. 1975 (2_23047)

David Goldblatt

Woman sun-bathing, Fellside, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_24343)

David Goldblatt

Mother and child, Vorstershoop, North-West Province. 11 April 2003 (4_8874)

David Goldblatt

Woman dressed for an occasion. Joubert Park, Johannesburg. 1975 (2_22265)

David Goldblatt

Windmills, Ventersburg, Free State. 6 August 2003 (4_8911)

The Goodman Gallery is pleased to have presented an exhibition of works by David Goldblatt. The exhibition opened on the 25th of October 2003 and closed on the 15th of November 2003.

The show coincided with the launch of Goldblatt’s book Particulars. The Particulars series has been an ongoing project, which spans through the seventies and eighties. Goldblatt portrays particular fragments and derails of bodies in both public and private spaces. Here he has revealed in the very contrasting light of the Highveld. He says, ‘There is nothing to beat the excitement of a black and white print coming out of a fixer. I seem to have an almost visceral relationship with black and white negatives.’ The book is published as an edition of 100 collector’s copies and 400 standard copies.

The Rural South Africa series consists of digitally printed colour images in a format larger than any Goldblatt has used the past (1.2 × 1.6m). A theme running through the images is the damage wrought to the land and people by asbestos mining regions. Goldblatt also showed recent photographs from his Intersections series. These include different details taken after anecdotal interactions between Goldblatt and people he met driving in or out of Johannesburg.

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt (b.1930, Randfontein, South Africa) chronicled the structures, people and landscapes of his country from 1948 – through the rise of Afrikaner Nationalism, the apartheid regime and into the democratic era – until his death in June 2018. Goldblatt’s photography examines how South Africans have expressed their values through the structures, physical and ideological, that they have built. In 1989, Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg. In 1998 he was the first South African to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2001, a retrospective of his work, David Goldblatt Fifty-One Years began a tour of galleries and museums. He was one of the few South African artists to exhibit at Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany. He has held solo exhibitions at the Jewish Museum and the New Museum, both in New York. His work was included in the exhibition ILLUMInations at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, and has featured on shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Barbican Centre in London and in 2018, a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Goldblatt is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, the 2013 ICP Infinity Award and in 2016, he was awarded the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture of France.