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Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)


Martin Machapa

Zanele Muholi
Martin Machapa, Lambda print , 100 x 76.5cm
Image courtesy of Michael Stevenson Gallery

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Zanele Muholi
Martin Machapa, Lambda print , 100 x 76.5cm
Image courtesy of Michael Stevenson Gallery

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David Goldblatt
A farmer’s son with his nursemaid, Heimweeberg, Nietverdiend, ,

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Various Participants at Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

The exhibition 'Figures & Fictions' focuses on the representation of people. This conference - 'The Ethics and Poetics of Photographic Depictions of People' - will address the way contemporary and recent South African photography stages, complicates and contests identity in a huge variety of practices. Papers will examine the ethnographic past as well as historic documentary practices and portraiture, to explore the various ways in which humans have been depicted in this region. Contemporary photographers will discuss their work in relation to this photographic past. Critics, artists and historians will engage in debate about the politics, ethics and artistic strategies of picturing people in South Africa.

24 June 2011 - 25 June 2011

Various Artists at Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

Curated by Tamar Garb, 'Figures & Fictions' features works by some of the most exciting and inventive photographers living and working in South Africa today.  The exhibition presents the vibrant and sophisticated photographic culture that has emerged in post-apartheid South Africa, responding to the country's powerful rethinking of issues of identity across race, gender, class and politics. Photographers on the exhibition include: Jodi Bieber, Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan and Husain Essop, David Goldblatt, Pieter Hugo, Terry Kurgan, Sabelo Mlangeni, Zanele Muholi, Santu Mofokeng, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Guy Tillim, Berni Searle, Mikhael Subotzky, Jo Ractliffe, Roelof Petrus van Wyk, Nontsikelelo Veleko and Graeme Williams.

For short documentaries on the photographers and show, see the V&A Channel: http://www.vam.ac.uk/channel/search/south%20africa/

12 April 2011 - 17 July 2011

David Goldblatt at Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

Photographer David Goldblatt has explored the social landscape of South Africa since the late 1940s. In 1987, he generously donated a large collection of his work to the V&A. The display will present a selection of these images, focussing on the later years under apartheid rule. The display complements the exhibition 'Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography' in the Porter Gallery.

08 April 2011 - 31 July 2011