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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Photography: Conversation with David Goldblatt about “Rise and Fall of Apartheid”

Almost fifteen years ago, I saw David Goldblatt’s photographs in Rotterdam, at the Netherlands Architecture Institute. They were small and unobtrusive, and I stood before them, very moved. Subsequently, as I learned the story of South Africa through literature, theory, history books, Goldblatt’s work—and later, other photographers’ work—was my real entry. In a way, I

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Apartheid in Manhattan: The International Center for Photography’s “Rise and Fall of Apartheid”

The International Center for Photography (ICP) is located in the heart of Manhattan, at the corner of West 43rd Street and the Avenue of the Americas. Nearby, Times Square’s mirages—brilliant expanses of neon fantasies, some spanning the...

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

David Goldblatt is interviewed (by African Lookbook)

Aaron Kohn’s African Lookbook interview with David Goldblatt covers a wide swath of subject matter—from childhood experiences, how he began working as a photographer after his father’s death, and why he was never cut out to be...

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Aesthetics of the Phallus

Yesterday, Goodman Gallery emailed a press release to its huge recipient list, announcing a “joint settlement with ANC.” After closed meetings, conducted in “order to establish common ground and a basis for resolution” in which all...

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Shameless Self-Promotion

An essay I wrote for AIAC on David Goldblatt at the Jewish Museum in Manhattan (2010) is in the latest edition of SAVVY, a Journal for Critical Texts on Contemporary African Art based in Berlin.

Friday, June 17th, 2011

‘Afropolitans’

If in London next Friday. Press Statement from the Victoria and Albert Museum: On 24 June the V&A presents Friday Late: Afropolitans, a free evening of music, workshops and performance celebrating African photography, fashion, and style. The...

Monday, April 4th, 2011

(Re)construções

Lawrence Lemaoana is one of 13 South African artists selected by curator Daniella Géo for the exhibition “Reconstruções: arte contemporânea da África do Sul”  running until 15 May at the Brazilian Niterói...

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

‘Contemporary South African Photography’

A short video profile of the Johannesburg photographer, Sabelo Mlangeni, one of 17 South African photographers in “Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography“, showing from 12 April through 17 July this year at the...

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Post-Apartheid Art

Art historian John Peffer’s book Art and the End of Apartheid (University of Minnesota Press, 2009) reveals the manner in which Black artists, or as he nuances the category artists who were influenced by Black Consciousness, were...

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Shameless Self Promotion

My interview with South African photographer David Goldblatt about cultural amnesia. It appeared in my favourite “serious” online journal, “The Johannesburg Salon.” Read it here. –Neelika Jayawardane.

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Football Rivalries

Football fan, writer and broadcaster David Goldblatt goes in search of football rivalries in Accra, Cairo, Milan and Newcastle for the BBC. A fan in Ghana tells Goldblatt, “I started liking Hearts of Oak in my mother’s...

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Going to see David Goldblatt’s photographs on the Upper East Side

When you take the 6-train north, and get off on 96th and Lexington, the tributaries of late summer green on Park and Madison Avenues lead you towards Central Park. Two blocks east of the station, and the...

Friday, April 16th, 2010

David Goldblatt @ The Jewish Museum

A major retrospective of David Goldblatt‘s photographs opens next month at the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. (Previews are next week). I am especially looking forward to it since I had a small...

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

PHOTOGRAPHY DAVID GOLDBLATT

Fred Ritchin (associate professor of photography and communications at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a new media consultant to news and photo organizations) reviews the exhibition “Intersections Intersected: The Photography of David Goldblatt,”...

Friday, August 14th, 2009

PHOTOGRAPHY: DAVID GOLDBLATT AT NEW MUSEUM

“Intersections Intersected,” an exhibition of David Goldblatt’s photography at the New Museum on the Lower East Side of Manhattan through October 11, 2009. The exhibition is also accompanied by a mini-film festival and a panel of young...