AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

David Goldblatt

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 Contemporary Art Museum (yes, that Oscar Niemeyer building). One day they’ll organize an exhibition on contemporary South African

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...

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