RISE AND FALL OF APARTHEID TO EXTEND UNTIL END APRIL 2015 & CITY PRESS SET TO HOST ‘A GOOD CONVERSATION’ BETWEEN PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID GOLDBLATT AND US-BASED EDITOR PROFESSOR M. NEELIKA JAYAWARDANE – THIS MONTH.
The mega-exhibition Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life is pleased to announce an extension for the show until the end of April 2015. The extension announcement by the International Center of Photography (New York) follows record-breaking attendance of the exhibition that has been on at Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg, since February this year.
Latest news is also that, the exhibition’s media partners, City Press, are set to host a public conversation between US-based writer, Associate Professor M. Neelika Jayawardane and world-renowned photographer David Goldblatt, on the 24th of June 2014.
Mark Lubell, executive director of ICP, said, “On the historic 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, the International Center of Photography is delighted to be able to extend Rise and Fall of Apartheid at Museum Africa to give more people the opportunity to view the exceptional photographs it includes. Once again, we thank the photographers for their heroic images and express our appreciation to the Ford Foundation and all of our other partners for helping to bring this important exhibition to South Africa and contributing to its overwhelming success.”
RISE AND FALL OF APARTHEID: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE BUREAUCRACY OF EVERYDAY LIFE
13.02.2014 – 30.04.2015 / Museum Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg
Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 09h00 – 17h00
An exhibition organised by the International Center of Photography
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This edition of the exhibition is brought to Johannesburg by the South African Department of Arts and Culture and the Ford Foundation, supported by the City of Johannesburg, Museum Africa, the European Union, the Goethe-Institut, the Austrian Embassy, the British Council, EUNIC, the German Embassy, the French Institute of South Africa, the Swiss Embassy, and the University of the Witwatersrand.
ABOUT THE CURATORS
Okwui Enwezor is Director of Haus der Kunst, Munich and an Adjunct Curator at the International Center of Photography, and was recently named Director of the 2015 Venice Biennale. Before joining Haus der Kunst, Enwezor was Dean of Academic Affairs and Senior Vice President at San Francisco Art Institute. He served as the Artistic Director of La Triennale 2012 at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and as the Artistic Director of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale (1997), Documenta11 (2002), and 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008), among other international exhibitions. Enwezor was the Kirk Varnedoe Visiting Professor at Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. And, he is the founding publisher and editor of Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art.
Rory Bester is an art historian and critic, as well as a curator and documentary filmmaker. Based at the Wits School of Arts in Johannesburg, his teaching and research areas include archive and museum practice, curatorial studies, exhibition histories, migration and diaspora studies, photographic histories, post-colonialism, and post-war South African art. He regularly writes art criticism for the Mail and Guardian newspapers, as well as for Art South Africa, Camera Austria, and Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art. Bester has curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States.
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