March 10, 2007 / May 28, 2007 David Goldblatt
Intersections is the term South African photographer David Goldblatt (1930) uses for the crosscurrents of values, ideas, standpoints, places and people which comprise South African society. Goldblatt has become known for his sharp, subtle take on South Africa. Until the late nineties he worked primarily in black-and-white. Only after technical developments in digital photography allowed him to achieve the same depth and graphical expression in colour as he could in black-and-white did he embark upon a new path. This exhibition gives a large overview of Goldblatts new colour photography.
Several of Goldblatt's most recent works have also been included in the exhibition in Huis Marseille, putting a new accent on the most topical and urgent problem in South Africa: HIV-AIDS. There are several public campaigns to heighten awareness of the disease and of safe sex, among them is the 'planting' of the 'AIDS ribbon' in the social landscape where, as Goldblatt's photographs show, it is often submerged and seemingly forgotten.
In response to this room Han Nefkens has decided to acquire ten works for the Huis Marseille / H+F Collection.
Intersections was realized in close collaboration with David Goldblatt and the museum kunst palast in Düsseldorf, where the exhibition was shown earlier.
Prestel Verlag in Munich has published the eponymous book, which will be available during the exhibition in Huis Marseille. The book contains an interview by Mark Haworth-Booth with the photographer and texts by Michael Stevenson and Christoph Danelzik-Brüggemann. ISBN 3-7913-3247-3, language: English, price: 49.95 euros.
Prior to the opening of the exhibition on Saturday, March 10, 2007, Peter ter Horst, editor-in-chief of Intermediair and former correspondent for the Dutch Newspaper NRC Handelsblad in South Africa, will conduct a talk with David Goldblatt. The talk begins at 3:45 p.m., immediately after which Peter ter Horst will open the exhibition at 5 p.m.
Design printed matter: Bart de Haas