Figures & Fictions
du 12 Avril au 17 Juillet 2011
Victoria & Albert Museum – Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL London – Grande-Bretagne
9.00-17.00, Monday to Friday
‘Figures and Fictions’ presents the work of 17 South African photographers, all of whom are currently living and working in the country. It features works produced between 2000 and 2010, as the first flush of post-democratic euphoria begins to fade. While the old fixed categories of ‘black and white’ no longer hold, they have not easily been displaced by the ideal of a post-racial ‘rainbow nation’ of citizens and subjects. In this fascinating and fraught political context, a new generation of outstanding photographers have joined the established doyens of South African image makers to produce startling and compelling work.