n De Arte - Home lands - land marks : contemporary art from South Africa, Tamar Garb (Ed.) : book reviews
|Article Title||Home lands - land marks : contemporary art from South Africa, Tamar Garb (Ed.) : book reviews|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||74 - 76|
In her introduction to the exhibition, Tamar Garb states that the curatorial intention of Home Lands - Land Marks was to bring together recent work of David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, William Kentridge, Vivienne Koorland, Santu Mofokeng, Berni Searle and Guy Tillim in order to present images and constructs of the specificity of South Africa's past, 'while confronting the ongoing traumas and triumphs of living in the aftermath' (p. 7). The three essays included in the catalogue, 'A land of signs' by Tamar Garb, 'The indeterminate structure of things now' by Okwui Enwezor and 'Modderfontein Road' by Ivan Vladislavić, articulate the multi-layeredness of the South African landscape in terms of experiences, shifts in paradigms and especially 'threats' to the notion of home, homeland and ownership.
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