n De Arte - Home lands - land marks : contemporary art from South Africa, Tamar Garb (Ed.) : book reviews

Volume 2009, Issue 80
  • ISSN : 0004-3389



In her introduction to the exhibition, Tamar Garb states that the curatorial intention of 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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