CTAF 2015

Museum Africa

Part of the crowd near the Drill Hall on the opening day of the Treason Trial, December 19, 1956

Unidentified Photographer
Part of the crowd near the Drill Hall on the opening day of the Treason Trial, December 19, 1956, Photographic print ,
Times Media Collection, Museum Africa, Johannesburg

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Various Artists at Museum Africa

'Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life' is a photographic exhibition examining the legacy of the apartheid system and how it penetrated even the most mundane aspects of social existence in South Africa, from housing, public amenities, and transportation to education, tourism, religion, and businesses. Complex, vivid, evocative, and dramatic, it includes nearly 500 photographs, films, books, magazines, newspapers, and assorted archival documents and covers more than 60 years of powerful photographic and visual production that forms part of the historical record of South Africa. Several photographic strategies, from documentary to reportage, social documentary to the photo essay, were each adopted to examine the effects and after-effects of apartheid's political, social, economic, and cultural legacy.

Curated by Okwui Enwezor with Rory Bester, the exhibition proposes a complex understanding of photography and the aesthetic power of the documentary form and honors the exceptional achievement of South African photographers.


From the work of members Drum Magazine in the 1950s to the Afrapix Collective in the 1980s to the reportage of the so-called Bang Bang Club, included in the exhibition are the exceptional works of pioneering South African photographers including Leon Levson, Eli Weinberg, David Goldblatt, Peter Magubane, Alf Khumalo, Jürgen Schadeberg, Sam Nzima, Ernest Cole, George Hallet, Omar Badsha, Gideon Mendel, Paul Weinberg, Kevin Carter, Joao Silva, and Greg Marinovich, and the responses of contemporary artists such as Adrian Piper, Sue Williamson, Jo Ractliffe, Jane Alexander, Santu Mofokeng, Guy Tillim, Hans Haacke, and William Kentridge. In addition, the exhibition will feature the works of a new generation of South African photographers such as Sabelo Mlangeni and Thabiso Sekgale, who explore the impact of apartheid as it continues to resonate today.

12 February 2014 - 29 June 2014

Unknown at Museum Africa

Part of FIFA's World Cup arts programme, this large exhbition curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe and Melissa Mboweni features works by an interesting selection of artists from around Africa, including Barthelemy Toguo, Billie Zangewa, Willem Boshoff, Chimurenga Magazine, Kudzanai Chiurai, Guglective and Godfried Donkor amongst others.

11 May 2010 - 11 July 2010

Unknown Artist at Museum Africa

‘Not Alone’ is an international project of Make Art/Stop Aids featuring artists from Brazil, United States, India and South Africa. The exhibition will be opened by Justice Edwin Cameron.

Make Art/Stop Aids was founded in 2004 in India, and is the signature international project of the UCLA Art|Global Health Center.The project envisions a world in which artists, medical officials, and public health experts work collaboratively, informed by the principles of human rights and social justice.

This version of the show has been curated by Carol Brown (independent curator) and David Gere (Professor of World Arts and Cultures in UCLA). 

19 July 2009 - 16 August 2009