blank, Cape Town
Opens Thursday 19 October, 18:00
Exhibition closes 25 November
Incorporating aspects of sculpture, drawing, video, collage, poetry, tapestry, and web, Cameron Platter’s practice appropriates and filters, in a highly personal and idiosyncratic way, the enormous volume of information available today. Blurring the distinction between high and low, his eclectic and multi-disciplinary approach to art making, typically draws from sources as disparate as fast food, art history, photography, psychedelics, landscape, advertising, therapy, collage, and consumerism.
Platter’s work has been exhibited extensively, both locally and internationally. His most recent solo exhibition, U-SAVED-ME, was held in 2016 at the Depart Foundation, Los Angeles, and in 2015 he was selected as the Artist in Residence at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, SFMOMA, San Francisco (2014); Imaginary Fact, Contemporary South African Art and the Archive, 55th Venice Biennale (2013); De Leur Temps, Musee des Beaux-arts de Nantes (2012); Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, MoMA, New York (2011); Coca-Colonization, Marte Museum, El Salvador (2011); Absent Heroes, Iziko South African National Gallery (2011); Les Rencontres Internationales, Palais de Tokyo (2014) and the Centre Georges Pomidou (2010), Paris; and Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar, Senegal (2010).
His work appears in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and has been written about in publications such as NYAQ, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Vice Magazine, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, The BBC, Utflukt, Art South Africa, Protocollum, and Artforum.
Born in Johannesburg in 1978, Platter currently lives and works in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.