Figures & Fictions
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Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography is an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum showing the work of 17 photographers living and working in South Africa today.
This app contains the complete exhibition catalogue, including all the texts and illustrations, video interviews with the curator Tamar Garb and a selection of the artists, audio interviews with a selection of the artists, together with an audio guide to the installation narrated by the curator.
Figures & Fictions engages with South Africa's complex photographic and political past, addressing and reworking issues of identity across race, gender class and sexuality. The selection focuses on figural photography and the fictions or narrative structures that inform it. The work ranges from images of individuals and family groups to scenes depicting social rituals and daily life, elaborately staged scenarios and street fashion. Emerging from the haunting past of an apartheid state, South Africa has bred a generation of innovative and exciting photographers, seeking appropriate languages to confront the present and producing startling and compelling work.
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