press release

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.

Rise and Fall of Apartheid
Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life
Kuratoren: Okwui Enwezor, Rory Bester

Künstler: Künstler: Paul Alberts, Jane Alexander, Joe Alfers, Omar Badsha, Roger Ballen, Ian Berry, Jodi Bieber, Robert Botha, Margaret Bourke-White, Geoff Bridgett, Kevin Carter, Ernest Cole, Michael Davies, Gille de Vlieg, Jillian Edelstein, Christian Gbagbo, David Goldblatt, Bob Gosani, Paul Grendon, Hans Haacke, George Hallett, Gavin Jantjes, Tim Jarvis, Fanie Jason, Ranjith Kally, William Kentridge, Alf Kumalo, Tom Killoran, Lesley Lawson, Chris Ledochowski, Leon Levson, John Liebenberg, Rashid Lombard, Peter Magubane, Greg Marinovich, Peter McKenzie, Gideon Mendel, Eric Miller, Sabelo Mlangeni, Absalom Mnisi, Santu Mofokeng, Billy Monk, Zwelethu Mthethwa, GR Naidoo, Tony Naidoo, Gopal Naransamy, Juda Ngwenya, Themba Nkosi, Jerry Ntsipe, Cedric Nunn, Sam Nzima, Ken Oosterbroek, Drum Photographer , Adrian Piper, Douglas Pithey, Jo Ractliffe, Jeeva Rajgopau, Jürgen Schadeberg, Wendy Schwegmann, Thabiso Sekgale, Joao Silva, Guy Tillim, Robert Tshabalala, Noel Watson, Eli Weinberg, Paul Weinberg, Dan Weiner, Graeme Williams, Sue Williamson, Gisele Wulfsohn.

International Center of Photography, New York
Haus der Kunst, München