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Ukuzilanda, Homegoing: Ernest Cole, Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Mikhael Subotzky

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Oct. 4, 2023 - Oct. 15, 2023

Gallery 10

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What's On / Current and Upcoming / Ukuzilanda, Homegoing: Ernest Cole, Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Mikhael Subotzky

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Oct. 4, 2023 - Oct. 15, 2023

Gallery 10

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The Xhosa word 'Ukuzilanda' describes an act of connecting to oneself: to one's past. In South Africa, a nation living with the intersecting legacies of colonisation, slavery, indentured labour and racial segregation; the notions of self, identity and home are often fraught with uncertainty.

Magnum Photos presents a conversation between three South African artists whose experience of Ukuzilanda manifests in distinct yet inseparable ways. Through an interrogation of the systems of work, and their twin burdens of migration and displacement, the images of Ernest Cole, Lindokuhle Sobekwa and Mikhael Subotzky lay bare the systemic uprooting which continues to be at the core of South African life. In such a landscape, to find oneself — to find home — is an enduring project. 

 

Image credit: (detail) Mikhael Subotzky, "Trespassers will be prosecuted", Fellside, 2010. Edition of 5. Courtesy of Magnum Photos.

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