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Figures and Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography @ V&A

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'Martin Machapa' (from the series Beulahs) (2010) - Zanele Muholi

Londoners have been spoilt for choice lately when it comes to African photography, but this show is quite possibly the daddy. Figures and Fictions, which opened today at the V&A, features work from 17 South African photographers, all brought together through the theme of the human figure, South Africa’s turbulent political past, and photographs marking encounters between the two.

The selection includes well-known artists such as David Goldblatt, Santu Mofokeng, Zwelethu Mthethwa and Berni Searle, as well as Zanele Muholi (work pictured) and Nontsikelelo Veleko, both of whom were most recently seen in the Southbank’s show of work by African female photographers.

A proper review will hopefully follow once I manage to get myself down to the V&A, but in the meantime, take note, go, see, and enjoy.

The show continues until 17 July.

NB Ticket prices seem to vary from £4 to £7.40 depending on who you are and how you book.

Opening hours:
Daily, 10–5.30
late opening on Fridays until 9.30

Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London
SW7

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Author: africanartinlondon

Art from Africa, or by or about Africa or Africans, in London...

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