Live Auction, 16 February 2019
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About this Item
edition number 3/5
This lot is accompanied by a signed certificate of authenticity from the Goodman Gallery.
Focusing on photography, Husain Essop and his twin brother Hassan are especially interested in the role of young Muslim males in a secular environment and they document their own experiences in their digitally composited photographs.
‘Our series of work highlights a multi-cultural clash between religion and popular cultures. We explore the dominating influence of Western theatrics and those narratives that are constructed to depict a certain reality. Each photograph reflects us in a battle of moral, religious and cultural conflicts.’1
1. Goodman Gallery. (2010) [Online] Available: http://www.goodman-gallery.com/exhibitions/134 [7 December 2018].
Spier Contemporary, Stellenbosch, Exhibition & Awards, December 2007 to December 2008.
Another example from this edition is in the permanent collection of the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG).
Jay Pather (ed.) (2007). Spier Contemporary 2007, Cape Town: Africa Centre. Another example from the edition is illustrated in colour on page 86.