First Look at the Installation: Santu Mofokeng

German Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
May 31, 2013 2:31PM

Santu Mofokeng’s photographic series he developed for the German contribution in the French Pavilion similarly reveal collisions between transnational developments, ancient traditions, and personal fates. Mofokeng started out as a street photographer in Soweto in the 1970s and subsequently documented the battles South Africa’s black people waged against apartheid as well as their everyday life in the townships; he is now regarded as one of the country’s preeminent and most respected black artists and photographers.”— Curator Susanne Gaensheime 

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Photographs by Alex John Beck for Artsy

German Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
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