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 


Photographs by Alex John Beck for Artsy

German Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale