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Full name is "Assault GBH & Robbery; Business Burglary & Theft; Theft From Vegetable Shop; Malicious Damage to Property & Theft; Theft of TV Set; Theft of Cable; Robbery of Motorists (Smash & Grab); Murder By Students; Robbery & Assault; GBH Theft of Manhole Cover; Possession of Stolen Property; Attempted Theft of Manhole Cover"

About Mikhael Subotzky

Mikhael Subotzky documents contemporary South Africa in visually rich, haunting color photographs. Drawing influence from the seminal work of David Goldblatt, Subotzky turns his lens on societal institutions, like prisons and residential communities, with an eye for the mundane and everyday. In “Beaufort West” (2006–08), a series he premiered at MoMA, Subotzky focuses on the Beaufort West Prison, juxtaposing the prisoners inside with residents of the neighboring towns, from sex workers to privileged suburbanites. Another series, “Ponte City” (2008–), depicts residents in the titular Johannesburg residential tower, opposing the claustrophobic, dystopian architecture with poignant scenes of family life taking place within. Subotzky’s works are at once highly introspective and revelatory of the systemic injustices wrought by South Africa’s colonialist legacy.

South African, b. 1981, Cape Town, South Africa, based in Johannesburg, South Africa

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
In Context: Africans in America, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
2015
Africa: Architecture, Culture and Identity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek