Mikhael Subotzky, ‘Maplank and Naomi, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison from Die Vier Hoeke’, 2004, Phillips
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Maplank and Naomi, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison from Die Vier Hoeke, 2004

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted and face-mounted to toughened glass smashed by the artist
19 1/2 × 29 3/10 in
49.5 × 74.5 cm
Edition 5/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Image/Sheet: 49.5 x 74.5 cm (19 1/2 x 29 3/8 in.)
Frame: 50 x 75 cm (19 5/8 x 29 1/2 in.)

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Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 5/5 on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work.
Mikhael Subotzky
South African, b. 1981
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Mikhael Subotzky’s works are the results of his fractured attempts to place himself in relation to the social, historical, and political narratives that surround him both at home in South Africa and on his frequent travels. As an artist working in film, video installation, and photography, as well as more recently in collage and painting, Subotzky engages critically with contemporary politics of representation. 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.

Mikhael Subotzky, ‘Maplank and Naomi, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison from Die Vier Hoeke’, 2004, Phillips
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Image/Sheet: 49.5 x 74.5 cm (19 1/2 x 29 3/8 in.)
Frame: 50 x 75 cm (19 5/8 x 29 1/2 in.)

From the Catalogue:
Mikhael Subotzky made Die Vier Hoeke during his final year at Michaelis School of Fine Art. This body of work was a culmination of the three months he spent working at Pollsmoor Prison. Here, in this …

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Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 5/5 on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work.
Mikhael Subotzky
South African, b. 1981
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Mikhael Subotzky’s works are the results of his fractured attempts to place himself in relation to the social, historical, and political narratives that surround him both at home in South Africa and on his frequent travels. As an artist working in film, video installation, and photography, as well as more recently in collage and painting, Subotzky engages critically with contemporary politics of representation. 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.

Maplank and Naomi, Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison from Die Vier Hoeke, 2004

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted and face-mounted to toughened glass smashed by the artist
19 1/2 × 29 3/10 in
49.5 × 74.5 cm
Edition 5/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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