Thursday, 20 September 2012

Roger Ballen/Die Antwoord

Roger Ballen opened his new exhibition Die Antwoord at Heidi's Erdmann Contemporary. I imagine it's difficult to give a speech about your own work, but he spoke with a lovely sincerity, integrity and a poetic measuring of his words.

His photographs usually disturbing to view....confronting, dark realities, scary thoughts and all that- but with Die Antwoord, familiar subjects, there was security in the known and I lingered longer.

His naive graffiti like drawings in the photographs, on the walls and sometimes on the subjects completely intriguing, adding layers of depth.

As usual, Heidi and her great team pulled off a hugely successful exhibition, larger than any previous, gallery full to bursting, pavement and road cobbled with Cape Town's art lovers.

art teacher's drive by -  drive in

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