From February 21 to May 7, 2018, Paris Centre Pompidou offers an exhibition focusing on the work of photographer David Goldblatt. A retrospective around his commitment and the retranscription of a hypersensitive social and political consciousness. The exhibition evolves around several major series coming from the photographer’s archives, as well as French collections and Johannesburg donation to the Galerie Goodman.
From his first – less known – pictures of the Cape Town docks to the “In the Mines” series presented in its entirety without forgetting the “Particulars” series, Centre Pompidou presents a rather wide retrospective touching the artist’s sensibilities. Visitors can even discover his most recent work: the “Intersections” series.
Coming from South Afrika, the photographer starts in 1960. His first series, “In the Mines” and “Afrikaners” are now major photographs for those who like David Goldblatt’s work and particularly when it touches to documentary photography. The artist reveals “the complexity of the social relationship under the Apartheid”. A “singular tension between topics, territories, politics and representation” that the exhibition tries to show.
David Goldblatt retrospective
At Centre Pompidou
From February 21 to May 7, 2018
Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: Place Georges Pompidou – 75004 Paris
Rates: Museum & Exhibition ticket for €14, reduced rate for €11
(Credits: ©David Goldblatt ©Centre Pompidou / Dist. RMN-GP / Philippe Migeat)
From 21 February 2018 to 7 May 2018
Centre Georges Pompidou
75004 Paris 4
Tarif réduit: 11€ €
Tarif plein, billet Musée & Exposition: 14€ €
Ouvert de 11h à 21h.