- Hatje Cantz
Call and Response
Edited by Ralf-P. Seippel, texts by Rory Bester, Andries Walter Oliphant, Interview by Okwui Enwezor with the artist , graphic design by Christina Hackenschuh
2012. 152 pp., 104 ills. in duotone
24.80 x 29.80 cm
| The first exhaustive monograph on Cedric Nunn
Cedric Nunn (*1957 in Nongoma, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa) is one of the great mid-generation representatives of South African photography. The artist, who comes from one of the country’s oldest families, addresses social life in South Africa, both in rural regions as well as in the metropolises. He documents domestic political conflicts among the black population as well as the civil war of the eighties and its impact. He is interested in the reality of apartheid beyond media-generated images and social prejudices. For an extended period of time he focused in particular on the people in the South African province of KwaZulu Natal and in neighboring Mozambique. This publication features his photographs from the late seventies to the present day, allowing insight into a previously unknown African world. His aesthetically and compositionally unusual photographs combine reality with poetry.
Exhibition schedule: Bailey Seippel Gallery, Johannesburg, February 18–April 29, 2012 | Durban Art Gallery, Durban, March 4–April 15, 2012 | Museum Goch, March 4–June 10, 2012 | Ann Bryant Gallery, East London, South Africa, May 3–June 30, 2012 | Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin, June–July, 2012 | National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, June 28–July 11, 2012 | Galerie kunst:raum, Rantum, Sylt, September 6–October 28, 2012 | David Krut Projects, Chelsea, New York, September 13–October 20, 2012 | | Mozambican Association of Photographers Gallery, Maputo, Mozambique, September–October, 2012 | Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, November 7, 2012–January 27, 2013