Standard Bank Young Artist 2012: Mikhael Subotzky Retinal Shift

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: November 29, 2012     To: January 9, 2013
Standard Bank Young Artist 2012: Mikhael Subotzky Retinal Shift
Mikhael Subotzky. Self-portrait (with the help of optometristist) L. Self-portrait (with the help of optometristist) R. From Retinal Shift.

The Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art 2012 has been awarded to Mikhael Subotzky. Entitled Retinal Shift, the exhibition will centre on a four-channel film installation which has been produced specifically for the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown. Further photographic, video and installation works will complete the exhibition. Retinal Shift investigates the practice and mechanics of looking – in relation to the history of Grahamstown, the history of photographic devices and Subotzky’s own history as an artist. The works in the show draw on archival portraits from the last century, found surveillance footage, and Subotzky’s own photographs from various series’ that are re-contextualized here. 

Enquiries:
Andrea Lewis
email alewis@iziko.org.za

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