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Haroon Gunn-Salie on Frieze Sculpture 2018

Haroon Gunn-Salie’s sculptural memorial Senzenina has been selected for Frieze Sculpture, which opens in London’s Regent’s Park (5 July – 8 October). The work depicts 17 life-sized, hunched figures, modelled after the striking mine workers slain at Marikana in one of the most lethal uses of force by South African security forces against civilians since the 1960s. The work debuted earlier this year at the New Museum Triennial in New York. In an interview with the Cape Times, Gunn-Salie said that taking Senzenina to London is a crucial step given that the city is home to the head offices of Lonmin, the Marikana platinum mine operators. “This is an opportunity to take the unresolved issues to their doorstep,” said Gunn-Salie, “and it’s the next step of mobilisation, I believe.”

Various Goodman Gallery artists on exhibition about fashion in San Francisco

Five Goodman Gallery artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan and Husain Essop, Gabrielle Goliath, Haroon Gunn-Salie and Gerald Machona – exhibit work on the travelling exhibition, After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary South African Art, at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco (28 March – 26 August). The exhibition features 14 artists who are using fashion, textile, and clothing to comment on social and political landscapes since 1994, to consider a feeling of lacking social change within the country, and to imagine new alternatives for South Africa’s future.

Various artists on a traveling group exhibition in Albuquerque

Five Goodman Gallery artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Mikhael Subotzky (in collaboration with Patrick Waterhouse) and Hank Willis Thomas – feature on Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, a group exhibition hosted by Albuquerque Museum in the United States (3 February – 6 May). The exhibition offers a vision of Africa in the twenty-first century as a place of unbounded optimism, rapid growth, and massive cultural transformation and presents the continent as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance.

Nolan Oswald Dennis and Haroon Gunn-Salie at Kunsthalle kAde

Dennis and Gunn-Salie are two of fifteen South African artists selected to exhibit work on the Kunsthalle kAde’s group exhibition, titled Tell Freedom. 15 South African artists, in Amersfoort, the Netherlands (27 January – 6 May). Curated by Nkule Mabaso and Manon Braat, the exhibition features a range of commissioned works wherein the exhibiting artists address issues of inequality still inherent within the South African vernacular. Actively engaging with the present social discourses that inform South Africa, the exhibition’s curatorial premise asks both the artists and viewers to reflect on the future: is it possible to envisage a future based on principles of humanity and equality, rather than on exclusion and division?


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  • Solo exhibitions

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / History after Apartheid / 2015

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / In the Viewing Room / 2014

    Group exhibitions

    South-South: Let me begin again

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Edge of Silence / 2015

    Other People's Memories / 2015

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / 2015

    [Working Title] 2013 Catalogue Launch / 2014

    Surfacing / 2014

    C-16 / 2013

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  • Videos

    Haroon Gunn Salie in Conversation with Prof Anitra Nettleton

    Zonnebloem Renamed

    Amongst Men - Film Documentation

  • Press for Haroon Gunn-Salie

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / The Star, Johannesburg / September 2015

    Finding the true heroes of apartheid by Ilanit Chernick (660.2 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Sunday Times / September 2015

    Speak, Memorial by Tymon Smith (2.1 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / The Times / August 2015

    Breaking power into large art pieces by Sylvia Mckeown (536.5 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Mail & Guardian / February 2018

    Artist tells what we have done, by Nadia Neophytou (758.7 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / New York Times / February 2018

    Meet Six Disrupters at the New Museum's Triennial, by Hilarie M. Sheets (389.2 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Between 10 and 5 / South Africa / 30 June 2015

    Young South Africa: Haroon Gunn-Salie | It’s Time to Tell a New Story By Jessica Hunkin (1.3 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / The Star / South Africa / 23 June 2015

    Joburg's first magistrate tickled pink By IIanit Chernick (107 KB)

    Stormy Waters Notes from a superexhibition / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 24 May 2015

    stormy Waters notes from a superexhibition By Linda Stupart (4.8 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 20 May 2015

    Venice Biennale: View from the ground By Jeremy Kruper (2.3 MB)

    South African Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale: Artists Announced / Art South Africa / South Africa / 17 April 2015

    South African Pavilion at 56th Venice Biennale: Artists Announced By Art South Africa (1.1 MB)

    Haroon Gunn Salie / News24 / South Africa / 7 May 2015

    Statues still cast sinister shadows, says Cape Town artist By Etheridge (182 KB)

    Artists explore Brazilian, SA parallels / Cape Times / South Africa / 19 January 2015

    Artists explore Brazilian SA parallels By Nicolette Dirk (4.3 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / April 30 - May 7 2015

    SA trips again on the steps of the Venice Biennale By Stefanie Jason (7.2 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Cape Argus / South Africa / 28 April 2015

    Van Riebeeck lends a hand to help SA mould better future By Emily Huizenga (1 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Cape Times / South Africa / 29 April 2015

    Molding 'vengeance' in soft 3D By Terri Dunbar-Curran (704.7 KB)

    Haroon Gunn - Salie / Cape Town Partnership / South Africa / 27 January 2015

    Making art in Cape Town By: Ambre Nicolson (311.2 KB)

    Surfacing / Cape Times / Cape Town / 2 April 2014

    Breaking Through Surfaces to Undeclared Spaces by Genna Gardini (3.5 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Times Live / South Africa / 18 March 2014

    Art Spot: Picking Up The Pieces by Staff Writer (279.3 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Cape Times / South Africa / 22 January 2014

    Being A 'Witness': Forced removals a central theme of artist's work by Genna Gardini (576.3 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Mahala / South Africa / 5 September 2013

    No Man's Land by Rob Scher (1.9 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / The Star / South Africa / 9 December 2013

    Rapper P Diddy buys SA sculpture by Siyavuya Mzantsi (86.1 KB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / Wanted / South Africa / September 2013

    Young African Artists by Meredith Randall (5.3 MB)

    Haroon Gunn-Salie / The Cape Towner / South Africa / 15 November 2012

    Highlighting Heartbreak by Monique Duval (1.4 MB)