Hasan and Husain Essop


Gallery News for Hasan and Husain Essop

Hasan Essop participates on a panel discussion at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Hasan Essop has been invited to speak on a panel discussion at this year’s edition of the Talks Programme organised by the Investec Cape Town Art Fair and hosted at the International Convention Centre (16 February). Alongside fellow speakers Penny Siopis and Jackie Karuti, the panelists’ discussion, titled ‘Beyond Art Practice’ and moderated by Raél Jero Salley, focuses on bringing together artists who – in various ways – take their artistic practice to be a way of making meaning beyond, and through, art objects.

Various artists on Standard Bank Gallery’s latest group exhibition

Works by six Goodman Gallery artists – Lisa Brice, Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan and Husain Essop, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge and Diane Victor – form part of the current group exhibition, I am because you are: A search for Ubuntu with permission to dream, at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg (2 February – 31 March). Curated by Usha Seejarim, the exhibition – which features 52 artworks from the bank’s corporate collection – is presented against the backdrop of South Africa’s current socio-political context, and invites and encourages viewers to contemplate the notion of Ubuntu in the context of South Africa’s contemporary conditions.

Solo exhibition for Hasan and Husain Essop in Cape Town

The Academia Library and Gallery host a solo exhibition for Hasan and Husain Essop, titled The Art of Nonviolence, in Cape Town (13 December – 31 January), tracing the themes of resistance and nonviolence in their work from 2008 to their most recent series Refuge, first shown at Goodman Gallery earlier this year.

Essop brothers and Samson Kambalu on group exhibition about the Thami Mnyele Foundation residency programme

Works by Hasan and Husain Essop and Samson Kambalu are included on a group exhibition, African Amicitiae, which looks back on 25 years of residencies for artists from Africa and the diaspora at the Thami Mnyele Foundation in Amsterdam (13 November – 3 February). Hosted by Sociëteit Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam, the exhibition shows a selection of artworks from the collection of the foundation, which includes nearly 200 works donated by the artists.
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  • Solo exhibitions

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Refuge / 2017

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Remembrance / 2012

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Halaal Art / 2010

    Group exhibitions

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

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  • Press for Hasan and Husain Essop

    Hasan & Husain Essop / DB Art Mag / March 2016

    Art as Conversation Starter: An Interview with Hasan and Husain Essop by Sean O'Toole (98.1 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Spring 2016

    Husain and Hasan Essop's South Africa, by Danna Lorch (2.6 MB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / ArtSlant / January 2016

    With collaboration and performance, twin photographers represent South Africa's Muslim community, by Danna Lorch (456.6 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Gulf News / December 2015

    Unease of being an immigrant, by Jyoti Kaisi (601 KB)

    Hasan and Husain Essop / Media Diversified / London / 10 May 2015

    Unrest By Karen Williams (559.1 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Creative Feel / South Africa / April 2015

    Unrest By Creative Feel (5.2 MB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Tonight / South Africa / 21 April 2015

    Narrative of conflict: pop culture vs paranoia By Theresa Smith (133.2 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Mail & Guardian / South Africa / 9 December 2014

    Essop brothers' exhibit probes stereotypes, violence and anonymity By Athi Mongezeleli Joja (285.8 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Artslink.co.za / South Africa / 11 November 2014

    Standard Bank Young Artist Exhibition at Iziko By Iziko Museums of South Africa (410.7 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Tonight / South Africa / 8 July 2014

    Visual Journey of Creative Landmarks by Steyn du Toit (181.8 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Rendez-Vous 13 / 10 September - 10 November 2013

    Hasan & Husain Essop by Rendez-Vous (324.8 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Bussines Day Live / Johannesburg / 24 October 2013

    Seeing double as visual artists allow education to inform art by Chris Thurman (243.4 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 28 March - 4 April 2013

    Interrogating the lingering by Sean O'Toole (593.5 KB)

    Dak'Art 2010 / Nafas Art Magazine / May 2010

    Dak'Art 2010: Looking back, facing forward? by J. Bouwhuis & K. Winking (217.8 KB)

    Dak'Art 2010 / Dominical / May 2010

    Descubriendo el arte Africano by Manuel López-Ligero (575 KB)

    Hasan & Husain Essop / ENJN / March/April 2010

    Doing it ourselves by Sean O'Toole (6.2 MB)