David Goldblatt / Intersections / 2005

David Goldblatt / Intersections / 2005
03 September - 01 October 2005
Installation View
David Goldblatt
While Fernando Augusto Luta washed his clothes, Augusto Mokinda (13), Ze Jano (12) and Ze Ndala (10), posed for a photograph in water that has risen from underground in an old mineshaft at Pomfret Asbestos Mine. The water probably contained blue asbestos fibres. 25 December 2002 (6_66_65) (6CN_123_10), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
Martin Klaaste, Mayor of the Kamiesberg Local Municipality, in the council chamber, Garies, Northern Cape. (4_9329), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, in the time of Aids. 13 October 2004 (4_9497), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Johnny Basson, goatherd, Rooipad se Vlak, Pella, Northern Cape. (4_9249), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+ / A0+
David Goldblatt
Blue asbestos fibres on a tailings dump at the Owendale Asbestos Mine. Postmasburg district, Northern Cape (4_8736), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
George Seitisho, Municipal Manager, Plettenberg Bay Local Municipality, Western Cape. (4_9483), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
approx 40 x 50 cm
David Goldblatt
Council of the Khai-Ma Local Municipality in the municipal offices at Pofadder, Northern Cape. Left to right: Johannes Swartbooi, Lakus van Rooi, Alexandra Beukes [Mayor], Marcellinus Gall, Hedwiga Jaar, Rosina Secondt. 24 June 2004 (4_9302), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Swerwers, nomadic sheep shearers and farmworkers, descended from the San hunter-gatherers and the Khoi pastoralists. Without work for four months they lived in the ITALIC gang, the corridor between farm fences and roads, hunting, fishing when they could and eating road-kill. Near Nuwe Rooiberg, Northern Cape. 18 September 2002 (4_8716), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
BHJ, Richtersveld, in the time of Aids, Northern Cape. 25 December 2003 (4_9082), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
Entrance to the Recreation Club. As on most mines at that time, the ‘rec’ would have been for the exclusive use of White personnel. This mine was started in 1890 and closed in 1978. Cape Blue Asbestos Mine, Koegas, Northern Cape. (4_8718), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Laingsburg, Western Province, on the N1. (4_9522), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
Daniel Cloete, goat farmer, Potjiespram, Richtersveld. (4_9068), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Piet Sochop, Municipal Councillor, Ward 1, Kamiesberg Local Municipality, Hondeklipbaai, Northern Cape. (4_9335), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
This monument to '...pioneer Jewish pedlars known as smouse, who traded in outlying and remote country districts' was unveiled on 18 September 1989 as part of the bicentenary celebrations of Graaff-Reinet. Its bronze plaque was stolen by vandals in 2003. The Jewish Board of Deputies then replaced it with a plastic plaque which the municipality has mounted and covered with a protective steel grille. (4_9534), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Monument honouring the 'contribution of the horse to South African history', erected by the Rapportryers of Bethulie in 1982. Laura Rautenbach was the sculptor. After the theft of bronze oxen from a Voortrekker monument in the town, the Rapportryers caged the horse in steel in 2004. Bethulie, Free State (4_9603), 2005
Digital prints on 100% rag cotton paper in pigment inks

David Goldblatt
The graves of the Cradock Four, Matthew Goniwe, Fort Calata, Sicelo Mhlauli and Sparrow Mkonto, anti-apartheid activists and community leaders, assassinated by members of the Security Branch of the South African Police on 27 June 1985. The confessed murderers were refused amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Thus far, no-one has been prosecuted for the crimes. Cradock, Eastern Cape. (4_9506), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
An adit on the Langley Asbestos Mine, Prieska district, Northern Cape. (4_8729), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
The mill at Pomfret Asbestos Mine. It was opened in September 1978 and closed in 1986. 20 December 2002 (4_8769), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
Karin Heydenrych, Public Relations Officer, Breede River Winelands Municipality, Ashton, Western Cape. (4_9370) , 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
The Docrats' lavatory was part of this concrete structure that supported the water tank of their house in Fietas. The Docrats were "Asians" and the area in which they had lived since the 1880s had been declared a Group Area for whites by the apartheid government. So they were moved to Lenasia and their house on 20th Street Pageview/Fietas was destroyed. However the front-end loaders couldn't bring down this core which stands to this day. Fietas, Johannesburg, 2003 (4_8817), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Hoping for work, Middelburg, Eastern Cape (4_9541), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Operators of the Masilo Sewage Treatment Plant of the Masilonyana Local Municipality, Theunissen, Free State. From the front and left to right: Seliane Vincent, Jonas Togo, Piet Jacobs and Albert Leauta. (4_9400), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Johannes Rens, Mayor, Letsemeng Local Municipality, in the council chamber, Koffiefontein, Free State. 31 August 2004 (4_9434), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
approx 40 x 50 cm
David Goldblatt
Smid Street, Middelburg, Eastern Cape. (4_9538), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
Christmas decorations at Port Nolloth, Northern Cape, in the time of AIDS. 28 December 2003 (4_9099), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Memorial to Abraham Esau, a coloured man who defied the Boers and supported the English during the Anglo-Boer War; he was executed by the Boers here, outside his hometown, Calvinia in the Northern Cape in 1902. 6 October 2003 (4_9012), 2003
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Women singing, Newtown Squatter Camp, Johannesburg. 1 November 2001 (4_8375), 2001
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Willem Mathee, Acting Mayor and Dan Molangoanyane, Speaker, of Montsopa Local Municipality, Ladybrand, Free State, in Mathee’s office. (4_9405) (4_9410), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
The swimming bath rules at the Recreation Club of the Cape Blue Asbestos Mine, Koegas, Northern Cape. (4_8723), 2002
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Entrance to Lategan's Truck Inn, In the time of Aids, Laingsburg. Western Cape. 14 November 2004 (4_9523), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Municipal Officials Elize Klaaste, Senior Clerk, Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape. (4_9319), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
War memorial, erected in 1946 in memory of the 'boys of Hanover' killed in the Second World War. The monument's fishpond acquired an 'apron' of barbed wire and netting in the early 1990s, to protect, according to a municipal official, its 'abundant goldfish' from birds and to prevent children from paddling in its waters. No one recalls when the pond dried up. Hanover, Northern Cape. 12 February 2005 (4_9602), 2005
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
In the time of Aids - N1 at Hanover, Northern Cape (4_9641), 2005
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
Meisie Wolf, Municipal Manager, Letsemeng Local Municipality, Koffiefontein, Free State (4_9438), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Nico Nel, Municipal Manager, Breede River Winelands Municipality, Ashton, Western Cape. (4_9369), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
Polo pavilion, Kurland Estate, Plettenburg Bay, Western Cape. 9 October 2004 (4_9485), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
At the corner of Kerk and Van Riebeeck Streets, Steynsburg, Eastern Cape. (4_9548CN), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Sarie Flink doing her hair, Kleine Rivier, Buffelsdrif, Western Cape. 23 November 2004 (4_9528), 2004
Digital prints on 100% rag cotton paper in pigment inks
A0 or A0+
David Goldblatt
Mother and child, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. 8 March 2005 (4_9616), 2005
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt
Elephant Park, made especially to house the Elephant which was made for the Olifantshoek High School, Olifantshoek, Northern Cape. 23 June 2004 (4_9291), 2004
Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

David Goldblatt / Intersections / 2005 - Installation View

03 September - 01 October 2005

David Goldblatt

While Fernando Augusto Luta washed his clothes, Augusto Mokinda (13), Ze Jano (12) and Ze Ndala (10), posed for a photograph in water that has risen from underground in an old mineshaft at Pomfret Asbestos Mine. The water probably contained blue asbestos fibres. 25 December 2002 (6_66_65) (6CN_123_10)

David Goldblatt

Martin Klaaste, Mayor of the Kamiesberg Local Municipality, in the council chamber, Garies, Northern Cape. (4_9329)

David Goldblatt

Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, in the time of Aids. 13 October 2004 (4_9497)

David Goldblatt

Johnny Basson, goatherd, Rooipad se Vlak, Pella, Northern Cape. (4_9249)

David Goldblatt

Blue asbestos fibres on a tailings dump at the Owendale Asbestos Mine. Postmasburg district, Northern Cape (4_8736)

David Goldblatt

George Seitisho, Municipal Manager, Plettenberg Bay Local Municipality, Western Cape. (4_9483)

David Goldblatt

Council of the Khai-Ma Local Municipality in the municipal offices at Pofadder, Northern Cape. Left to right: Johannes Swartbooi, Lakus van Rooi, Alexandra Beukes [Mayor], Marcellinus Gall, Hedwiga Jaar, Rosina Secondt. 24 June 2004 (4_9302)

David Goldblatt

Swerwers, nomadic sheep shearers and farmworkers, descended from the San hunter-gatherers and the Khoi pastoralists. Without work for four months they lived in the ITALIC gang, the corridor between farm fences and roads, hunting, fishing when they could and eating road-kill. Near Nuwe Rooiberg, Northern Cape. 18 September 2002 (4_8716)

David Goldblatt

BHJ, Richtersveld, in the time of Aids, Northern Cape. 25 December 2003 (4_9082)

David Goldblatt

Entrance to the Recreation Club. As on most mines at that time, the ‘rec’ would have been for the exclusive use of White personnel. This mine was started in 1890 and closed in 1978. Cape Blue Asbestos Mine, Koegas, Northern Cape. (4_8718)

David Goldblatt

Laingsburg, Western Province, on the N1. (4_9522)

David Goldblatt

Daniel Cloete, goat farmer, Potjiespram, Richtersveld. (4_9068)

David Goldblatt

Piet Sochop, Municipal Councillor, Ward 1, Kamiesberg Local Municipality, Hondeklipbaai, Northern Cape. (4_9335)

David Goldblatt

This monument to '...pioneer Jewish pedlars known as smouse, who traded in outlying and remote country districts' was unveiled on 18 September 1989 as part of the bicentenary celebrations of Graaff-Reinet. Its bronze plaque was stolen by vandals in 2003. The Jewish Board of Deputies then replaced it with a plastic plaque which the municipality has mounted and covered with a protective steel grille. (4_9534)

David Goldblatt

Monument honouring the 'contribution of the horse to South African history', erected by the Rapportryers of Bethulie in 1982. Laura Rautenbach was the sculptor. After the theft of bronze oxen from a Voortrekker monument in the town, the Rapportryers caged the horse in steel in 2004. Bethulie, Free State (4_9603)

David Goldblatt

The graves of the Cradock Four, Matthew Goniwe, Fort Calata, Sicelo Mhlauli and Sparrow Mkonto, anti-apartheid activists and community leaders, assassinated by members of the Security Branch of the South African Police on 27 June 1985. The confessed murderers were refused amnesty by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Thus far, no-one has been prosecuted for the crimes. Cradock, Eastern Cape. (4_9506)

David Goldblatt

An adit on the Langley Asbestos Mine, Prieska district, Northern Cape. (4_8729)

David Goldblatt

The mill at Pomfret Asbestos Mine. It was opened in September 1978 and closed in 1986. 20 December 2002 (4_8769)

David Goldblatt

Karin Heydenrych, Public Relations Officer, Breede River Winelands Municipality, Ashton, Western Cape. (4_9370)

David Goldblatt

The Docrats' lavatory was part of this concrete structure that supported the water tank of their house in Fietas. The Docrats were "Asians" and the area in which they had lived since the 1880s had been declared a Group Area for whites by the apartheid government. So they were moved to Lenasia and their house on 20th Street Pageview/Fietas was destroyed. However the front-end loaders couldn't bring down this core which stands to this day. Fietas, Johannesburg, 2003 (4_8817)

David Goldblatt

Hoping for work, Middelburg, Eastern Cape (4_9541)

David Goldblatt

Operators of the Masilo Sewage Treatment Plant of the Masilonyana Local Municipality, Theunissen, Free State. From the front and left to right: Seliane Vincent, Jonas Togo, Piet Jacobs and Albert Leauta. (4_9400)

David Goldblatt

Johannes Rens, Mayor, Letsemeng Local Municipality, in the council chamber, Koffiefontein, Free State. 31 August 2004 (4_9434)

David Goldblatt

Smid Street, Middelburg, Eastern Cape. (4_9538)

David Goldblatt

Christmas decorations at Port Nolloth, Northern Cape, in the time of AIDS. 28 December 2003 (4_9099)

David Goldblatt

Memorial to Abraham Esau, a coloured man who defied the Boers and supported the English during the Anglo-Boer War; he was executed by the Boers here, outside his hometown, Calvinia in the Northern Cape in 1902. 6 October 2003 (4_9012)

David Goldblatt

Women singing, Newtown Squatter Camp, Johannesburg. 1 November 2001 (4_8375)

David Goldblatt

Willem Mathee, Acting Mayor and Dan Molangoanyane, Speaker, of Montsopa Local Municipality, Ladybrand, Free State, in Mathee’s office. (4_9405) (4_9410)

David Goldblatt

The swimming bath rules at the Recreation Club of the Cape Blue Asbestos Mine, Koegas, Northern Cape. (4_8723)

David Goldblatt

Entrance to Lategan's Truck Inn, In the time of Aids, Laingsburg. Western Cape. 14 November 2004 (4_9523)

David Goldblatt

Municipal Officials Elize Klaaste, Senior Clerk, Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape. (4_9319)

David Goldblatt

War memorial, erected in 1946 in memory of the 'boys of Hanover' killed in the Second World War. The monument's fishpond acquired an 'apron' of barbed wire and netting in the early 1990s, to protect, according to a municipal official, its 'abundant goldfish' from birds and to prevent children from paddling in its waters. No one recalls when the pond dried up. Hanover, Northern Cape. 12 February 2005 (4_9602)

David Goldblatt

In the time of Aids - N1 at Hanover, Northern Cape (4_9641)

David Goldblatt

Meisie Wolf, Municipal Manager, Letsemeng Local Municipality, Koffiefontein, Free State (4_9438)

David Goldblatt

Nico Nel, Municipal Manager, Breede River Winelands Municipality, Ashton, Western Cape. (4_9369)

David Goldblatt

Polo pavilion, Kurland Estate, Plettenburg Bay, Western Cape. 9 October 2004 (4_9485)

David Goldblatt

At the corner of Kerk and Van Riebeeck Streets, Steynsburg, Eastern Cape. (4_9548CN)

David Goldblatt

Sarie Flink doing her hair, Kleine Rivier, Buffelsdrif, Western Cape. 23 November 2004 (4_9528)

David Goldblatt

Mother and child, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. 8 March 2005 (4_9616)

David Goldblatt

Elephant Park, made especially to house the Elephant which was made for the Olifantshoek High School, Olifantshoek, Northern Cape. 23 June 2004 (4_9291)

The Goodman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new and rarely seen works by David Goldblatt. The opening of the show will take place on Saturday 3rd September 2005. The gallery will have extended hours on this day, from 09h30 – 17h00. Please join us for a drink at noon.

David Goldblatt is renowned for his documentation of the progress of societal changes and how these impact on the landscape and South African communities. His body of work will consist of stark landscapes shot in the Northern Cape, the impact of AIDS in various communities as well as the increasing roadside memorial sites that one encounters when driving through several landscapes in South Africa. Goldblatt will also be exhibiting portrait photographs of municipal officials.

An established photographer Goldblatt has always interacted immensely with the subjects of his photographs. In a documentary (“On the Road”, Produced by Greg Marinovich) recently flighted on SABC, Goldblatt revisited people he photographed in the 70’s and spoke quite earnestly about these interactions reflecting that language has been the only barrier in communicating.

Goldblatt’s retrospective exhibtion opens in June 2005 at the Museum Kunst Palast, and he will also be having a show at the Galeria Elba Benitez in Madrid, Spain around the same time.

The exhibition closes on Saturday 1st October 2005.

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt (b.1930, Randfontein, South Africa) chronicled the structures, people and landscapes of his country from 1948 – through the rise of Afrikaner Nationalism, the apartheid regime and into the democratic era – until his death in June 2018. Goldblatt’s photography examines how South Africans have expressed their values through the structures, physical and ideological, that they have built. In 1989, Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg. In 1998 he was the first South African to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2001, a retrospective of his work, David Goldblatt Fifty-One Years began a tour of galleries and museums. He was one of the few South African artists to exhibit at Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany. He has held solo exhibitions at the Jewish Museum and the New Museum, both in New York. His work was included in the exhibition ILLUMInations at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, and has featured on shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Barbican Centre in London and in 2018, a major retrospective at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Goldblatt is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award, the 2013 ICP Infinity Award and in 2016, he was awarded the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres by the Ministry of Culture of France.