David Goldblatt – Exhibitions

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Group ExhibitionOf People and Places2022University of Massachusetts AmherstLinkAmherstUSA
Solo ExhibitionStrange Instrument2021Pace GalleryLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
Solo ExhibitionMarkers of Presence2021Goodman GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionJohannesburg 1948 - 20182020Goodman GalleryLinkLondonUK
Solo ExhibitionOn the Mines2019Norval FoundationLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionPicture Theory2018A4 Arts FoundationLinkLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Other PublicationGoldblatt: A Documentary2018A4 Arts FoundationLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionStructures of Dominium and Democracy2018Centre Georges PompidouLinkLinkParisFrance
BookStructures of Dominion and Democracy2018SteidlLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionPhotographs: 1948 – 20182018Museum of Contemporary ArtLinkLinkSydneyAustralia
Solo ExhibitionEx-Offenders2016Pace GalleryLinkNew YorkUSA
Solo ExhibitionThe Pursuit of Values2015Standard Bank GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionNew Pictures 10, David Goldblatt: Structures of Dominion and Democracy in South Africa2014The Minneapolis Institute of ArtLinkMinneapolisUSA
Solo ExhibitionStructures of Dominion and Democracy2014Goodman GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionStructures of Dominion and Democracy2014Galerie Marian GoodmanLinkParisFrance
BookParticulars2014SteidlLinkSouth Africa
BookRegarding Intersections2014SteidlLinkSouth Africa
AwardsInfinity Award: Cornell Capa Award for Lifetime Achievement2013International Center of PhotographyLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
Solo ExhibitionOn the Mines2012Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionTJ; 1948 -20102011Fondation Henri Cartier-BressonLinkParisFrance
AwardsOrder of Ikhamanga (Silver) (awarded, but declined by Goldblatt in protest over the Protection of State Information Bill) 2011The Order of IkhamangaLinkLinkSouth Africa
AwardsHonorary Doctor of Fine Arts2011San Francisco Art InstituteLinkSan FranciscoUSA
Solo ExhibitionIntersections IntersectedVideo Conversation
Springfield: The City Intersected

2011University of Massachusetts AmherstLinkLinkAmherstUS
Solo ExhibitionSelected Works2011Galerie Marian GoodmanLinkParisFrance
Solo ExhibitionA Selection2010Howard Greenberg GalleryLinkNew YorkUS
Solo ExhibitionKith, Kin & Kaya2010South African Jewish MuseumLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionTJ: Some things old, some things new and some much the same2010Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionSouth African Photographs: David Goldblatt2010Jewish MuseumLinkNew YorkUS
AwardsLifetime Achievement Award2010Lucie FoundationLinkLinkLos AngelesUS
BookIn Boksburg2010ErrataLinkSouth Africa
BookTJ / Double Negative: Johannesburg Photographs 1948–20102010Umuzi, Contrasto, Actes SudLinkSouth Africa
BookKith Kin & Khaya: South African Photographs2010Goodman GalleryLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionParticulars2010Howard Greenberg GalleryLinkLinkNew YorkUS
Solo ExhibitionIntersections Intersected2009New MuseumLinkNew YorkUS
Solo ExhibitionFietas2009Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
AwardsHenri Cartier-Bresson Award2009Fondation Henri Cartier-BressonLinkParisFrance
Solo ExhibitionIn Boksburg2009Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIn the time of AIDS2009Galería Elba BenítezLinkMadridSpain
Solo ExhibitionIntersections Intersected2009KonsthalLinkMalmöSweden
Solo ExhibitionSoma Afrikaners revisited2009Oliewenhuis Art MuseumLinkBloemfonteinSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIntersections Intersected2008Open Eye GalleryLinkLiverpoolUK
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2008Västerås konstmuseumLinkKarlsgatanSweden
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2008Galerie Paul AndriesseLinkAmsterdamNetherlands
Solo ExhibitionJoburg2008Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIntersections Intersected2008Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Serralves FoundationLinkPortoPortugal
BookIntersections Intersected2008PortoLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionPhotographs of the last decade2008Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIntersections Intersected2008Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
AwardsHonorary Doctor of Literature2008WITSLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionHasselblad Award 20062007Fotografins HusStockholmSweden
Solo ExhibitionIntersectionsIntersections is the term South African photographer David Goldblatt uses for the opposing forces of values, ideas, attitudes, places and people that make up South African society. Goldblatt (Randfontein 1930) is the eminence grise of South African photography and has become known for his subtle and sharp view of South African society. With the exhibition Intersections , Huis Marseille presents for the first time a major overview of Goldblatt's new color photography in the Netherlands.2007Huis Marseille, Museum for PhotographyLinkAmsterdamNetherlands
Solo ExhibitionIntersections“Intersections” is the term used by the South African photographer David Goldblatt for the crosscurrents of values, ideas, spaces, and people that make up South African society. Goldblatt (b. Randfontein, 1930) is the éminence grise of South African photography, known for his subtle and sharp take on life in South Africa. Critical Observer From the time when the apartheid regime was introduced at the end of the 1940s, Goldblatt has observed social developments in his native country with a critical eye and specific attention to the neglected detail. In the tradition of the great documentary photography of the twentieth century, Goldblatt is less interested in reporting on events than in recording the conditions that lead to those events.2007Berkeley Art MuseumLinkLinkBerkleyUSA
Solo ExhibitionWinner of Hasselblad Award 20062007Brandts Museet for FotokunstLinkOdenseDenmark
Solo ExhibitionSüdafrikanische Fotografien 1952–2006.2007Fotomuseum WinterthurLinkWinterthurSwitzerland
Solo ExhibitionPhotographs2007Fondazione Forma per la fotografiaLinkMilanItaly
AwardsHonorary Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society2007The Royal Photographic SocietyLinkBristolUK
Solo ExhibitionSelected Works, Showing the series Particulars2007Galerie Marian GoodmanLinkParisFrance
BookSome Afrikaners Revisited. With Antjie Krog and Ivor Powell2007UmuziLinkSouth Africa
BookSüdafrikanische Fotografien 1952–20062007Christoph Merian VerlagSouth Africa
BookPhotographs2006ContrastoLinkSouth Africa
AwardsHasselblad Award Winner 20062006Hasselblad CenterLinkGothenburgSweden
Solo ExhibitionSome Afrikaners Revisited2006Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionHasselblad Award Winner 20062006Hasselblad CenterLinkGothenburgSweden
Solo Exhibition2006Rencontres d'ArlesLinkArlesFrance
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2005Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIntersections2005KunstpalastLinkDüsseldorfGermany
Solo ExhibitionIntersections

In his work as a photographer and author, David Goldblatt (born 1930 in Randfontein, Republic of South Africa, lives in
Johannesburg) has documented and analysed the social and political structures and the social tensions of South Africa
from the beginning of Apartheid to the present. The result is an impressive photographic record of South African culture
and, at the same time, a conclusive body of works that make David Goldblatt one of the most important contemporary
documentary photographers.

David Goldblatt: Intersections” is produced in co-operation with museum kunst palast, Düsseldorf. Curated by Christoph Danelzik-Brüggemann. A catalogue is available, including texts by Michael Stevenson and Christoph Danelzik-Brüggemann, and an interview with the artist by Mark Haworth-Booth, published by Prestel, Munich-Berlin-London-New York 2005.

2005Camera AustriaLinkLinkGrazAustria
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt2005Galería Elba BenítezLinkMadridSpain
Solo ExhibitionParticulars & Rural South Africa2005Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionIntersections2005Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
BookIntersections2005PrestelLinkSouth Africa
BookDavid Goldblatt: Photographs Hasselblad Award 20062005Hatje CantzLinkSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years, A Retrospective2005Johannesburg Art GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo Exhibition2004Galerie Marian GoodmanLinkParisFrance
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years2004Bensusan Museum of Photography and LibraryJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo Exhibition2004Le Grand Café, Centre d’art contemporainLinkSaint-NazaireFrance
Solo ExhibitionAsbestos2003Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years2003Centre for Fine ArtsLinkBrusselsBelgium
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years2003LenbachausLinkMunichGermany
Solo ExhibitionIntersections2003Michael Stevenson GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
BookParticulars2003Goodman GalleryLinkSouth Africa
Solo Exhibition2003Modern ArtLinkOxfordUK
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years2002Belém Cultural CenterLinkLisbonPortugal
Solo ExhibitionMostly Unseen2002Goodman GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years

The exhibition of David Goldblatt, Fifty-one Years, produced and organized by the MACBA Barcelona, is a retrospective presentation of David Goldblatt’s work. Featuring more than 200 images by the South-African photographer, the show reflects half a century of Goldblatt’s meticulous observation of the realities of his country from 1948 until 1999.

Over the years his probings have led to a number of photographic essays from which the present exhibition is drawn. Some of these essays have covered short periods of time and specific places, others have spanned decades and great geographical expanse.

2002Witte de WithLinkRotterdamNetherlands
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One YearsIn the catalogue for this exhibition, the writer Nadine Gordimer describes the photographs by David Goldblatt (Randfontein, South Africa, 1930), as having “an unstated political significance that goes before and grows beyond the obvious images – they reveal the violence against human beings repeated, endlessly, in the continuity of daily life.”2002MACBALinkLinkBarcelonaSpain
Solo ExhibitionFifty-One Years2001Axa GalleryNew YorkUSA
BookFifty-one years. David Goldblatt2001MACBALinkSouth Africa
AwardsHonorary Doctor in Fine Arts2001UCTLinkCape TownSouth Africa
BookPhaidon 552001PhaidonLinkSouth Africa
Group ExhibitionHome2000Art Gallery of Western AustraliaLinkPerthAustralia
Group Exhibition, Other PublicationRhizomes of Memory, Three South African Photographers. With George Hallett and Santu Mofokeng2000Henie Onstad Art CenterLinkLinkOsloNormay
Solo ExhibitionIn Boksburg2001Krings-Ernst GalerieLinkCologneGermany
Solo ExhibitionStructures1999Johannesburg Art GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1999South African National GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionPhotographs from South AfricaFrom the 1960s until the end of apartheid in 1990, David Goldblatt photographed South Africa’s architecture, the structures of both its indigenous people and those who colonized the country. The range of Goldblatt’s knowledge of the place is wide, and his photographs describe many aspects of the culture. The exhibition provides an original entrée into the photograph as a means of social criticism1998Museum of Modern ArtLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1998Netherlands Architecture InsititueLinkRotterdamNetherlands
Group Exhibition, Other PublicationBlank Architecture, Apartheid and After1998Netherlands Architecture InstituteLinkRotterdamNetherlands
Group ExhibitionContemporary Art from South Africa1996Haus der Kulturen der WeltLinkBerlinGermany
Group Exhibition, Other PublicationIn/sight: African Photographers, 1940 to the Present1996GuggenheimLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
AwardsCamera Austria Prize for Contemporary Photography

David Goldblatt (born 1930 in Randfontein, South Africa) has been a photographer and writer since the early 1950s, capturing the "structure of things in this country" and trying to describe the signs and architecture of 350 years of white supremacy in South Africa. His photographic work represents the political development of his country from the appearance of the first signs of apartheid in 1951 to its end. David Goldblatt is currently working on a text for the publication of this life's work. “When the book is finished” – as he says – “I hope my obsession with apartheid will also be over. I hope my visionary powers will be sufficient to add something to my archive that I have no idea of ​​yet.”

1995Camera AustriaLinkGrazAustria
Group ExhibitionJohannesburg Biennial1995Johannesburg BiennialLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
AwardsGahan Fellow in Photography1992Harvard UniversityBostonUSA
AwardsHallmark Fellow 1987International Design Conference in AspenLinkAspenUSA
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt: South AfricaThis solo exhibition by David Golblatt was presented alongside The Cordoned Heart, a group show which contains work by nineteen other South African photographers as well as Goldblatt’s. 1986Photographers GalleryLinkLinkLondonUK
Group Exhibition, Other PublicationDavid Goldblatt: South Africa 1986International Center of PhotographyLinkLinkNew YorkUSA
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1985Side GalleryLinkNewcastle upon TyneUK
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1983South African National GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
Solo Exhibition1983Pretoria Art GalleryPretoriaSouth Africa
Solo Exhibition1983Johannesburg Art GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1978Market TheatreLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1977Durban Art GalleryDurbanSouth Africa
Solo Exhibition1975Photography PlaceSydneyAustralia
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1975National Gallery VictoriaLinkMelbourneAustralia
Solo ExhibitionDavid Goldblatt1974Photographers GalleryLinkLondonUK
CollectionsUnkownA4 Arts FoundationLinkCape TownSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownBarcelona Museum of Contemporary Art MACBALinkBarcelonaSpain
Collections100 Linear Feet (96 boxes + 4 tubes)Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library YaleLinkNew HavenUSA
Collections21 WorksBibliotheque nationale de FranceLinkParisFrance
Collections16 Works16 WorksCentre Georges PompidouLinkParisFrance
CollectionsUnkownUnkownConstitutional CourtLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownUnkownDurban Art GalleryDurbanSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownFonds national d'art contemporainLinkParisFrance
CollectionsUnkownFotomuseum WinterthurLinkWinterthurSwitzerland
Collections10 Works10 WorksGetty CenterLinkLos AngelesUSA
Collections78 WorksInstitute of Chicago, IllinoisLinkChicagoUSA
Collections7 Works7 WorksJewish MuseumLinkNew YorkUSA
CollectionsUnkownUnkownJohannesburg Art GalleryLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
Collections9 Works9 WorksMinneapolis Institute of ArtLinkMinneapolisUSA
CollectionsUnkownUnkownMuseum of Contemporary Art San DiegoLinkSan DiegoUSA
Collections48 Works48 WorksMuseum of Modern ArtLinkNew YorkUSA
CollectionsUnkownNational Museum of PhotographyLinkCopenhagenDenmark
Collections15 Works15 WorksNational Gallery VictoriaLinkMelbourneAustralia
CollectionsUnkownUnkownNorval FoundationLinkCape TownSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownUnkownPhotographers GalleryLinkLondonUK
CollectionsUnkownUnkownSouth African National GalleryLinkCape TownSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownUnkownUniversity of WitwatesrandLinkJohannesburgSouth Africa
CollectionsUnkownWalther CollectionLinkNeu-UlmGermany
CollectionsOver 700 WorksYale University Art GalleryLinkNew HavenUSA


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