Call and Response

20 April - 06 May 2012
Main, Mezzanine & Park Contemporary Galleries

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Cedric Nunn is one of the great discoveries in the middle generation of South African photographers. The central theme of the artist, who comes from one of the country’s oldest families, is social life in South Africa, both on the land and in the big cities. Nunn documents internal political confrontations among the black population, as well as the civil war of the 1980s and its effects. He is interested in the reality of apartheid, beyond the media-generated images and social prejudices. Over a long period of time he focused in particular on the people in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal, and in the neighbouring country of Mozambique. This exhibition features photographs from the late 1970s to the present day, presenting a view of a previously unknown African world. In his aesthetically and compositionally unusual photographs, Cedric Nunn combines reality with poetry.


Cedric Nunn – Call and Response is Cedric Nunn’s first mid-career retrospective. It currently tours throughout South Africa and Germany, and will be on display in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and in the USA as well.


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22 April 2012
Art, books, films, performance - an exceptional evening at the Galleries
Durbanites gather for the exhibition opening and book launch of Cedric Nunn's Call and Response.