The 2012 Donald Gordon Creative Arts Fellow, Jared Thorne’s exhibition Black Folk hopes to present a new vision of Black South Africans.
Thorne embarked on a transcontinental search for expressions of Black middle class culture. Combining large format film photographs alongside excerpts from various interviews, Thorne seeks to challenge hegemonic, as well as self-imposed constructs of Black identity. His work centers on issues of race, class and gender and engages questions of authenticity, representation and history.
He challenges viewers to redefine their conceptual understanding of modern Black culture. Through photography and audio interviews, he seeks to facilitate extensive visual and verbal dialogue on how identity is created in the global south, specifically in Cape Town.
Iziko South African National Gallery Annexe hours are 10:00 – 17:00, Monday Friday.
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