Standard Bank Young Artist 2014: Hasan and Husain Essop
Date: 27 November 2014 to 21 January 2015.
Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery
The Standard Bank Young Artist Awards have been presented to young South African artists who are either on the threshold of national acclaim or whose artistic excellence has enabled them to make international breakthroughs. This year an award for the Visual Arts has been bestowed to Hasan and Husain Essop. Their series of photographs highlights a multi-cultural clash between religion and popular cultures. They explore the dominating influence of Western theatrics and those narratives that are constructed to depict a certain reality. Inspired by Hollywood’s visual language and tactics, the Essop brothers create their own narratives. Two dominant personalities appear, East and West with all their stereotypes, and environments are chosen as stages on which to perform and define their behaviours.
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