Ponte City

Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse
From the 23rd of January to the 20th of April 2014
  • Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Ponte City, 2008-2013
     

    Magnum Photos

  • Pascal Martinez

  • Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Ponte City, 2008-2013

    Magnum Photos

  • Pascal Martinez

  • Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Ponte City, 2008-2013

    Magnum Photos

  • Pascal Martinez

  • Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse, Ponte City, 2008-2013

    Magnum Photos

  • Pascal Martinez

  • Pascal Martinez

  • Pascal Martinez

  • Pascal Martinez

  • Pascal Martinez

LE BAL presents the last and epic project of the South-African photographer Mikhael Subotzky and the artist Patrick Waterhouse, around a single Johannesburg building, Ponte City

Ponte City has been the symbol of prosperity under apartheid and white supremacy, of the collapse of the city center in the 1990s, and finally of the multi-ethnic renewal in this new century: it has witnessed the throes of a never-ending changing society.

This exhibition will gather documents (maps, brochures, press clippings…) from the utopian time of the erection of the building, images and vernacular texts which have been abandoned by generations of migrants coming from all over Africa, recurring architectural elements of the 40 floors and more intimate, poetic and day-to-day photographs.

The show, co-produced with the FOMU in Antwerp, will be accompanied by a book, PONTE CITY, published by Steidl.

The project Ponte City received the "prix de la découverte des Rencontres Internationales d’Arles" in 2011 

Exhibition co-produced with FOMU, Anvers
In collaboration with the Goodman Gallery, Cape Town (South Africa) and Magnum Photos

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