The Borders Exhibition at the Iziko South African Gallery is a distillation of work from the 2009 Bamako Encounters

The Borders Exhibition at the Iziko South African Gallery is a distillation of work from the 2009 Bamako Encounters 8th African Photographic Biennale held in Mali last year.  This pan-African exhibition is travelling to sub-Saharan Africa for the first time in its history.  It gives South Africans a unique opportunity to engage with contemporary photography from across our beautiful continent.

The body of work explores the perceptions society holds regarding physical and geographical borders.  This becomes increasingly interesting when considering the fact that African borders were created by European colonists during the 19th century.  In the same vein it also comments on the recent xenophobic violence that occurred in South Africa in 2008.

The Borders exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery runs until 30 January 2011. The exhibition features more than 230 works, bringing together the work of 40 photographers and 13 video artists.

Enquiries can be directed to Pam Warne on 021 481 3956 or you can e-mail pwarne@iziko.org.za

Featured Image: Zafraane Cemetery Series (Tunisia) by Lilia Benzid
Image: The devil is White by Zak OVE