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Mother & Child (series), 2000<br />Cibachrome print<br />Edition of 3<br />125x170 cm</p>
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<p>Mother & Child, realised in the last six-month period of 2000, is a photographic cycle that represents this physical materialisation that unites people and does away with ineluctable differences. It is here especially that, besides the considerable of the subject, Mthethwa lays that load that unites people. Life, precisely, with its indiscriminate likelihood as an indisputable gift that levels historical disequilibriums.
Mother & Child (series), 2000
Cibachrome print
Edition of 3
125x170 cm

 

Mother & Child, realised in the last six-month period of 2000, is a photographic cycle that represents this physical materialisation that unites people and does away with ineluctable differences. It is here especially that, besides the considerable of the subject, Mthethwa lays that load that unites people. Life, precisely, with its indiscriminate likelihood as an indisputable gift that levels historical disequilibriums.


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Zwelethu Mthethwa (b.1960, South Africa) in his photographs focus and scrutinises the concept of the new contemporary communities near big cities in South Africa, looking at identity, social values, geography and the psychology behind people.
Zwelethu Mthethwa work relationship with Noire Gallery started in 1998 with a solo exhibition.
In 1999 they collaborated on a special project for ARCO-Madrid Project Room, now at the ARCO Foundation. Their collaboration also produced the video installations REBIRTH and anotherworld.
In 1999 Marco Noire  published the first monograph of Zwelethu Mthethwa, with more than 50 unpublished photographs of the Artist, and in 2000 the catalogue Sacred Homes - Mother & Child.