From Ke Lefa Laka: Her Story (2013) © Lebohang Kganye

Lebohang Kganye
Artist Talk

20 MAY 2024, 7pm
doors open 6.30pm

£6 / regular
£4 / MPF member
£4 / students

South African photographer and visual artist Lebohang Kganye will give an artist talk at Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol about her creative practice.

Lebohang’s photography explores her family’s personal and collective ‘micro histories’, drawing on notions of home as heritage and identity, as well as physical and mental spaces. The wider history of South Africa, from before, during, and in the aftermath of apartheid and colonialism is embedded in her work.

left – Habo Patience ka bokhathe II, 2013. From Ke Lefa Laka: Her Story (2013) © Lebohang Kganye
right – Re tantshetsa phaposing ya sekolo II, 2013. From Ke Lefa Laka: Her Story (2013) © Lebohang Kganye

Lebohang is shortlisted for this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for her exhibition Haufi nyana? I’ve come to take you home, which was on display at Foam, Amsterdam, from 17 FEB to 21 MAY 2023. In this work Lebohang collects stories from her family with excerpts from South African literature and rewrites them into theatrical scripts, resulting in experimental visual installations creating a space between memory and fantasy. Silhouettes, cut-outs, puppets, shadows and ghosts, fashioned from images in photo albums as well as her own compositions, (re-)enact these scripts and bring them to life. A large-scale installation of her work, Mohlokomedi wa Tora (2018), is on display at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, until 02 JUN 2024.

The talk will be followed by questions from the audience.

 

From Shadows of Re-Memory (2021) © Lebohang Kanye

 

From Shadows of Re-Memory (2021) © Lebohang Kganye

20 MAY 2024, 7pm
doors open 6.30pm

£6 / regular
£4 / MPF member
£4 / students

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