Next Generation: Emerging Photographers from South Africa | Exhibition at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Next Generation: Emerging Photographers from South Africa | Exhibition at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum
past over 3 years ago

Thu, Feb 5 4:00PM - Sat, Mar 21 9:00PM

Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College 405 Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd Flushing, United States

Event Details

Next Generation:
Emerging Photographers from South Africa
February 5 - March 21, 2015

February 5th - Opening Reception

Through a partnership with the Roger Ballen Foundation of Johannesburg, an organization dedicated to the advancement of education of photography in South Africa, the museum will display approximately 25 photographs in second floor gallery by emerging South African artists who have come of age since the abolition of apartheid and the first democratic election in 1994. Artwork by this younger generation of artists reflects both the momentous shift to democracy twenty years ago as well as the end of an era with the death of Nelson Mandela in December 2013.

The exhibition will highlight the political and social shifts that have taken place since the Soweto Uprising in 1976 up through the death of Nelson Mandela. So much of what we know of South Africa is filtered through the often sensational news media. By looking at South Africa’s history through the lens of artwork, the audience is able to see the course of history through the eyes of the participants—artists involved in the anti-apartheid movement in the 1970s and young artists who will help shape the future of South Africa.


2/5 - Opening Reception and talk by Les Payne

Date TBA - Roundtable on Global and African Apartheid with Les Payne, Satadru Sen (QC History Department) and Richard Knight (Director of Archive for African Activism)

3/19, 6pm - ART/ACTIVISM: Discussion and Performance on Art as Socia Activism with Martha Wilson (Franklin Furnace founder and artist), Riccardo Valentine (Brother(hood) Member), and Maureen Connor (QC Art Department). Followed by performances by activitst dance collective Brother(hood) and reading by Tonya Foster (CCNY author)

Dates TBA - Interactive video "Artist's Talk" with Q&A betweein S. African photographers in the exhibition.

Film Series - Wednesdays during the exhibition


Museum Hours
Mon.–Thurs. 11 am to 7 pm, Sat. 11 am to 5 pm

Please note that the museum, located in Klapper Hall, Room 405, is not open on holidays and when the college is closed.

Admission is free.

Please call the museum for updated programs and schedules, (718) 997-4747, or visit this website,, for further information.