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Conversation with the Artist: David Goldblatt and Okwui Enwezor




July 8, 2007; 48 Minutes; Video


Joining David Goldblatt for a conversation about his work is Okwui Enwezor, a recognized expert in international contemporary art and a longtime friend of the artist. The two draw on their personal experience of the African context, as well as their mutual expertise in art and photography, to examine Goldblatt's photographs in terms of both their visual and social content.

Okwui Enwezor is dean of academic affairs and senior vice president at the San Francisco Art Institute. He was artistic director of the 2006 Seville Biennial (BIACS2) in Spain; Documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany; and the 2nd Johannesburg Biennial. He has curated numerous exhibitions around the world, including Snap Judgments: New Positions in Contemporary African Photography and David Goldblatt: Fifty-one Years.