Exhibition view with Untitled (Gate)

2019

Mixed media

240 x 140 cm

A Brief History of the Horizon

Renée Holleman's latest body of work aims to examine space, both real and imaginary, in the representation and mapping of land and landscape in South Africa and on the African continent at large. While the work is primarily photographic, it includes elements of painting and installation, unified by three visual devices: the horizon, the road and the boundary.

 

Mapping land has always been an act of imagination as much as a practice of documentation. Borders, roads and property rights are manmade. Ultimately this collection of images and objects intends to engage our troubled history of looking at, and belonging to, the land.