Thabiso Sekgala: Here Is Elsewhere




This free HENI Project Space exhibition explores home, intimacy, place and belonging in the work of late South African photographer Thabiso Sekgala.

Here Is Elsewhere – Sekgala’s first solo exhibition in the UK – brings together 50 photographs from six different series taken between 2009 and 2014 in South Africa, Jordan and Germany.

Many of Sekgala’s photographs – which include portraits, street scenes and elegiac depictions of public and domestic space – offer nuanced, alternative narratives about life in contemporary Africa.

At the centre of Here Is Elsewhere are photographs from Sekgala’s early, career-defining Homeland (2009 – 2011), a series that saw the artist document life in two former homelands – territories established by the Apartheid government to house black South Africans forced to leave urban areas.

These images are accompanied by photographs from Second Transition (2012), a series that explores the relationship between the area’s platinum mines and the workers who live on the land, as well as Running, Amman (2013) and Paradise (2013), series made during periods spent in Amman and Berlin.

Running through all of his work is a fascination with the idea of home, and the personal, political or economic conditions that determine our relationship to it.

Duration 28 August 2019 - 06 October 2019
Times 11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed. Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.
Cost Free
Venue Hayward Gallery
Address Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
Contact 0844 875 0073 / customer@southbankcentre.co.uk / www.southbankcentre.co.uk

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