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'Retinal Shift' (2012)
'Retinal Shift' (2012)
'Retinal Shift' (2012)
'Retinal Shift' (2012)
'Retinal Shift' (2012)
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'Retinal Shift' (2012)

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Mikhael Subotzky

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From the publisher:
 
"Retinal Shift is the catalogue for Mikhael Subtozky’s 2012 Standard Bank Young Artist Exhibition... Retinal Shift investigates the practice and mechanics of looking – in relation to the history of Grahamstown, the history of photographic devices, and Subotzky’s own history as an artist. The works draw on archival portraits from the last century, found surveillance footage, as well as Subotzky’s own photographs from various series’ that he re-contextualizes.
 
The opening work in the book is a self-portrait that Subotzky made with the assistance of an optometrist. High-resolution images of his left and right retinas sit side by side. Says Subotzky: “I was fascinated by this encounter. At the moment that my retinas, parts of my essential organs of seeing, were photographed, I was blinded by the apparatus that made the images."
 
19 x 26 cm | 490 pages | hardcover
 
Mikhael Subotzky (b. 1981, Cape Town) is a Johannesburg-based artist whose works in multiple mediums (including film installation, video, photography, collage and painting) critically engage with the instability of images and the politics of representation. Subotzky has exhibited in a number of important international exhibitions, and his work is collected widely by international institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Solomon R Guggenheim Museum (New York), the National Gallery of Art (Washington), Tate (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the South African National Gallery, among others.
 
Mikhael Subotzky and Lindokuhle Sobekwa's Tell It to the Mountains opened in A4's gallery in October 2021.