EXHIBITION ARTISTS

Hasan and Husain*

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Last Supper in Havana (Digital photography 67 x 95 cm)

Last Supper in Havana (Digital photography 67 x 95 cm)

Artist's Statement

*Spier Contemporary 2010 Winner: Hasan and Husain Essop have been awarded one of the career development prizes by the Judges of the Exhibition

This series of works forms part of a larger exhibition called Halaal Art. These images were chosen, in particular, as they tell a story of our experience in a foreign country. The photographs were taken in 2009 and shot on location in Havana, Cuba. We faced many challenges in this socialist country, and decided to document it by using our medium of digitally enhanced photography. We tried to highlight the importance of having a balance between the physical and spiritual well being of the body, placing an emphasis on commitment to our faith.

Artist's Biography

Hasan Essop: Born: Cape Town, 1985. Lives and works in Cape Town. Received his BA(FA) in 2006 and his Postgraduate Diploma in Art in 2009 from the University of Cape Town. Major exhibitions: Goodman Gallery and ABSA Gallery in Johannesburg; Havana Biennale, Cuba; Galerie 102, Hamburg, Germany; Goodman Gallery, Cape Town; Spier Contemporary 2007/08.
Husain Essop: Born: Cape Town, 1985. Lives and works in Cape Town. Received his BA (FA) in 2006 and his Postgraduate Diploma in Art in 2009 from the University of Cape Town. Major exhibitions: Goodman Gallery and ABSA Gallery in Johannesburg; Havana Biennale, Cuba; Galerie 102, Hamburg, Germany; Goodman Gallery, Cape Town; Spier Contemporary 2007/08.