18 August – 3 September 2015

Sean Metelerkamp, Sipho Mpongo, Wikus de Wet

Curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa

Commune.1 is proud to present ‘Twenty Journey’, an exhibition of 45 photographs taken by 3 photographers during 7 months as they travelled 24 000km across South African in a motorhome.

“The shadows of a difficult history, a challenging present and unimaginable future. South Africa is regularly punctuated by what seems to be an unpaid democracy, puddles and piles of an unwithering history that refuses to apologise to anyone who dares negotiates with it. Here we are today gathered to see the work of three young South African photographers who dared to flamboyantly defy the circumstances of being young and South African. They negotiate their own racial and gender tensions that fall on the backdrop of SA’s growing class divide, which is a precursor of historical white privilege and black disposition, and still dances into the contemporary sunset. They ask themselves pressing questions around Land, Born Frees and Idiosyncrasies. Twenty is a contemporary archive that lives within the bridges/building blocks of democracy. Asking prudent questions from the grand concept and its inability to trickle/filter the everyday nuances and code of conduct.”

- Khanyisile Mbongwa