Cameron Platter’s interdisciplinary work through drawings, sculptures, textiles and ceramics examines consumption, excess, detritus, discord and conflict within a fragmented South African identity. Through engagement with transitory sources, Platter’s work acts as a locus, documenting a dysfunctional contemporary reality.
In this body of work, Platter has looked towards an internal landscape, while cannibalizing personal, political, and social sources to recharge the contemporary experience. These new series, hybrid monuments to transience and impermanence, highlight Platter’s continued subversion of both medium and content.
Cameron Platter lives and works in Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Public Intimacy: Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa, SFMOMA, San Francisco; Imaginary Fact, South African Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale; De Leur Temps, Musee des Beaux-arts de Nantes; Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Rencontres Internationales The Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Le Biennale de Dakar 2010, Dakar, Senegal; Coca- Colonization, Marte Museum, El Salvador; and ‘Absent Heroes’, Iziko South African National Gallery.
His work appears in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York; The FRAC Pays de la Loire, France; the Iziko South African National Gallery; The Margulies Collection, The Zietz Collection, and The New Church Collection.
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