Roger Ballen

Screen shot 2012 02 20 at 8.27.38 PM Roger Ballen South Africa roger ballen Photography FIFTY24SF Gallery Die Antwoord

It doesn’t matter what he shoots, or when, if it is film or photograph, the work of NYC-born, Johannesburg, South Africa-based Roger Ballen is some of the most remarkable contemporary art being made today. Are the characters real? Are they actors of a some play that only Ballen could direct? Is this a fantastical version of contemporary South Africa, or the truth? Are they staged works meant to be paintings? And as he has progressed, is Ballen trying to create photographs that are the closest thing to a sculptural painting that could ever be conceived? All we can confirm is that Ballen represents one of the most unique visions in art. With a new music video for Die Antwoord, who will be showing a one-night installation in our FIFTY24SF Gallery this Wednesday, February 22, we look at Ballen’s most striking works. —Raymond Brown / The Citrus Report staff

Screen shot 2012 02 20 at 8.27.21 PM Roger Ballen South Africa roger ballen Photography FIFTY24SF Gallery Die Antwoord

Screen shot 2012 02 20 at 8.27.12 PM Roger Ballen South Africa roger ballen Photography FIFTY24SF Gallery Die Antwoord

Screen shot 2012 02 20 at 8.26.47 PM Roger Ballen South Africa roger ballen Photography FIFTY24SF Gallery Die Antwoord

Screen shot 2012 02 20 at 8.26.35 PM Roger Ballen South Africa roger ballen Photography FIFTY24SF Gallery Die Antwoord

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Die Antwoord One-Night Installation @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, Wednesday February 22

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This Wednesday, February 22 at 4PM, South African artists, Die Antwoord will be making a special appearance at Upper Playground’s San Francisco gallery, FIFTY24SF. The group will be presenting a special, one-night only installation to coincide with their tour stop in San Francisco in support of their newest LP, TEN$ION. In addition to the installation, Die Antwoord will be presenting and releasing a special collector’s vinyl sculpture of Evil Boy, made in collaboration with Good Smile Company. Select vinyl pieces will be hand-detailed on by Die Antwoord’s Ninja.

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Weakness Wednesday: Brilliant Colors “Round Your Way”

Brilliant Colors – ‘Round Your Way from Slumberland Records on Vimeo.

A little slice of San Francisco, and even though this song isn’t old enough to be a hidden gem or guilty pleasure, we just love the sound of jangle, dream pop on a Wednesday morning. Enjoy Brilliant Colors and “Round Your Way.”

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