FILTER: FINANCE AND ITS LOGICS
According to Goldblatt, South Africa’s violent history and the political structure have changed the country’s landscape over the years. The pictures in his series Intersections focus on the distribution, possession, use and misuse of land. In these meaningful landscape images, Goldblatt’s interests in people, ethics and social structures come together. A recurring motif are the fences: they surround private houses and farmyards, protect national monuments against attacks, and cut through the bleak landscape to the farthest reaches. Goldblatt sees the fences as symbols of racial segregation and land expropriation. His works reflect the complex problems of South Africa from before and after the Apartheid.