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You to Me, Me to You
Exhibition 12 August–18 November 2023
Installation photograph of the You to Me, Me to You exhibition. On the left, Tina Modotti’s photograph ‘La protesta. Corrido de la Revolución.’ is reproduced as wallpaper on a freestanding wall. On the right, Dayanita Singh’s projected video work ‘Mona and Myself’ is partially visible through the video room door.
Installation view: You to Me, Me to You curated by Francisco Berzunza, August 12, 2023–November 18, 2023. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Title You to Me, Me to You Dates 12 August–18 November 2023 Location Gallery Tagline A love letter as exhibition.
Curator Francisco Berzunza

Bas Jan Ader
Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Iñaki Bonillas
Dineo Seshee Bopape
Sophie Calle
Miguel Cinta Robles
Dexter Dalwood
Georgina Gratrix
Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo
Pieter Hugo
Graciela Iturbide
James Ivory
Moshekwa Langa
Thato Makatu
Philip Miller
Tina Modotti
Jo Ractliffe
Dayanita Singh
Slavs and Tatars
Pedro Slim
Kemang Wa Lehulere
James Webb

A4 would like to extend our thanks to blank projects, Galerie Nordenhake, and Stevenson for their contributions towards the realisation of their respective artists' works.

In 2022, after a tour of the Ministry of Public Education in Mexico, I sat at the feet of Diego Rivera’s 1922 mural, The Assembly, and declared my love to a guy named Fernando.

  • I get that we are not friends, nor are we lovers, so what are we? He asked.
  • Well, I replied: I’m Fran to you, and you are Fer to me.

Love may well be the act of sharing our loneliness with each other.

– Francisco Berzunza, curator of You to Me, Me to You

You to Me, Me to You marks a return for curator Francisco Berzunza from his home in Mexico to South Africa. Having lived in Cape Town in 2014 and again in 2016, Berzunza became intimately connected to the city and its artistic practitioners. On his return to Mexico, he determined to begin a dialogue between artistic communities working from and around these two countries. His efforts produced the first iteration of Hacer Noche (Crossing Night) in Oaxaca, 2018, which asked after practices of death and commemoration. Pieter Hugo, Jo Ractliffe, Georgina Gratrix, Pieter Hugo, and Kemang Wa Lehulere are among the artists in this exhibition who participated in Hacer Noche. Iñaki Bonillas joined A4 from Mexico City as artist-in-residence in preparation for You to Me, Me to You, as did Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo, who arrived from Johannesburg.

Artworks from the exhibition