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You & I
Exhibition 13 September 2017–28 January 2018
Installation photograph from the You & I exhibition in A4’s Gallery. On the left, Eila-Lisa Ahtina’s video work ‘Fishermen (Études no 1)’ projected in a large black enclosure. On the right, Pierre Fouché’s dice floor sculpture ‘Mahmoud & Ayaz’ sits on the floor, with Glenn Ligon’s PVC and neon wall sculpture ‘Give us a Poem (Palindrome #2)’ on the wall behind it.
Installation view: You & I curated by Ziphozenkosi Dayile and Kemang Wa Lehulere, September 13, 2017–January 28, 2018. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.
Title You & I Dates 13 September 2017–28 January 2018 Location Gallery Tagline A group exhibition that looks at how people come together and asks after the conditions, histories and dynamics of the ‘collective’.
Curator Ziphozenkosi Dayile Kemang Wa Lehulere

Avant Car Guard
Eija-Liisa Ahtila
Pierre Fouché
Meschac Gaba
David Goldblatt
Haroon Gunn-Salie
Dan Halter
Mwangi Hutter
Moshekwa Langa
Goddy Leye
Glenn Ligon
James Matthews
Adrian Melis
Gladys Mgudlandlu
Santu Mofokeng
Billy Monk
Zanele Muholi
Mushroom Hour Half Hour
Luvuyo Nyawose
Yoko Ono
Eugene Paramoer
The Propeller Group
Brett Seiler
Malick Sidibé
Gladys Thomas
Ilze Wolff

You & I includes artworks that invite public participation as well as pieces made collaboratively – from photographs and sculptural installations to performances, films and an instructional piece. Drawing from shared histories and day-to-day experiences, these elements tell stories of how people connect and disconnect. Some observe or re-imagine gatherings and processions, while others look at teamwork, organisation, or individual relationships. Across the exhibition, instances of community are placed alongside searching questions: Who may ‘you’, ‘I’ or ‘we’ indeed be?