Abrie Fourie: Oblique
The project Oblique by South African artist Abrie Fourie follows the publication of the artist's monograph of the same name published in 2011 in Berlin. The book marked the start of an ongoing and evolving project with various exhibition and publication iterations, and stems from a research grant the artist received from the Africa Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.
Fourie used this seed funding to digitize and catalog his film archive spanning several decades, which led to an opportunity to once again critically engage with this material and think through different ways of presenting and curating this body of work alongside the development of new creative concerns.
Since 2012, the project Oblique has been seen at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; the Johannesburg Art Gallery; Iwalewa House of the University of Bayreuth, Germany; and SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.