Gold Dumps and Ant Hills
Moyra Davey
Published by Toupee Books, Berlin, 2017, 32 pages (duotone ill.), clothbound hardcover w/ postcard, 14 × 19 cm, English
Price: €25

Shot in South Africa in 1992, Moyra Davey’s Gold Dumps and Ant Hills is a series of black-and-white photographs of mounds left behind by two types of excavation—one human and one non-human. For Davey, the pairings of gold dumps and ant hills “invite not only our imagined associations but, as South African landscapes, our received, politically charged associations as well.” The photographs are presented here in book form for the first time. Designed by Dan Solbach.

Moyra Davey is an artist and writer who lives in New York. She has shown her work internationally, including participation in documenta 14. She is represented by greengrassi London, Galerie Buchholz Cologne/Berlin/New York, Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, and John Goodwin Toronto.

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