Cameron Platter
U-SAVED-ME, 2018

PVC Jacket with:
3x Moveable Cover Elements
1x 228pg Coptic-Bound Book with fold-out’s & tip-in’s
1x 168pg Soft-Cover Book with post-it’s & stickers.
1x 20pg Soft Cover Staple-Bound booklet
30 x 21 x 5 cm
Edition of 10



Edition Ref. Code: BP–25

Splitting open the space between book and sculpture, ‘U-SAVED-ME’ is a double volume edition of some of Cameron Platter’s more recent work. Divided into two sections, custom printed sticky notes, fold-out spreads, and smaller, half-page books are interspersed throughout documentation of Platter’s pieces and process images. The first book, printed full colour, contains Platter’s works on paper, sculptural objects, and photographs; while the second, printed black and white, contains Platter’s research images on sex workers in KwaZulu-Natal and R.Kelly lyrics re-worked into absurdist language poems.

‘U-SAVED-ME’ comes in an edition of 10.


Cameron Platter was born in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated with a BFA in painting from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town in 2001. Recent solo exhibitions include Teen Non_Fiction (2018) at 1301PE, Los Angeles; You Look Like Your Face (2018) at Éric Hussenot, Paris; 13 Works at Ever Gold (2018), San Francisco; ZOL (2017) at Blank Projects, Cape Town; and U-SAVED-ME (2016) at Depart Foundation, Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include Brave New World…20 Years of Democracy (2015) at the Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Public Intimacy, Art and Other Ordinary Acts in South Africa (2014) at SFMOMA, San Francisco; Uncertain Terms (2014) at WHATIFTHEWORLD, Cape Town Imaginary Fact, Contemporary South African Art and the Archive (2013) at the 55th Venice Biennale; and Impressions from South Africa - 1965 to Now (2011) at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Platter’s work appears in the permanent collection of MoMA, New York; The FRAC des Pays de la Loire, France; and the Iziko South African National Gallery. His work has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vice Magazine, NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, Artforum, and Art South Africa. He currently lives and works in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.