Goodman Gallery is at the forefront of contemporary art in South Africa. Its focus is on artists — from South Africa, the greater African Continent, and other countries — who engage in a dialogue with the African context.
We have a gallery / exhibition space in both Johannesburg and Cape town.
William Kentridge / Franz Schubert’s Winterreise at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
William Kentridge’s Winterreise premiered Wiener Festwochen in Vienna June 2014, this was followed by several performances at the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam … Full Story
Hasan & Husain Essop at Grahamstown National Arts Festival
Recipients of the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Arts Hasan & Husain Essop present a new body of work titled Unrest at the National Arts F… Full Story
Candice Breitz in Houston
Candice Breitz’s trilogy titled The Woods opened at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston on 1 June 2014. The Woods traverses three continen… Full Story
William Kentridge / 2nd Hand Reading Book Launch / Joburg Art Fair
Goodman Gallery Publications will present William Kentridge’s book 2nd Hand Reading (published by Fourthwall Books, 2014) at the Joburg Art Fair. The … Full Story
Cape Town Gallery
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Closed for Winter Break
12 July - 05 August 2014
Art Fairs program
22 August - 24 August 2014
Joburg Art Fair 2014
15 October - 18 October 2014
Frieze London 2014
15 October - 18 October 2014
Frieze Masters 2014
04 December - 07 December 2014
Art Basel Miami Beach
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Jeremy Wafer / Strata
12 July - 02 August 2014
When Jeremy Wafer won the Sasol Wax Art Award in 2006 for his installation Geography, Clive Kellner called the piece a powerful confrontation that demanded that viewers use “their personal history in understanding the work, thereby allowing the artist to engage with his audience in decoding the installation”. In his new exhibition at Goodman Gallery titled Strata, Wafer continues to explore the physical and psychic processes involved in the actualisation of art. Concerned equally with material as form as with the potential for political and personal evocations in material, Wafer identifies his practice as post-minimalist. Rather than attempting to create works that are devoid of reference outside of themselves and their formal make-up, material and form are used as a way of inducing feeling and evoking a political and personal narrative. Wafer’s interest in the relationship between memory and location manifests in sculptures, drawings and photographs, which exist as instigators of remembrance and narrative, where “significance lies in between the works rather than in them”.
Jeremy Wafer was born in Durban in 1953 and studied at the University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg (B.A.F.A.1979) and at the University of the Witwatersrand (B.A. Hons. in Art History 1980 and M.A. Fine Art 1987). He was appointed Associate Professor at the School of Arts of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from 2004 where he has held the positions of Head of the Department of Fine Art and History of Art. He has exhibited regularly in South Africa and abroad. His work is represented in the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, the South African National Gallery, the Johannesburg Art Gallery and in many other museum, private and corporate collections. His retrospective show Survey, was exhibited at the Wits Museum of Art in Johannesburg in 2013.