Clive van den Berg


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An essay by Clive van den Berg published in "Future Anterior" journal

An essay by Clive van den Berg has been published alongside several of his artworks in Future Anterior, a peer-reviewed Columbia University journal. Future Anterior features essays by artists and academics addressing the theme of historic preservation from positions of critical inquiry, rigorous scholarship, and theoretical analysis. Van den Berg’s essay looks at his New Killings series, which addresses the violence inflicted on gay men due to their identity.

Clive van den Berg at the Outburst Queer Arts Festival in Belfast

Clive van den Berg’s video work Memorials Without Facts: Men Loving is included on Videobrasil’s specially curated project, Forms of resistance | Videobrasil Historical Collection at Outburst Festival, hosted by the Golden Thread Gallery as part of the Outburst Queer Arts Festival in Belfast (10 – 19 November). The Outburst Queer Arts Festival promotes the exhibition of local and international queer artwork whilst supporting the development of queer arts internationally. In the exhibition, curated by Videobrasil’s Gabriel Bogossian, documentaries and single channel videos bring the voice of a community that, although not formally articulated, share a history marked by violence, but also by original, inexhaustible forms of resistance.

Clive van den Berg's 'Men Loving' series at Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre

Van den Berg’s most recent paintings, watercolours and sculptures, which form part of the artist’s ongoing Men Loving series, are on exhibition at the Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre (JHGC) (1 June – 31 July). The works on show reflect on the increasing persecution of LGBTQI people globally by looking at the murders of gay men in Syria and Iraq, and memorialising these lives. The showcase coincides with two related events (13 – 15 June) at the JHGC with speakers including Mark Gevisser, Dr Robert Beachy, Dr Beate Muller and Dr Matthew Boswell.

Clive van den Berg presents solo project at the Joburg Art Fair

For this year’s FNB Joburg Art Fair Goodman Gallery presents a solo project by Clive van den Berg with work forming part of his ongoing series Men Loving, which investigates what is considered legitimate for the world to mourn and memorialise. The recent appalling killings in Orlando are not the first to target LGBT people, either by ISIS or by other fanatics who wish to punish acts of loving. The eight-meter high hand carved sculpture references classical ruins in Palmyra that were destroyed by ISIS and widely lamented in the mainstream media. These relics are re-imagined by the artist so that ancient relief carvings are replaced with memorials to the brutal murders of people who love in defiance of prejudice.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Clive van den Berg / A Pile of Stones / 2017

    Clive van den Berg / Land Throws Up a Ghost / 2013

    Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011

    Clive van den Berg / New Work / 2008

    Group exhibitions

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Surfacing / 2014

    Editions / 2013

    Summer Show / 2012

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

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  • Press for Clive van den Berg

    Clive van den Berg / Art Southafrica / South Africa / 29 October 2011

    Clive van den Berg by Jacki Mclnnes (105.4 KB)

    Clive van den Berg / The Sunday Independent / South Africa / 23 October 2011

    Reimagining the Land by Mary Corrigall (350.1 KB)