Gabrielle Goliath


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A performance of Gabrielle Goliath’s “Elegy” in Johannesburg

The Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre hosts a performance of Gabrielle Goliath’s Elegy (10 December). As a commemorative gesture, Elegy calls together a group of female vocal performers, who collectively enact a ritual of mourning. The durational performance sustains a sung cry – evoking the presence of an absent individual. Responding to situations of extreme violence perpetrated against women, as well as trans and nonbinary people in South Africa, each performance of Elegy recalls the identity of individuals whose subjectivities have been fundamentally violated – questioning the all-too-easy consignments of a generic, all-encompassing victimhood.

mounir fatmi and Gabrielle Goliath at the 11th African Biennale of Photography

fatmi and Goliath have been selected to participate in the 11th edition of the African Biennale of Photography in Bamako, Mali (2 December – 31 January). Taking place at the Musée National du Mali, the biennale is aimed at promoting the various trends in contemporary photography and video in Africa through creating and establishing international exchanges between artists, the public, curators, the media and international collectors.

Essop Brothers and Gabrielle Goliath at Spielart Festival in Munich

Hasan and Husain Essop and Gabrielle Goliath present performances in this year’s SPIELART Festival in Munich (27 October – 11 November). Under the artistic direction of Jay Pather and Sophie Becker, the Chasing Rainbows section of the festival explores ideas surrounding the post-apartheid era whilst critically questioning the state of Nelson Mandela’s “Rainbow Nation”. Hasan and Husain Essop’s GADAT, a performative reading of a melodious sequence of Koran verses that are recited by Muslims all over the world, is shown as a video installation with live singing performed by Hasan Essop at Rathausgalerie Kunsthalle (31 October). In Elegy at St. Johannes am Preysingplatz (5 November), Goliath creates a lament for collective memory and mourning by bringing together a group of singers to commemorate the deceased. The performance is Goliath’s response to the extreme violence that women in South Africa are subjected to every day.

Various artists at the College of Wooster Art Museum

Five Goodman artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan & Husain Essop, Gabrielle Goliath, Haroon Gunn-Salie and Gerald Machona – are included on the College of Wooster Art Museum’s group exhibition After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary South African Art, in Ohio (12 September – 12 November). Curated by Dr. Andrew Hennlich, the exhibition features 14 artists who read the political climate of post-apartheid South Africa through fashion’s embrace of the ‘new’. The artists use fashion to shape narratives of representation, identity, memory, xenophobia, violence in the domestic sphere, and allegories of nationalism. Both individually and collectively, these artists locate fashion as a political language and reinterpret the historical terrain of South Africa after the thrill of apartheid’s end is gone

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  • Faces Of War

  • Solo exhibitions

    Gabrielle Goliath / Stumbling Block / 2016

    Gabrielle Goliath / Elegy / 2015

    Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014

    Group exhibitions

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    [Working Title] / 2012

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  • Videos

    Personal Accounts (Christolene), from video cycle Personal Accounts

  • Press for Gabrielle Goliath

    Goliath Gabrielle / Artthrob / South Africa / 23 - 15 January 2014

    A Review of Faces of War, Gabrielle Goliath at Goodman Gallery by Nicola Kritzinger (1.9 MB)

    Goliath Gabrielle / Business Day Live / South Africa / 30 January 2014

    Goliath's Faces Show Suffering of War that Touches us All by Chris Thurman (777.1 KB)

    Goliath Gabrielle / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 24 - 30 January 2014

    Abuse: A Goliath Undertaking by Zodwa Kumalo - Valentine ()

    Goliath Gabrielle / Design Art / South Africa / Issuu No. 2 December 2010

    Scene Too Much Gabrielle Goliath by Bettina Malcomess (1.2 MB)