Gabrielle Goliath


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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

Gabrielle Goliath in panel discussion on gender-based violence

Goliath participates in a panel discussion, Lesser Violence, hosted at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) (31 August). Co-organised by UJ’s Research Centre for Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD) and the Gay & Lesbian Archives of SA (GALA), the discussion serves as an intimate gathering of – and space for – artists, activists and others wanting to engage with issues of gender violence. Other panelists include Amie Soudien, Donna Khukama, Nondumiso Msimanga and Senzeni Marasela.

Various artists at Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

Four Goodman Gallery artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, Gabrielle Goliath, Tracey Rose and Yinka Shonibare – are included on the Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea’s group exhibition, AFRICA. Telling a world (27 June – 11 September). Curated by Adelina von Furstenberg, the exhibition investigates the diversity of contemporary African art practices, and poses questions surrounding the issues of racial, political, gender and religious identities that continue to inform the continent at large.

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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)