Kendell Geers


Gallery News for Kendell Geers

Geers, Kentridge, Rezaire and Rose at Performa 2017

Four Goodman Gallery artists – Kendell Geers, William Kentridge, Tabita Rezaire and Tracey Rose – will take part in the New York City Biennial Performa 17 (1 – 19 November). As a newly commissioned work which draws its inspiration from Kurt Schwitters’ seminal sonic poem titled Ursonate, Kentridge’s performance at Performa 17 is strongly linked to his ongoing practice in which he responds to the legacies of colonialism and apartheid within the context of South Africa’s current socio-political landscape. Similarly, as a seminal figure in post-apartheid contemporary South African art working in a variety of media – including video, painterly and photographic mediums, and performance – Tracey Rose’s commissioned performance will act as a continuation of her practice and exploration into the intersections of race, gender and identity politics. Work by Kendell Geers can be seen in the Consortium Biennial Projects section of the event which is co-presented with White Box Arts Centre. Tabita Rezaire, alongside Richard Kennedy and SHYBOI,will participate in Performa’s AFTERHOURS programme organised in collaboration with New York-based feminist music booking agency DISCWOMAN.

Kendell Geers in group show connecting Berlin and Brussels

To celebrate 25 years of partnership between the cities of Brussels and Berlin, the cities are collaborating on a series of exhibitions, the first of which is titled Gemischte Gefühle (9 October – 9 November). Held in Berlin’s former Tempelhof Airport, the show includes young artists active in Brussels whose work explores how cultural identity can be re-thought under the current conditions of globalisation and migration. The curators intend for the exhibition to establish a space for intercultural border-crossing and intersections where critical impulses can be explored in order to abolish identity boundaries. The artworks from the artists which are on display underline the status of Brussels as an open centre for inter-cultural border-crossing and intersecting. A Berlin answer to Brussels is already in the making.

Kendell Geers participates in politically charged exhibition in Brussels

Alongside his heavy-weight contemporaries including ORLAN and Marina Abramovic & Ulay, Geers’ work is featured on the group exhibition, SUPERDEMOCRACY – The Senate of Things, at the Belgian Senate in Brussels (1 – 31 October). Organised by BOZAR in Brussels, the M HKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp in Antwerp and the BPS22 Musée d’art de la Province de Hainaut in Charleroi, the exhibition adds a cultural and artistic dimension to fifteen political issues currently being discussed in Belgian government. The exhibition intends to encourage audiences to discover, contemplate and participate within sociopolitical debate through observing the visual manifestations and relationships between the artworks and the country’s contemporary political climate.

Kendell Geers and Shirin Neshat on group show in Dublin

Geer’s Signs Taken for Wonders (102) and Neshat’s Guardians of Revolution (from the Women of Allah series) are included on a group show, How to Say It the Way It Is!, at the RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre (7 October – 2 December). Organised by Italian artist, Franko B, the exhibition features work that has either been commissioned or collected by the non-profit organisation, a/political. As a London-based NPO, the group often collaborates with socio-politically engaged and aware artists from across the globe.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Kendell Geers / AniMystikAktivist / 2014

    Kendell Geers / Songs of Innocence and of Experience / 2012

    Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder

    Group exhibitions

    the silences between / 2017

    South-South: Let me begin again

    Summer Show / 2016

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Edge of Silence / 2015

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / 2015

    C-16 / 2013

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Summer Show / 2012

    Eat Me / 2011

    Winter Show / Cape Town / 2010

    In Other Words

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

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  • Press for Kendell Geers

    Kendell Geers / Cool Hunting / December 2015

    Miami Art Week 2015 in Words (2.3 MB)

    SP-Arte / Folha de S.Paulo / Brazil / 3 April 2015

    Equal in inequality, Brazil and South Africa lock dialogue in SP-Arte By Silas Marti (769.7 KB)

    The Poetry In Between: South-South / City Press / South Africa / 15 February 2015

    Art review – The geopolitical trash By Nadine Botha (76.8 KB)

    Silence talks with a powerful voice / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 13 August 2015

    Silence talks with a powerful voice By BONGANI KONA (1.8 MB)

    Kendell Geers / Art South Africa / South Africa / 3 March 2015

    AniMystikAktivist By Andrew Lamprecht (480.7 KB)

    Kendell Geers / Sunday Times / South Africa / 1 March 2015

    Shifting Geers; This once-shocking conceptual artists is now producing high-end designer furniture - and watercolours. Shivers. By Sean O'Toole (227.7 KB)

    Geers Kendell / Times Live / South Africa / 24 February 2015

    Change Geers: Q and A with Kendell Geers on design that defies the mould By Andrea Nagel (178.6 KB)

    Kendell Geers / Business Day Live / South Africa / 8 January 2015

    Gentrified suburb plays host to confrontational exhibition By Chris Thurman (90.4 KB)

    Kendell Geers / Netwerk 24 / South Africa / 23 December 2014

    Kendell Geers: Kuns vir hom nog 'n wapen By Laetitia Pople (305.1 KB)

    Kendell Geers / Art Dependence Magazine / New York / 1 October 2014

    Make art, like love Interview with Kendell Geers by Anna Savitskaya (1.1 MB)

    Kendell Geers / Art South Africa / South Africa / September 2014

    In Conversation: Kendell Geers by Art South Africa (229.9 KB)

    Kendell Geers / Between 10 and 5 / South Africa / 22 August 2014

    FNB Joburg Art Fair: Kendell Geers by Lyla Leman (1.4 MB)

    Kendell Geers / City Press / South Africa / 27 July 2014

    Fine China for Charity by Percy Mabandu (234.8 KB)

    Kendell Geers / Aishti Magazine / June/July 2010

    High Art: Global Perspective (557.5 KB)

    Kendell Geers / ArtThrob / South Africa / July 2010

    Review of Third World Disorder by Sue Williamson (828.6 KB)

    Kendell Geers / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 25 June 2010

    Lost in frustration by Miles Keylock (2.4 MB)

    Kendell Geers / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / June 2010

    With love from Kendell Geers (1.4 MB)

    Kendell Geers / Sunday Times / South Africa / 6 June 2010

    Still edgy after all these years by Karen Rutter (287.1 KB)