Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder
09 June - 10 July 2010
Installation View
Kendell Geers
Ecce Homo 134, 2007
Ink on Paper
102 cm x 65,5 cm
Kendell Geers
Past, Imperfect Tense VIII, 2012
Crystal cast and patina treatment
10 x 10.5 x 11.5 cm
Kendell Geers
T.W. Batons (Pentagram), 1994
Police Batons
152 cm x 160 cm
Kendell Geers
TRANSFORMER (FEAR), 2010
Steel
150 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm
Kendell Geers
La Sainte Vierge 741, 2007
Ink on Paper
102 cm x 65,5 cm
Kendell Geers
La Sainte Vierge 742, 2007
Ink on Paper
102 cm x 65,5 cm
Kendell Geers
Kaput Mortuum XXII, 2012
Plaster cast and patina
10 .5 x 14 x 21 cm
Kendell Geers
Ritual Slip (iJogolo) VI, 2010
Leather, glass beads
Work: 74 x 42 cm Frame: 97 x 75.5 x 6 cm
Kendell Geers
La Sainte Vierge 743, 2007
Ink on Paper
102 cm x 65,5 cm
Kendell Geers
TRANSFORMER (RIOT), 2010
Steel
150 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm
Kendell Geers
La Sainte Vierge 744, 2007
Ink on Paper
102 cm x 65,5 cm
Kendell Geers
Ritual Slip (iJogolo) VII, 2010
Leather, glass beads
48 x 63 cm
Kendell Geers
BLADERUNNER VI, 2010
Steel, Razormesh
102 cm x 102 cm x 8 cm
Kendell Geers
La Sainte Vierge 745, 2007
Ink on Paper
102 cm x 65,5 cm
Kendell Geers
TRANSFORMER (HOPE), 2010
Steel
150 cm X 30 cm X 30 cm
Kendell Geers
Ritual Slip (iGabe) VII, 2010
Leather, glass beads
Work: 38 x 32 cm Frame: 71.5 x 66.5 x 6 cm
Kendell Geers
Ritual Slip (iTimba) VI, 2010
Leather, glass beads
75 cm x 70 cm
Kendell Geers
TRANSFORMER (REVOLUTION), 2010
Steel
Work: 200 x 35 x 35 cm
Kendell Geers
BLADERUNNER IX, 2010
Steel, Razormesh
33.5 cm x 33.5 cm x 8 cm
Kendell Geers
Playing Cards, 2010
2 sheets, 65 x 52cm each, printed both sides, presented in a black linen folder, 68 x 55cm.
65 x 52
Kendell Geers
La Sainte Vierge 746, 2007
Ink on Paper
102 cm x 65,5 cm
Kendell Geers
La Sainte Vierge 740, 2007
Ink on Paper
102 cm x 65,5 cm
Kendell Geers
Ritual Slip (iPhepetho) VII, 2010
Leather, glass beads
41 x 30 cm
Kendell Geers
Kaput Mortuum XXI, 2012
Plaster cast and patina
15.5 x 13.5 x 20 cm
Kendell Geers
Kaput Mortuum XXII, 2012
Plaster cast and patina
10 .5 x 14 x 21 cm
Kendell Geers
Ecce Homo 131, 2007
Ink on Paper
102 cm x 65,5 cm
Kendell Geers
Ritual Slip (iTimba) VII, 2010
Leather, Glass beads
77 cm x 77 cm
Kendell Geers
Mined, 2010
18 Carat gold
9.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm
Kendell Geers
Ecce Homo 132, 2007
Ink on Paper
102 cm x 65,5 cm
Kendell Geers
Past, Imperfect Tense VIII, 2012
Crystal cast and patina treatment
10 x 10.5 x 11.5 cm
Kendell Geers
Ritual Slip (iGabe) VI, 2010
Glass Beads
28 cm x 32 cm
Kendell Geers
Ritual Slip (iPhepetho) VI, 2010
Leather, glass beads
41 x 30 cm
Kendell Geers
Ecce Homo 133, 2007
Ink on Paper
102 cm x 65,5 cm
Kendell Geers
Kaput Mortuum XIV, 2012
Plaster of paris cast and patina treatment
15.5 x 15.5 x 23 cm
Kendell Geers
THIRD WORLD DISORDER, 2010
Steel, paint
150 cm x 150 cm x 150 cm
Kendell Geers
Kaput Mortuum XX, 2012
Plaster cast and patina treatment
12.5 x 21 x 14 cm
Kendell Geers
Ritual Slip (iMopoto) VI, 2010
Leather, glass beads
37 x 52 cm
Kendell Geers
Ritual Slip (iMopoto) VII, 2010
Leather, glass beads
37 x 52 cm

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder - Installation View

09 June - 10 July 2010

Kendell Geers

Ecce Homo 134

Kendell Geers

Past, Imperfect Tense VIII

Kendell Geers

T.W. Batons (Pentagram)

Kendell Geers

TRANSFORMER (FEAR)

Kendell Geers

La Sainte Vierge 741

Kendell Geers

La Sainte Vierge 742

Kendell Geers

Kaput Mortuum XXII

Kendell Geers

Ritual Slip (iJogolo) VI

Kendell Geers

La Sainte Vierge 743

Kendell Geers

TRANSFORMER (RIOT)

Kendell Geers

La Sainte Vierge 744

Kendell Geers

Ritual Slip (iJogolo) VII

Kendell Geers

BLADERUNNER VI

Kendell Geers

La Sainte Vierge 745

Kendell Geers

TRANSFORMER (HOPE)

Kendell Geers

Ritual Slip (iGabe) VII

Kendell Geers

Ritual Slip (iTimba) VI

Kendell Geers

TRANSFORMER (REVOLUTION)

Kendell Geers

BLADERUNNER IX

Kendell Geers

Playing Cards

Kendell Geers

La Sainte Vierge 746

Kendell Geers

La Sainte Vierge 740

Kendell Geers

Ritual Slip (iPhepetho) VII

Kendell Geers

Kaput Mortuum XXI

Kendell Geers

Kaput Mortuum XXII

Kendell Geers

Ecce Homo 131

Kendell Geers

Ritual Slip (iTimba) VII

Kendell Geers

Mined

Kendell Geers

Ecce Homo 132

Kendell Geers

Past, Imperfect Tense VIII

Kendell Geers

Ritual Slip (iGabe) VI

Kendell Geers

Ritual Slip (iPhepetho) VI

Kendell Geers

Ecce Homo 133

Kendell Geers

Kaput Mortuum XIV

Kendell Geers

THIRD WORLD DISORDER

Kendell Geers

Kaput Mortuum XX

Kendell Geers

Ritual Slip (iMopoto) VI

Kendell Geers

Ritual Slip (iMopoto) VII

Goodman Gallery Cape is proud to present Third World Disorder, a new exhibition by acclaimed South African artist Kendell Geers.

A provocative figure in the South African art world since the 1990s, Kendell Geers is known for work that stakes out a radical position from which to take aim at both the art establishment and society in general, to interrogate our existing moral codes and to suggest new approaches. Working in a wide variety of media, he uses and subverts familiar signs from art history and pop culture. Famously pissing into Duchamp’s urinal in Venice, he rejects the sanctity of ‘the canon’ and the inviolability of history, insisting on a position that poses its own questions and comes to its own conclusions.

Geers’ work, site-specific by nature, is designed to force a physical confrontation with the viewer, and is concerned with power, its relations, and the manner in which it shapes our experiences. Often described as interventions, the relentless physicality of his work acts to shock and disrupt our perception of the status quo – to map the degree to which individual agency is constrained by the existing establishment, and to attempt to explode those borders.

Third World Disorder consists of a combination of installations and sculptural elements, a collection of stark objects focusing on notions of violence and the debris of a dysfunctional society. The works come together to form a landscape scarred by the effects of violence and littered with its remnants. But they are also monuments – simultaneously an ambivalent valorization of the means deployed by power in its own defense, and a eulogy for a world order on the brink of destruction.

Kendell Geers lives and works in Belgium. His work has been shown in numerous international group exhibitions, including the African Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and Documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany (2002) . Recent solo shows include Heart of Darkness at the South African National Gallery in Cape Town (1993), The Prodigal Son at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg (2003), and A Guest + A Host = A Ghost at Stephen Friedman Gallery in London (2009) . His touring exhibition Irrespektiv travelled to Newcastle, Gent, Salamanca, Lyon and Turin in 2007 and 2008.

Kendell Geers

South African-born, Belgian artist Kendell Geers changed his date of birth to May 1968 in order to give birth to himself as a work of art. Describing himself as an ‘AniMystikAKtivist’, Geers takes a syncretic approach to art that weaves together diverse Afro-European traditions, including animism, alchemy, mysticism, ritual and a socio-political activism laced with black humor, irony and cultural contradiction.

Geers’s work has been shown in numerous international group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale (2007) and Documenta (2002). Major solo shows include Heart of Darkness at Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town (1993), Third World Disorder at Goodman Gallery Cape (2010) and most recently Songs of Innocence and of Experience at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg (2012). His exhibition Irrespektiv travelled to Newcastle, Ghent, Salamanca and Lyon between 2007 and 2009. Geers was included on Art Unlimited at Art 42 Basel in 2011. Work by Geers was included on Manifesta 9 in Genk, Limburg, Belgium and a major survey show of his work was exhibited at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany in 2013.