Winter Show

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Goodman Gallery presents a group exhibition simply titled Winter Show, featuring a range of local and international art luminaries. Traveling from Goodman Gallery Johannesburg, the show presents recent works by Goodman stalwarts such as William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Sam Nhlengethwa and Mikhael Subotzky, as well as revealing a shift in the Gallery’s approach, showcasing work from around the African continent and beyond that is both explicitly and implicitly concerned with the synergies and tensions that exist between Africa and the rest of the globe. Some of the participating international artists, such as Ghada Amer, are not only being showcased, but are now officially represented by the Goodman Gallery.

The Winter Show will elaborate on the thorny notion of the politics of representation, which Brenda Atkinson and Candice Breitz confronted in their 1999 collection of essays Grey Areas: Representation, Identity and Politics in Contemporary South African Art. The book was a direct response to the critique of Nigerian curator Okwui Enwezor, who was the creative director of the Second Johannesburg Biennial in 1997. At the time, Enwezor interrogated the practice of artists such as Breitz, Minnette Vári and Penny Siopis, considering in great depth the question of ‘who has the right to represent whom?’. Now, over a decade later, accusations of misrepresentation have been revisited and reconsidered, not only by Enwezor himself and those whose essays were included in Grey Areas, but by the art community at large. The Winter Show augments the dialogue, bringing new voices into the conversation.

Compelling features of the Winter Show include one of artist, Kara Walker’s 2009 films – which are based on narratives from the archives of a bureau established in 1865 to assist African Americans with the transition from slavery to freedom – featuring the artist’s signature black-silhouette cut-out figures, which almost impossibly convey the complexities of race, gender, sexuality and power in their stilted and evocative movements. William Kentridge will present a new drawing produced this year, a large scale tapestry, as well as a maquette of the structure World on its Hind Legs, created in collaboration with Gerhard Marx.

With Goodman Gallery firmly established as a world-class contemporary art institution, the Winter Show will reveal the gallery’s commitment – not only to representing artists of the highest caliber, but to bringing an innovative programme of relevant and compelling international works to South Africa, offering audiences exposure to some of the best contemporary work being produced, both locally and abroad.

Langa Moshekwa

Kara Walker

Marco Cianfanelli

David Goldblatt

Kendell Geers

Jenny Holzer

Kudzanai Chiurai

William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens

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Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse

  • Untitled (Tape II)

    Langa Moshekwa

    Untitled (Tape II), 2009

    Mixed media on paper

    150 x 102 ccm

  • Untitled (Poffadder: from West Coast landscapes)

    Untitled (Poffadder: from West Coast landscapes), 2010

    Ink on found pages

    95 x 108 cm

  • City of Moscow

    William Kentridge & Marguerite Stephens

    City of Moscow, 2009

    Tapestry

    340 x 360 cm

    Edition of 6

  • Eight Figures

    Eight Figures, 2010

    Linocut on paper with handpainting in Indian ink

    850 x 1850 cm

    Edition of 40

  • Popular Mechanics II

    Kudzanai Chiurai

    Popular Mechanics II , 2010

    Linocut

    215 x 109 cm / Edition of 10

    Edition of 10

    Available

  • Inflammatory Essays

    Jenny Holzer

    Inflammatory Essays, 1979-1982

    Offset Poster

    43.1 x 43.1

  • Battered Pride

    Battered Pride, 2006

    Beads, silk, thread

    36 x 34 x 5 cm

  • Free Balling 12

    Kendell Geers

    Free Balling 12, 2008

    Ink on paper

    100 x 70 cm

  • Free Balling 17

    Kendell Geers

    Free Balling 17, 2008

    Ink on paper

    100 x 70 cm

  • From Devil’s Bellows Nek on Old Katberg Pass, Transkei, Eastern Cape.

    David Goldblatt

    From Devil’s Bellows Nek on Old Katberg Pass, Transkei, Eastern Cape., 2007

    Digital Prints on 100% cotton rag paper

    Editi...

  • Aggregate II

    Marco Cianfanelli

    Aggregate II, 2009

    Variable (206 - 243 x 28cm)

  • Aggregate III

    Marco Cianfanelli

    Aggregate III, 2009

    Bluegum, paint, laser cut mild steel

    Variable (206 - 243 x 28cm)

  • National Archives Microfilm Publications M999 Roll 34: Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands: Six Miles from Springfield on the Franklin Road

    Kara Walker

    National Archives Microfilm Publications M999 Roll 34: Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands: Six Miles from Springfield on the Franklin Road

  • National Archives Microfilm Publications M999 Roll 34: Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands: Lucy of Pulaski

    Kara Walker

    National Archives Microfilm Publications M999 Roll 34: Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands: Lucy of Pulaski, 2009

    Video, sound

  • World on Its Hind Legs

    World on Its Hind Legs , 2009/ 10

    Steel Maquette

    83 x 100 x 67

    Edition of 6

  • Untitled I

    Untitled I, 1997

    Ink Drawing On Poster

    88 x 54 cm

  • Untitled II

    Untitled II, 1997

    Ink Drawing On Poster

    88 x 54 cm

  • ARC EN FLEUR - B

    ARC EN FLEUR - B, 2007

    Lithograph on pigment stained STPI handmade cotton paper

    102.9 x 128.9 cm

  • SLEEPING WITH ORANGE TREE BRANCHES #6

    SLEEPING WITH ORANGE TREE BRANCHES #6, 2007

    Lithograph and silkscreen on pigment stained STPI handmade cotton paper

    101.6 x 126.7 cm

  • Exuding Confidence

    Exuding Confidence, 2010

    Beads, silk, thread

    50 x 36 x 5 cm

  • Haemorrhaging Ideas

    Haemorrhaging Ideas, 2010

    Beads, silk, thread

    34 x 54 x 6 cm

  • From Windows, Ponte City

    Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse

    From Windows, Ponte City, 2008-2010

    C-print in frame

    26.5 x 40 cm

  • From Doors, Ponte City

    Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse

    From Doors, Ponte City, 2008-2010

    C-print in frame

    40 x 26.4 cm