[Working Title] 2013

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Vusi Beauchamp / Jaco Bouwer / Tegan Bristow / The Brother Moves On / Cuss Group / The Frown & Vintage Cru / Haroon Gunn-Salie in collaboration with Dereleen James / Murray Kruger / Gerald Machona / Misheck Masamvu / Tiffany Mentoor / Thenjiwe Nkosi / Johan Thom / MJ Turpin / Jessica Webster / Nelisiwe Xaba & Mocke van Veuren

In July this year Goodman Gallery Johannesburg will present the group exhibition [Working Title] 2013. This is the second installment of the annual group exhibition of the same name, the first of which premiered at Goodman Gallery Cape Town in 2012 and was curated by Federico Freschi. The [Working Title] exhibitions are part of a new initiative by the Goodman Gallery aimed at supporting young artists, curators, independent projects and major installations and performances.

In the past Goodman Gallery has collaborated with independent curators such as Simon Njami and Bettina Malcomess, who curated the US exhibition, part of which was shown at Goodman Gallery Projects at Arts on Main in 2009. In 2010 independent curator and academic Nontobeko Ntombela curated the exhibition Layers at Goodman Gallery Projects as part of her ongoing research into the creative strategies of women artists, in particular those that aim to contextualise socio-political issues. In 2011 Goodman Gallery curators Tony East and Claire van Blerck produced The Night Show, a 3-part exhibition staged at Goodman Gallery Cape Town, which sought to destabilise the notion of the white cube and to engage with contemporary art practice on its own terms, courting the spontaneous and embracing the ephemeral.

Previous projects also include the site specific street performance Cut / Cute by Joel Andrianomearisoa, which premiered in Johannesburg as part of SA Fashion Week, and Nelisiwe Xaba and Mocke van Veuren’s performance Uncles and Angels, which was presented at Goodman Gallery Projects as part of the Dance Umbrella.

Goodman Gallery continues to collaborate with academics and theorists, and has hosted lectures by Jane Taylor, Federico Freschi and Alfredo Jaar – whose lecture coincided with his 2012 exhibition at the Goodman Gallery Gold in the Morning – and panel discussions with David Goldblatt, Ivan Vladislavic and Marlene van Niekerk.

While Goodman Gallery Projects closed at Arts on Main in 2012, the [Working Title] exhibition series exists as a resolution to the Goodman Gallery’s continued interest in independent and collaborative projects and allows for the continuation of previous projects and relationships, as well as the introduction of new artists, theorists and creatives into the Goodman Gallery. Each year the [Working Title] exhibition will have a new curator, either from the Goodman Gallery or through collaboration with an invited external curator.

This year’s [Working Title] is curated by Emma Laurence and includes artists who are pushing the limits of the contemporary South African art scene and who have produced work that is at the cutting edge of current art production. The exhibition is concerned with works that are born out of dynamic and independent practice. Included in the exhibition are artists who work across disciplines and who bring into the perceived elite gallery space sub-cultural aesthetics and standpoints.

The show incorporates artists working in various and perhaps unconventional media such as 3-D cinema, interactive gaming, short stories and punk inspired performance, as well as artists who begin to interrogate modes of representation and viewing in painting and photography. During the run of the show, a series of scheduled events will take place as part of [Working Title] and will include an off-site project by Cuss Group called Video Party, a performance after the opening by The Frown and The Brother Moves On and an opening address and lecture by distinguished theorist Achille Mbembe, who will speak on “The Postcolony Revisited”. Professor Mbembe’s lecture is co-sponsored by WISER (Wits Institute for Economic Research).

Vusi Beauchamp

Eve Rakow & Justin Mcgee

Nelisiwe Xaba & Mocke J Van Veuren

Jessica Webster

Johan Thom

Thenjiwe Nkosi

Tiffany Mentoor

Misheck Masamvu

Gerald Machona

Murray Turpin

Murray Kruger

Haroon Gunn-Salie & Dereleen James

Cuss Group

Tegan Bristow

Jaco Bouwer

  • Time Machine I

    Murray Turpin

    Time Machine I, 2012

    Photograph, spray-paint and glitter

  • Black void- death screen 13

    Murray Turpin

    Black void- death screen 13, 2012

    Serigraph

    Edition of 7

  • Grace

    Jessica Webster

    Grace, 2013

    Mixed media on canvas

    155 x 159cm

  • As seen on TV

    Vusi Beauchamp

    As seen on TV, 2012

    Silkcreen and acrylic on masonite

    80.5 x 80.5cm

    Available

  • Conundaums (Winnie Mandela)

    Vusi Beauchamp

    Conundaums (Winnie Mandela), 2012

    Silkscreen and acrylic on masonite

    80.5 x 80.5cm

  • Horsing around

    Vusi Beauchamp

    Horsing around, 2013

    Silkscreen and acrylic on board

    122 x 80cm

  • All roads lead to rome

    Vusi Beauchamp

    All roads lead to rome, 2013

    Silkscreen and acrylic on board

    122 x 80cm

  • Skull (Maikuin)

    Vusi Beauchamp

    Skull (Maikuin), 2012

    Silkscreen and acrylic on masonite

    80.5 x 80.5cm

  • A Bee

    Vusi Beauchamp

    A Bee, 2013

    Silkscreen and acrylic on board

    80.5 x 80.5cm

  • Art is dead

    Vusi Beauchamp

    Art is dead, 2013

    Silkscreen and acrylic on board

    80.5 x 80.5

  • Funeral

    Thenjiwe Nkosi

    Funeral, 2013

    Oil on canvas

    30 x 35cm

  • The one and the many

    Thenjiwe Nkosi

    The one and the many, 2013

    Oil on canvas

    30 x 35cm

  • Democratic Arrow

    Misheck Masamvu

    Democratic Arrow, 2013

    Oil on canvas

    90cm x 105cm

  • Hope for the best after Sex

    Misheck Masamvu

    Hope for the best after Sex, 2013

    Oil on canvas

    245cm x 210cm

  • Orange Thoughts

    Misheck Masamvu

    Orange Thoughts, 2013

    Oil on canvas

    50cm x 60cm

  • unhooked

    Misheck Masamvu

    unhooked, 2013

    Oil on canvas

    50cm x 60cm.

  • Plate 1 (from the Animal Series)

    Johan Thom

    Plate 1 (from the Animal Series), 2013

    Ink-jet print on photo fibre paper

    Image size: 47 x 71.5 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Plate 6 (from the Animal Series)

    Johan Thom

    Plate 6 (from the Animal Series), 2013

    Ink-jet print on photo fibre paper

    Image size: 47 x 32 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Plate 7 (from the Animal Series)

    Johan Thom

    Plate 7 (from the Animal Series), 2013

    Ink-jet print on photo fibre paper

    Image size: 47 x 32 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Plate 5 (from the Animal Series)

    Johan Thom

    Plate 5 (from the Animal Series), 2013

    Ink-jet on photo fibre paper

    Image size: 47 x 32 cm

    Edition of 5

    Available

  • Plate 2 (from the Animal Series)

    Johan Thom

    Plate 2 (from the Animal Series), 2013

    Ink-jet print on photo fibre paper

    Image size: 47 x 32 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Plate 5 (from the Animal Series)

    Johan Thom

    Plate 5 (from the Animal Series), 2013

    Ink-jet print on photo fibre paper

    Image size: 47 x 32 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Plate 4 (from the Animal Series)

    Johan Thom

    Plate 4 (from the Animal Series), 2013

    Ink-jet print on photo fibre paper

    Image size: 47 x 32 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Panopticon

    Johan Thom

    Panopticon, 2013

    Installation, Video projection on salt, mounted unpolished half-round glass shelves

  • Coming and going but never leaving

    Tegan Bristow

    Coming and going but never leaving, 2008

    Interactive video

  • Untitled (Johannesburg screen saver)

    Cuss Group

    Untitled (Johannesburg screen saver), 2013

    Single-channel film

  • Y.O.L.O, In Profit We Trust?

    Gerald Machona

    Y.O.L.O, In Profit We Trust?, 2013

    Decommissioned Zimbabwean Five billion dollar notes, Triplex, Double sided tape, Velvet pillow, Pleather...

  • Palms II

    Murray Kruger

    Palms II, 2013

    Photograph and magnets

    Dimensions variable

    Edition of 5

  • Tropitone

    Murray Kruger

    Tropitone, 2013

    Towl, towel rack, red underpants

    Dimensions variable

  • Writing Grace

    Jessica Webster

    Writing Grace, 2013

    150 printed cards on steel shelving

    Dimensions variable

    Edition of 9

  • Untitled (Shrine)

    Eve Rakow featuring Vintage Cru

    Untitled (Shrine), 2013

    dressing table, mirror, pigment prints, LED lights, pink curtains and found objects with soundtrac...

  • Untitled 1 (Blue Face)

    Eve Rakow & Justin Mcgee

    Untitled 1 (Blue Face), 2013

    digital print in pigment inks on photo fibre paper

    A2

    Edition of 5

  • Untitled 2 (Bathroom)

    Eve Rakow & Justin Mcgee

    Untitled 2 (Bathroom), 2013

    digital print in pigment inks on photo fibre paper

    A2

    Edition of 5

  • Untitled 3 (bedroom wall)

    Eve Rakow & Justin Mcgee

    Untitled 3 (bedroom wall), 2013

    digital print in pigment inks on photo fibre paper

    A2

    Edition of 5

  • Untitled 4 (multi limbed icon)

    Eve Rakow & Justin Mcgee

    Untitled 4 (multi limbed icon), 2013

    Digital print in pigment inks on photo fibre paper

    A2

    Edition of 5

  • Uncles and Angles

    Nelisiwe Xaba & Mocke J Van Veuren

    Uncles and Angles, 2013

    Nelisiwe Xaba: Choreography and performance Mocke J van Veuren: Video, cinematography and sound...

  • Time Machine II

    Murray Turpin

    Time Machine II, 2013

    Photographic print

  • Void

    Murray Turpin

    Void, 2013

    Mixed media installation

    Dimensions variable

  • Friend Best Girl's A Are Diamond's Blood :Bling
Bling, 2013

    Gerald Machona

    Friend Best Girl's A Are Diamond's Blood :Bling Bling, 2013, 2013

    Decommissioned Currency ( Zimbabwean Ten billion dollar note, Ghanaian Fi...

  • Untitled (speaker box extended)

    Tiffany Mentoor

    Untitled (speaker box extended), 2013

    Car Sound, Speaker boxes (superwood, fiberglass, body filler, automotive paint)

    Dimensions Va...

  • Working Title

    Haroon Gunn-Salie & Dereleen James

    Working Title, 2013

    Site-specific installation

    Edition of 5