Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014
23 January - 15 February 2014
Installation View
Gabrielle Goliath
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Lucy), 2013
Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Nadine), 2013
Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Magdhi), 2013
Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Mzwanele), 2013
Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Megan), 2013
Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Marc), 2013
Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Phindi), 2013
Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Jamie), 2013
Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Marcia), 2013
Pigment ink in cotton Baryta / Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Charmaine, 2013
Pencil on cotton paper
71 x 72cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Untitled 3, 2013
Softground and aquatint etching with silkscreen
38 x 51cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Untitled 4, 2013
Softground and aquatint etching with silkscreen
38 x 51cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Untitled 5, 2013
Softground and aquatint etching with silkscreen
38 x 51cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Personal Accounts (Christolene), 2013
Video
6 min 20 sec
Gabrielle Goliath
Personal Accounts (Brenda), 2013
Video
6 min 20 sec
Gabrielle Goliath
Personal Accounts (Mercia), 2013
Video
6 min 20 sec
Gabrielle Goliath
Personal Accounts (Charmaine), 2013
Video
6 min 20 sec
Gabrielle Goliath
Personal Accounts (Zipho), 2013
Video
6 min 20 sec
Gabrielle Goliath
Roulette, 2012
Sound installation (6 hour looping audio, earphones, customized doormat)
Variable
Gabrielle Goliath
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Lucy), 2013
Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 x 140cm
Gabrielle Goliath
Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Gerard), 2013
Pigment ink on cotton Baryta
68 cm x 140 cm

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath / Faces of War / 2014 - Installation View

23 January - 15 February 2014

Gabrielle Goliath

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Lucy)

Gabrielle Goliath

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Nadine)

Gabrielle Goliath

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Magdhi)

Gabrielle Goliath

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Mzwanele)

Gabrielle Goliath

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Megan)

Gabrielle Goliath

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Marc)

Gabrielle Goliath

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Phindi)

Gabrielle Goliath

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Jamie)

Gabrielle Goliath

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Marcia)

Gabrielle Goliath

Charmaine

Gabrielle Goliath

Untitled 3

Gabrielle Goliath

Untitled 4

Gabrielle Goliath

Untitled 5

Gabrielle Goliath

Personal Accounts (Christolene)

Gabrielle Goliath

Personal Accounts (Brenda)

Gabrielle Goliath

Personal Accounts (Mercia)

Gabrielle Goliath

Personal Accounts (Charmaine)

Gabrielle Goliath

Personal Accounts (Zipho)

Gabrielle Goliath

Roulette

Gabrielle Goliath

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Lucy)

Gabrielle Goliath

Faces of people who may or may not be victims or perpetrators of domestic violence (Gerard)

For our opening show in 2014, Goodman Gallery will present Faces of War by Gabrielle Goliath – her first solo show with the gallery.

In contrast to the public and often mediated nature of war, domestic violence, as a scenario of conflict affecting the everyday experience of thousands of men, women and children in South Africa, is confined by definition to the environment of the home – is deemed ‘a private affair’, happening behind closed doors. On account of this ‘sanctum of the home’, as well as the stigma and fear of reprisal associated with any sort of disclosure, the victims as well as perpetrators of this conflict are to a large extent ‘faceless’.

In a series of twelve oversized and strategically altered photographic portraits, Gabrielle Goliath presents a cross-section of ‘everyday South Africans’ as Faces of People who may or may not be Victims or Perpetrators of Domestic Violence. Casting her subjects in a shadow of doubt – each one a potential victim or perpetrator – Goliath invites the viewer to question the unsettling anonymity or ‘facelessness’ of this conflict.

Five women bravely disclose their own experience of domestic violence in the cycle of video portraits that is Personal Accounts. Again, however, the portrait is strategically effected. In a violent but demonstrative act of censorship, Goliath extracts the words from these personal accounts, problematically muting the dialogue.

In Faces of War, Gabrielle Goliath’s provocative manipulation of the portrait seeks to visualise the unseen and ‘faceless’ nature of domestic violence, and to articulate something of its silences.

Gabrielle Goliath was born in Kimberley, South Africa, in 1983. She has an MAFA and BAFA from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She has held three solo exhibitions in Johannesburg at Nirox at Arts on Main, Circa and Gallery Momo. Goliath has exhibited extensively on local group exhibitions including Alterating Conditions: performing performance art in South Africa at Goethe on Main & the Bag Factory, Transformations: Women’s Art from the late 19 Century at the Johannesburg Art Gallery and SPace at Museum Africa. Internationally, her work featured on the Dak’Art Biennale and Photoville, the Tierney Fellowship Exhibit in New York in 2012 and Between the Lines at the Former Tagesspiegel Building in Berlin in 2013. She is a recipient of the Tierney Fellowship Award, the Brait Everard Read Award 2007 and the Wits Martienssen Prize. Her work is represented in the collections of the Iziko South African National Gallery and the Johannesburg Art Gallery, as well as in various academic, private and corporate collections.

Gabrielle Goliath

Gabrielle Goliath situates her practice within contexts marked by the traces, disparities and as-of-yet unreconciled traumas of colonialism and apartheid, as well as socially entrenched structures of patriarchal power and rape-culture. Enabling opportunities for affective, relational encounters, she seeks to resist the violence through which black, brown, feminine, queer and vulnerable bodies are routinely fixed through forms of representation.

Goliath has exhibited widely, most recently in the Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev; Conversations in Gondwana, São Paulo Cultural Center, São Paulo; Kubatana – An Exhibition with Contemporary African Artists, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway; Verbo Performance Art Festival, São Paulo, and the Palais de Tokyo’s Do Disturb Festival, Paris. She has won a number of awards including a Future Generation Art Prize/Special Prize (2019), the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award (2019), as well as the Institut Français, Afrique en Créations Prize at the Bamako Biennale (2017). Her work features in numerous public and private collections, including the Tate Modern, the Iziko South African National Gallery, Johannesburg Art Gallery, and the Wits Art Museum. Goliath is currently a Ph.D. candidate with the Institute for Creative Arts at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

www.gabriellegoliath.com