South South: Between Land and Sea


Goodman Gallery Cape Town
29 November – 19 January 2019

For the third edition of South-South, Goodman Gallery presents Between Land and Sea – a programme of exhibitions, films, public discussions and adjacent projects realised across Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Concurrent solo exhibitions by Alfredo Jaar and Ernesto Neto anchor this iteration of South-South alongside recent works by Laura Lima in the Johannesburg viewing room and a group show in the Cape Town project space featuring work by Sue Williamson, El Anatsui and Kapwani Kiwanga. The film programme, co-curated by Paula Borghi and Lara Koseff, will run in Cape Town alongside the launch of a new publication documenting the previous South-South, Let me begin again , edited by curator Koseff and co-curator Renato Silva.

Between Land and Sea emerges in response to the practices of these artists who explore constructions of social space and the natural world, freedom of movement, the real and the imagined spaces between continents and the limits and ethics of representation. The sea has long been deployed in the arts as a metaphor for a ‘non-place’ and as a gateway to the transcendental and transformational. The sea is figured as a ‘zone of exception’ that constitutes and contests the hegemonic geographies of place. It marks an edge in the form of a horizon, beyond which imaginaries exist. It is a connector of continents, serving ancestral voyages, trade, exploration and exploitation – a pathway that has integrated cultures throughout history.

  • Subduction Study #4

    Kapwani Kiwanga

    Subduction Study #4, 2017

    Folded pigment prints on paper 285g

    Edition of 5

  • Horizon

    El Anatsui

    Horizon, 2016

    Bottle caps

    260 x 460cm