Group presentation ‘The Circus We Are’ explores the influence of the circus world on art. Situating imagery of clowns, merry-go-rounds, fairground games and tightrope walkers alongside contemporary artworks, the exhibition poses the question ‘Are we in the circus?’.
The first show from the new international curatorial cooperative Radicants, founded by Nicolas Bourriaud, explores how climate change influences today’s art – specifically through the lens of the sublime, as defined as “a delight tinged with terror” by the 18th-century philosopher Edmund Burke.
The D.Daskalopoulos Collection has announced the donation of more than 350 artworks to four leading institutions in Athens, Chicago, New York and the United Kingdom. Works by Tonico Lemos Auad, Tom Friedman, Kendell Geers and Rivane Neuenschwander have permanently entered the collections of The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST), Guggenheim and MCA Chicago.
Solo exhibition ‘Voëlvry’ takes its name from the Afrikaans Anti-Apartheid music movement that Kendell Geers was part of in the late 1980s. Geers played keyboards and tape loops for the underground band KOOS that was featured on the original Voëlvry album, credited with launching a movement described as “Significant in every social, political, cultural and musical sense of the word”. With characteristically dark humour ‘Voëlvry’ challenges definitions of art in the 'post-truth' era, bringing together prints, neon sculptures and works on paper that invite the viewer to meditate on the question, what does freedom mean in 2021?
Coinciding with the contemporary art festival ‘ARTDATE’, The Blank presents ‘Statements’, an exhibition of new works created in response to the shared experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
At the third edition of the Setouchi Asia Forum, Setouchi Triennale and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale is 'Artists’ Breath Live', an online program focusing on the ways that artists are living, thinking, and creating during the global pandemic. The project consists of a digital booklet comprising over 100 artists’ texts and an online forum during which 30 artists will each deliver a three-minute report.
Group exhibition ‘FUCK YOU’ is a provocative show with a radical yet inclusive message. Curated by Klaus Verschile, the exhibition aims to open viewers minds to a non-conformist alternative to conventional and acceptable aesthetics.
'Holy, Holy, Holy' presents a library of 20th and 21st century books with holes. An international collection of titles includes South African artist Kendell Geers’ 'Point Blank' (2004), an edition of 1,030 blank books with each copy shot at point blank range. This exhibition celebrates the launch of new journal 'Inscription: the Journal of Material Text', coinciding with Frieze and featuring Kendell Geers as artist in residence for ‘Inscription #2’.
The second Kortrijk Triennial, ‘Paradise Kortrijk 2021’ is a large-scale artistic and cultural event that transforms the urban environment of Kortrijk, Belgium presenting interactive installations at various indoor and outdoor locations across the city.
This new group exhibition explores themes surrounding the restitution of African heritage in contemporary art. Co-produced by La Maison de l’Afrique à Nantes and L’association Les Anneaux de la Mémoire, the show is part of the Year of Africa in France.
On the occasion of the final week's run of Kendell Geers' Online Viewing Room ‘Stripped Bare’, Goodman Gallery presents a conversation between the artist; author and activist Candice Mama; and curator Gabi Ngcobo.
Triennial Bruges brings contemporary art and architecture to the historic core of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. For its third edition, ‘Triennial Bruges 2021: TraumA’ delves beneath the surface, in search of the hidden dimensions of the city.
Presented above the rooftops of Linz in the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter, ‘Höhenrausch’ is a large-scale artistic and cultural event. In 2021 this group presentation explores the theme of ‘As in Paradise’.
We are delighted to invite you to join Stephen Friedman and owner of Modernity Andrew Duncanson for an online conversation about their collaboration, ‘Stephen Friedman Gallery at The London House of Modernity'.
On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, MAXXI presents an exhibition that represents the past ten years of the museum’s activity, aimed at providing a new perspective on the institution’s future. Curated by Hou Hanru, MAXXI’s broad program is collated using 1,200 images, archive interviews, texts and publications analysed within five sections: MAXXI and the City; The Multitude; Worlds; The Challenges of Reality and Do You Believe in Innovation?
'K.I.P' brings together emerging and international artists in an annual project which spans the outdoor public spaces of Puurs-Sint-Amands. For its third iteration, Kendell Geers presents 'Pro Deo et Patria', a sculpture in which two police batons are placed side by side in the sign of a cross. A tool of neither church nor state, this provocative sculpture embodies Geers' faith in the power of art to "change the world – one perception at a time."
This winter, M77 Gallery presents 'OrnAmenTum’EtKriMen' a solo exhibition by South African artist and activist Kendell Geers and curated by Danilo Eccher. The show is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue published by the gallery, which is conceived as a discussion between the artist and curator.
Milanese football team A.S. Velasca ask a new artist each year to be their 'main sponsor' and recreate the club's aesthetic. This season South African artist Kendell Geers has designed shirts for the players, which he describes as a 'new skin'.
'INHUMAN (DISUMANO)' is a group exhibition at Barletta Castle in Puglia curated by the institution's Artistic Director, Giusy Caroppo. Located in the basement rooms of the castle, the exhibition brings together works by international artists Kendell Geers, Oleg Kulik and Andres Serrano to explore the dehumanization of man through acts of violence and the misuse of power.
On Thursday 16 July at 3pm GMT, a new episode of 'Coffee with Candice' saw author and host Candice Mama (@candice_mama) in conversation with South African artist Kendell Geers.
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