Nicholas Bourriaud Kendell Geers, 1988-2012

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Kendell Geers, 1988-2012

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His life and work can be divided into two decade-long periods whose trajectories and developments are explored in this exhibition. The first political phase runs from 1988 to 2000, during which time the artist, a white South African, explored the moral and ethical contradictions of the apartheid system through his practice. Geers developed a visual vocabulary characterized by provocation, humor, and violence by using found objects such as barbed wire or glass shards. By appropriating historical events and ideas, he focused on questions of relationship between individual and society. It was in this context that Geers changed his date of birth to May 1968, the start of the student and civil revolution, and joined every political party in the period before South Africa's first democratic elections, from the extreme right-wing to the Communist party. In this way, he expressed his doubts about the fetishization of party politics.

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Clive Kellner is curator-at-large of the Gordon Schachat Collection. He was previously director of the Johannesburg Art Gallery (2004 - 2009), co-founder and director of Johannesburg's Camoufl age gallery, and editor-in-chief of Co@rtnews magazine. He was one of the organizers of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale (1997).

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