Goodman Gallery Project Space

Uncles and Angels

Neliswe Xaba and Mocke J van Veuren
Uncles and Angels, performance and video installation ,
Image courtesy Goodman Gallery

SEE LISTING Light and variable winds with a large long period swell

Thomas Mulcaire and Ricardo de Oliveira
Light and variable winds with a large long period swell, film still ,

SEE LISTING A Perfect Kind of Love

Joël Andrianomearisoa
A Perfect Kind of Love, installation view ,


Half Tiger, ,

SEE LISTING Labirinto e Grande Pozzo

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Labirinto e Grande Pozzo, corrugated cardboard and mirror ,


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Neliswe Xaba and Mocke J van Veuren at Goodman Gallery Project Space

'Uncles & Angels' is an interactive dance and video collaboration between Nelisiwe Xaba and Mocke J van Veuren. Forming part of the Dance Umbrella programme, the performance will premiere at Goodman Gallery Projects at Arts on Main.

The central allusion within the piece is the Reed Dance – well known in Southern Africa as a colourful, cultural celebration that is meant to promote respect for young women and preserve the custom of girls remaining virgins until marriage. In light of this cultural happening, 'Uncles & Angels' explores questions of chastity, virginity testing, purity, and tradition, while at the same time casting a wry glance at the power relations encoded within corporeal interaction through performance and projection.

Performances on 17 and 18 February at 6pm, and on 19 February at 4pm.

17 February 2012 - 25 February 2012

Thomas Mulcaire and Ricardo de Oliveira at Goodman Gallery Project Space

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Thomas Mulcaire and Ricardo de Oliveira created Afrika – a film inspired by Timothy Leary’s proclamation that humankind’s highest destiny was evolving towards a purely aesthetic state, and that surfing is the embodiment of this process. Following a group of Brazilian surfers on a road trip around Southern Africa, the film explores this notion through their dynamic encounters with a new and multifaceted part of the world.
Along the way they visit memorial sites to Samora Machel and Hector Pieterson, witnessing a new generation that is reinvigorating the political struggle. They visit surfing Mecca Jeffrey’s Bay, joining in on a protest against a nuclear power station that threatens to destroy what are universally known as the world’s perfect waves. They watch Brazil get knocked out of the World Cup in Port Elizabeth and then continue to do what they came for – surf.
Ultimately a documentary of this spirited journey, the film also references the genre of 1970s surf movies and introduces a psychedelic element to its execution. It is multilingual, featuring Portuguese and English, as well as subtitles in both languages. A TV documentary version of the film featured on Brazilian MTV earlier this year.

The opening of this exhibition will be followed by the world premier of Afrika at The Bioscope, Manin Street Life, City & Suburban, at 3pm on Sunday 3 July.

03 July 2011 - 03 July 2011

Joel Andrianomearisoa at Goodman Gallery Project Space

Malagasy artist Joël Andrianomearisoa's first solo exhibition in South Africa, 'A Perfect Kind of Love', is a meditation on material and sensuality, and the concept of perfection in the context of love. Andrianomearisoa asks if there can be a space for 'a darker love', one which transgresses the ideals of goodness, heroism and purity that underscore commonsensical notions of love.

04 September 2010 - 16 October 2010

Gugulective at Goodman Gallery Project Space

Cape Town-based artists' collective Gugulective occupies the Goodman Gallery Project Space with an installation examining South Africa's ongoing local economic crisis, in which wealth and poverty are still racially polarised.

Join the artists for the opening on July 24 at 12pm.

24 July 2010 - 28 August 2010

Various Artists at Goodman Gallery Project Space

This multi-faceted programme of exhibitions, performances and video screenings is a shared Fifa World Cup effort from the Goodman Gallery, the Nirox Foundation, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Goethe-Institut and Arts On Main. Most events will take place at Arts On Main, although see separate listings for exhibitions at JAG and the Apartheid Museum. The mainstay of this program is an exhibition of big-hitting local and international artists based at the Goodman Gallery's project space at Arts On Main. Featured artists include Kendell Geers, Robin Rhode, Thomas Mulcaire, Candice Breitz, Mikhael Subotzky, Kader Attia, Ghada Amer, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Willem Boshoff.

Don't miss the opening on Sunday May 23 at 11am at the Goodman Gallery Project Space.

23 May 2010 - 17 July 2010