Archive: Issue No. 98, October 2005

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7.10.05 Ed Young in London
7.10.05 Berni Searle at Museum of Art Lucerne
7.10.05 Pieter Hugo in Luasanne
7.10.05 Hentjie van der Merwe in Antwerp
7.10.05 Berni Searle at BildMuseet in Sweden
7.10.05 George Hallett in London

2.09.05 Kendell Geers on ADAM in Amsterdam

5.08.05 Jan-Henri Booyens at J'en Reve in Paris

3.06.05 51st Venice Biennale


7.10.05 �Women of the African Diaspora� in Chicago.
7.10.05 Kim Lieberman at Esso in New York
7.10.05 Ralph Borland at MOMA

5.08.05 Kendell Geers at inSite_05 on the Mexican Border


Ed Young

Ed Young
The European Collector Who Could Gaze Uninterruptedly 2003
Video Still

Ed Young in London

Ed Young has been invited to attend the international art forum, 'PILOT:2' in London. 'PILOT:2' is an independent initiative designed to bring together unrepresented international emerging artists with a vast array of curators, organisers, writers, collectors, gallerists and other artists. 'PILOT:2' is scheduled to coincide with the prestigious Frieze Art Fair.

Opens: October 21
Closes: October 24

Berni Searle

Berni Searle
Traces (details), from the 'Colour Me' series 1999
Digital print
Photo: Jean Brundrit

Berni Searle in 'A Kind of Magic'

Berni Searle exhibits amongst art heavyweights like Kiki Smith in the exciting show entitled 'A Kind of Magic' at the Lucerne Art Museum. The show deals with issues of physical emotional, seasonal and racial transformation.

Opens: August
Closes: November

Pieter Hugo on 'reGeneration'

Pieter Hugo exhibits on 'reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow' in Luasanne. The exhibition attempts to highlight the themes and working methods of 50 young international photographers.

Opens: July 23
Closes: October 23

Hentjie van der Merwe

Hentjie van der Merwe
Trophy no. 14 2005
c-print, mounted and framed behind glass
240 X 144cm

Hentjie van der Merwe in Antwerp

South African-born, Belgian resident Hentjie van der Merwe exhibits 'Trophies', a solo show of new photographs, at the Tim van Laere Gallery in Antwerp.

Opens: October 15
Closes: November 26

George Hallett

George Hallett
Memories of Exile 2001

George Hallett in London

Africa 05, the year-long festival of African arts and culture int the United Kingdom is ushering in 'Black History Month' in October. The Spitz Gallery opens prceedings with 'Memories of Exile', an exhibition by South African photographer George Hallett. The show is a selection of 26 photographs from the 4th African Photography Biennial curated by Simon Njami in 2001.

Opens: October 1
Closes: October 16

Berni Searle

Berni Searle
From 'Waiting' series, 2003
lithographs BFK Rives Watercolour paper
Photo: Gaetane Hermans

Berni Searle at BildMuseet in Sweden

Berni Searle presents a solo show of recent video work at the Bildmuseet museum in Sweden. Searle shows A Matter of Time, Home and Away andVapour

Opens: September 18
Closes: January 22

Kendell Geers

Kendell Geers
In God Wet Rust 2005

Kendell Geers on ADAM in Amsterdam

Kendell Geers joins a host of international artists in the ADAM exhibition with his posters In God Wet Rust which will be shown all over the city. The exhibition is curated by Thomas Peutz and Una Henry and is scattered through the city of Amsterdam. ADAM is an international exhibition of contemporary art and is committed to the development and realisation of 30 new projects that engage with the situational context of everyday life. All the artists have been commissioned to appropriate and re-interpret the socio-political conditions of Amsterdam, questioning cultural and social identity at a given place and at a particular moment in time.

ADAM is an examination of cultural space, addressing issues of location and habitation, questioning ideas about where we live and how we live, taking perspectives which are emotional, cultural and symbolic. ADAM reflects the moment and takes as its point of departure the dynamics of art-as-activity, whereby modes of action lead to new ways of understanding aspects of contemporary artistic production in both the public and private spheres.

Opens: September 3
Closes: October 16

Jan-Henri Booyens

Jan-Henri Booyens
B.W.A.M , 2002
Video still

Jan-Henri Booyens at J'en Reve in Paris

Jan-Henri Booyens exhibits his video piece, B.W.A.M, in 'J'en Reve' at the Cartier Foundation in Paris. 'J'en Reve' is an exhibition of 58 young artists from around the world, mostly in their early 20s. The participants are recommended by internationally renowned artists and the show functions as a celebration of youth and all its joys and insecurities. Booyen's trained at the Durban Institute of technology and is now resident in Cape Town.

Opens: June 24
Closes: October 30

Berni Searle

Berni Searle
Vapour 2004
Video still

51st Venice Biennale opens

Under the direction of the first women to be appointed to the position, Maria de Corral, and Rosa Martinez, the most venerable of the world's biennales, the 51st Venice Biennale, opens in the Giardini di Castello and its surroundings on June 12. Continually lambasted by critics from all sides for not presenting a cohesive vision of the new, the event holds its position as the grand old lady of the art calendar. For a full rundown on the event and the South African participation, go to Andrew Lamprecht's preview on News.

Opens: June 12
Closes: November 6


�Women of the African Diaspora� in Chicago

�Women of the African Diaspora� at the WomenMade gallery in Chicago is an exhibition of work in all media by women from the African Diaspora that addresses diasporal concerns or topics in form or content.

Opens: October 7
Closes November 10

Kim Lieberman

Kim Lieberman
Current 2004
blank postage stamp paper, oil paint
Each 63cm X 37cm

Kim Lieberman in New York

Kim Lieberman exhibits a work at 'Shaman/Showman' being held at the Esso Gallery in New York. The show is based around the book of the same name written by Annemarie Sauzeau and first published in Italian by Umberto Allemandi, and which has recently been translated into English. Other artists on this whimsical show include Michele Chiossi, Nikus Luca, Maurizio Ventrugno and Andrea Marescalchi.

Opens: September 22
Closes: October 15

Ralph Borland

Ralph Borland
Suited for Subversion, 2002
Nylon-reinforced PVC, denim, padding, speaker, pulse-reader, circuitry
Edition of 3
Photograph: Pieter Hugo

Ralph Borland at the New York Museum of Modern Art

Ralph Borland's artwork 'Suited for Subversion' will be exhibited this month in a group show at the New York Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition is entitled SAFE: Design takes on Risk, and will be the first major design exhibition at MoMA since its reopening in November 2004.

SAFE: Design Takes On Risk features a carefully selected array of more than 300 contemporary design objects and prototypes from all over the world designed for a variety of reasons: to protect body and mind from dangerous or stressful circumstances; respond to emergency situations; ensure clarity of information; and provide a sense of comfort and security. The objects displayed in the exhibition address the spectrum of human fears and worries, from the most exceptional to the most mundane, from the dread of earthquakes and terrorist attacks to fear of darkness and loneliness. The exhibition is organized by Paola Antonelli, Curator, and Patricia Juncosa Vecchierini, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.

'Suited for Subversion' is a project to create a suit that protects the wearer at large-scale street protests. The suit also monitors the wearer's pulse and projects an amplified heartbeat out of a speaker in the chest of the suit. Ralph Borland presented this work while in development as part of his submission to the Public Eye conference 'Beyond the Gallery' in Cape Town in 2002.

Opens: October 16
Closes: January 2, 2006

Kendell Geers

Kendell Geers
from 'Terrorealismus', 2003
Invitation Image

Kendell Geers at 'inSite_05' on the Mexican Border

Kendell Geers, the man South African artists love to hate, is taking part in the museum-based component of 'inSite_05' on the Mexico/San Diego border. The exhibition, 'Farsites: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art', is organised by the San Diego Museum of Art and the Centro Cultural Tijuana and infiltrates a number of galleries spanning the two areas. For more than 10 years, inSite has focused on stimulating artistic practices that explore what we understand by the terms 'public', 'urban', and 'border' and 'Farsites' is the culmination of two years of lectures, public projects and artists' residencies.

Opens: August 27
Closes: November 13