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A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions

25 May - 1 August
Goodman Gallery Cape Town 

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Goodman Gallery is delighted to present A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions, a group exhibition that contemplates artists' responses to the changing landscape of the twenty-first century. 

 

The exhibition's title draws inspiration from George Kubler's influential 1962 work, The Shape of Time, which presents a framework for understanding cultural artefacts as interconnected concepts evolving over centuries, punctuated by deviations and pauses. The artworks in the exhibition embody this concept of time and concept of fragmentation, reflecting the era in which they were created while simultaneously connecting to past and future influences integral to their making.

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Laura Lima
Chupa Cabra, 2023
Raw cotton threads dyed by natural pigments
Work: 138 x 125 x 15 cm (54.3 x 49.2 x 5.9 in.)
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An articulation of this concept begins with Laura Lima, whose practice intimately engages with materiality, often inviting organic matter, degradation and the passage of time as agents in the formation and long-term existence of her works. Her latest series of large-scale textile pieces explore Brazilian mythology, nature and the transformation of materials over time. The work invites temporal fluidity, allowing the textiles final form to exist in the future as time enables a shift in colour and shape, while the mythological past persists in thematic weight.

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Kiluanji Kia Henda

Structures of Survival (Namibe Desert), 2022

Inkjet print on fine art paper (cotton paper)

Work (each): 40 x 60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 in.)

Edition of 5


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Jeremy Wafer

Corrugate (Yellow), 2016

Acrylic resin with mine tailings colour

Work: 180 x 71.5 x 6 cm (70.9 x 28.1 x 2.4 in.)

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Jeremy Wafer, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Carlos Garaicoa, and Leonardo Drew consider the ways in which sociopolitical and cultural contexts are mapped on urban landscapes. By interrogating how colonial legacies, forms of infrastructure and decay interplay over time, their work speaks to the evolution of urban imaginaries.

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William Kentridge

France - North-Western Section, 2022

Handwoven mohair tapestry

Work: 265 x 352.5 cm (104.3 x 138.8 in.)

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Sam Nhlengethwa and David Koloane extend this by centering the urban dweller within the dynamism of their metropolis of birth - greater Johannesburg. In this way, the cityscape is layered with the heaviness of the city’s origin, its migratory nature and its collective anxieties, highlighting the ways in which people continue to produce their own para conditions of survival.

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Sam Nhlengethwa

Heading for Delivery , 2016

Painted bronze

Sculpture: 60 x 50 cm (23.6 x 19.7 in.)
Plinth: 140 x 80 cm (55.1 x 31.5 in.)

Edition of 6

 

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David Koloane

Under The Bridge I, 2008

Acrylic on canvas

Work: 160 x 160 x 5 cm (63 x 63 x 2 in.)
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Carlos Garaicoa

Scale 1-1 Group 2 (Wood), 2014

Wood and serigraphic ink

Work: 130 x 50 cm (51.2 x 19.7 in.)
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Naama Tsabar’s Work On Felt (Variation 8), Grey from her ongoing series employs raw industrial felt that is transformed into modifiable stringed instruments. The work recalls the Postminimalist art of the 1970s extending its application by merging minimal aesthetics with performativity. 

 

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Naama Tsabar

Work On Felt (Variation 8), Grey, 2015

Felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuning peg,
piano string, piezo and amplifier

Work: 247.6 x 157 x 88.9 cm (97.5 x 61.8 x 35 in.)
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