Goodman Gallery presents One that includes myth, a group exhibition about the meditative practices expressed through materiality, featuring work by thirteen contemporary artists from around the world with a focus on artists originating from the global South. The exhibition draws inspiration from a well-known statement by US novelist Alice Walker in 1983, stating that “a crazy quilt story is one that can jump back and forth in time and work on many different levels, and one that can include myth”.
Walker provides a salient framework for considering how traditional handwork can be a tool for the way in which these contemporary artists’ play with ideas of time. Works throughout the exhibition reference cultural practices that have been on the precipice of being lost, which have been preserved through a contemporary lens. whose works use meditative and manual processes to consider nonlinear approaches to time in relation to ‘post’-colonialism and traditional forms of making from South Africa to Ghana and Malaysia.
Ghada Amer | El Anatsui | Elizabet Cerviño | Leonardo Drew | Vibha Galhotra | Yee I-Lann | Remy Jungerman | Kapwani Kiwanga | Laura Lima | Tabita Rezaire | Naama Tsabar | Osman Yousefzada