Clive van den Berg


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Clive van den Berg presents solo project at the Joburg Art Fair

For this year’s FNB Joburg Art Fair Goodman Gallery presents a solo project by Clive van den Berg with work forming part of his ongoing series Men Loving, which investigates what is considered legitimate for the world to mourn and memorialise. The recent appalling killings in Orlando are not the first to target LGBT people, either by ISIS or by other fanatics who wish to punish acts of loving. The eight-meter high hand carved sculpture references classical ruins in Palmyra that were destroyed by ISIS and widely lamented in the mainstream media. These relics are re-imagined by the artist so that ancient relief carvings are replaced with memorials to the brutal murders of people who love in defiance of prejudice.

Clive van den Berg on Rockefeller residency

Clive van den Berg is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation residency at the Bellagio Center on Lake Como, Italy. The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners an opportunity to pursue focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program supports the generation of important new knowledge addressing complex world issues facing, and innovative new works of art that engage with global and social issues.

Clive van den Berg in Sao Paolo

The video work Memorials Without facts: Men Loving will be shown on the exhibition “Quem nasce pra aventura não toma outro rumo” (freely translated as ‘Those born for adventure don’t stray from the path’), curated by Diego Matos, Associação Cultural Videobrasil’s Archive and Research coordinator, at at Paço das Artes, in Sao Paolo, Brazil in October.

Various artists on TWENTY: Art in the Time of Democracy

The exhibition TWENTY: Art in the Time of Democracy features works by 115 artists and is presented by UJ Arts & Culture at the UJ Art Gallery from 1 July to 5 August 2015. Curated by Gordon Froud, senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg (FADA), it incorporates a broad range of works by established and emerging South African artists addressing their experiences of the first twenty years of democracy in this country. Artists include William Kentridge, David Goldblatt, Diane Victor, David Koloane, Kagiso Pat Mautloa, Vusi Beauchamp and Clive van den Berg. Froud originally curated the exhibition for the Appalachian State University Turchin Centre in North Carolina, in 2014.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Clive van den Berg / A Pile of Stones / 2017

    Clive van den Berg / Land Throws Up a Ghost / 2013

    Clive van den Berg / Soundings, In Passage / 2011

    Clive van den Berg / New Work / 2008

    Group exhibitions

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Surfacing / 2014

    Editions / 2013

    Summer Show / 2012

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

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  • Press for Clive van den Berg

    Clive van den Berg / Art Southafrica / South Africa / 29 October 2011

    Clive van den Berg by Jacki Mclnnes (105.4 KB)

    Clive van den Berg / The Sunday Independent / South Africa / 23 October 2011

    Reimagining the Land by Mary Corrigall (350.1 KB)