Kendell Geers/Third World Disorder

About

Goodman Gallery Cape is proud to present Third World Disorder, a new exhibition by acclaimed South African artist Kendell Geers.

A provocative figure in the South African art world since the 1990s, Kendell Geers is known for work that stakes out a radical position from which to take aim at both the art establishment and society in general, to interrogate our existing moral codes and to suggest new approaches. Working in a wide variety of media, he uses and subverts familiar signs from art history and pop culture. Famously pissing into Duchamp’s urinal in Venice, he rejects the sanctity of ‘the canon’ and the inviolability of history, insisting on a position that poses its own questions and comes to its own conclusions.

Geers’ work, site-specific by nature, is designed to force a physical confrontation with the viewer, and is concerned with power, its relations, and the manner in which it shapes our experiences. Often described as interventions, the relentless physicality of his work acts to shock and disrupt our perception of the status quo – to map the degree to which individual agency is constrained by the existing establishment, and to attempt to explode those borders.

Third World Disorder consists of a combination of installations and sculptural elements, a collection of stark objects focusing on notions of violence and the debris of a dysfunctional society. The works come together to form a landscape scarred by the effects of violence and littered with its remnants. But they are also monuments – simultaneously an ambivalent valorization of the means deployed by power in its own defense, and a eulogy for a world order on the brink of destruction.

Kendell Geers lives and works in Belgium. His work has been shown in numerous international group exhibitions, including the African Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) and Documenta 11 in Kassel, Germany (2002) . Recent solo shows include Heart of Darkness at the South African National Gallery in Cape Town (1993), The Prodigal Son at Goodman Gallery Johannesburg (2003), and A Guest + A Host = A Ghost at Stephen Friedman Gallery in London (2009) . His touring exhibition Irrespektiv travelled to Newcastle, Gent, Salamanca, Lyon and Turin in 2007 and 2008.

  • Mined

    Kendell Geers

    Mined, 2010

    18 Carat gold

    9.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm

  • Ritual Slip (iPhepetho) VI

    Kendell Geers

    Ritual Slip (iPhepetho) VI, 2010

    Leather, glass beads

    41 x 30 cm

  • Ritual Slip (iPhepetho) VII

    Kendell Geers

    Ritual Slip (iPhepetho) VII, 2010

    Leather, glass beads

    41 x 30 cm

  • Ritual Slip (iMopoto) VI

    Kendell Geers

    Ritual Slip (iMopoto) VI, 2010

    Leather, glass beads

    37 x 52 cm

  • Ritual Slip (iMopoto) VII

    Kendell Geers

    Ritual Slip (iMopoto) VII, 2010

    Leather, glass beads

    37 x 52 cm

  • Ritual Slip (iJogolo) VI

    Kendell Geers

    Ritual Slip (iJogolo) VI, 2010

    Leather, glass beads

    48 x 42 cm

  • Ritual Slip (iGabe) VI

    Kendell Geers

    Ritual Slip (iGabe) VI, 2010

    Glass Beads

    28 cm x 32 cm

  • Ritual Slip (iGabe) VII

    Kendell Geers

    Ritual Slip (iGabe) VII, 2010

    28 cm x 32 cm

  • Ritual Slip (iTimba) VI

    Kendell Geers

    Ritual Slip (iTimba) VI, 2010

    Leather, glass beads

    75 cm x 70 cm

  • Ritual Slip (iTimba) VII

    Kendell Geers

    Ritual Slip (iTimba) VII, 2010

    Leather, Glass beads

    77 cm x 77 cm

  • THIRD WORLD DISORDER

    Kendell Geers

    THIRD WORLD DISORDER, 2010

    Steel

    150 cm x 150 cm x 150 cm

  • T.W. Batons (Pentagram)

    Kendell Geers

    T.W. Batons (Pentagram), 1994

    Police Batons

    152 cm x 160 cm

    Edition of 3

  • T.W. Batons (Hexagram)

    Kendell Geers

    T.W. Batons (Hexagram), 1994

    Police Batons

    191 cm x 183 cm

    Edition of 3

  • T.W. Batons (Star)

    Kendell Geers

    T.W. Batons (Star), 1994

    Police Batons

    154 cm x 154 cm

    Edition of 3

  • TRANSFORMER (FEAR)

    Kendell Geers

    TRANSFORMER (FEAR), 2010

    Steel

    150 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm

  • TRANSFORMER (REVOLUTION)

    Kendell Geers

    TRANSFORMER (REVOLUTION), 2010

    Steel

    150 CM X 16 CM X 16 CM

  • TRANSFORMER (HOPE)

    Kendell Geers

    TRANSFORMER (HOPE), 2010

    Steel

    150 cm X 30 cm X 30 cm

  • TRANSFORMER (RIOT)

    Kendell Geers

    TRANSFORMER (RIOT), 2010

    Steel

    150 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm

  • BLADERUNNER VI

    Kendell Geers

    BLADERUNNER VI, 2010

    Steel, Razormesh

    102 cm x 102 cm x 8 cm

  • BLADERUNNER IX

    Kendell Geers

    BLADERUNNER IX, 2010

    Steel, Razormesh

    33.5 cm x 33.5 cm x 8 cm

  • POSTPOPFUCK

    Kendell Geers

    POSTPOPFUCK, 2007

    Acrylic paint on plaster

    Dimensions Variable

    Edition of 3

  • Playing Cards

    Kendell Geers

    Playing Cards, 2010

    2 sheets, 65 x 52cm each, printed both sides, presented in a black linen folder, 68 x 55cm.

    65 x 52

    Editio...

  • Ecce Homo 130

    Kendell Geers

    Ecce Homo 130, 2007

    Ink on Paper

    102 cm x 65.5 cm

  • Ecce Homo 131

    Kendell Geers

    Ecce Homo 131, 2007

    Ink on Paper

    102 cm x 65,5 cm

  • Ecce Homo 132

    Kendell Geers

    Ecce Homo 132, 2007

    Ink on Paper

    102 cm x 65,5 cm

  • Ecce Homo 133

    Kendell Geers

    Ecce Homo 133, 2007

    Ink on Paper

    102 cm x 65,5 cm

  • La Sainte Vierge 741

    Kendell Geers

    La Sainte Vierge 741, 2007

    Ink on Paper

    102 cm x 65,5 cm

  • La Sainte Vierge 742

    Kendell Geers

    La Sainte Vierge 742, 2007

    Ink on Paper

    102 cm x 65,5 cm

  • La Sainte Vierge 743

    Kendell Geers

    La Sainte Vierge 743, 2007

    Ink on Paper

    102 cm x 65,5 cm

  • La Sainte Vierge 744

    Kendell Geers

    La Sainte Vierge 744, 2007

    Ink on Paper

    102 cm x 65,5 cm

  • La Sainte Vierge 746

    Kendell Geers

    La Sainte Vierge 746, 2007

    Ink on Paper

    102 cm x 65,5 cm

  • La Sainte Vierge 740

    Kendell Geers

    La Sainte Vierge 740, 2007

    Ink on Paper

    102 cm x 65,5 cm

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