Advance/...Notice / 2012

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Goodman Gallery Johannesburg welcomes you to 2012 with Advance/… Notice, an exhibition of new works by a dynamic group of contemporary artists from around the world. As we advance into a new calendar year, this exhibition gives notice of innovations from some of our artists who are already familiar to you, and of our new ventures into an intellectual exchange with artists with whom we are excited to work for the first time. This show will also give audiences a preview of what is to come, as many of the featured artists have solo shows planned for 2012 at Goodman Gallery spaces and other prestigious South African institutions.
Advance/… Notice introduces newly perfected techniques or processes for some of our well-known artists, such as platinum photographic prints by David Goldblatt, and a completely new turn of direction and field of interest for African American artist Hank Willis Thomas, who first exhibited with us on In Context in 2010, as well as for Sigalit Landau, the acclaimed Israeli artist we co-hosted at last year’s Venice Biennale. These international savants are joined by South African artists such as Hasan and Husain Essop, Moshekwa Langa, Mikhael Subotzky, Sue Williamson, William Kentridge, Rosenclaire, and Frances Goodman revealing either brand new works, or works not yet seen in Johannesburg. Also featured are works by Kendell Geers, whose retrospective exhibition will open at IZIKO South African National Gallery in late March 2012.
Our first show of the year seems an apt time to introduce the novel and the unexpected in the work of a number of artists and to also welcome prominent figures including Liza Lou, a world-renowned American now living and working in KwaZulu Natal; South African Candice Breitz, now resident in Berlin; Chilean-born New Yorker Alfredo Jaar; London-based Iranian Reza Aramesh, as well as Carla Busuttil – a young South African artist based in Berlin who is well-established in the United Kingdom, but has never before exhibited in her home country.
Liza Lou presents a work titled Gather Forty, one of a series of forty individual sculptures made from gold-plated beads that have been expertly threaded onto four hundred individual pieces of stainless steel wire and bound in a sheaf – continuing the shift of the beadwork medium from craft to conceptual art. Alfredo Jaar, internationally recognised artist, filmmaker and architect, celebrated for the public interventions he has created all over the world, shows From Time to Time, a panel of nine Time magazine covers focusing on Africa that either feature animals or malnourished Africans – revealing how the rest of the world often encapsulates its second largest continent. Breitz, who opens a major survey of her work titled Extra! at the Standard Bank Gallery this February, presents The Character, a video installation filmed in Mumbai that seeks to understand the role and influence of child characters in mainstream Indian cinema through interviews with a group of young moviegoers. In Action 78, Aramesh uses familiar scenes from news footage of the first Gulf War to restage, re-present and destabilise any easy readings of the conflicts we think we understand. Oil paintings by Busuttil offer a sinisterly-executed perusal of the exploitation of power and cruelty.
We are also very pleased to present for the first time the work of Nelisiwe Xaba, who will be presenting an interactive dance and video collaboration with Mocke J van Veuren at Goodman Gallery Projects in February. The crossover into visual art is exciting new territory for this renowned performer/dancer.
Goodman Gallery hopes you will join us to be inspired, challenged and excited by this exhibition and its promise of advances in the visual arts of South Africa. We trust you will find the exhibition gives notice of an innovative and exciting programme for 2012 in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

  • Blind Fish No 9

    Willem Boshoff

    Blind Fish No 9, 2011

    Jacaranda and Imbuia wood

    Variable

  • Apathy

    Hank Willis Thomas

    Apathy, 2011

    Wood, plastic and steel

    120cm diameter

    Edition of 3

  • Salame film

    Sigalit Landau

    Salame film, 2007

    Edition of 9

  • Frame from Salame (12 frames)

    Sigalit Landau

    Frame from Salame (12 frames) , 2007

    colour print

    48 x 27cms each (125 x 155cm)

    Edition of 5

  • Mined

    Kendell Geers

    Mined, 2010

    18 Carat gold

    9.5 x 7.5 x 6 cm

  • La Sainte Vierge 75

    Kendell Geers

    La Sainte Vierge 75, 2004

    Indian ink on paper, 4 sheets of paper

    200 x 140c, (79 x 55in) overall, 100 x 70cm (39 1/3 x 27 1/2in) eac...

  • Untitled (1988)

    William Kentridge

    Untitled (1988), 1988

    Charcoal and Pastel on paper

    106 x 106cm

  • Porter Series: Geographie des Hebreux ou Tableau de la dispersion des Enfants de Noe

    William Kentridge

    Porter Series: Geographie des Hebreux ou Tableau de la dispersion des Enfants de Noe, 2005

    Tapestry

    Width - 250cm

    Editi...

  • Michel Unathi Madikane, Motswaledi Informal Settlement, Power Park

    Michel Unathi Madikane, Motswaledi Informal Settlement, Power Park , 2010

    Digital print in pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper

    A1: 95 x 80cm / ...

  • Action 78: An American soldier carrying a bayonet stands guard over Iraqi prisoners, Gulf War, March 11 1991 (diptych)

    Reza Aramesh

    Action 78: An American soldier carrying a bayonet stands guard over Iraqi prisoners, Gulf War, March 11 1991 (diptych), 2010

    Silver gelatin p...

  • The Prestige of Terror

    Broomberg & Chanarin

    The Prestige of Terror, 2010

    Ink on paper

    17 prints, 21,5 x 28 cm Each

    Edition of 10

  • At The End Of Time

    At The End Of Time, 2007

    Mixed media on paper

    106 x 76 cm

  • Caterpillar Bristle Suit III

    Walter Oltmann

    Caterpillar Bristle Suit III, 2011

    Aluminum wire

    98 x 110x 60cm

  • Was His

    Frances Goodman

    Was His, 2012

    Riveted Car Bonnet

    Variable

    Edition of 3

  • Dark Field

    Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh

    Dark Field, 2012

    Ink and embroidery on paper

    66 X 101.6 cm

  • Four-Page Landscape

    Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh

    Four-Page Landscape, 2012

    Pencil, acrylic and embroidery on paper

    55.9 x 74.93 cm

  • POW

    Carla Busuttil

    POW, 2011

    Oil on canvas

    30 x 20 cm

  • We conspired with the Shadows

    Carla Busuttil

    We conspired with the Shadows, 2011

    Oil on Board

    24 x 18 cm

    Available

  • Blues Super Swinger

    Carla Busuttil

    Blues Super Swinger, 2011

    Oil on Board

    25 x 20 cm

    Available

  • Land's End Composite

    Gerhard Marx

    Land's End Composite, 2012

    Digital print on cotton paper

    9 panels each 71.4 x 71.4 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Untitled (Newsweek)

    Alfredo Jaar

    Untitled (Newsweek), 1994

    17 Laser Prints / 17 Pigment prints

    each 48.3 x 33 cm / 19 x 13 in (overall dimensions variable)

    Edit...

  • Thomas lips

    Thomas lips, 1975/2005

    Chromogenic print

    65' x 51 1/2' /165.1 x 130. 8cm

    Edition of 7

  • David Goldblatt

    "Boss Boy" detail, Battery Reef, Randfontein Estates Gold Mine, 1966 (2_2379), 1966

    Silver gelatin photograph on fibre-based paper

    ...

  • Old mill foundations, tailing wheel and sand dump, Witwatersrand Deep Gold Mine, Germiston, August 1966 (4_0378)

    David Goldblatt

    Old mill foundations, tailing wheel and sand dump, Witwatersrand Deep Gold Mine, Germiston, August 1966 (4_0378), 1966

    Silver gelatin phot...

  • Liza Lou

    Gather (forty), 2010

    Gold plated beads, stainless steel

    25 x 12 cm / 9.84 " x 4.72 "

    Edition of 40

  • Sign of The Times: Beware of falling stocks

    Rosenclaire

    Sign of The Times: Beware of falling stocks, 2009

    Chromadek

    92 x 68 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Waiting for the lift

    Sam Nhlengethwa

    Waiting for the lift, 2012

    Oil on Canvas

    180 x 240 cm

  • Revelations IX

    Kudzanai Chiurai

    Revelations IX, 2011

    Pigment inks on premium satin photo paper / Ultra chrome ink on Innova photo fibre paper / Ultra chrome ink on Innov...

  • Angls 4 Uncls I

    Nelisiwe Xaba & Mocke J Van Veuren

    Angls 4 Uncls I, 2011

    Digital pigment print on archival Textured cotton rag

    130.4 x 91 cm

    Edition of 8

  • Angls 4 Uncls II

    Nelisiwe Xaba & Mocke J Van Veuren

    Angls 4 Uncls II, 2011

    Digital pigment print on archival Textured cotton rag

    130.4 x 91 cm

    Edition of 8<...

  • The Character

    Candice Breitz

    The Character, 2011

  • The Dome of the Rock (Triptych Part Two)

    Hasan and Husain Essop

    The Dome of the Rock (Triptych Part Two), 2011

    Pigment inks on archival paper

    77.5 x 112cm

    Edition of 5

  • Andrew Sithebe 'Dressed to Kill', Molapo Ext

    Andrew Sithebe 'Dressed to Kill', Molapo Ext, 2009

    Pigment inks on cotton paper

    112 x 84cm

    Edition of 8

  • Sign of The Times: The Buck Stops Here

    Rosenclaire

    Sign of The Times: The Buck Stops Here, 2009

    Chromadek

    90 x 60

    Edition of 5

  • Co-operation

    Co-operation, 2007

    Mixed Media On Paper

    106 x 76 cm

  • Elevator

    Elevator, 2010

    Mixed Media

  • Le Blanc Imite Le Noir

    Hank Willis Thomas

    Le Blanc Imite Le Noir, 2010

    Lenticular

    101.3 x 76cm

    Edition of 5

  • Installation picture [Advance/...Notice / 2012]