[Working Title] / 2012

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RESHMA CHHIBA / GABRIELLE GOLIATH / MURRAY KRUGER / GERALD MACHONA / KYLE MORLAND / MONIQUE PELSER / THABISO SEKGALA

Goodman Gallery Cape presents [Working Title] – a group exhibition of young artists working in South Africa, brought together in a way that allows multiple and perhaps surprising dialogues to emerge, and foregrounding questions of authorship, authority and notions of the relational.

Reshma Chhiba’s Kundalini Shakti and Linga-yoni – a slashed canvas and an unsettlingly organic sculpture, both informed by the artist’s ongoing interest in the Hindu goddess Kali as an embodiment of unbridled feminine creativity – act as a complement and counterpoint to the cool, Apollonian rationalism of Kyle Morland’s Double-Ended Saddle Cut, a suspended sculpture of welded steel. Both are also concerned, in different ways, with the act and effects of making. Murray Kruger, too, plays with concepts of creativity and authorship in his recreation of, and extrapolation from, Walter Battiss’ 1973 performance piece Open tent for contemplating the cosmic origins of art, while at the same time raising questions about the nature of the artwork, its evolution over time, and the ways in which its audiences are implicated in its inscription into history.

Gerald Machona’s origami-based installation Bling Bling: Blood diamonds are a girl’s best friend, a cynical comment on the abuses of power in postcolonial African politics, resonates with Monique Pelser’s Conversations with my Father, a searingly intimate attempt, in an installation and set of photographs, to understand her father’s death and life in the larger context of the dark and complex history of the South African police. A solemn photographic installation by Gabrielle Goliath titled Berenice 10-28 speaks poignantly of personal issues of loss and grief, while uncompromisingly confronting questions of violence and abuse in South African society.

Thabiso Sekgala’s photographs of the workers and inhabitants of a housing estate in Ghent are a refreshing and original take on the questions of identity that inform so much contemporary South African practice, and a provocative inversion of the usual dynamics of ‘othering’, while his stark images of domestic objects, at once intimate and abject, are a compelling reflection on contemporary urban life.

[Working Title] is a showcase of young artists whose work, while ranging in media and crossing disciplines, shares an uncommon and original approach to contemporary practice.

  • Linga-yoni

    Reshma Chhiba

    Linga-yoni, 2009

    Steel frame, comforel, sari, thread, cotton and nylon cord

    130 x 47 x 37cm

  • Kundalini Shakti

    Reshma Chhiba

    Kundalini Shakti, 2009

    Kumkum and turmeric powder with thread and wool on canvas

    120 x 100cm

  • Berenice 10 - 28

    Gabrielle Goliath

    Berenice 10 - 28, 2010

    Pigment inks on cotton Baryta Gabrielle Goliath courtesy of Lunetta Bartz, MAKER, Johannesburg

    108 x 75cm...

  • Carpet No 1: ‘Open tent for contemplating the cosmic origins of art’

    Murray Kruger

    Carpet No 1: ‘Open tent for contemplating the cosmic origins of art’, 2011

    Performance

    Variable

  • Double Ended Saddle Cut

    Kyle Morland

    Double Ended Saddle Cut, 2012

    Mild steel, base and clearcoat with course silver

    114 x 114 x 80cm

  • No Place Like This, Ghent, I

    Thabiso Sekgala

    No Place Like This, Ghent, I, 2010

    Inkjet print on satin semi-gloss archival paper

    84 x 56 cm / 84 x 56cm

    Edition of 10

    ...
  • No Place Like This, Ghent, II

    Thabiso Sekgala

    No Place Like This, Ghent, II, 2010

    Inkjet print on satin semi-gloss archival paper

    84 x 56 cm / 84 x 56cm

    Edition of 10

    ...
  • No Place Like This, Ghent, III

    Thabiso Sekgala

    No Place Like This, Ghent, III, 2010

    Inkjet print on satin semi-gloss archival paper

    84 x 56 cm / 84 x 56cm

    Edition of 10

  • No Place Like This, Ghent, IV

    Thabiso Sekgala

    No Place Like This, Ghent, IV, 2010

    Inkjet print on satin semi-gloss archival paper

    84 x 56 cm / 84 x 56cm

    Edition of 10

    ...
  • Fork Ever Alone

    Thabiso Sekgala

    Fork Ever Alone, 2012

    Inkjet print on satin semi-gloss archival paper

    90 x 90 cm / 90 x 90cm

    Edition of 5

  • Cheezy

    Thabiso Sekgala

    Cheezy, 2012

    Inkjet print on satin semi-gloss archival paper

    90 x 90cm

    Edition of 5

  • Steam Iron

    Thabiso Sekgala

    Steam Iron, 2012

    Inkjet print on satin semi-gloss archival paper

    60 x 60cm

    Edition of 5

  • White Sheet Dreams

    Thabiso Sekgala

    White Sheet Dreams, 2012

    Inkjet print on satin semi-gloss archival paper

    60 x 60 cm / 60 x 60cm

    Edition of 5

  • City of Johannesburg

    Monique Pelser

    City of Johannesburg , 2011

    Archival Pigment Ink Print

    18 x 26 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Six Stars

    Monique Pelser

    Six Stars, 2011

    Archival Pigment Ink Print

    18 x 26cm

    Edition of 5

  • Pair of leather gloves

    Monique Pelser

    Pair of leather gloves, 2011

    Archival Pigment Ink

    18 x 26 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Parade formal footwear

    Monique Pelser

    Parade formal footwear, 2011

    Archival Pigment Ink Print

    18 x 26 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Six plated t-spoons in a blue leather box

    Monique Pelser

    Six plated t-spoons in a blue leather box, 2011

    Archival Pigment Ink Print

    18 x 26 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Suspenders

    Monique Pelser

    Suspenders, 2011

    Archival Pigment Ink Print

    18 x 26 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Photograph of police dog

    Monique Pelser

    Photograph of police dog, 2011

    Archival Pigment Ink Print

    18 x 26 cm

    Edition of 5

  • One new South African flag

    Monique Pelser

    One new South African flag, 2011

    Archival Pigment Ink Print

    18 x 26 cm

    Edition of 5

  • A pipe smoking set

    Monique Pelser

    A pipe smoking set, 2011

    Archival Pigment Ink Print

    18 x 26 cm

    Edition of 5

  • Conversations With My Father

    Monique Pelser

    Conversations With My Father, 2009 -

    Found photographs, archival prints, sound and video

    variable

  • Bling Bling: Blood Diamond's Are A Girl's Best Friend

    Gerald Machona

    Bling Bling: Blood Diamond's Are A Girl's Best Friend, 2010

    Decommissioned Zimbabwean and South African currency, lamp and plinth

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