Gabrielle Goliath ‘This song is for…’ exhibition travels to Iziko SANG in Cape Town

As the winner of the 2019 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for visual art, Gabrielle Goliath presents her new work, This Song Is For…, at IZIKO South African National Gallery from 24 October to 26 January. In This Song Is For… Goliath has compiled a series of dedication songs chosen by survivors of sexual violence, which are performed as covers by women-led and/or gender-nonconforming ensembles. In each song a disruption occurs at a certain point, creating in the words of Goliath an opportunity for listeners to “inhabit a contested space of traumatic recall – one in which the de-subjectifying violence of rape and its psychic afterlives becomes painfully entangled with personal and political claims to life, dignity, hope, faith, even joy.”