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"A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions" - Group Exhibition at Goodman Gallery

The Goodman Gallery in Cape Town is set to host a group exhibition titled "A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions," which will run from 23 May to 06 July 2024.


This exhibition presents a contemplative collection of works by artists who respond to the dynamic nature of the twenty-first century. The title of the exhibition is inspired by George Kubler's seminal 1962 work, "The Shape of Time," which offers a perspective on cultural artefacts as interconnected concepts that develop over centuries, marked by shifts and pauses.



The exhibition features a diverse array of artists, including David Koloane, William Kentridge, Leonardo Drew, Naama Tsabar, Carlos Garaicoa, Sam Nhlengethwa, and Laura Lima, among others. Their artworks reflect the fragmented nature of time and the era in which they were created, while also connecting to past and future influences that are integral to their creation.


One of the highlights of the exhibition is Laura Lima's series of large-scale textile pieces that explore Brazilian mythology, nature, and the transformation of materials over time. These works embody temporal fluidity, allowing their final form to evolve as time progresses, shifting in colour and shape, while the mythological past remains thematically significant.



Laura Lima Chupa Cabra, 2023 Raw cotton threads dyed by natural pigments Work: 138 x 125 x 15 cm (54.3 x 49.2 x 5.9 in.) Unique
Laura Lima Chupa Cabra, 2023 Raw cotton threads dyed by natural pigments Work: 138 x 125 x 15 cm (54.3 x 49.2 x 5.9 in.) Unique


The exhibition also includes Kiluanji Kia Henda's "Structures of Survival (Namibe Desert)," an inkjet print on fine art paper that captures the essence of survival within the stark vistas of the Namibe Desert. Jeremy Wafer's "Corrugate (Yellow)," made of acrylic resin with mine tailings colour, and Ghada Amer's "REFUSE," a cotton appliqué on canvas, are other notable works that visitors can expect to see.


William Kentridge's handwoven mohair masterpiece "France - North-Western Section" and Sam Nhlengethwa's painted bronze sculpture "Heading for Delivery" are also part of this thought-provoking exhibition. Each piece in the exhibition offers a unique perspective on the passage of time and the interconnectedness of cultural expressions.



Kiluanji Kia Henda Structures of Survival (Namibe Desert), 2022 Inkjet print on fine art paper (cotton paper) Work (each): 40 x 60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 in.) Edition of 5
Kiluanji Kia Henda Structures of Survival (Namibe Desert), 2022 Inkjet print on fine art paper (cotton paper) Work (each): 40 x 60 cm (15.7 x 23.6 in.) Edition of 5


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"A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions" - Group Exhibition at Goodman Gallery

May 23, 2024

Fredrick Favour

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