THE GLOBAL SOUTH FROM AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE – MUSEUM EXHIBITION IN JOHANNESBURG
The Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation (JCAF) presents the second of three exhibitions that forms part of their research theme Female Identities in the Global South.
Titled Liminal Identities in the Global South, the exhibition explores ideas of hybridity and resistance in the artistic practices of seminal women artists from Latin America, alongside artists from the MENA region, the African diaspora and South Africa. The exhibition considers heterogeneous forms of expression across art, architecture and music, from the 1960s to the present.
The exhibition also explores the impact of COVID-19; the pandemic body forms a second curatorial thread. The pandemic has placed many of us in a state of limbo or liminality, so that we are caught between a pre-Covid-19 world and one in which we imagine a better future.
Liminal Identities in the Global South is divided into five areas: Prelude, Requiem, Movements I, II and III, each conceptualized according to a musical tempo, either moderate, fast or slow, denoting a time-based experience of the exhibition.
Featured artists: Jane Alexander (South Africa), Lina Bo Bardi (Italy/Brazil), Lygia Clark (Brazil), Kamala Ibrahim Ishag (Sudan), Kapwani Kiwanga (Canada/France), Ana Mendieta (Cuba/US), Lygia Pape (Brazil), Berni Searle (South Africa), Sumayya Vally/Counterspace (South Africa).
Liminal Identities in the Global South
Until January 29th, 2022
Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation
No 1 Durris Road
Forest Town 2193
Johannesburg, South Africa