The [Working Title] exhibitions are part of a new initiative by the Goodman Gallery aimed at supporting young artists, independent projects and major installations and performances. This is the second installment of the annual group exhibition of the same name, the first of which premiered at Goodman Gallery Cape Town in 2012 and was curated by Federico Freschi.
This year’s [Working Title] is curated by Emma Laurence. The exhibition is concerned with works that are born out of dynamic and independent practice. Included in the exhibition are artists who work across disciplines and who bring into the perceived elite gallery space sub-cultural aesthetics and standpoints.
The show incorporates artists working in various and perhaps unconventional media such as interactive gaming, short stories and punk inspired performance, as well as artists who begin to interrogate modes of representation and viewing in painting and photography. During the run of the show, a series of scheduled events will take place as part of [Working Title] and will include an off-site project by Cuss Group called Video Party, a performance after the opening by The Frown and The Brother Moves On and an opening address and lecture by distinguished theorist Achille Mbembe, who will speak on “The Postcolony Revisited”. Professor Mbembe’s lecture is co-sponsored by WISER (Wits Institute for Economic Research).
With: Vusi Beauchamp / Jaco Bouwer / Tegan Bristow / The Brother Moves On / Cuss Group / The Frown / Haroon Gunn-Salie / Murray Kruger / Gerald Machona / Mischeck Masamvu / Tiffany Mentoor / Thenjiwe Nkosi / Johan Thom / Mj Turpin / Vintage Cru / Jessica Webster / Nelisiwe Xaba & Mocke Van Veuren