DATE & TIME
Monday 11th May 2020
At 4 pm UK time
ZOOM MEETING: we will send you the link to download Zoom on your computers or phones, and a zoom invite for the meeting.
WEBINAR WITH SOUTH AFRICAN ARTIST KENDELL GEERS FROM HIS STUDIO IN BRUSSELS
« All my work has always been about the fragility of balancing the things I can control against losing control. Making paintings, drawings, or sculptures is a process of transferring energy from one state of consciousness into another, a process of manifestation in which chaos is my guide and order is my escort.«
Kendell Geers was born in South Africa and now lives and works in Brussels.
At the 1993 Venice Biennale he officially changed his date of birth to May 1968, a momentous year in world history for human liberation and equality. Geers creates work that aims to disrupt commonly accepted moral codes and principles. Employing a wide range of references – from the realms of history of art, pornography, iconography and kitsch – Geers questions artistic value and mocks the notion of originality. His work reveals razor-sharp humour that plays with the viewer’s repulsion and ridicules racial or religious stereotypes. Laden with complex and deep political implications, it is challenging and confrontational. At the same time, Geer’s minimalist aesthetics generate a subtle poetic undertone. His use of language, ready-mades, neon, glass, icons, film and other objects confront the viewer head on. They often startle the eye and require a degree of interrogation from the spectator.