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Revisit VEZA 02 at SP-Arte

SOUTH SOUTH’s second edition of VEZA focussed on digital art and the remarkable possibilities of new media, as well as our core activity of facilitating new connections within the cultural ecosystems across the Global South and beyond. Galleries from 25 cities spread across five continents came together to present a selling exhibition of important video artworks at SP–ARTE (Sāo Paulo) and simultaneously online here.

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TALK

14 July 2022
14H00 BRT (São Paulo) | 19H00 CEST/SAST (Madrid/Johannesburg) | 12H00 CDT (Mexico City) | 13H00 EDT (New York City)

Join curator and writer Fernanda Brenner (Brazil/Belgium) and artist Yuli Yamagata (Brazil) in conversation as part of the BAJO EL SOL series, a project by Travesía Cuatro. This is the first of two conversations to coincide with an exhibition based on the series currently showing at Travesía Cuatro, Madrid until 30 July 2022. In collaboration with SOUTH SOUTH Talk, this is the first BAJO EL SOL conversation to be presented live.

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Yazan Khalili

16–18 September, 2022

SOUTH SOUTH is pleased to present our next film programme, a selection of videos by Yazan Khalili. Khalili (b. 1981) works in and out of Palestine, and is currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is an architect, visual artist, and cultural producer. His works have been exhibited in several major exhibitions, including among others: Documenta, KW, Berlin 2020, MoCA Toronto 2020, New Photography, MoMA 2018, Jerusalem Lives, Palestinian Museum, 2017, Post-Peace, Kunstverein Stuttgart 2017, Shanghai Biennial 2016, Sharjah Biennial 2013.

In Conversation
Yazan Khalili and Molemo Moiloa

16 September, 2022
11:30 Johannesburg (SAST) | 11:30 Amsterdam (CET)

Join artist Yazan Khalili and artist/organiser Molemo Moiloa (MADEYOULOOK) for a discussion of Khalili’s art practice.

HUMAN TIDES | A video programme presented online and at FNB Art Joburg

1 – 4 September 2022

SOUTH SOUTH is pleased to present its second collaboration with an art fair in the Global South, with the video programme titled Human Tides, taking place both online and at FNB Art Joburg in Johannesburg. The programme features the work of 17 artists primarily from Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and the Diaspora, and explores the scope of human and cultural influence over the course of various ecosystems, considering absence and amassing, myth-making and mythology. The video programme, following on from our collaboration with SP–ARTE in São Paulo earlier this year, will form part of FNB Art Joburg’s ORG section, which looks to redefine how people engage with organisations that were established for the good of the public. From 1-4 September 2022, it is available online, here, for those who will not be in Johannesburg for the fair, as well as for those who would like to explore it in depth.

Where to from here? A conversation about now
Helena Uambembe + Sandra Poulson

Sunday, 4 September 2022
14H00 WAT (Luanda) | 15H00 EDT SAST (Johannesburg)

Join artists Helena Uambembe and Sandra Poulson in a conversation that accompanies our SOUTH SOUTH FILM programme, Human Tides. The two artists came together when the SOUTH SOUTH platform first launched in early 2021 to exchange views on art, archives and the suppression of information in Angola in a written piece called This is not the Angola we dreamed of. Much has happened since. Join them again in an online conversation about now.

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With roots in Lagos and a more recent space in LA, Rele exists as a bridge from emerging artists towards global audiences.
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Having moved from his place of birth Sidi Bougou, in the Mbour region, to the heart of the city Dakar, Aliou Diack has held his relationship with nature close to his heart.
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This article is an edited version of the ‘Introduction’ to the book The Indian in Drum magazine in the 1950s (Cape Town: Bell-Roberts Publishing, 2008) written by writer and curator Riason Naidoo
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Dodiya’s Anatomy of a Flame features a recent body of work completed over the last two years, simmering with thoughts of longing amidst solitude.

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The initiative seeks to address an imbalance in the global cultural framework by providing a means to explore a de-centred art world within a broader geographical context.

SOUTH SOUTH features year-round programming and content. Our inaugural event SOUTH SOUTH VEZA (23 February – 7 March 2021) presented an enterprising new format for exploring artists from the Global South, with participation from 56 galleries from 30 countries across 5 continents. Explore the VEZA talks programmes Think Tank and IN DIALOGUE for cross-regional conversations between curators, artists, collectors, writers and gallerists.

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