SOUTH SOUTH VEZA

23 February to 7 March, 2021

SOUTH SOUTH’s inaugural event is SOUTH SOUTH VEZA, taking place from 23 February to 7 March, 2021. Meaning “to show, produce or reveal” in isiZulu — one of South Africa’s 11 national languages — VEZA is a hybrid of a live selling event powered by auction technology on 23 February 2021 and a peer-led Online Viewing Room (OVR) open to the public from 24 February to 7 March 2021. The first edition of VEZA features 50+ galleries from more than 40 cities spread across 30 countries and 5 continents, coming together in their dedication to art of the Global South.

FEATURED

Interview-based editorial, essays and other texts on current events and significant shows in and about the Global South at galleries, nonprofits and museums and public spaces, as well as artist profiles and conversations.

What began as an intended dialogue between Angolan artist Sandra Poulson and South African artist of Angolan heritage, Helena Uambembe, evolved into a reflection on the nature of self-censorship by the latter. Both artists are concerned with the idea of the archive, what it is, and who authors it, addressing the gaps in the way the history of Angolans has been represented both in Angola and other parts of southern Africa.

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In North America’s deep South, a region where the Ku Klux Klan was born and the civil rights movement later had some of its most significant moments, Campos-Pons has built what she calls the Engine for Art, Democracy & Justice. In this powerful seminar series, she is driving a dynamic vision of various notions of the South that compels a profound reconsideration from the North.

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The Dymaxion Map was created by designer, architect and systems theorist Buckminster Fuller in the mid 20th century. We reached out to the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) in San Francisco and had a conversation with Kurt Przybilla, a long time BFI member and advisor. Together we nerded out over the history of the map and its significance for thinking about the relationship between perceptions of the Earth’s geography and its sociopolitical consequence

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ARCHIVE

A community-built archive highlighting selected seminal exhibitions, texts and moments about modern and contemporary art in the Global South at galleries, nonprofits and museums, as well as archived interview-based editorial and artist profiles.

For the 2016 edition of the EVA International Biennale in Limerick, curator Koyo Kouoh presented Still (the) Barbarians, reminding readers of the catalogue that Ireland is “the first and foremost colonial laboratory of the British enterprise.”

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The 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice, titled All The World’s Futures has been variously remembered as one of the most conceptual or political editions of what is considered the world’s principal biennale. Some critics have pointed to the exhibition’s ostensible “darkness”, others have celebrated its exploration of what they termed the “global periphery”.

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In a powerful research project initiated by Astrup Fearnley Museet, Imagine Brazil showcased Brazilian contemporary art through a compelling curatorial approach. Exhibition curators Gunnar B. Kvaran, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Thierry Raspail invited a group of emergent Brazilian artists to produce new work, and in addition select an older artist who they considered influential, to accompany them in the exhibition.

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CALENDAR

A calendar of live events upcoming on the South South platform, as well as events and exhibitions happening around and in connection to the Global South, at galleries, nonprofits and museums.

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