Scratched Surfaces, as Diamond against Crystal

This exhibition was Carlos Garaicoa’s debut exhibition at Goodman Gallery, London. Garaicoa is one of Cuba’s most significant contemporary artists. Through a multidisciplinary approach, Garaicoa addresses issues of culture and politics with a reflexive lens into architecture, urbanism and history.

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She Bad Bad

The title for the show describes female photographers whose work re-imagines conceptual works of art through lived experiences. Curator Fulufhelo Mobadi shares the details for her curatorial approach and the podcast connected to the exhibition.

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eBhish’ by Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose

eBhish’ is a solo exhibition by Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose (b.1994, eThekwini, South Africa) presented at blank projects from 22 July – 21 August 2021. Through his work Nyawose is contributing to a “contemporary archive of black life ebhish’, one with humanising, tender and intimate moments…”. Read the full text by the artist.

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Taro Urashima’s Space Odyssey

‘Taro Urashima’s Space Odyssey’ marked the artist’s 10th solo presentation at MUJIN-TO Production. In this exhibition, Yagi presented a new body of work reflecting on perceptions of time in a world affected by Covid-19.

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Remembering artist Arturo Luz

In addition to building and intensifying his own practice, Luz was dedicated to sharing the work of local arts and asserting the Filipino art landscape within the global art world. Reflect on his work through images from the 2013 exhibition ‘ARTURO LUZ: The Painter As Photographer’.

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Reflections on the artistic practice of Fiza Khatri

On 27 May 2021, in relationship with the exhibition ‘Sailoon and Other Stories’ (on view through July 31) curator Aziz Sohail began an email exchange with Fiza Khatri. Both are from the city of Karachi and have known each other as friends, colleagues and a part of a shared community over the last five years.

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En Mal D’Archive – Memory Revisited

This curatorial project considered the idea of the archive and archival practices. The project was a collaboration between between CoCulture and Dawlaty Institute’s programme ‘Preserving the Oral History of Syria’.

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Land of Sequels

Dream-like figures and distorted structures morph into one another in the work of young artist Nada Baraka, inviting the viewer to open up the parameters of what the imagination allows. ‘Land of Sequels’ is Baraka’s second solo at Gypsum gallery and builds on her first show ‘Cosmic Truths and Tales to be Told’. SOUTH SOUTH interviewed the artist to unpack the inspiration for her recent body of work.

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Portals, Stories, and Other Journeys

The exhibition ‘Portals, Stories, and Other Journeys’ stems from Asia Art Archive’s research since 2014 into the personal archive of the late Hong Kong–based artist Ha Bik Chuen (1925–2009). The curator for the show, Michelle Wong, invited artists to respond to the artist’s archive, stretching the possibilities of archival work. In this interview Wong shares details about the research on Ha Bik Chuen and the conceptualisation of the exhibition.

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The Inner Lives of Islands

Individually and collectively the works on show, through sculptural, filmic and installation-based interventions, reflect ideas of nationhood and diasporic identities from this region. SOUTH SOUTH interviewed the curator for the show Robbie Handcock to find out about his considerations for the show.

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From where I stand, my eye will send a light to you in the North

This exhibition took its title from artist Otobong Nkanga’s performance piece ‘Diaoptasia’, presented at Tate Modern, London, in 2015. Instead of departing from a theme, the exhibition’s foundations were laid from a selection of works on paper by Nkanga, which provided ground for other artists’ works to address the need to challenge Eurocentric historical narratives.

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Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow

Curator and writer Guy Brett and artist David Medalla passed away in February 2021 and December 2020 respectively. Together they established the gallery Signals London and published Signals Newsbulletin between 1964 – 1966, along with fellow co-founders Paul Keeler, Gustav Metzger and Marcello Salvadori. A cross-disciplinary space invested in experimental practices, Signals London also played an important part in the recognition of artists from Latin America in a context and market in which they were overlooked.

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