SOUTH SOUTH VEZA: 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 and a peer-led Online Viewing Room (OVR) open to the public. The first edition was held from 23 February to 7 March 2021 and featured 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.

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. This archive is an ongoing work in progress, to contribute your suggestions write to info@south-south.art.

SOUTH SOUTH VEZA

SOUTH SOUTH VEZA: 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 and a peer-led Online Viewing Room (OVR) open to the public. The first edition was held from 23 February to 7 March 2021 and featured 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.

ABOUT SOUTH SOUTH

SOUTH SOUTH is an online community, an anthology, an archive and a resource for artists, galleries, curators and collectors invested in the Global South. The platform offers a repository and a space for new, shared value systems centred on community, collaboration and exchange. It is a central portal to experience the programmes and artist profiles of galleries within and dedicated to the Global South. It will host year-round events and seeks, during these tumultuous times, to address an imbalance in the global cultural framework by providing a means to explore a de-centred art world, within a broader geopolitical context. In the featured section, the platform maintains an ongoing interview-based editorial component, including conversations, essays and other texts on current events and significant shows in and about the Global South. In the archive section, SOUTH SOUTH facilitates a community-built archive highlighting selected seminal exhibitions, texts and moments about modern and contemporary art in the Global South at galleries, not-for-profits and museums, as well as archived interview-based editorial and artist profiles. Content of the site is established through contributions from key artists, writers, curators, nonprofit organisations and gallerists. SOUTH SOUTH maintains an ongoing programme. The inaugural event, SOUTH SOUTH VEZA, ran from 23 February to 7 March 2021 and brought together 50+ galleries from more than 40 cities spread across 30 countries and 5 continents, presenting a more holistic world-view of contemporary art.

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.

Through an exploration Global South-based collectives contributing to documenta fifteen see the emphasis on people, community and exchange that is the central component of this year’s edition.

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The exhibition focuses on the bodily potentials “of” and “in” the participating artists’ works as instruments to deconstruct the processes of artistic creation from a Eurocentric system and from the language of art.

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Alston’s work forms a reflection on socio-politics, identity, language and the psychology of color. SOUTH SOUTH invited the artist to share more about his practice through a self-analysis of his work.

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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. This archive is an ongoing work in progress, to contribute your suggestions write to info@south-south.art.

SOUTH SOUTH’s first physical event celebrates its community and the news of its inaugural curatorial residency.

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Shah’s current solo unpacks the threads woven between her thematic interests while representing a transformative period for the artist.

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One of the core interests of documenta 14, which took place in 2017, was the cause of decentralising and decolonising the northwestern canon. The concept was announced by Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk in 2012. One of the most surprising and controversial aspects, perhaps, of Szymczyk’s announcement, was that documenta 14 would take place in equal parts ac ross the cities of Kassel and Athens under the slogan “Learning from Athens”.

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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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