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. SOUTH SOUTH recognises the crucial role played by independent and nonprofit spaces, with proceeds from the auction going to charity partners — RAW Material Company (Dakar), Green Papaya Art Projects (Manila) and Casa do Povo (São Paulo), selected for their operations supporting artistic production in the Global South. The gallery presentations will be accompanied by dedicated curated programmes by esteemed curators Elvira Dyangani Ose, Rodrigo Moura, Paula Nascimento and Suzana Sousa.

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. SOUTH SOUTH recognises the crucial role played by independent and nonprofit spaces, with proceeds from the auction going to charity partners — RAW Material Company (Dakar), Green Papaya Art Projects (Manila) and Casa do Povo (São Paulo), selected for their operations supporting artistic production in the Global South. The gallery presentations will be accompanied by dedicated curated programmes by esteemed curators Elvira Dyangani Ose, Rodrigo Moura, Paula Nascimento and Suzana Sousa.

ONLINE VIEWING ROOMS, THINK TANK, FILM PROGRAMME & GUEST CURATED OVR 'KIXIMBI'
OPENING 24 FEBRUARY 2021

CURATED OVR

KIXIMBI

A special OVR, presented by independent Angola-based curators Paula Nascimento and Suzana Sousa, forms part of the launch of SOUTH SOUTH VEZA. This online exhibition is titled Kiximbi, an expression in kimbundu that refers to water spirits, here used to evoke both the power of the waters and of the ancestrals who lost their life in the sea. “Kimbundu is a bantu language spoken in Angola,” the curators explain, “and by using it we embrace language as culture, as a part of culture that still lives today and through history has spread its elements in the diaspora similar to other culture elements such as music, dance or religion.”

Paula Nascimento is an architect and independent curator based in Luanda, with degrees in Architecture, from the AA School of Architecture and the London South Bank University. Suzana Sousa is an Independent curator, writer and researcher. She studied Advanced studies in Anthropology at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and has a Masters in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

MAIN

Addis Fine Art
Addis Ababa – London
Afriart Gallery
Kampala
Galería Agustina Ferreyra
Mexico City – San Juan
Alexander Gray Associates
New York City
El Apartamento
Havana
blank projects
Cape Town
Blum & Poe
Los Angeles – New York – Tokyo
Chemould Prescott Road
Mumbai
Galleria Continua
San Gimignano – Beijing – Havana – São Paulo +
Dastan’s Basement
Tehran
Experimenter
Kolkata
First Floor Gallery
Harare – Victoria Falls
Galeria Jaqueline Martins
São Paulo - Brussels
Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte
Buenos Aires
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
San Francisco – New York City
Galerie Lelong & Co.
New York City
Galeria Luisa Strina
São Paulo
Marfa’ Projects
Beirut
MUJIN-TO Production
Tokyo
OMR
Mexico City
PROYECTOS MONCLOVA
Mexico City
Proyectos Ultravioleta
Guatemala City
Silverlens Galleries
Manila
Stephen Friedman Gallery
London
Taka Ishii Gallery
Tokyo – Hong Kong
Take Ninagawa
Tokyo
TKG+
Taipei
STPI
Singapore
kurimanzutto
Mexico City – New York City
Goodman Gallery
Johannesburg - Cape Town - London
Southern Stars Projects
London
OH Gallery
Dakar
A Gentil Carioca
Rio de Janeiro

SOLO

ANNA SCHWARTZ GALLERY
Melbourne
COMMONWEALTH AND COUNCIL
LA
DVIR GALLERY
Tel Aviv, Brussels
EMPTY GALLERY
Hong Kong
FORTES D’ALOIA & GABRIEL
São Paulo – Rio de Janeiro
GALERÍA ELBA BENÍTEZ
Madrid
GYPSUM
Cairo
HOUSING GALLERY
New York City
INSTITUTO DE VISIÓN
Bogota
ISLA FLOTANTE
Buenos Aires
JAHMEK CONTEMPORARY ART
Angola
JHAVERI CONTEMPORARY
Mumbai
kó – Peju Alatise
Lagos
MONIQUE MELOCHE GALLERY
Chicago
RELE GALLERY
Lagos – Los Angeles
ROH PROJECTS
Jakarta
SÉ GALERIA
São Paulo
SICARDI | AYERS | BACINO
Houston
SMO CONTEMPORARY ART
Lagos
SULLIVAN+STRUMPF
Sydney – Singapore
WHISTLE
Seoul
HANART TZ GALLERY
Hong Kong
INKstudio
Beijing

THINK TANK

Convened by Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director of The Showroom London

A collaboration between SOUTH SOUTH and The Showroom, London, Institutional Hybridity was a talks programme convened by The Showroom Director Elvira Dyangani Ose. This Think Tank aimed to explore strategies and methodologies that various cultural agents around the globe – particularly in its South, or counter-cultural platforms in its North – are considering to strike a balance that is sustainable to their local environments, as well of interest globally. Participants brought expertise through the transdisciplinary aspects of their practices that transcend any specific frameworks. This conversation series sought to offer a look through the myriad of connections and rhizomatic possibilities conceded to such Southernness, as a conceptual paradigm and as the catalyst for a critical and honest engagement to some of the most pressing questions in the field.

Elvira Dyangani Ose is Director of The Showroom, London. She is affiliated to the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths and the Thought Council at the Fondazione Prada.

Institutional Hybridity was curated by The Showroom, London with support by The Showroom Curator Katherine Finerty, and SOUTH SOUTH content managers Christa Dee and Lara Koseff.

FILM

Curated by Rodrigo Moura, Chief Curator of El Museo del Barrio, New York City

Forming part of the launch of SOUTH SOUTH VEZA was a dedicated Film Programme curated by Rodrigo Moura. The selection encompassed works both recent and from a not so distant past, ranging themes such as identity, the environment, and spirituality. As the art world lives a digital peak, Moura noted, both artists and audiences alike respond to a new reality in presenting and experiencing moving images online.

Rodrigo Moura is the Chief Curator of El Museo del Barrio in New York City. Previously, he was associate curator of Brazilian art at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) from 2016-2019.

KIXIMBI

Curated by Paula Nascimento and Suzana Sousa, independent curators, Luanda

A special OVR, presented by independent Angola-based curators Paula Nascimento and Suzana Sousa, formed part of the launch of SOUTH SOUTH VEZA. This online exhibition was titled Kiximbi, an expression in kimbundu that refers to water spirits, here used to evoke both the power of the waters and of the ancestrals who lost their life in the sea. “Kimbundu is a bantu language spoken in Angola,” the curators explained, “and by using it we embrace language as culture, as a part of culture that still lives today and through history has spread its elements in the diaspora similar to other culture elements such as music, dance or religion.”

Paula Nascimento is an architect and independent curator based in Luanda, with degrees in Architecture, from the AA School of Architecture and the London South Bank University. Suzana Sousa is an Independent curator, writer and researcher. She studied Advanced studies in Anthropology at ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and has a Masters in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Download the pdf on Kiximbi here.

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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