Goodman Gallery is a distinguished and long standing international contemporary art gallery. Established in Johannesburg in 1966, the gallery works with artists who are contemporary, influential and strive to shift perspectives.
During the era of apartheid, Goodman Gallery offered a non-discriminatory space when museums served the agenda of the autocratic government. Since 2008, under the directorship of Liza Essers, who has promoted a global outlook, while initiating unconventional interventions both within and outside of the traditional gallery space.
The Gallery has three ongoing major curatorial initiatives. The first is In Context, which presents collaborative curatorial projects confronting the dynamics and tensions of place. The second project is South-South, that places common histories and experiences at its core. Its title adopted from Brazil’s foreign policy aimed at reinforcing integration between major powers of the developing world. Working Title, the third project, offers a platform for emerging, new and independent production and thinking.
In 2009 the Goodman Gallery initiated Goodman Projects and to date has presented over twenty progressive and innovative exhibitions, installations and performances. Goodman Gallery’s programme also includes collaborative projects with major educational and institutional museums both in South Africa and internationally. Artists based outside of Africa, exploring territory such as unequal power structures and socio-political constructs, have been exhibited in South Africa at the Goodman Gallery for the first time.
Venue: Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg
Time: Tues to Fri 9.30am to 5.30pm | Sat 9.30am to 4pm | Closed Monday