Goodman Gallery presents In Gozi We Trust, the sixth solo exhibition by Kendell Geers with Goodman Gallery in Geers’ hometown of Johannesburg. The exhibition follows critically successful solo presentations of Geers’ work in Amsterdam, Dublin, Barcelona and Budapest.
‘In Danger We Trust’ or ‘In Jozi We Trust’ are said to be possible translations of this exhibition’s title, a subtle reference to William Kentridge’s animation Johannesburg, 26nd Greatest City After Paris (1989). This play with words is typical of other works by kendell Geers and references the Nguni words for danger (ingozi) and God (nkosi) via the slogan ‘In God We Trust’. The works included in the exhibition thus examine the role that threat and danger play in the construction of Johannesburg’s identity and the consoling habit of finding comfort through the beauty of art.
Goodman Gallery hosts the exhibition. A distinguished and long standing international contemporary art gallery, they were established in Johannesburg in 1966, and workw with artists who are contemporary, influential and strive to shift perspectives.
Those interested in the exhibition are invited to join the opening for a glass of champagne on Saturday at 5.30pm.
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