Liminal Identities in the Global South

4 November 2021 to 30 January 2022

LiminalLiminal Identities in the Global South forms part of Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation’s first research theme: Female Identities in the Global South.

The Liminal Identities in the Global South exhibition which focuses on female identities in the global south exhibition explores hybridity and resistance in the artistic practices of seminal women artists from Latin America, alongside artists from the MENA region, the African diaspora and South Africa. The exhibition considers heterogeneous forms of expression across art, architecture and music, from the 1960s to the present.

Given the impact of Covid-19, the pandemic body is a second curatorial thread running through the exhibition. The pandemic has placed many of us in a state of limbo or liminality, so that we are caught between a pre-Covid-19 world and one in which we imagine a better future.

The exhibition is divided into five areas: Prelude, Requiem, Movements I, II and III, each consisting of a particular colour based on the coronavirus alert levels. Moreover, each area is conceptualised according to a musical tempo, either moderate, fast or slow, denoting a time-based experience of the exhibition.

Venue: JCAF. 1 Durris Rd, Forest Town, Johannesburg
Time: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm


Tel: 010 900 2204
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