2021–2022

Liminal Identities in the Global South

29 June 2021 – 29 January 2022
No 1 Durris Road
Forest Town 2193
Johannesburg South Africa

About

Liminal Identities in the Global South forms part of JCAF’s first research theme: Female Identities in the Global South. The second of three exhibitions in this theme 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.

Liminal Identities in the Global South 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.

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  • Categories
    Exhibitions and Installations,
  • Photo Credit:

    Installation view of Movement III, showing SumayyaVally/Counterspace, After Image (2021). Photo Graham De Lacy

  • Exhibition:

    Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation, No. 1 Durris Road, Forest Town 2193