What: Did you ever think there would come a time?
Who: Shirin Neshat | Kapwani Kiwanga | Mikhael Subotzky | William Kentridge | Mateo López | Nolan Oswald Dennis | Sue Williamson | Gerhard Marx | Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum | Kudzanai Chiurai | Ghada Amer | Misheck Masamvu
Where: Goodman Gallery, Cape Town 37A Somerset Rd, Green Point, Cape Town, 8051, South Africa
When: 18 December 2020 — 12 March, 2021
Goodman Gallery Cape Town is proud to open a new space with a group exhibition befitting of its relocation. The exhibition marks the start of a new chapter for the gallery, as well as the building it now calls home: a former convent established in 1910.
Did you ever think there would come a time?, a title referencing a painting by Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, reflects on this renewal, both in terms of the transformation of the space itself as well as the gallery’s own programme which has grown considerably since first opening its doors in Cape Town 16 years ago. These changes are reflected in the group of selected artists who represent Goodman Gallery’s historic legacy in South Africa while also highlighting the international scope of its programme.
Presented under the eaves of the cloister, the exhibition offers a space for both the gallery and its visitors to consider this moment in history and the ongoing role art can play in moving us forward. This reflection is prompted by important new and existing works by Ghada Amer, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Kapwani Kiwanga, Mateo Lopez, Gerhard Marx, Shirin Neshat, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Mikhael Subotzky and Sue Williamson.