Voëlvry by Kendell Geers
t/m Vrijdag 22 April 2022
The exhibition Voëlvry takes its name from the Afrikaans Anti-Apartheid music movement that Kendell Geers was part of in the late 1980’s. Geers played keyboards and tape loops for the underground band KOOS that was featured on the original Voëlvry album that launched a movement that Max du Preez described as a significant movement in every social, political, cultural and musical sense of the word (Vrye Weekblad). Voëlvry translates to ‘Vogelvrij’ in Dutch or ‘Outlaw’ in English. The exhibition invites us to meditate on the question, what does freedom mean in 2021?
Kendell Geers is one of the most renowned artists in Africa. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Haus der Kunst Munich, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Goodman Gallery, Cape Town and Kunsthalle Stockholm. His works are included in private and institutional collections worldwide, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; SMAK, Ghent, Chicago Art Institute; Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; and South African National Gallery.