This is number 64 in our series of VernissageTV Classics. In this episode, we have a new look at South African artist Kendell Geers‘ first solo exhibition at the gallery Yvon Lambert in Paris in 2007.
The exhibition references the “Manifesto Antropófago” by the Brazilian poet Oswald de Andrade as well as Francis Picabia’s dada review “Cannibale”. The show revolves around the word “fuck”, and as Kendell Geers states, “the word fuck is a key, a mantra, a way of tricking the mind through constant repetition. The visual repetition and decorative appeal creates a retinal mantra that tricks and seduces the eye. The word made flesh. Its important that one can still somehow read the words but also that they become so much more, a magical charge that sets off something in the sub-conscious speaking to something deep within our psyche.”
VTV Classics (r3): Kendell Geers: Kannibale / Yvon Lambert Paris (2007) is the 63rd episode in our VTV Classics (r3) series. VTV Classics (r3) highlights the treasures of VernissageTV’s huge archive. Back then published in Standard Definition, these classics are now re-mastered, re-edited and reissued in High Definition.
Kendell Geers: Kannibale. Yvon Lambert Paris. Paris / France, November 17, 2007.
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