Salon 94

Kendell Geers

Born in 1968, Johannesburg, South Africa. Lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. Kendell Geers is known for his powerful large-scale installations in museums and galleries worldwide. Socially charged and politically engaged, the artist’s work bears his conviction and belief in the power of art to express and effect social change. In the past, these aggressively sensorial installations have included room size walk-in installations, light, sound, and video. In the Flesh consisted of a site-specific installation of a curtain wall constructed of cold-steel razor mesh wire. Installed as a multiple-part steel frame structure inset with rolled ‘columns’ of razor, the piece incorporated the northern light that entered the glassed-in interior of the salon. The columned wall is evocative of a Greek temple, and more precisely, the Acropolis in Athens. The work, titled Akropolis Now, refers to Francis Ford Coppola’s film Apocalypse Now. The exhibition also included ink on paper works by the artist.

  • Installation view, In the Flesh, Salon 94

  • Installation view, In the Flesh, Salon 94

  • Installation view, In the Flesh, Salon 94

  • Installation view, In the Flesh, Salon 94

  • Installation view, In the Flesh, Salon 94

Kendell Geers

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