Tour of the exhibition "Kendell Geers 1988 — 2012" by Clive Kellner and Kendell Geers
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The work of South African artist Kendell Geers (born 1968) is inextricably linked to his life story and the history of South Africa. Born of white parents during the apartheid regime, his artistic identity is a reflection of the postcolonial entanglements, contradictions, and tensions of the time. Geers explores his life experiences in a wide range of artistic media: The exhibition in Haus der Kunst presents installations, photographs, readymades, sculptures, and drawings and spans his entire artistic career from 1988 to the present. Divided into two 12-year periods, the first beginning in 1988 and the second in 2000, Geers’ subjective experiences are visualized and connected to the complex history of his homeland through the exhibited works. "I live with the knowledge that I am a complete contradiction," is how the artist described his identity as a white South African living in the days of apartheid.