AniMystikAKtivist : Book Launch

Signature of the book at Peinture Fraîche on the 17th May 2018


Between Traditional and the Contemporary in African Art

Published by Fonds Mercator

With the Collaboration of Didier Claes Gallery


Artist Talk: Kendell Geers





Ecce Homo


Galerie Geukens & De Vil, Antwerpen, Belgium


Performa 17 BIENNIAL NYC

African Artist Kendell Geers loves to hate and hates to love the father of conceptual art. In this spoken word ritual killing of the father, historical fact, mythology, fiction and fantasy are blended in a quasi-art historical spoken work performance. Everything you thought you knew about Marcel Duchamp will be changed forever as he is exposed as spy, Rosicrucian, initiate, sexual predator, secret society master general and thief. Tighten the seatbelts of your expectations as you are taken on a guided tour, racing through time in a spectacular detour of history, by a master trickster of the spoken word.


Performa 17 BIENNAL NYC

A man and a woman stand off in poetic battle, holding between them a double sided mirror using only their body weight and pressure to keep it from falling. If either loses their step or fails to resist, both will fall and the illusion shattered. The struggle with the image transforms with time into a battle of spirit and energy as physical exhaustion takes its toll. Neither can see the other and stares blindly at the reflected image of their own naked torso, cut at the waist with the legs of their partner in an androgynous portrait of Ritualised Resistance.