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Kendall Geers

Born, 1968 in Johannesburg, South Africa

From the archived Documenta 11 website : www.documenta12.de//archiv/d11/data/english/index.html

“Since the late 1980s, Kendell Geers has worked , often in controversial ways, on a connection between conceptual and political art. In brief interventions, performances that frequently last for years, full-scale public actions, and large installations, Geers has created a broad spectrum of symbolic and concrete actions, which can be understood not only as gestures of direct political resistance, but also as attempts to appropriate conceptual traditions of modern art. Previous work illustrates the fundamental double bind of Geers’ own conflicted cultural ancestry as a descendent of the colonial rulers, which, despite his anti-apartheid activism, re-inscribes the role of the oppressor into his biography. In other works, Geers conveys a direct involvement to the observer by developing potentially dangerous or strenuous situations.”

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Kassel, Germany