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POOL – An experiment in alternative instituent forms

Located at Ellis House in New Doornfontein, POOL provides a platform for artistic experimentation, research and production.

POOL is the result of a joint investigation into the role, form, and organising systems of art institutions in South Africa. It’s an experiment in alternative instituent forms that aims to stretch  curatorial methodology and artistic practices.

Their latest exhibition, PALM PALM Palmer, which was curated by Mika Conradie, looked at the imported palm tree as a vector for producing narratives and imaginaries within colonial and postcolonial Johannesburg. Artists included Yto Barrada, Simon Gush, Sebastian Mejia, Lucas Odahara.

The POOL project space is open from Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 3pm.


POOL is an art organisation in Johannesburg that supports artistic and curatorial practice through collaboration, commissioning and production of new work. POOL develops artist and curator-led exhibitions, public programming and publications. Visit our new project space at Ellis House, 23 Voorhout St, New Doornfontein, JHB from 11am-3pm Wed-Sat.Thanks to Naadira Patel for the gif.

Posted by POOL on Sunday, 3 June 2018


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