Exhibition | Territorios | Goethe-Institut Gallery

Territorios is the first iteration of Izwe: plant praxis, a multipart exhibition series curated by MADEYOULOOK for the Goethe-Institut Gallery space.

Territorios is a project by the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA) together with organisations from Arts Collaboratory: Mas Arte Mas Accion in Bogota, Crater Invertido in Mexico City, Soleil d’Afrique in Bamako, Doual’art in Douala, and ArtGroup705 in Bishkek.

The project explores questions of territory – both rural and urban, for land workers and for artists, and resulted in a multi-publication. It was recently exhibited at the Bolivia Biennale, and now travels to Johannesburg. A screening of the film Tsuan “El momento mas obscuro de la noche” and a public talk are to take place in Johannesburg in April and May. Please visit the goethe.de/joburg for updates.


Izwe: plant praxis is a multipart exhibition series curated by MADEYOULOOK for the Goethe Institut Gallery space, which will be realised from March 2019 to February 2020.

MADEYOULOOK has been considering some of the broader questions of landedness; our relationships to natural life as a trigger or spark for undoing our assumed episteme, and reimagining from the perspective of everyday life. Consequently Izwe: plant praxis brings together practitioners working across the majority world to consider complex questions around land justice in its many manifestations. The Anthropocene, the commons, South Africa’s role in relation to the rest of the continent, our embracing of the neo-liberal order, and our relationships to solidarity movements across the world, all lie dormant in the soil.

MADEYOULOOK is a Johannesburg based interdisciplinary artist collaborative between Nare Mokgotho and Molemo Moiloa. The works of MADEYOULOOK often reference everyday practice; aspects of ordinary life that find simple solutions to ordinary challenges. Notions of knowledge production and epistemic ownership in the wider sense are also central to our thinking.

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