New gallery platform South South launches to promote art from outside the dominant US-Europe axis

Anna Brady, The Art Newspaper, November 26, 2020

[...]  We talk a lot, in the US-European focused art world, about increasing the prominence of art from the Global South. But if someone asked you where they could go to find galleries from, say, Cape Town or Buenos Aires or Manila, or read academic texts about their artists, what would you say? Probably Google "galleries in Manila". And repeat for each city.

 

That is why Liza Essers, the owner of South Africa- and London-based Goodman Gallery, decided in the long hours of lockdown to create "an aggregator for galleries devoted to artists with diverse perspectives," with an archive that will "form a central repository for texts and content providing an alternative art history.”

 

Participating South South galleries include: Addis Fine Art (Addis Ababa, London), Rele Gallery (Lagos), Gypsum (Cairo), A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro), Luisa Strina (São Paulo), Anna Schwartz (Melbourne), Taka Ishii Gallery (Tokyo), Experimenter (Kolkata), Blum & Poe (Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo), Monique Meloche Gallery (Chicago) and Stephen Friedman (London).[...]

 

 
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