Scott Billy, founder of Bonne Espérance Gallery, a gallery dedicated to the contemporary south african creative scene, invites you from 17 june to 31 july 2021 to discover the exhibition curated by south african multidisciplinary artist Mo Laudi to which he has invited the artists. Dineo Seshee Bopape, Mbali Dhlamini, Kendell Geers, George Hallett, Rodan Kane Hart, Porky Hefer, Thonton Kabeya, Khehla Chepape Makgato, Lulama Wolf Mlambo, Chris Saunders, Gerard Sekoto, Penny Siopis, Claudia Tennant, Sammy Valhalla, Nontsikelelo Veleko.
SALON GLOBALISTO brings together work by some of the historic South African artists like the painter and musician Gerard Sekoto and the photographer George Hallett who famously documented the township called District Six before destruction under apartheid in the 1970s and the community of musicians exiled in Europe. Alongside these tributes, a new lineage of family and friends who either work in South Africa or in the South African diaspora in France, The Netherlands and Belgium is woven.
Bonne Espérance Gallery invites South African artist, composer, producer and DJ Mo Laudi to curate and sample his vision for a borderless world and freedom in an exhibition format.
Salon Globalisto is an invitation to an intimate conversation with the polymorphous voices of fifteen artists presenting paintings, sculptures, photography, works on paper, NFTs, video and sound.
A catalogue will accompany this exhibition with texts by Christine Eyene, Sophie Holmlund, Lohana Schein, Mo Laudi, Khehla Chepape Makgato, Pascale Obolo, Claudia Tennant.
MO LAUDI will install a new sound installation with music recorded by Gerard Sekoto while he lived in Paris in the church adjacent to the gallery, Notre Dame de Bonne Nouvelle. We thank the church and the Mairie du 2è arrondissement for their interest and hospitality. Please contact the gallery for timings.
Curated by Mo Laudi
with work by:
Dineo Seshee Bopape, Mbali Dhlamini, Kendell Geers, George Hallett, Rodan Kane Hart, Porky Hefer, Thonton Kabeya, Khehla Chepape Makgato, Lulama Wolf Mlambo,Chris Saunders, Gerard Sekoto, Penny Siopis, Claudia Tennant, Sammy Valhalla, Nontsikelelo Veleko