Calling All Gods II (in between everything else i hope someone is praying)
PRESENTED BY : the gallery
|Artist||Katharien de Villiers|
This work is currently on show at the gallery as part of 'holdfast': An exhibition about hands and holding curated by Kundai Moyo and Chloë Reid, featuring work by Bianca Baldi, Bridget Baker, Natasha Brown, Katharien de Villiers, Thulile Gamedze, Nathan Gates, Hemali Khoosal, Dale Lawrence, Siyabonga Mahlaba, Daniel Malan, Kundai Moyo, Björn Perborg, Jonah Sack and Brett Seiler.
The participating artists consider the implications of the hand, holding or being held for our work, physical and interior lives and the various social landscapes we occupy. The exhibition draws from the notion of being ‘securely held’ within a piece of writing or artwork, where a reader or viewer is given space and consideration within the narrative and form of the work. The hand is read variously as a figure, mechanism and index that carries representations of humanness, labour, control, care and resistance.