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Kendell Geers

Kendell Geers
May Day, London
2001
Colour photograph

Santu Mofokeng

Santu Mofokeng
Afoor family bedroom, Vaalrand

David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt
Sunday Afternoon: Margaret Mcingana at Home, Zola, Soweto, Johannesburg, Oct 1970



The Documenta artists unmasked
by Sue Williamson

The names are out. The chosen have been listed. The fortunate artists - their reputations now considerably enhanced - selected by director Okwui Enwezor to participate in this year's Documenta have been announced. And what an interesting list it is - as much for the prominent omissions as for the inclusions, a significant number of them not widely known .

Four South Africans will be participating - Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge (for the second time) and Santu Mofokeng. From the rest of Enwezor's home continent of Africa, there is Georges Adéagbo of Benin; photographer Zarina Bhimji, born in Uganda and now living in London; Frédéric Bruly Bouabré from the Cote d'Ivoire; Touhami Ennadre of Morocco; Meschac Gaba of Benin; Le Groupe Amos which was founded 1989 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Huit Facettes: Dynamique Artistique & Culturelle,founded 1996 in Dakar, Senegal. Current members: Abdoulaye N'Doye, El Hadji Sy, Fode Camara, Cheikh Niass, Jean Marie Bruce, Mor Lisa Ba and Amadou Kane Sy (Kan-Si); Bodys Isek Kingelez of Kinshasa; Olumuyiwa Olamide Osifuye of Lagos, Nigeria; sculptor Ouattara Watts, born in Abidjan and now living in New York; and Pascale Marthine Tayou and Jean-Marie Teno of Cameroon. Quite a formidable lineup.

This a truly international show, however, and as had been anticipated, the other 100 or so artists have been picked from all over the globe. Of the German photographers so prominent in the last few seasons, we have Candida Höfer rather than MOMA blockbuster Andreas Gursky or the Turner Prizewinner of 2000, Wolfgang Tillmans. And talking of the Turner prizewinners, of the last year's crop - Richard Billingham. Mike Nelson and winner light-switcher-on-and-offer Martin Creed, it is only film artist Isaac Julien, an Enwezor selection for the last Johannesburg Biennale, who has made it.

And nor has Enwezor ignored the older artists. Here is the mega sculptor Louise Bourgeois, often unkindly referred to in New York as the token old lady on every major show, and Leon Golub, somewhat out of the public eye with his large scale paintings of figures involved in charged political action until a show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art last summer raised his profile again.

Women artists make up more than a quarter of the total, and include such predictable - but always interesting - choices as Shirin Neshat, Doris Salcedo, Tania Bruguera, Renee Green, Lorna Simpson, Adrian Piper and Mona Hatoum.

The full list of participants as issued by the Documenta office follows below. Let the Games begin.

Georges Adeacute;agbo
*1942 in Cotonou, Benin. Lives in Cotonou, Benin.

Ravi Agarwal
*1958 in New Delhi, India. Lives in New Delhi, India.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila
*1959 in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Lives in Helsinki, Finland.

Chantal Akerman
*1950 in Brussels, Belgium. Lives in Paris, France.

Gaston André Ancelovici (Colectivo Cine-Ojo)
*1945 in Santiago de Chile. Lives in Santiago de Chile.

Fareed Armaly
*1957 in Iowa, USA. Lives in Stuttgart, Germany.

Michael Ashkin
*1955 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA, Lives in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Asymptote Architecture
Founded 1989 in New York, New York, USA, by Hani Rashid (*1958 Cairo, Egypt) and Lise Anne Couture (* 1959 Montreal, Canada).

Kutlug Ataman
*1961 in Istanbul, Turkey. Lives in London, England.

The Atlas Group (Walid Ra'ad)
Founded 1999 in New York, New York, USA, by Walid Ra'ad (*1967 Chbanieh, Lebanon)
Julie Bargmann (D.I.R.T. Studio) and Stacy Levy
Julie Bargmann (*1958. Lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.)
Stacy Levy (*1960 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lives in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, USA.)

Artur Barrio
*1945 in Porto, Portugal. Lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Bernd und Hilla Becher
*1931 in Siegen, Germany and 1934 in Potsdam, Germany. Live in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Zarina Bhimji
*1966 in Mbarara, Uganda. Lives in London, England.

Black Audio Film Collective
Founded 1983 in London, England, by John Akomfrah, Reece Auguiste, Edward George Lina Gopaul, Avril Johnson, David Lawson, and Trevor Mathison. Dissolved 1998.

John Bock
*1965 in Gribbohm, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany.

Ecke Bonk
*1953 in Berlin, Germany. Lives in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Fontainebleau, France.

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré
*1923 in Zéprégühé, Bété Land, Côte d'Ivoire. Lives in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Louise Bourgeois
*1911 in Paris, France. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Pavel Braila
*1971 in Chisinau, Moldova . Lives in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and Chisinau, Moldova.

Stanley Brown
Tania Bruguera

*1968 in Havana, Cuba. Lives in Havana, Cuba, and Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Luis Camnitzer
*1937 in Lübeck, Germany. Citizen of Uruguay, lives in New York, New York, USA.

James Coleman
*1941 in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon, Ireland. Lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Constant (Constant A. Nieuwenhuys)
*1920 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Hanne Darboven
*1941 in Munich, Germany. Lives in Hamburg, Germany.

Destiny Deacon
*1957 in Australia of KuKu (Far-North Queensland) & Erub/Mer (Torres Strait) peoples. Lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Stan Douglas
*1960 in Vancouver, Canada. Lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Cecilia Edefalk
*1954 in Norrköping, Sweden. Lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

William Eggleston
*1939 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Lives in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Maria Eichhorn
*1962 in Bamberg, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany.

Touhami Ennadre
*1953 in Casablanca, Morocco. Lives in Paris, France.

Cerith Wyn Evans
*1958 in Llanelli, Wales. Lives in London, England.

Feng Mengbo
*1966 in Beijing, China. Lives in Beijing, China.

Chohreh Feyzdjou
*1955 in Teheran, Iran. �1996 in Paris, France.

Yona Friedman
*1923 in Budapest, Hungary. Lives in Paris, France.

Meschac Gaba
*1961 in Cotonou, Benin. Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Giuseppe Gabellone
*1973 in Brindisi, Italy. Lives in Milan, Italy.

Carlos Garaicoa
*1967 in Havana, Cuba. Lives in Havana, Cuba.

Kendell Geers
*May 1968 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lives in London, England, and Brussels, Belgium.

Isa Genzken
*1948 in Bad Oldesloe, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany.

Jef Geys
*1935 in Leacute;opoldsburg, Belgium. Lives in Balen, Belgium.

David Goldblatt
*1930 in Randfontein, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Leon Golub
*1922 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
*1965 in Strasbourg, France. Lives in Paris, France.

Renée Green
*1959 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Lives in New York, New York, USA, and Vienna, Austria.

Victor Grippo
*1936 in Junín, Argentina. �2001 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Le Groupe Amos
Founded 1989 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Based in Limite, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Jens Haaning
*1965 in Hørsholm, Denmark. Lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Mona Hatoum
*1952 in Beirut, Lebanon. Lives in London, England.

Thomas Hirschhorn
*1957 in Bern, Switzerland. Lives in Paris, France.

Candida Höfer
*1944 in Eberswalde, Germany. Lives in Cologne, Germany.

Craigie Horsfield
*1949 in Cambridge, England. Lives in London, England.

Huit Facettes: Dynamique Artistique & Culturelle
founded 1996 in Dakar, Senegal. Current members: Abdoulaye N'Doye, El Hadji Sy, Fode Camara, Cheikh Niass, Jean Marie Bruce, Mor Lisa Ba and Amadou Kane Sy (Kan-Si).

Pierre Huyghe
*1962 in Paris, France. Lives in Paris, France.

Igloolik Isuma Productions
Founded 1990 in Igloolik, Canada, by Zacharias Kanuk, Paul Apak, Pauloisse Qualitalik, and Norman Cohn.

Sanja Ivekovic
*1949 in Zagreb, Croatia. Lives in Zagreb, Croatia.

Alfredo Jaar
*1956 in Santiago de Chile, Chile. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Joan Jonas
*1936 in New York, New York, USA. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Isaac Julien
*1960 in London, England. Lives in London, England.

Amar Kanwar
*1964 in New Delhi, India. Lives in New Delhi, India.

On Kawara
*in Japan. Lives in New York, New York, USA.
On Kawara is 25,373 days old as of June 8, 2002.

William Kentridge
*1955 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Johan van der Keuken
*1938 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. �2001 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Bodys Isek Kingelez
*1948 in Kimbembele Ihunga, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lives and works in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ben Kinmont
*1963 in Burlington, Vermont, USA. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Svetlana and Igor Kopystiansky
*in Voronez, Russia and *in Lvov, Ukraine. Live in Berlin, Germany, and New York, New York, USA.

Ivan Kozaric
*1921 in Petrinja, Croatia. Lives in Zagreb, Croatia.

Andreja Kuluncic
*1968 in Subotica, Yugoslavia. Lives in Zagreb, Croatia.

Glenn Ligon
*1960 in the Bronx, New York, USA. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Ken Lum
*1956 in Vancouver, Canada. Lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Mark Manders
*1968 in Volkel, The Netherlands. Lives in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

Fabian Marcaccio
*1963 in Rosario, Argentina. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Steve McQueen
*1969 in London, England. Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Cildo Meireles
*1948 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jonas Mekas
*1922 in Semeniokiai, Lithuania. Lives in New York, USA.

Annette Messager
*1943 in Berck, France. Lives in Malakoff, France.

Ryuji Miyamoto
*1947 in Tokyo, Japan. Lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Santu Mofokeng
*1956 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Multiplicity
Founded 2000 in Milan, Italy, by Stefano Boeri, Maddalena Bregani, Francisca Insulza, Francesco Jodice, Giovanni La Varra, and John Palmesino.

Juan Munoz
*1953 in Madrid, Spain. �2001 on Ibiza, Spain.

Shirin Neshat
* 1957 in Qazvin, Iran. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Gabriel Orozco
*1962 in Jalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Olumuyiwa Olamide Osifuye
*1960 in Lagos, Nigeria. Lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

Ulrike Ottinger
*1942 in Konstanz, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany.

Ouattara Watts
*1957 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Park Fiction
*founded 1994 in Hamburg, Germany. Members: Christoph Schäfer, Margit Czenki, Gýnther Greis, Dirk Mescher, Thomas Ortmann, Klaus Petersen, Sabine Stoevesand, and Axel Wiest.

Manfred Pernice
*1963 in Hildesheim, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany.

Raymond Pettibon
* 1957 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Lives in Hermosa Beach, California, USA.

Adrian Piper
*1948 in New York, New York, USA. Lives in New York, New York and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.

Lisl Ponger
*1947 in Nuremberg, Germany. Lives in Vienna, Austria.

Pere Portabella
*1927 in Figueras, Spain. Lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Raqs Media Collective
Founded 1991 in New Delhi, India, by Monica Narula (*1969), Jeebesh Bagchi (*1965), and Shuddhabrata Sengupta (*1968)
Alejandra Riera with Doina Petrescu
Alejandra Riera (*1965 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lives in Paris, France.)
Doina Petrescu (*1960 in Rumania. Lives in Paris, France, and Sheffield, England.)

Dieter Roth
*1930 in Hanover, Germany. �1998 in Basel, Switzerland.

Doris Salcedo
*1958 in Bogotá, Colombia. Lives in Bogotá, Colombia.

Seifollah Samadian
*1954 in Orumieh, Iran. Lives in Tehran, Iran.

Gilles Saussier
*1965 Carriéres sur Seine, France. Lives in Paris, France and Les Andelys, France.

Allan Sekula
*1951 in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. Lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Yinka Shonibare
*1962 in London, England. Lives in London, England.

Andreas Siekmann
*1961 in Hamm, Germany. Lives in Berlin, Germany.

Simparch
Founded 1996 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. Current founding members are Steven Badgett and Matthew Lynch. Live in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and Macomb, Illinois, USA.

Lorna Simpson
*1960 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Eyal Sivan
*1964 in Haifa, Israel. Lives in Paris, France.

David Small
*1965 in Manchester, Connecticut, USA. Lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

Fiona Tan
*1966 in Indonesia. Lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Pascale Marthine Tayou
*1967 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Lives between Yaoundé, Cameroon, and Bruxelles, Belgium.

Jean-Marie Teno
*1954 in Famleng, Cameroon. Lives in Chantillion, France.

Trinh T. Minh-ha
*1960 in Vietnam. Lives in Berkeley, California, USA.

tsunamii.net
Founded 2001 in Singapore by Woon Tien Wei (*1975 in Singapore) and Charles Lim Yi Young (*1973 in Singapore).

Joëlle Tuerlinckx
*1958 in Brussels, Belgium. Lives in Brussels, Belgium.

Luc Tuymans
*1958 in Mortsel, Belgium. Lives in Antwerp, Belgium.

Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas
*1968 in Kaunas, Lithuania, and *1966 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Live in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Jeff Wall
*1946 in Vancouver, Canada. Lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Nari Ward
*1963 in St. Andrews, Jamaica. Lives in New York, New York, USA.

Yang Fudong
*1971 in Beijing, China. Lives in Shanghai, China.

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