South African artist ensemble MADEYOULOOK continues to cultivate the soul of Documenta 15 and lumbung, as it embarks on a collaborative and expansive program from November 4-13, 2022, highlighting a boldness of works from around the world with a Johannesburg crowd.
Artists and donors include Marwa Arsanios in Lebanon, Nadir Bouhmouch of AWAL/Le18 in Morocco, INLAND in Spain, SWOP in South Africa, Jatiwangi art Factory in Indonesia, QANAT/Le18 in Morocco and MADEYOULOOK in South Africa, among others.
Dubbed “lumbung.jozi” the program will share a progression of opportunities across various destinations and scenes in the city. LAPA, the artist residency space of the Goethe Institute of South Africa, will be the main gathering and working space for the “lumbing.jozi” project, while a number of conversations and meetings will be facilitated by SWOP and the 12 on Parklane Community Garden.
Documenta is a contemporary exhibition taking place in Kassel, Germany. Organized by an aggregation of artists for the first time, this year’s Documenta exhibition was critical in its embrace of community, new monetary frameworks, decentralization, and, in particular, specialists from around the world. The idea of lumbung – an Indonesian rice dependency used as a social space worked around the benefits of strength, collaboration, openness and recovery – was the defining standard of the fifteenth Documenta. “lumbung.jozi” seeks to expand on the reason for lumbung as it relates to issues of the land, and to share a small piece of the Fifteenth Documenta in South Africa.