The Show Is Over

24 Jun-4 Sep 2022

South London Gallery
London SE5 8UH


This June, the South London Gallery will bring together over fourteen international artists whose work grapples with the language of remapping the architecture of an ever-unfolding afterlife of historical colonial violence, for a major group exhibition. The Show is Over is curated by the respected Johannesburg based curator Gabi Ngcobo, in dialogue with Oscar Murillo.

Working and thinking from historically connected localities, the artists included take personal approaches to the subject of global politics through gestures of refusal and mourning that establish active and refreshed relationships with the history of power. The Show is Over confronts the reality that notions of the end of the world are both constantly evolving and more present than ever before, so that the end of the world has become an event evolving over time.

Artists involved include: Karimah Ashadu, Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Anawana Haloba, Banele Khoza, Donna Kukama, Moshekwa Langa, Tessa Mars, Misheck Masamvu, Santu Mofokeng, Santiago Mostyn, Oscar Murillo, Las Nietas de Nonó, Ishkar Richard, Helen Sebidi, and Luana Vitra.


The Show Is Over | Press Release