In an interview with Imagine Fashion, Kendell Geers questions universal habits and structures put in place by the consumerism we have come to take for granted. Disillusioned with politics following his involvement with the Anti-Apartheid movement, this South-African-raised artist finds voice in the visual arts as the last platform for speaking freely.
In using art as a way to broaden critical awareness, Geers believes “if you can change their perception by half a degree, it affect the lives of millions through the decisions they’re making. That gives me inspiration. But there is an urgency. So you have to turn up the volume right now.”
“No Government, No Cry,” his recent exhibition and manifesto at the CIAP, was inspired by the recent period in Beligium during which the country had no solvent government. Geers invited a group of artists to propose alternative solutions for governance.