Chad Cordeiro
A Good Place for Grazing

R2,745.00 – R3,845.00

Produced during research conducted for the travelling exhibition A Labour of Love, Chad Cordeiro’s A Good Place for Grazing takes its point of departure from a John Muafangejo print. The original print, titled Shepherd is Moving The Cattle to a Good Place for Grassing (1980), is not merely a representation of a pastoral scene, but, much like Muafangejo’s other work, an oblique commentary on the oppressive regime that he never lived to see the end of. For A Labour of Love, Chad was one of four former students from Wits School of Art, invited by curator Gabi Ngcobo, to consider the collection of South African art at the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt. In the 1980s, in an unprecedented act, the Museum acquired 600 works created by black South African artists. Although not born in South Africa, Muafangejo lived and worked here, regularly exploring how apartheid’s inhumanity extended to Namibia (then called South West Africa). Here, Chad rephrases Muafangejo’s message as an allegory of complicity in contemporary South Africa. In particular he considers space, borders and how areas that are gentrified and seemingly accessible to a privileged class create cultural capital, compelling artists and practitioners to 'graze off' of these vexed landscapes.

Medium: Linocut
Size: image: 52 x 42.5 cm; paper: 56.5 x 44.5 cm
Edition size: 10
Year: 2017

Signed and editioned by the artist. 

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This work forms part of a collection of prints curated by Danger Gevaar Ingozi (DGI). DGI is a collaborative workspace and studio in inner city Johannesburg. It is one of South Africa’s only artist-run, and black-owned print studios. The studio offers a mixed media art production facility with a particular focus on linocut relief printing. Their primary aim is to provide emerging artists with a studio space, as well as marketing and circulating their works. DGI has engendered a new space within the cultural landscape of South Africa, and promotes their production on global platforms – in both contexts confronting and shifting socio-economic exclusion and prejudice that is embedded in the industry. DGI is run by artists Chad Cordeiro, Sbongiseni Khulu and Nathaniel Sheppard III, along with business partner and founder Anaz Mia.

Chad Cordeiro

Chad Cordeiro (b. 1993) studied fine art at Wits School of Art (WSOA) in Johannesburg. He works predominantly in linocut and other print media but also aims to push the medium of print across painting, sculpture and installation. He worked as a printmaker at David Krut Projects, while completing his undergraduate degree in fine art at WSOA. At university Chad established an ongoing collaborative practice with Nathaniel Shepard III, in which they explore Johannesburg as a historically loaded, socio-political space through an ongoing fictional tale, which manifests itself in their prints, books, installations and performance works. Chad and Nathaniel have exhibited extensively on group shows in Johannesburg at venues including the Museum of African Design, David Krut Projects, and Point of Order Gallery. Their work formed part of the major exhibition, A Labour of Love, curated by Yvette Mutumba and Gabi Ngcobo, which opened at the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt in 2015 and travelled to the Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2017. They were runners-up of the 2015 Martienssen Prize at Wits University. In 2016, they founded the Danger Gevaar Ingozi (DGI) print studio with Sbongiseni Khulu and Anaz Mia. Chad, Sbongiseni and Nathaniel most recently exhibited their work in Asia for the first time on Full Circle Art Africa, a cultural initiative taking place at various venues in Hong Kong.

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Paper

Printed on archival fine art paper.

Printing Process

Produced using the linocut technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum is used for a relief surface.

Framing options

White, Black or Kiaat wooden box frames. Note: Kiaat is a natural wood, the grain and colour will differ slightly with each piece.

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