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Mikhael Subotzky on All The World's Futures

The 56th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia will open on 9 May, a celebration of the 120th anniversary of the first exhibition that took place in 1895. This year the exhibition titled All the World’s Futures will be curated by Okwui Enwezor. Included is Goodman Gallery artist Mikahel Subotzky who will show his multimedia installation Pixel Interface II. This large-scale video installation was first realised at the Musée MAC/VAL after Subotzky spent the summer on residency at the Paris museum. According to Subotzky the work “magnifies and combines a single line of pixels from three video plinths. I built three microscopes to subject the television screens themselves to scrutiny, turning their images into the abstraction of red, green and blue pixels”.

Goodman Gallery at SP-Arte in Sao Paulo

For this year’s SP-Arte due to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 9 to 12 April the Goodman Gallery has the singular distinction of being the sole representative of the African continent among the galleries from 17 countries. The Goodman Gallery will present historically significant works of a contemporary nature by senior artists, as well as distinctive works by new visionaries. International artists represented by Goodman Gallery will present work within the South African context or works that reference the broader African experience. The booth brings together Carla Busuttil, Kudzanai Chiurai, Kendell Geers, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Liza Lou, Mishek Masamvu, Mikhael Subotzky, Hank Willis Thomas, and Jeremy Wafer.

Mikhael Subotzky in Venice

The 56th International Art Exhibition titled All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, will open to the public from 9 May at the Giardini della Biennale and at the Arsenale. The exhibition will include the works of 136 artists from 53 countries, of whom 89 will be showing here for the first time. South African Mikhael Subotzky is invited to exhibit at this prestigious event. Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse are shortlisted for their publication Ponte City (Steidl, 2014) for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2015. The annual award of £30,000 will be given on 28 May

Goodman Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach

The Goodman Gallery attends Art Basel Mail Beach from the 4th to 7th of December at the Miami Convention centre, exhibiting the works by Willem Boshoff, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Mounir Fatmi, Kendell Geers, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Liza Lou, Mikhael Subotzky, Hank Willis Thomas and Jeremy Wafer. This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Public sector features work by Goodman Gallery artists Jaar and Thomas while young artists Haroon Gunn-Salie and Gerald Machona both have work on the film sector. Tracey Rose will present a continuous performance piece in the Positions sector where she will be represented by Dan Gunn.

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    Artists explore Brazilian, SA parallels / Cape Times / South Africa / 19 January 2015

    Artists explore Brazilian SA parallels By Nicolette Dirk (4.3 MB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / Business Day Wanted / South Africa / April 2015

    Into the light; Photographer turned videographer to exhibit at Venice Biennale By Sean O'Toole (4.1 MB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / Business Day Live / South Africa / 27 March 2015

    Tending to the scab covering humanity and its violence By Sue Blaine (328.4 KB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / Lens Culture / South Africa / 12 November 2014

    Ponte City: A portrait of Johannesburg by Alexander Strecker (2.7 MB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / Mail and Guardian / Johannesburg / 22 - 28 August 2014

    Ponte City and the urban myth by Alexander Matthews (358.9 KB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / Sunday Times / South Africa / 17 August 2014

    The tower of fable by Tymon Smith (776.1 KB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / Business Day Live / Johannesburg / South Africa / 30 May 2013

    Looking Back In Anger To Be Seen by Chris Thurman (264.8 KB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / Financial Times / United Kingdom / 15 November 2013

    Marrakech's Museum For Photography and the Visual Arts Offers Surprises by Francis Hodgson (540 KB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / South Africa / 22 - 28 June 2012

    Observers of the Settler's Town by Anthea Buys (464.1 KB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / Photo Eye Blog / 8 November 2012

    Book Reviews Retinal Shift by Blake Andrews (412.8 KB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / Art Magazin / June 2010

    Schwartz, Weiß, und alle Farben by Camilla Péus (1.8 MB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / New York Times / New York / 8 September 2008

    Splitting The Gallery in Half to Focus on Social Strife by Karen Rosenberg (190.5 KB)

    Surfacing / Cape Times / Cape Town / 2 April 2014

    Breaking Through Surfaces to Undeclared Spaces by Genna Gardini (3.5 MB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / The Sunday Independent / South Africa / 10 June 2008

    Documenting and Inhabiting the Contradictions, Mikhael Subotzky by Raffaella Delle Donne (161 KB)

    In Context / The Star / Johannesburg / South Africa / 20 May 2010

    A nose and a box to draw art lovers by Ufrieda Ho (3.3 MB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / Foam Magazine / Amsterdam / Fall 2007

    Die Vier Hoeke by Sean O'Toole (11.6 MB)

    Mikhael Subotzky / The Guardian / London / 6 September 2007

    Mikhael Subotzky's Best Shot by Leo Benedictus (55 KB)