Gallery News
03 November 2017

Candice Breitz debuts new video work in Frankfurt

Candice Breitz presents a new 13-channel video work, titled TLDR , at this year’s edition of The B3 Biennial of the Moving Image in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (29 November – 3 December). Under the Festival theme “ON DESIRE”, the Biennial – from a political, aesthetic and technological perspective – considers the latest currents relating to the moving image; presenting the most innovative and creative artists and contributions from various global moving image sectors. In TLDR, Breitz presents a portrait of a community of sex workers who live and work in Cape Town. According to the artist, “[t]he work grew out of a series of interviews and an intensive workshop with the featured participants, extending an ongoing conversation between Breitz and SWEAT (Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce), the non-profit organisation with which the sex workers are affiliated”.

02 November 2017

First solo exhibition for Kudzanai Chiurai in Zimbabwe

We Need New Names, at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare (9 November – 8 December), is the first solo exhibition for Kudzanai Chiurai in his home country. Tracing the trajectory of Zimbabwe’s social and political changes, the exhibition references different ideological influences that informed the Liberation Movement, from the seeds of Pan-Africanism, the American Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, Nationalism, and Communism. Curated by Candice Allison, the exhibition includes recent and previously unseen work: photographic prints, drawings, oil paintings, video, and installation; alongside paintings from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe’s permanent collection, material from the National Archives, and Chiurai’s own personal archive of propaganda posters and vinyl records.

25 October 2017

Major museum show for William Kentridge in Madrid

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid hosts a solo show, William Kentridge. Enough and More Than Enough (1 November – 19 March). Curated by Manuel Borja-Villel and Soledad Liaño, the exhibition focuses on Kentridge’s stage work – including theatre, opera and performance – and uses it as a lens through which to approach his sculptural projects. In its broad selection of materials and media, the show pays heed to the synergies between the artist’s visual art and stage work, in addition to the particular focal points and formalisations set out in each project.

15 November 2017

Haroon Gunn-Salie on New Museum Triennial

Haroon Gunn-Salie has been selected to exhibit in the New Museum’s fourth triennial, titled Songs for Sabotage (13 February – 27 May 2018) in New York City. Curators Gary Carrion-Murayari and Alex Gartenfeld have aimed to introduce leading young artists from emerging art centers and networks around the world in an attempt to counteract the insular nature of art centers like New York. Gunn-Salie’s multi-disciplinary practice challenges historical power structures and contributes to dialogues around decolonisation and globalisation.

11 November 2017

Various artists on the Prospect.4 Triennial in New Orleans

Four Goodman artists – Alfredo Jaar, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Paulo Nazareth and Hank Willis Thomas – will participate in the Prospect.4 Triennial, titled The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, in New Orleans (18 November – 25 February). Artworks commissioned for Prospect.4 will address themes of identity, displacement and cultural hybridity. Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, the triennial acts like a citywide exhibition and is staged at 17 venues around New Orleans, with an emphasis on the Mississippi River waterfront.

03 November 2017

Alfredo Jaar exhibits at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin

Jaar’s (Kindness) of (Strangers) and An Aesthetics for Resistance (Revised) form part of the third edition of the Berlin Autumn Salon, organized by the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin (13 – 29 November). Under the heading Disintegrate! The exhibition gathers works by around 100 visual and performing artists, who deal critically with constructions of identity and unity.

03 November 2017

mounir fatmi exhibits work in Japan

fatmi exhibits work on the exhibition, Diaspora Now! – Contemporary Arts around the Homeland, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Gifu, Japan (10 November – 8 January). The exhibition features artists who seek means of expression in new lands, gathering artistic subjects and standing alongside refugees, to draw the world’s attention to the plight of people who have been displaced in different ways.

03 November 2017

mounir fatmi on exhibition at the Bandjoun Station Art Center

The Bandjoun Station Art Center exhibits work by mounir fatmi in its group exhibition, Newwwar. It’s Just a Game?, in Bandjoun, Cameroon (Opening 17 November). The exhibition brings together work by more than 20 artists to tackle the new ways that war is waged in the 21st century: remote-controlled, gamified, fictionalised and staged.

03 November 2017

Tabita Rezaire on 3hd festival in Berlin

Rezaire participates in the third edition of the 3hd Festival in Berlin, Germany (22 – 25 November). Hosted between venues at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer and OHM, in theatres and on the internet , the program looks at music, performance, and contemporary art to ask urgent questions about politics, community, economic uncertainty, and communication. The festival explores the viability of acting outside of the status quo under the theme Whatever You Thought, Think Again.

03 November 2017

Thabiso Sekgala at LagosPhoto Festival 2017

Thabiso Sekgala’s photographic work is exhibited at the 2017 edition of the LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria (24 November – 15 December). Works included on the festival’s exhibition, The Regimes of Truth, examine the search for and presentation of truth in contemporary society by drawing on inspiration from the works of nineteenth and twentieth century thinkers, writers and philosophers.

02 November 2017

Candice Breitz in Montréal and Zurich

Breitz will be exhibited on the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s group exhibition Leonard Cohen: Une brèche en toute chose / A Crack in Everything (9 November – 1 April), featuring numerous international artists and creatives from different disciplines. She presents a new work inspired by Cohen’s musicality and recurring themes within his lyrics. In Zurich, her video installation Love Story is included in Extra Bodies: The Use of the <Other Body> in Contemporary Art (18 November – 4 February) at the Migros Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition, curated by Raphael Gygax, scrutinizes the various modes in which extras with their social and biosocial roles are presented, and function, in art.

01 November 2017

Broomberg and Chanarin on exhibition in Berlin

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin’s work forms part of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s group exhibition, Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War, in Berlin (3 November – 8 January). Tracing tectonic shifts in intellectual affiliations across political conflict lines through the 20th century, the exhibition explores artistic strategies of engagement and subversion. It underlines how the play with meaning in an increasingly conceptually and semantically oriented world of art production has acted on the assertion of an endangered, precarious autonomy. Parapolitics: Cultural Freedom and the Cold War brings together archival documents and artworks from the 1930s to the present by artists that prefigure and reflect the ideological and formal struggles arising from the cultural Cold War, as well as works by contemporary artists critically reassessing the normalized narratives of modernism.

01 November 2017

Carla Busuttil collaborates with designer Sadie Williams on new work

Carla Busuttil has been commissioned by the British Fashion Council and the Royal Academy of Arts to collaborate with London fashion designer Sadie Williams in producing a new work that crosses art forms. The work will be on exhibition and auction at Christies in London, March 2018.

01 November 2017

Ghada Amer included in new Phaidon book

Amer is included in Phaidon’s latest arts publication, Vitamin C: Clay and Ceramics in Contemporary Art. The book is a global survey of 100 of today’s most important artists working in ceramic and clay, a medium that has seen a resurgence in recent years. Amer’s ceramic works can be considered in two categories. The first, her slab-based works, use a flat surface of clay as a canvas on which to depict sexual scenes that echo those found in her drawings, prints and paintings. Female figures are rendered in colourful outlines over painterly patches of coloured glaze. In contrast, the second category sees more sculptural, tactile objects taking form, as if the artist has prodded, stretched, folded or knotted lumps of clay.

01 November 2017

Grada Kilomba launches solo show at MAAT in Lisbon

Showing her work in Portugal for the first time, Grada Kilomba presents a solo exhibition, Secrets to Tell, in the Museum Art Architecture Technology’s (MAAT) Project Room programme in Lisbon (8 November – 5 February). The exhibition is inspired by the video installation The Desire Project – an artwork created for the 32nd São Paulo Biennale (2016) and featured on Goodman Gallery’s South South: Let me begin again (2017) exhibition. Her work deals with questions raised by narratives around gender, race, trauma and memory, within the context of current issues about colonialism and post-colonialism at the beginning of the 21st century. Despite being better known as a writer, Kilomba has been exploring experimental and multidisciplinary artistic practices, using and combining different means of expression: from performance and video installation, to stage readings and lectures, enabling an interface between text and image, artistic language and academic language.

01 November 2017

Jeremy Wafer on exhibition in Paris

Wafer participates in a two-person exhibition, titled Everywhere But Here, alongside Andreas Schneider at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (8 – 27 November). Referencing each artist’s personal experiences, the exhibition explores the tension between the possibilities and limits presented by the city of Paris.

01 November 2017

Paulo Nazareth at the University of Illinois’ Gallery 400

Nazareth is one of a select group of artists invited to exhibit on the group exhibition Traduttore, Traditore at Gallery 400, which forms part of the University of Illinois’ College of Architecture and the Arts in Chicago (3 November – 16 December). Curated by Karen Greenwalt and Katja Rivera, the artworks on display represent a diverse group of artists from around the world who employ processes of translation to expose, question, and challenge global circuits of economic and cultural capital. Taken from the Italian aphorism that roughly translates to “translator, traitor”, the title of the show speaks to the misunderstandings, losses, and fragmentation that manifest during this process of exchange. Ultimately, the exhibition considers how artists navigate and expose issues of difference, and proposes translation as a method by which to understand contemporary artistic practices.

01 November 2017

Willem Boshoff unveils living sculpture at the Cradle of Humankind

Boshoff recently unveiled a new sculptural work titled You Never Know at the Nirox Foundation, which borders the Cradle of Humankind, in Johannesburg. As an extraordinary “living” sentence that is literally growing out of the grass, the work spans a five-meter curve of one of the amphitheatres at the Foundation. Explaining the thinking behind the works, Boshoff states that “[t]he project started with dictionaries … I write my own dictionaries, actually, and I like to discover ambiguities – things that mean more than one thing to one person. So, you never know, [they] can mean many things. It means that you unaware of consequences – they might be good and they might be bad, you never know.”

01 November 2017

Yinka Shonibare MBE at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Work by Yinka Shonibare MBE is included on the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s latest permanent exhibition, titled Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts (opening 4 November). The exhibition is the largest long-term presentation of the Museum’s permanent collection to date, and aims to represent the broadest possible range of Africa’s creative visual expressions, featuring over 300 artworks by over 30 named artists. Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

25 October 2017

Solo exhibition for Sue Williamson in India

The Shrine Empire Gallery in New Delhi presents a solo exhibition for Sue Williamson, titled Sue Williamson: Other Voices, Other Cities (1 – 25 November). The exhibition is curated by Anushka Rajendran, and features works from Williamson’s series Other Voices, Other Cities, as well as the recent video installation It’s a pleasure to meet you. The opening of the exhibition will feature a conversation between Williamson and Delhi-based artist Sonia Kuhrana.

25 October 2017

William Kentridge on permanent collection show at MAXXI in Rome

Work by Kentridge is included on the Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo di Roma’s latest exhibition of the institution’s permanent collection, titled The Place to Be (opens 1 November). The exhibition features over 60 works of art – from architecture, to installation, photography and other media – with pieces dating from the 1960s through to today, as well as some of the museum’s most recent acquisitions from 2016 and 2017.

15 October 2017

Shirin Neshat on video show in Dallas

Work by Shirin Neshat is featured on the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition, Truth: 24 seconds per frame, in Texas (22 October – 28 January). The exhibition brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity, and the media, to explore the nature of truth and reality in contemporary life. Truth: 24 seconds per frame is the first major exhibition in the Museum’s history dedicated to time-based media and is inspired by the institution’s film and video holdings.

11 October 2017

Alfredo Jaar on first contemporary art exhibition at the Quirinale Palace in Rome

Jaar is included on the Quirinale Palace’s first-ever exhibition of contemporary art, From Me to Us: The City Without Borders, in Rome (24 October – 17 December). The exhibition, proposed by Italian President Sergio Mattarella and supported by the Directorate General for Art and Contemporary Architecture and Urban Peripheries of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, is curated by Anna Mattirolo. It features artwork by 22 international artists across ten historic halls of Alessandro VII Chigi’s apartments. As an ambitious project, the exhibition explores multiple themes with the intention of presenting the poetic dimensions of a transforming society through the different languages ​​of contemporary art.

11 October 2017

Broomberg & Chanarin at Akademie der Künste in Berlin

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin feature on the Akademie der Künste’s group exhibition, Benjamin and Brecht. Thinking in Extremes, in Berlin (26 October – 28 January) which is dedicated to the unusual friendship between Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) and Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). The exhibition explores the topicality of this friendship, and responds to how Benjamin’s and Brecht’s names have become theoretical models for art and particular worldviews.

11 October 2017

Broomberg and Chanarin on museum show in Norway

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin feature in the group exhibition, Bending the Frame, produced by Fotografisk Center in Copenhagen in collaboration with Preus Museum in Oslo (15 October – 4 March). Based on the American professor Fred Ritchin’s book Bending the Frame and in cooperation with him and the Danish photographer Tina Enghoff, Fotografisk Center has curated an exhibition that focuses on current global issues such as war, migration, racism and climate change. It presents strategies within visual art, documentary and journalistic photography, which convey other stories than the ones we often meet in conventional news media.

11 October 2017

Claire Gavronsky and Rose Shakinovsky in St. Petersburg

Works by Gavronsky and Shakinovsky are included on the group exhibition, Right to the Future, at the Museum of the 20th and 21st Century in St. Petersburg (25 October – 3 December). The exhibition is devoted to celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

11 October 2017

Paulo Nazareth on inaugural show of Canada’s new art museum

Nazareth’s work is included on the inaugural group exhibition, Field Guide, of Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Canada (opens 21 October). The exhibition features works from the museum’s collection that are displayed in dialogue with contemporary projects, commissions and installations by international and Canadian artists.

11 October 2017

Sue Williamson on Parisian group exhibition celebrating women

As the first in a series of exhibitions featuring over 50 international artists, Williamson participates on a group museum show, Women House, at La Monnaie de Paris in France (19 October – 21 January). Organised in partnership with the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, the exhibition reflects on the on the daily rituals of domesticity, the home and women’s relationship with the domestic space from the 1960s until today.

11 October 2017

Tabita Rezaire on ‘Afro-Tech’ exhibition in Germany

Rezaire exhibits a video work on a group exhibition, Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention, at the Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) in Dortmund, Germany (opens 20 October). Curated by Dr. Inke Arns and Fabian Saavedra-Lara, and organised in collaboration with Interkultur Ruhr, the exhibition establishes a connection between Afro-Futurism and alternative technological energies and imaginations.

11 October 2017

Willem Boshoff at UJ Art Gallery in Johannesburg

Boshoff’s work features on a group exhibition, SHIFTING CONVERSATIONS: A Visual Art Exhibition, hosted and organised – in partnership with the MTN SA Foundation – by the UJ Art Gallery in Johannesburg (18 October – 22 November). The exhibition, curated by Johan Myburg and Melissa Goba, thematically explores binary divisions (such as ‘colonised’ and ‘coloniser’) prevalent within the MTN and UJ Art Collections. The aim is to present an open-ended discourse that might invite new or different ways of experiencing art.

11 October 2017

William Kentridge’s solo show at St. John's Hospital in Bruges embodies ‘art as healing’

Kentridge is the focus of a solo exhibition, Smoke, Ashes, Fable (20 October – 25 February), at St. John’s Hospital in Bruges, one of Europe’s oldest surviving hospital buildings. This major exhibition presents a unique selection of Kentridge’s work organised around the themes of trauma and healing, with his 2015 video installation More Sweetly Play the Dance – a contemporary interpretation of the medieval Dance of Death – as its centerpiece. Through a dialogue between the displayed artworks and the remarkable hospital setting, the exhibition presents art as a powerful means of ‘working through’ layers of history. The artist also delivers Peripheral Thinking, a lecture-performance at Bruges’ Concert Hall on 17 October.

10 October 2017

Shirin Neshat on group show in Seattle

Neshat – alongside contemporary artists including Carlos Ruiz and others – is included on the group show, The Seattle-Havana-Tehran Poster Show, hosted by Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College in Seattle (17 October – 21 December). Curated by Daniel R. Smith (Seattle), Pepe Menéndez (Havana) and Iman Raad (Tehran), the exhibition features more than 60 arts and culture-related posters which offer a survey of contemporary popular culture and design from the United States, Cuba, and Iran. The posters are organised into triplets, one from each city, that share something in common, such as color, shape or subject matter. Ultimately, the curatorial project attempts to showcase the cultural politics that distinguish and unite the three politically and geographically disparate cities.

07 October 2017

Solo show for Alfredo Jaar at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Jaar shares recent works not shown before in the United Kingdom in a major solo exhibition, titled The Garden of Good and Evil, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (14 October – 8 April). Jaar’s installations will transform the park’s underground gallery and its open-air concourse. The exhibition takes its title from a major new commission, presented in the open air and visible through the glass façade of the gallery. On entering what appears to be a beautiful grove of trees, visitors experience elegantly fabricated steel cells referencing ‘black sites’, the secret detention facilities operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) around the world. Carefully chosen to enhance YSP’s landscape, many of the trees will be planted into the park once the exhibition closes. A work that Jaar has wanted to realise for some years and that YSP is uniquely placed to create, The Garden of Good and Evil is a significant temporary commission for YSP and for the UK. Powerful mixed media installations transform the underground gallery, including The Sound of Silence (2005), A Hundred Times Nguyen (1994) and Shadows (2014).

04 October 2017

Alfredo Jaar at the Imperial War Museum in London

May 1, 2011 by Jaar features on Age of Terror, a group exhibition, at the Imperial War Museum in London (12 October – 28 May). Looking at issues of security, secrecy, representation and legality, the exhibition focuses on the measures taken by nation states to protect their citizens from the threat of terrorism, and the far-reaching effects of such methods of control.

04 October 2017

Chiurai, Kia Henda and Subotzky on traveling exhibition in Brazil

Work by Kudzanai Chiurai, Kiluanji Kia Henda and Mikhael Subotzky is included on a group exhibition, Ex Africa, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil (11 October – 30 December). Curated by Alfons Hug, the exhibition features work by various African artists whose work deals with the continent, its peoples’ migration and the diaspora. The works on exhibition include a selection of Chiurai’s Genesis [Je nisi ‘isi] prints, Kia Henda’s Concrete Affection – Zopo Lady video work, as well as a selection of works from Ponte City by Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse. The exhibition will travel to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília, throughout 2018.

30 September 2017

Alfredo Jaar and Hank Willis Thomas exhibit work for the FOR-SITE Foundation

Jaar and Willis Thomas are included on the FOR-SITE Foundation’s group exhibition, Sanctuary, at the Fort Mason Chapel in San Francisco (7 October – 11 March). In exploring the notion of sanctuary – both physical and psychological – and how it has been fundamental in shaping a sense of selfhood and social identity throughout human history, the exhibition invites the 36 participating artists, from 22 different countries, to design and present contemporary prayer rugs which reflect on such shared ideas and concepts.

30 September 2017

Candice Breitz at Arken Museum of Modern Art in Denmark

Breitz’s video work Queen (A Portrait of Madonna) is part of My Music (7 October – 25 March) at the Arken Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. The exhibition looks at the intersection of pop music and art, calling it “a sensory eruption of music video, video art, sculpture, painting and installation”.

30 September 2017

Hank Willis Thomas at the Des Moines Art Center

Willis Thomas participates on a group exhibition, Alchemy: Transformations in Gold, at the Des Moines Art Center in Iowa (7 October – 21 January). The exhibition brings together a group of international artists whose work incorporates gold or another metal disguised as gold because, as glamorous and sought after as gold may be, the metal is capable of suggesting complicated politics and potent symbolism. The works on exhibition embrace both dark and light readings of this glittering metal.

30 September 2017

Kendell Geers and Shirin Neshat on group show in Dublin

Geer’s Signs Taken for Wonders (102) and Neshat’s Guardians of Revolution (from the Women of Allah series) are included on a group show, How to Say It the Way It Is!, at the RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre (7 October – 2 December). Organised by Italian artist, Franko B, the exhibition features work that has either been commissioned or collected by the non-profit organisation, a/political. As a London-based NPO, the group often collaborates with socio-politically engaged and aware artists from across the globe.

29 September 2017

Hank Willis Thomas on group show in Alabama

Willis Thomas exhibits work on a group show, Posing Black Beauty in African American Culture, curated by Deb Willis at Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama (6 October – 8 January). As a traveling exhibition, the show explores the contested ways in which African and African American beauty have been represented in historical and contemporary contexts through a diverse range of media including photography, film, video, fashion, advertising, and other forms of popular culture.

29 September 2017

Kendell Geers at the OH LES BEAUX JOURS Biennale in Belgium

Geers is one of 60 artists included on the OH LES BEAUX JOURS Biennale in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium (6 October – 10 December). Conceived as a platform to share contemporary art with the Belgian public, the ninth edition of the biennale brings together artworks that explore the state of the world today, its uncertainties and the potential global questions that might arise in the future. Through its exhibition, the biennale intends to serve as an experimental platform where artists can meet and work together with and alongside fellow artists, academics, students, cultural and public actors.

29 September 2017

Liza Lou on group exhibition in Massachusetts

Maximum Security by Liza Lou is featured on deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s group exhibition, Screens: Virtual Material, in Lincoln, Massachusetts (6 October – 18 March). The exhibition, conceptualised by the institution’s Associate Curator Sarah Montross, showcases how contemporary artists create innovative works that reveal the powerful ways screens shape people’s vision, behavior, and beliefs.

27 September 2017

Broomberg & Chanarin premiere new film on London underground

Art on the Underground, London’s largest public contemporary arts programme, has commissioned a new video work – titled The Bureaucracy of Angels – produced by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. The 12-minute video will be projected within King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground (28 Sept – 25 Nov) . Launched in 2000 to promote greater understanding of the ‘Tube’ as a cultural and social space, Art on the Underground will display the duo’s commissioned work throughout the month of September.

The Bureaucracy of Angels records the demolition of 100 migrant boats in Sicily in the winter of 2016. These boats arrived laden with refugees from North Africa and while their human cargo were either sent home or absorbed into the asylum system, the boats themselves were never returned to their owners, laying beached on the concrete forecourt of Porto Pozallo in Sicily.

The film is narrated by the hydraulic jaws of the digger charged with the job of destroying the boats, tearing them apart into their constituent parts of timber and metal, a process that took forty days to complete. The digger appears in the narrow corridors of the boat yard, on the open sea and in the midst of a rescue operation off the coast of Libya, as a Cantastoria or ‘singing storyteller’, recounting the Sicilian ballad Terra ca nun senti. The song speaks of the fear and pain associated with immigration to and from Europe’s most southerly territory over the last 150 years. It was composed and recorded by the London Sinfonietta.

22 September 2017

Hank Willis Thomas at Oakland Museum of California

As a recently acquired work to the museum’s permanent collection, Hank Willis Thomas’ Question Bridge: Black Males is on exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California (29 September – 25 February). Encompassing themes of family, love, interracial relationships, community, education and wisdom, the artist’s video work presents nuanced portraits of past, present, and future of black men in American society. In so doing, the museum’s exhibition of the work simulates a face-to-face conversation between the men and Willis Thomas with the viewer in the middle as both witness and participant.

19 September 2017

Broomberg & Chanarin, Jaar and Kia Henda exhibit in Stockholm

Works by four Goodman Gallery artists – Broomberg & Chanarin, Alfredo Jaar and Kiluanji Kia Henda – form part of the Bonniers Konsthall’s group exhibition, The Image of War, in Stockholm (19 September – 14 January). With artworks from more than 30 international artists, the exhibition explores images of violence, their agency, and the relationships between those who create images, those who are depicted and those who see the final result. Curated by Theodor Ringborg, the exhibition and its participating artists not only depict images of violence but examine the function of these images and the politics formulated as a consequence.

17 September 2017

Alfredo Jaar on group show at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Alfredo Jaar features on the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Memories of Underdevelopment (17 September – 7 January). The group show, set within the context of Latin America from the 1960s to the 1980s, explores how Latin American artists responded to the unraveling of the utopian promise of modernisation. The exhibition is organised by the museum in partnership with the Museo de Arte de Lima, the Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo and the Getty Foundation.

15 September 2017

Solo retrospective for Kudzanai Chiurai at Zeitz MOCAA

Kudzanai Chiurai’s solo retrospective at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa’s (Zeitz MOCAA) (22 September – 31 March), Regarding the Ease of Others , presents a survey of his expansive oeuvre since 2006, which include posters, sculpture, photography, painting, print and video. Chiurai is one of the most prominent young artists emerging from the African continent, creating work that powerfully interrogates a contemporary African notion of sacrifice, though not enquiring into its necessity. This mini-survey brings together work from Zeitz MOCAA’s own substantial collection with iconic pieces from other major African collections. These include featured drawings and films shown on dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012, which formed part of Chiurai’s series titled Conflict Resolution. The series, Chiurai explains, ‘grapples with the issue of conflict in the contemporary moment in Africa. The spaces within which conflict has been taking place vary to the extent of our own understanding of what defines conflict. Our understanding of resolution is therefore also brought to the fore as we question the validity and nature of force used in our attempts at peace’.

15 September 2017

Various artists on inaugural group show at Zeitz MOCAA

Nine Goodman Gallery artists – Ghada Amer, Hasan and Husain Essop, Kendell Geers, Samson Kambalu, William Kentridge, Liza Lou, Misheck Masamvu, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Hank Willis Thomas – are included on the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) inaugural exhibition,_ All things being equal…_, in Cape Town (22 September – 19 February). The launch of Zeitz MOCAA marks the opening of the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art. This show is the first in the museum’s initiative to host international exhibitions, while developing educational and enrichment programmes, encouraging intercultural understanding and facilitating access for all.

14 September 2017

Samson Kambalu's solo show inaugurates Centre for the Moving Image at Zeitz MOCAA

Samson Kambalu’s video works are presented in a solo exhibition Wounded Negatives, inaugurating the Centre for the Moving Image at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) in Cape Town (22 September – 29 November). The exhibition explores the ideas that migration and displacement are no longer an exception, but rather a universal norm. Through Kambalu’s Nyau Cinema binaries of indigenous and alien, nationalism and disaffiliation, viewers are able to negotiate their sense of self in time and place; as the artist asks, ‘[h]ow do we situate ourselves if our geographical placement is continuously in flux?’. Using video and new media for his art production, Kambalu illustrates how technology and new media can be utilised by audiences to liberate themselves from identities which are largely defined by a fixed location.

10 September 2017

Liza Lou on group show in Pennsylvania

Liza Lou participates in a group show, Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms, at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia (17 September – 18 March). Curated by Laurel McLaughlin and Mechella Yezernitskaya, the exhibition proposes seven thematic constellations for subverting and reclaiming the “feminine” beyond biological, aesthetic, and social boundaries.

08 September 2017

William Kentridge at Hilliard University Art Museum in Louisiana

The Hilliard University Art Museum in Louisiana presents a solo exhibition for William Kentridge, titled William Kentridge: Journey to the Moon (8 September – 20 January). Centred on Kentridge’s filmic artwork of the same title, the exhibition offers an intimate look into Kentridge’s production process, both physically and psychically. As such, the exhibition explores the studio space as a site of performance. In the role of the protagonist of his artworks, Kentridge appears to probe and question the ideas and processes of vision and creativity.

07 September 2017

Candice Breitz and Samson Kambalu at SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin

Breitz and Kambalu are included on a group show, El Usman Faroqhi Here and a Yonder – On Finding Poise in Disorientation, at SAVVY Contemporary (14 September – 28 January). The programme of video art, part of Berlin Art Week, is dedicated to Harun Farocki, a Czech-born German filmmaker, video artist, and writer known for his provocative politicised ‘film-essays’.

07 September 2017

Ghada Amer on exhibition at IVAM in Spain

Work by Amer, alongside some of her contemporaries including Mona Hatoum and Rula Halawani, features on the group exhibition, In Rebellion. Female Narratives in the Arab World, at the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern in Spain (14 September – 28 January). The exhibition explores the realities of the Arab world since the 1990s, seen through the different perspectives of female artists. In showcasing artworks by key feminist artists, in juxtaposition with works by their male contemporaries reflecting on the construction of femininity, the exhibition shows the political capacity of women as social agents for transformation.

06 September 2017

David Goldblatt, Haroon Gunn-Salie and Yinka Shonibare MBE on A4 Arts Foundation’s inaugural exhibition in Cape Town

The A4 Arts Foundation’s inaugural exhibition, You & I, in Cape Town (13 September – 30 November) includes work by David Goldblatt, Haroon Gunn-Salie and Yinka Shonibare MBE. As a non-profit arts organisation dedicated to promoting and encouraging innovation within the South African arts, the exhibition uses the Buitenkant Street gallery space as a platform in which the idea of collaboration and collectivity can be explored. Curated by Ziphozenkosi Dayile and Kemang Wa Lehulere, You & I examines the multivocality of collectivity by investigating and reconsidering the social conditions, dynamics and histories of such ideas.

05 September 2017

Alfredo Jaar on museum show in Chile

Jaar has work in the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende’s annual exhibition, Utopía y Crisis. Colección MSSA (8 September – 21 January), in Santiago. Curated by Caroll Yasky, the exhibition presents works from the museum’s collections dating between 1967 and 2010. The exhibition offers challenging points of view regarding various crises in political and ideological models, as well as directing a particular gaze towards the representation of utopias. The works on display operate from multiple and diverse geographies, experiences and creative languages.

05 September 2017

David Goldblatt and Haroon Gunn-Salie on A4 Arts Foundation’s inaugural exhibition in Cape Town

The A4 Arts Foundation’s inaugural exhibition, You & I, in Cape Town (13 September – 30 November) includes work by both David Goldblatt and Haroon Gunn-Salie. As a non-profit arts organisation dedicated to promoting and encouraging innovation within the South African arts, the exhibition uses the Buitenkant Street gallery space as a platform in which the idea of collaboration and collectivity can be explored. Curated by Ziphozenkosi Dayile and Kemang Wa Lehulere, You & I examines the multivocality of collectivity by investigating and reconsidering the social conditions, dynamics and histories of such ideas.

05 September 2017

Hank Willis Thomas at Art Gallery of Ontario

As a short-listed candidate for the 2017 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Hank Willis Thomas’ work will be on exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada (6 September – 14 January). The exhibition, which celebrates the artistic talents of the nominees, looks at how the static image can be used as a vehicle not only for social change, but social cohesion.

01 September 2017

Hank Willis Thomas on group show in Detroit

Work by Thomas is included on the group show, Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (8 September – 7 January). Inspired by the vital history of music in Detroit and the legacy of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion, the exhibition continues MOCAD’s investigations into the history of Detroit as well as its programmatic focus on the relationship between art, music, and politics. The contemporary artworks in the presentation all deal with race, identity politics, and protest in connection with music. Interspersed with the artworks, the show features materials from music and resistance movements in Detroit such as posters, flyers, record covers, magazines, photographs, music artifacts, audio, and video drawn from numerous Detroit-area collections.

01 September 2017

mounir fatmi at Institut Des Cultures d’Islam in Paris

mounir fatmi participates in a group exhibition, Lettres ouvertes, de la calligraphie au street-art, at the Institut Des Cultures d’Islam in Paris (1 September – 21 January). The exhibition explores the calligraphic dimensions in the contemporary arts and testifies to the universality of research around the art of writing, fueled in particular by traditional Arab and Far Eastern calligraphy. The artists exhibiting all approach letters and signs as field of graphic, aesthetic and poetic experiments.

31 August 2017

Shirin Neshat at Yale Art Gallery

Shirin Neshat’s 1999 work Untitled, from the series Rapture is currently on Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope, a major group exhibition at the Yale Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut (1 September – 31 December). In presenting an innovative approach to the theme of exile, the exhibition showcases artworks by artists who left their country of birth, or their adopted home, for a variety of reasons – including discrimination, war, and genocide – from the 19th century to the present day. Curated by Frauke V. Josenhans, the exhibition explores exile as not only a mental or physical state but also a catalyst for creativity.

25 August 2017

Yinka Shonibare MBE at the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool

Work by Shonibare features on the Grundy Art Gallery’s exhibition, Paper, Canvas, Neon, about the institution’s most recent acquisitions to its permanent collection (26 August – 23 December). The exhibition includes works by internationally renowned artists, as well as emerging and more established artists from across North West England and the broader United Kingdom.

24 August 2017

Paulo Nazareth at the San José Museum of Art

Work by Nazareth is included on the group exhibition, This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, at the San José Museum of Art in California (25 August – 14 January). Curated by Deborah Irmas and drawn from the most significant collection devoted to the subject, the exhibition comprises 66 photographs from early 19th-century experiments through to contemporary digital techniques and includes works by many prominent and seminal artists throughout the global art canon. San José Museum of Art is the first venue for the exhibition, which later travels to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, followed by the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida.

18 August 2017

Yinka Shonibare MBE on museum show in Denmark

Shonibare’s Little Rich Girls and Earth feature on the Gammel Holtegård’s group exhibition, Colonial Stories – Power and People, in Copenhagen (25 August – 30 December). The exhibition marks the centenary of the end of the Danish colonies in the West Indies, exploring the history through artworks, cultural artefacts, and contemporary art from Denmark and abroad.

17 August 2017

Broomberg & Chanarin show new work on group show in Tuscany

Newly commissioned work by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin is included on the group exhibition, Forever Never Comes, at the Museo Archeologico e d’Arte della Maremma in Grosseto, Italy (26 August – 26 January). In exhibiting works by local and international artists – both established and emerging – the exhibition explores the symbolism and dialogue between the past and its heritage, as well as space, time and art. Conceptualised as part of a larger ongoing museum project, the curators intend for the exhibition to promote the multifaceted relationships and connections between history and contemporary art practice.

15 August 2017

Shirin Neshat at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

Neshat’s work is showcased on We Are Here, a major three-part exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago that investigates the relationship between artist and viewer (19 August – 1 April). The three independent but interrelated ‘chapters’ of the exhibition – individually curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy, Naomi Beckwith and Omar Kholeif – invite viewers to bring their own perspectives to the museum’s collection and to think about how to be active participants in the meaning of art and its making. Included in the ‘chapter’ subtitled You Are Here, the artist’s work is displayed in a way that examines how the role of the viewer has changed over time, especially since the 1960s, from passive onlooker to active participant.

12 August 2017

Broomberg & Chanarin at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum in Dresden

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin exhibit work on a group exhibition, The Face: A Search for Clues, at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum in Dresden, Germany (19 August – 25 February). Looking at artworks that focus on the face and facial expressions in human communication, the exhibition deals with the assumptions, methods and reasons for the visual representation of individual faces.

08 August 2017

William Kentridge on group exhibition at Harn Museum of Art in Florida

Work by Kentridge is included on the Harn Museum of Art’s group exhibition, Poetic and Political, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida (15 August – 8 July). Poetic and Political explores two realms of perception often considered oppositional but more likely to work in tandem to make a rich, provocative and compelling visual impact. The exhibition juxtaposes the work of Josef Albers, a single artist focused on the psychic and emotive qualities of colour, with African and African American artists who confront the historic and contemporary traces of colonialism as they contribute to the power of healing and renewal.

11 July 2017

Broomberg & Chanarin at the Yale University Art Gallery

Photographs by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin form part of a large-scale group exhibition Before the Event / After the Fact: Contemporary Perspectives on War, at the Yale University Art Gallery (21 July – 31 December). Curated by Judy Ditner, the exhibition offers a wide-ranging examination of the representation of war in contemporary photographic and video art practice.

21 June 2017

Hank Willis Thomas in two-person show at Baltimore Museum of Art

Thomas’ And I Can’t Run is on exhibition, alongside Kara Walker’s Salvation, at the Baltimore Museum of Art (28 June – 18 March). Through contrasts of light and dark, white and black, and obscurity and revelation, the work engages in a powerful metaphorical conversation about acts of horrific violence and racial inequality in the United States

02 June 2017

Yinka Shonibare on summer show in Switzerland

Shonibare’s Un Ballo in Maschera and The Crowning feature on the summer group exhibition, Un Bal Masque / A Masked Ball, at Le Chateau de Nyon (9 June – 26 November). The exhibition reimagines objects, artefacts and ceremonial occasions of 18th-century Europe by including works that offer a contemporary colouring to the garments, ornate subject matter and events of the period.

06 May 2017

Yinka Shonibare MBE on the Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017

Shonibare’s The British Library installation forms part of the Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th La Biennale di Venezia. Presented by the International Curators Forum (ICF) and University of the Arts London (UAL), the exhibition takes place at the Palazzo Pisani S. Marina (13 May – 26 November). The Diaspora Pavilion is conceived as a challenge to the prevalence of national pavilions within the structure of an international biennial. By bringing together a group of 19 UK-based, ethnically diverse artists, the pavilion speaks eloquently of the infinite complexities of the very idea of nationality, whilst highlighting the continued relevance that diaspora as a lived reality holds today.

01 May 2017

Candice Breitz represents South Africa at 57th Venice Biennale

Candice Breitz has been selected to represent South Africa at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng will present a major exhibition in the South African pavilion during the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event, which runs from 13 May to 26 November 2017 in Venice, Italy.

The exhibition staged in the South African pavilion will invite viewers to explore the role of artists in visualising and articulating notions of selfhood within the context of global capitalism. It will ask: What is it to be visible in everyday life, yet invisible and disregarded at the level of cultural, political or economic representation? Placing new works by Breitz and Modisakeng in dialogue, the exhibition will reflect on experiences of exclusion, displacement, transience, migration and xenophobia, and explore the complex socio-political forces that shape the performance of subjectivity under such conditions.

“We are truly thrilled that Breitz and Modisakeng will be representing South Africa. Breitz’s photographs and multi-channel video installations offer nuanced studies of the structure of identity under global capitalism,” says Lucy MacGarry, curator of the pavilion with Musha Neluheni.