Candice Breitz has recently been awarded the B3 BEN “Non-linear” award at the B3 Moving Image Biennial in Frankfurt and in the Rhine-Main region. The race for the three main awards and the three emerging talent prizes was entered by artists exhibiting on the Biennial. The criteria for the awards is that the artists deal in an innovative way with new storytelling techniques.
Twin brothers Hasan and Husain Essop have been awarded the 2014 Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Visual Art for their photographic work. In 2014 they will present the resulting exhibition and their first major print catalogue at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. The exhibition will travel to major centers around the country from there.
Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin are one of the eight international artists featured on New Photography 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibition presents works by artists who have expanded the field of photography as a medium of experimentation and intellectual inquiry, underscoring the idea that there has never been just one type of photography. Broomberg & Chanarin will show War Primer 2 (2011), an update of Bertolt Brecht’s original War Primer focusing on the ‘War on Terror’, for which they were awarded the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize earlier this year. The exhibition is curated by Roxana Marcoci and will be on view from September 14, 2013 until January 6, 2014 in the Robert and Joyce Menschel Photography Gallery.
Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin have work featured the exhibition ‘Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making’ at the Tate Liverpool in the UK. The exhibition examines how the production and reception of art has been influenced by left-wing values, from the French Revolution to the present day, featuring numerous international artists. The exhibition runs until 2 February 2014.
Works by Jodi Bieber, David Goldblatt and Mikhael Subotzky are included in the exhibition series ‘Commitment’, which features three generations of artists, in three locations and two cities in France. Commitment I, features Goldblatt’s ‘TJ’ series, as well as work by a group of artists from the Market Photo Workshop. Commitment II, and exhibition of work from Subotzky’s ‘Retinal Shift’ series, features a photographic investigation of crime, social marginalisation, private and public law and security in South Africa. Commitment III, by Bieber, Subotzky and Goldblatt, chronicles an experience of South Africa from three generations of artists, each with a unique perspective and critical eye. Commitment I will take place from 18 October to 29 November at Maillon-Wacken in Strasbourg. Commitment II will take place from 2 October to 1 December at La Chambre in Strasbourg. Commitment III will take place from 5 November to 21 December at La Filature in Mulhouse.
Mounir Fatmi has work featured on the exhibition ‘Body & Soul: New International Ceramics’ at the Museum of Art and Design in New York. Fatmi’s work is being displayed alongside 24 international artists in the exhibition, which aims to “underscore the power of the figure to convey strong emotions, and also to the accessibility of the ceramic medium”. The exhibition runs until 2 March 2014.
William Kentridge’s installation ‘The Refusal of Time’ is currently on exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, which jointly acquired the work with SFMoMA. The piece is a thirty-minute video meditation on time and space, the complex legacies of colonialism and industry, and the artist’s own intellectual life, also featuring a moving sculpture. The installation will be on display until 11 May 2014.
Mikhael Subotzky’s exhibition ‘Stuff Barta’ is currently on show at MAC/VAL in Vitry-sur-Seine, France. The exhibition is the result of a residency devoted to recent winners of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award, which Subotzky won in 2012. ‘Stuff Barta’ focuses on “Vision”, and, according to Subotzky, is about “situations where two opposing things can be true, or at least coexist”. The exhibition is on display until January 2014.
Work by Hank Willis Thomas is included in the show ‘XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography’ at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This exhibition addresses photography’s influential role in contemporary art through a selection of recent major acquisitions, primarily multipart and serial works. Presented at MoMA for the first time, these works by 19 artists are grounded in diverse photographic traditions, suggesting the creative fertility of the medium from 1960 to today. They range from postwar experiments with darkroom processes (such as photograms and photomontages), to 1970s feminist performances conceived for the camera, to political and documentary engagements with labor history and globalization in the 1980s and 1990s, to forms of archival and historical reconstitution made since 2000. The exhibition runs until 06 January 2014.
Works by Ghada Amer, Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Sam Nhlengethwa, Clive van den Berg, Diane Victor are currently featured on ‘Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa’ at the National Museum for African Art at Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA. This is the first major exhibition and scholarly endeavor to examine comprehensively the rich relationship between African artists and the land upon which they live, work, and frame their days. The exhibition is on view until 5 January 2014.
mounir fatmi has been shortlisted for the 3rd edition of the Jameel Prize, to be exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London from 11 December 2013 until 21 April 2014. Although the shortlist is diverse, all the artists and designers are directly inspired by sources rooted in the Islamic tradition. The works on show will range from Arabic typography and calligraphy to fashion inspired by the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, and from social design and video installation to delicate and precise miniature drawings. The winner of the Jameel Prize 3 will be announced at the V&A on 10 December 2013.