Gallery News
06 February 2019

Gabrielle Goliath on Future Generation Art Prize exhibition at Pinchuk Art Centre in Ukraine

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Gabrielle Goliath is on an exhibition at the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev alongside 20 other artists shortlisted for the 2019 Future Generation Art Prize (9 February – 7 April). This global award, established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009, offers artists aged 35 or younger the chance to produce new work for the Venice Biennale. The winner of the prize, which will be announced in March, is to receive $100,000 to help further their practice. The prize jury will also award up to $20,000 to five other artists on the shortlist. After being shown in the Ukraine, the exhibition will travel to Venice later this year.

06 February 2019

Yinka Shonibare CBE and David Goldblatt solo exhibitions open at Norval Foundation

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The Norval Foundation in Cape Town is hosting major solo exhibitions by Yinka Shonibare CBE and David Goldblatt (13 February – 26 August). Anchoring Shonibare’s exhibition, titled Trade Winds, will be his African Library, an installation of around 4,900 books covered in Dutch Wax fabric first shown at Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg last year. The library will be shown alongside Shonibare’s five part photographic series Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters as well as the sculptures Boy Balancing Knowledge II and Butterfly Kid (Girl) IV. Elsewhere at Norval Goldblatt’s iconic photographic series On the Mines is exhibited as a complete set for the first time. The series documents the communities and landscape associated with the gold mines of Gauteng, South Africa in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The exhibition will be accompanied by texts by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer.

05 February 2019

El Anatsui's solo exhibition at Haus der Kunst, and work in atrium at Zeitz MOCAA

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Haus der Kunst is set to open the largest survey ever mounted for El Anatsui, titled Triumphant Scale (3 March – 28 July) The exhibition, curated by Okwui Enwezor and Chika Okeke-Agaul, will incorporate every medium the artist has worked in over the course of his fifty-year career, including wood and ceramic sculptures, wall reliefs, drawings and several new site-specific sculptures. Tsiatsia, a massive tapestry by Anatsui which once covered the facade at the Royal Academy of Art in London, will hang in the BMW Atrium at Zeitz MOCAA from February until December.

06 February 2019

Candice Breitz on groups shows at John Curtin Gallery at Curtin University in Australia, and Kunstmuseum Bonn in Germany

Candice Breitz is on a two-person exhibition titled Refuge at John Curtin Gallery at Curtin University from (12 February – 18 April). Breitz’s Love Story is shown alongside another work which makes use of cinematic medium to portray cultural diversity. Profile by Breitz is concurrently screened at Kunstmuseum Bonn as part of the ongoing exhibition series VIDEONALE.17 (21 February – 14 April). Under the theme of ‘Refracted Realities’, the exhibition brings together work that uses various artistic strategies to enable alternative perspectives.

06 February 2019

Kapwani Kiwanga on view at the MIT List Art Center in New Haven, USA and London's Whitechapel Gallery

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Never-before exhibited sculptures by Kapwani Kiwanga are shown on a solo exhibition at MIT List Visual Arts Center (8 February – 21 April). Kiwanga’s new series of sculptural works draw on colonial-era ‘lantern laws’, which required nonwhite people to carry a lit candle after dark. These works are shown alongside a group of 50 prints, a site-specific installation of her ongoing Shade Cloth series, as well as the US premiere of Jalousie, a sculpture incorporating two-way mirrors and steel that addresses visibility and movement in relation to architecture. In addition Kiwanga is on a group exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery titled Is This Tomorrow? (14 February – 12 May). This exhibition brings together ten groups of artists, architects and other cultural practitioners to explore the potential of collaboration and offer their visions of the future.

06 February 2019

Shirin Neshat and Candice Breitz on group exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona

Now Playing: Video 1999–2019 at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presents iconic video art from the past two decades (16 February – 19 May). Officially marking the start of SMoCA’s 20th anniversary celebration, the exhibition prominently features Shirin Neshat’s immersive sound and video installation Turbulent and Candice Breitz’s multi-channel video Love Story. These works will take up the entire space of the museum, helping to illustrate in the words of an exhibition statement, ‘the complexities of contemporary art and life’.

02 February 2019

Kiluanji Kia Henda, Alfredo Jaar, and Grada Kilomba on group exhibition at Kadist in Paris

Affective Utopia, a three-part exhibition at the Paris branch of Kadist, will feature work by Kiluanji Kia Henda, Alfredo Jaar and Grada Kilomba (9 February – 21 April). The exhibition looks at the production of artistic knowledge and curatorial practices in relation to tensions and conflicts generated by geographical divides, cultural homogenisation and a growing need to decolonise curatorial and artistic practices. Taking place over three ‘chapters’, the exhibition will present the work of artists who offer various ways of thinking and interpreting the idea of a ‘utopia’ in contemporary art.

02 February 2019

Kudzanai Chiurai and Mikhael Subotzky on group exhibition at Fowler Museum of Art UCLA

Video works by Kudzanai Chiurai and Mikhael Subotzky feature on Inheritance: Recent Video Art From Africa, a three-person group show at Fowler Museum of Art at UCLA (17 February – 28 July). Chiurai’s We Live in Silence and Subotzky’s WYE will be screened alongside a work by a Nigerian artist, who similarly raises questions around inherited political, social, and environmental realities. In bringing together these artists, the exhibition seeks to contrast their different viewpoints, specifically in relation to what the work reveals about our future.

01 February 2019

Kudzanai Chiurai on exhibition in Germany

A solo exhibition of work by Kudzanai Chiurai is on at the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa) in Stuttgart (1 February – 23 March). The exhibition, Chiurai’s first at the institution, features two recent works by the artist. The first, Genesis [Je n’isi isi], is a photographic series in which Chiurai re-enacts scenes from David Livingstone’s explorations, replacing stereotypical European characters with African protagonists. Similarly _We Live in Silence, a film by Chiurai exhibited alongside the photographs, draws on images from contemporary cinema and art, combining these with anthropological archive material in order to create scenes that project an alternative vision of history.

01 February 2019

Solo exhibitions for Yinka Shonibare CBE at Davis Museum at Wellesley College and Hereford Cathedral, and curator of exhibition at Royal Albert Memorial Museum

A solo exhibition of work by Yinka Shonibare CBE held by the Davis collection is on show at Wellesley College (7 February – 9 June). Titled Guns Drawn, the exhibition ‘exemplifys [Shonibare’s] theatrical depictions of beauty and violence, and his exploration of the inheritances of colonialism in our contemporary, globalised world’. Another Shonibare solo exhibition, titled Creatures of the Mappa Mundi, is on at the Hereford Cathedral (until 1 June). For this exhibition Shonibare presents a series of textile works that respond to the scenes depicted in the Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval world map still in existence. Criminal Ornamentation, a touring exhibition of nearly 100 works by over 50 artists from the Arts Council Collection curated by Shonibare, is on show at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (until 17 March).

01 February 2019

Work by Tabita Rezaire features on various group exhibitions around the globe

Work by Tabita Rezaire is on Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance, Act 2, a group exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion in Sussex, United Kingdom (9 February – 31 December). Featuring over 50 artists, designers, architects and archives, the exhibition considers resistance from a gender perspective. Rezaire is also on Producing Futures – An Exhibition on Post-Cyber-Feminisms at the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst (16 February – 12 May). The exhibition surveys in the words of the museum ‘the causes championed by feminists in the post-internet era… to stimulate a more comprehensive discussion and generate ideas for a liveable future of emancipation, gender justice, and social equality’. Refiguring Boundaries, an exhibition at Pioneer Works (22 February – 21 April) similarly features Rezaire and other artists who are considering the intersection of identity, the body and the politics of technology.

05 December 2018

Shirin Neshat, Sue Williamson, Tabita Rezaire, and William Kentridge on Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Shirin Neshat, Sue Williamson, Tabita Rezaire and William Kentridge are included on the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India (12 December – 29 March). The biennale will take place across various public spaces and heritage sites in the town of Kochi. For biennial curator Anita Dube, the event aims to counteract ‘the virtual hyper-connectivity that has paradoxically alienated us from the warm solidarities of community’. The exhibition runs from 12 December until 29 March 2019.

01 December 2018

Alfredo Jaar and Kendell Geers on group show at MAXXI Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo, Rome

Kendell Geers and Alfredo Jaar are included on The Street. Where The World is Made, a group exhibition at Rome’s MAXXI Museum (7 December – 28 April). The exhibition explores, in the words of a press release, ‘the street as a continuously mutating manifesto of contemporary life, an element of connection but also of rupture, the setting for everyday experiences such as street festivals, improvised cinema or street food’. The work on the exhibition includes a variety of mediums including performances and site-specific interventions displayed in a series of galleries that help bolster the curatorial concept by mimicking a street.

01 December 2018

Alfredo Jaar at Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam and Faena Public art project in Miami

This Is Not America , a 42-second animation by Alfredo Jaar, lends its name to the inaugural Faena Art Festival taking place during Miami Art Week (3 – 9 December). First displayed on an electronic billboard in New York City’s Times Square in 1987, the animation will reappear on an LED jumbotron mounted on a boat set to travel along the Miami shoreline during the festival. Jaar will also present his second in a trilogy of installations at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam (26 January – 13 May). Titled Shadows, the work is based on a photograph of the same name by Koen Wessing depicting two Nicaraguan women who have just learned of their father’s murder.

01 December 2018

Broomberg & Chanarin on group show at C/O Berlin

Broomberg & Chanarin’s War Primer 2, a series of images embedded in a book by Bertolt Brecht, is included on The Last Image: Photography and Death at C/O Berlin (8 December – 3 March). The exhibition presents a selection of over 400 photographic works which grapple with death. The images chosen for this extensive survey include personal, journalistic, scientific and studio photographs taken since the invention of photography in 1839.

10 November 2018

Alfredo Jaar at the 12th Shanghai Biennale

After being featured on the 2018 edition of Basel Unlimited, Jaar’s A Hundred Times Nguyen travels to the 12th Shanghai Biennale in Huangpu (10 November – 10 March). The 12th Shanghai Biennale presents works by 67 artists and artist groups from 26 countries, including 20 from China, 31 from Asia, and is also the first time, in the biennale’s history, in which works by Latin American artists are shown on a large scale.

25 October 2018

Jaar on show which explores the history and evolution of the monochrome

Jaar’s May 1st, 2011 is mounted on a group exhibition, titled The Monochrome Revisited, currently on view at the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation in Dubai (25 October – 28 February). Inspired by Marcia Hafif’s text ‘Beginning Again’, published in Artforum in 1978, the exhibition explores the history and evolution of the monochrome and looks at how artists have engaged with the art form.

19 October 2018

Tabita Rezaire on Athens Biennale and Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Tabita Rezaire’s Inner Fire series currently forms part of the sixth Athens Biennale (26 October – 9 December). The biennale features artists such as Rezaire whose work in the words of a statement ‘interrogate the post-digital era, scenarios of transhuman enhancement, cults of wellness as well as bodily and spiritual transformation’. Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti, on view at Hunter East Harlem Gallery in New York, also features work by Rezaire (7 November – 9 March).

06 October 2018

Retrospective exhibition for David Goldblatt at MCA Sydney

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia presents a major retrospective for David Goldblatt as part of the Sydney International Art Series (13 October – 3 March). Curated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent in close collaboration with Goldblatt, the exhibition presents photographs spanning his six decade-career, as well as early vintage prints and never-before- exhibited material from a personal archive. The photographs encompass the darkness of Apartheid, the history of the country’s mining industry, the lives of the white middle class, forced segregation of black and Asian communities into townships under the Group Areas Act, as well as the stories of ex-offenders and their crimes, providing a ‘powerful reflection and insight into South Africa’s turbulent history.’

16 September 2018

Jaar's 'One million points of light' on a group exhibition celebrating light boxes in contemporary art

One million points of light by Alfredo Jaar features on the Kunstmuseum Celle’s group exhibition, LIGHT BOX – 18 aktuelle Positionen, which looks at contemporary artists’ use of the light box as a medium (23 September – 17 March). Showing works by 18 international artists, the exhibition offers an overview of the multifaceted artistic medium of the light box and how it can be used in different forms of art – from photography and installation to sculpture.

14 September 2018

Kentridge's "Thick Time" travels to the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester

William Kentridge’s touring exhibition Thick Time, travels to the United Kingdom and runs at the Whitworth Gallery at the University of Manchester (21 September – 3 March). This major touring exhibition focuses on the artist’s large-scale film installations including O Sentimental Machine and The Refusal of Time, an immersive work exploring the technology of time-keeping and string theory, created in dialogue with physicist Peter Galison. A display of new and recent tapestries, works on paper and artist books accompany the film projections, presented within an environment designed by Kentridge’s long-term collaborator Sabine Theunissen.

08 September 2018

Candice Breitz on group exhibition in Switzerland

Candice Breitz’s Love Story forms part of the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen’s group exhibition, titled The Humans (15 September – 24 March). The exhibition explores how artists formulate their independent views of the world and how they immerse themselves in realities that are inaccessible to traditional media. In addition to the role of our consumption of digital media, the participating artists also shed light on questions about how we deal with people on the margins of society and our attitude toward global migrations.

01 September 2018

El Anatsui on a group exhibition at the MAD Museum in New York

Work by El Anatsui is shown on the Museum of Arts and Design’s new group exhibition, MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1, which features more than fifty works of craft, art, design, and jewelry acquired for the permanent collection over the past five years (6 September – 31 March). The exhibition frames MAD’s collecting mission and recent acquisitions over the last five years by positioning works within the context of the Museum’s current collections plan; championing the ever-changing field of art and design practices that sustain, expand and interpret the craft media the Museum was founded to support. ‘With MAD Collects, we are demonstrating our commitment to investing in works by a diverse roster of forward-thinking artists who are pushing the boundaries of craft’ said Shannon R. Stratton, principal curator of the exhibition.

16 August 2018

Ghada Amer on group exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

Ghada Amer’s Heather’s Dégradé features on the Brooklyn Museum’s latest group exhibition, Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection (23 August – 31 March). Curated by Catherine Morris and Carmen Hermo, the exhibition presents new acquisitions, rediscoveries, and major works from the Brooklyn Museum collection from an intersectional feminist perspective, reflecting on contemporary conversations about feminism and culture. It highlights artists whose work commands our attention with direct messages of resistance and protest; questioning the historical narratives of the United States; calling for an understanding of how political realities are embedded in personal experience; exploring sexuality and exploitation in contexts of gendered power dynamics; and rethinking the biases present in art history and visual culture.

25 March 2018

Kudzanai Chiurai and Yinka Shonibare MBE are included on 21c Museum Hotel’s latest group exhibition in Louisville, Kentucky

Kudzanai Chiurai and Yinka Shonibare MBE feature on 21c Museum Hotel’s new group exhibition, Dress Up, Speak Up: Costume and Confrontation, in Louisville (1 April – 31 March). The exhibition explores the role that costume plays in constructing one’s identity and confronting history. With over 35 participating artists from 22 countries, Dress Up, Speak Up offers a global investigation into such concepts, whilst reconfiguring, reimagining, and reconstituting history in order to examine the legacy and effects of European colonialism.