In Shadows, a museum show at Lisbon’s Carpintarias de São Lázaro (20 May-3 September), Jaar presents the engrossing interventionist work Shadows as a tribute to Swedish photographer Koen Wessing. The work comprises seven photographs and forms the second part of a trilogy (the first being The Sound of Silence, in 2006), which unpacks the power of denunciation that images have in relation to the inhumanity of dictatorial regimes.
Work by Rose Shakinovsky will form part of a group exhibition, titled L’emozione dei COLORI nell’arte, at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, opening on 14 March. The exhibition explores the use of colour in art, spanning different art movements that stand apart from the Western canon and other canonical histories associated with colour and abstraction. For more information visit castellodirivoli.org
Sue Williamson’s solo exhibition, Can’t Remember, Can’t Forget, will be on at the George Bizos Gallery at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg (21 Match-31 May). In this exhibition Williamson presents two new videos, It’s a Pleasure to Meet You and What is this thing called freedom?, alongside a range of mixed-media work from the past three decades of her career. More information can be found at apartheidmuseum.org
Mikhael Subotzky on group exhibition at Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo in Rome, February – May
Mikhael Subotzky features on MAXXI’s Please Come Back exhibition in Rome (8 February-21 May). The exhibition considers how contemporary artists are reflecting on and responding to times of violent social metamorphosis, and examines the prison as a site of physical and metaphorical control and as a metaphor for the world. Included on the exhibition are one of Subotzky’s photographic works from his series Die Vier Hoeke, and a video work titled CCTV, which uses 12 clips of CCTV footage captured at night in various locations around Johannesburg’s inner city. For more information visit fondazionemaxxi.it
From 20 December 2016, Alfredo Jaar and Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin will feature on the group exhibition Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media, at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles (runs until April 30, 2017). The show will include work by artists who appropriate the news to suggest the power of the media in determining the meaning of images. Jaar will exhibit Searching for Africa in LIFE (1996) – a critique of the West’s neglect of Africa, embodied here by LIFE magazine’s supposedly world-encompassing mission to convey cultural richness and global “great events” to its readership. The exhibition will also include Broomberg & Chanarin’s limited-edition book, War Primer 2 (2011), which is the “belated sequel” to Bertolt Brecht’s 1955 publication, War Primer. Whereas Brecht was concerned with images of the Second World War, Broomberg & Chanarin focus on images of conflict on both sides of the so-called “war on terror”.