21 October 2016
Lifetime award for Penny Siopis
Penny Siopis has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Arts and Culture Trust, joining the likes of Peter Clarke, Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi and David Goldblatt. Siopis received the award at a ceremony in Sandton on 21 October.
9 September 2016
Hlobo wins inaugural Villa Award
Nicholas Hlobo is the first recipient of the Villa Extraordinary Award for Sculpture. The generous award by the Claire & Edoardo Villa Will Trust acknowledges exceptional achievement in the field of sculpture by a South African artist.
Kemang Wa Lehulere is Deutsche Bank's Artist of the Year for 2017, with a solo exhibition at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, in March. Wa Lehulere is also shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize - winner to be announced at the Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, in March.
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg will present a survey of Pieter Hugo's work, titled Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, in February 2017 - the artist's first solo museum show in Germany.
A selection of portraits from Zanele Muholi's Faces and Phases series will be exhibited at Sewanee University Art Gallery. Muholi will present a discussion on her work on the day of the opening.
Viviane Sassen will exhibit photography and multimedia works from her UMBRA series at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. The exhibition forms part of the Dutch Culture USA programme.
Pieter Hugo is among various artists included in LAVORO In MOVIMENTO / LABOUR in MOVEMENT, an exhibition of images, videos and installations focusing on the changes taking place in the world of work and production.
Robin Rhode has a solo show, Force of Circumstance, at Kamel Mennour in Paris in January. He is currently included on a group exhibition, Preface #1, at Kamel Mennour's London gallery (until 14 January).
Pieter Hugo is included in Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. The exhibition seeks to 'reflect the vitality and effervescence that motivate Africa today, as well as the chaotic, brutal and at times tragic African reality'.
Jo Ractliffe is included in Things Fall Apart - 'reflections on African connections to the Soviet Union' - curated by Mark Nasher. The exhibition was previously shown at Calvert 22, London, and Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth.
Zanele Muholi and Deborah Poynton are included in Où poser la tête?, curated by Julie Crenn, at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, Mauritius.
Work by Penny Siopis is included in South Africa: The Art of a Nation. This is the British Museum’s first major exhibition on South African art, exploring a 100 000-year history through archaeological, historical and contemporary artworks.
Moshekwa Langa exhibits new 'drag paintings' together with his iconic video, Where do I begin, in a two-person exhibition with Nora Schultz. The artists set up studios in Paris for a short residency, working in parallel towards this combined exhibition, titled Corner of the Eye.
Cincinnati's FotoFocus Biennial 2016, themed Photography, the Undocument, features eight curated exhibitions, among them Zanele Muholi: Personae and Robin Rhode: Three Films, both showing at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Barthélémy Toguo was one of four nominees for the 2016 Marcel Duchamp Prize, won by Kader Attia. An exhibition by the nominees is on view at the Pompidou Centre, Paris.
The Taipei Biennial 2016, curated by Corinne Diserens, includes a new film by Penny Siopis and photographs by Jo Ractliffe. The theme of the biennial is 'Gestures and archives of the present, genealogies of the future: A new lexicon for the biennial'.