9 June - 9 September
Zvavahera, Langa and Oussou in Berlin
Portia Zvavahera, Moshekwa Langa and Thierry Oussou have new works on the 10th Berlin Biennale, curated by Gabi Ngcobo, who proposes a conversation with artists 'who think and act beyond art as they confront the incessant anxieties perpetuated by a willful disregard for complex subjectivities'.
3 May - 2 June 2018
Gaba, Langa, Toguo at Dak'Art
Meschac Gaba, Moshekwa Langa and Barthélémy Toguo are included in Dak'Art 2018, the 13th Dakar Biennale. This iteration is curated by Simon Njami and themed The Red Hour. The title is taken from Aimé Césaire's play And the Dogs Went Silent, which speaks of emancipation, freedom and responsibility.
2 May - 12 August 2018
Meleko Mokgosi in Baltimore
The Hepworth Wakefield presents a survey exhibition of photography by Viviane Sassen titled Hot Mirror. This exhibition combines a decade of images by the artist as well as new photographs and collages to create ‘image-poems’ that draw on the Surrealist strategies of collage. A creative collaboration between Sassen and designer Irma Boom will accompany the exhibition in the form of a book published by Prestel.
Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi exhibit in From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. This group exhibition presents a comparison of Picasso’s works with those of non-Western artists 'to put into question a history of aesthetic appropriations and re-appropriations in contemporary art'.
Guy Tillim is included in Ex Africa showing at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in São Paulo, traveling from Belo Horizonte. Featuring 18 artists from eight African countries, the exhibition seeks to highlight the connection between Africa and South America.
Robin Rhode shows photographic works in NOW: Jenny Saville, Sara Barker, Christine Borland, Robin Rhode, Markus Schinwald, Catherine Street at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The NOW series of exhibitions was launched in March 2017 and reflects the National Gallery’s ambition to share contemporary art with a wider audience.
Simon Gush presents a solo exhibition titled Al final del trabajo at Ex Teresa Arte Actual. Curated by Helena Chávez Mac Gregor and Virginia Roy Luzarraga, the exhibition features recent works that 'reflect on the problem of work in the contemporary world'.
Nicholas Hlobo presents an immersive installation titled Umthamo with Cinga Samson at the Maitland Institute. In this exhibition Hlobo elevates his investigation of the materiality of copper through a playful engagement with space.
Work by Zanele Muholi features in Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials, a travelling exhibition organised by the Palmer Museum of Art. The show brings together 30 contemporary artists to explore society's environmental, aesthetic and technological involvement with plastic.
A solo exhibition by Meleko Mokgosi titled Bread, Butter, and Power is on view at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. This body of work forms the newest chapter in Mokgosi's ongoing series Democratic Intuition.
Robin Rhode has been awarded the 2018 Zurich Art Prize. The jury expressed enthusiasm about Rhode's practice of integrating the audience as well as his handling of constructivist borrowings. Rhode will produce a solo exhibition in October 2018 at Museum Haus Konstruktiv as part of the prize.
Portia Zvavahera features in The Contested Body at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This group exhibition approaches the human body 'not as a fixed and stable entity, but rather as a fluid, contested site for the creation of meaning'.
Zanele Muholi has been named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of their work in the arts and the LGBTQI community. They currently have a 'homecoming' exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery - the first solo show in the city of their birth.
Kemang Wa Lehulere has won the Malcolm McLaren Award presented by Performa in recognition of artists who stage 'an innovative and thought-provoking performance' during the New York-based biennial. Wa Lehulere received the prize for his work I Cut My Skin to Liberate the Splinter.
Works from Pieter Hugo's 1994 series feature in Dangerous Art at the Haifa Museum of Art. This exhibition 'revolves around artists' response to limitations placed on civil freedom, in Israel and worldwide'.
Guy Tillim has won the HCB Award 2017, presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris. Tillim was selected for his body of work titled Museum of the Revolution. The award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help, and includes an exhibition and a book.