27 October 2016 - 16 January 2017
Kemang Wa Lehulere at the Art Institute of Chicago
Kemang Wa Lehulere is currently showing at the Art Institute of Chicago. In All My Wildest Dreams is the first solo American museum show devoted to the artist's work. The exhibition runs until 16 January 2017.
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. He will present Bird Song, his second institutional solo exhibition in Germany, at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, in March 2017.
Jo Ractliffe is included on Things Fall Apart - 'reflections on African connections to the Soviet Union' - curated by Mark Nasher. The exhibtion was previously shown at Calvert 22, London and Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth.
Pieter Hugo, Deborah Poynton and Penny Siopis are included in Our Lady, a group exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery co-curated by Candice Allison, Kirsty Cockerill and Andrea Lewis.
Viviane Sassen exhibits her Pikin Slee series alongside work by fellow Dutch photographer Elspeth Diederix at Casemore Kirkeby. The opening coincided with Sassen’s participation in the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program, a collaboration between Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and California College of the Arts.
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.
Zanele Muholi exhibits 10 photographs from her Faces and Phases series at the North Carolina Museum of Art, and gives a keynote artist's talk at the museum on 6 October. While in North Carolina she will have a residency at Cassilhaus.
A large-scale painting by Portia Zvavahera is included on Body Luggage: Migration of Gestures - 'body language as the signs carried on our backs' - curated by Zasha Colah for the steirischer herbst festival, at Kunsthaus Graz.
Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, curated by Amelie Klein and Okwui Enwezor, includes work by Robin Rhode, Anton Kannemeyer, Guy Tillim and Zanele Muholi. The show opened at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, travelled to Guggenheim Bilbao and Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, and will be seen next in Rotterdam.
Simon Gush exhibits alongside Délio Jasse, Lebohang Kganye, Dawit L Petros and Zina Saro-Wiwa in Recent Histories: New Photography from Africa, the Walther Collection’s third exhibition on contemporary photography and video art from Africa and the Diaspora.