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.
23 October 2016 - 22 January 2017
Moshekwa Langa at Kadist, Paris
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 has been named Deutsche Bank's 'Artist of the Year' for 2017. He will present his first institutional solo exhibition in Germany at the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, in March 2017. Wa Lehulere also has a solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, opening 27 October 2016.
Work by Penny Siopis will be 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.
Zanele Muholi is one of 20 women artists and designers from the African Diaspora included on Africa Forecast: Fashioning Contemporary Life, a 'reflection on style through garments, photography, video, painting and sculpture'.
Kemang Wa Lehulere and Zanele Muholi are participants in the ninth edition of SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul, curated by Beck Jee-sook under the title NERIRI KIRURU HARARA (derived from a line of the poem Two Billion Light Years of Solitude by Shuntaro Tanikawa).
Recent works by Penny Siopis are on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean in a solo exhibition titled Incarnations. Her monumental triptych Late and Soon (2013-15) and video Communion (2011) form the heart of the show.
Edson Chagas has a solo exhibition of his Found Not Taken series, featuring images of discarded objects taken as he walked the streets of Luanda, London and Newport, at the Kunst Haus Wien. The show is curated by Sophie Haslinger.
Pieter Hugo has collaborated with New York fashion label Hood By Air on a series of photographs featuring the Gully Queens of Kingston, Jamaica. The resulting publication was launched at Dashwood Books, New York, and is now available from their online shop.
Barthélémy Toguo has a solo show titled Déluge at Carré Sainte-Anne, a Gothic church turned contemporary art space in Montpellier. Toguo is also included on Every Body at LAAC (Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine) in Dunkirk (until 18 September).