29 March - September 2017
Various artists in Afrique Capitales
Meschac Gaba, Simon Gush, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa, Nandipha Mntambo and Guy Tillim are included on Afrique Capitales, curated by Simon Njami. The show begins at the Grand Halle de la Villette in Paris, spans the Mois de la Photo in the Parc de la Villette, and extends to the Gare Saint Sauveur in Lille, with Cape of Good Hope Here We Come.
24 March - 18 June 2017
'Artist of the Year'
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 was also shortlisted for the 2017 Future Generation Art Prize.
25 February - 14 May 2017
Nicholas Hlobo in Uppsala
Zander Blom will be a visiting artist at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean, his presentation will include workshops and a solo exhibition.
Work by Guy Tillim, Meschac Gaba, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa, and Robin Rhode is included in The White Hunter. African Memories and Representations curated by Marco Scotini. The exhibition intends to challenge identity politics and propose a de-centered subjectivity, one that goes beyond the capturing gaze.
Anton Kannemeyer will be showing alongside; Mary Evans, Glenn Ligon, Dan Perjovschi, Billie Zangewa, William Kentridge, Philip Aguirre e Otegui, and Kerry James Marshall in Frans Masereel and Contemporary Art: Resistance in Images. The exhibition looks back at ideas of Masereel in dialogue with contemporary society through the work of several contemporary artists from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and America, highlighting the social commitment of these artists.
Work by Pieter Hugo will be appearing in the Contemporary Photography section of the National Gallery of Victoria Festival of Photography in Melbourne.
Pieter Hugo and Guy Tillim are included in 10 Years Old 2007-2017: A History of the World Told Through the Images of the Fondazione Cassa di risparmio di Modena Collection. The exhibition is curated by Filippo Maggia and Chiara Dall’Olio.
Paintings from Deborah Poynton's Arcadia body of work are showing in the 13th edition of the Sharjah Biennial, curated by Christine Tohmé under the title Tamawuj.
Meschac Gaba, Barthélémy Toguo, Nandipha Mntambo, Moshekwa Langa and Zanele Muholi are included in When the Heavens Meet the Earth: Selected Works from the Sina Jina Collection of Contemporary Art. The exhibition brings together selected works from Robert Devereux’s contemporary art collection.
Pieter Hugo's 1994, focusing on children born after the year in which apartheid was officially abolished, is part of the Rijksmuseum's expansive exhibition Good Hope. South Africa and The Netherlands from 1600.
Rhizome, the New York–based digital arts organisation, has named Bogosi Sekhukhuni as one of three winners of its annual Prix Net Art award. This year, each winner is awarded an unrestricted prize of $5 000, funded by the Chronus Art Center in Shanghai.
Nandipha Mntambo is included in an exhibition at the Julia Stoschek Collection titled Jaguars and Electric Eels. The exhibition investigates an alternative interpretation of anthropology and zoology.
Pieter Hugo has solo shows at three galleries: Yossi Milo in New York, where he is showing 1994 (26 January to 11 March); Priska Pasquer, Cologne, showing 1994, Californian Wildflowers and Flat Noodle Soup Talk (30 January to 9 April); and Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam, showing 1994 and Californian Wildflowers (12 February to 18 March).
Meschac Gaba has an exhibition titled Detresse et Mon Jardin at Le Centre Atropocodji, a new art centre in Cotonou, Benin
3 February - 1 April 2017
Le Centre Atropocodji, Cotonou, Benin