Artists / Exhibitions
Zanele Muholi and Viviane Sassen have both been shortlisted for the 2015 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, alongside Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse and Nikolai Bakharev. The annual prize of £30 000, established by The Photographers' Gallery, London, rewards a living photographer, of any nationality, for a specific body of work in an exhibition or publication format, which is felt to have significantly contributed to photography in Europe. Muholi was shortlisted for her publication Faces and Phases (Steidl/The Walther Collection), while Sassen was nominated for her exhibition Umbra at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony at The Photographers' Gallery on 28 May 2015.
Related press: Sean O'Hagan on the shortlist (The Guardian, 3 December 2014)
Penny Siopis' Time and Again: A Retrospective Exhibition, curated by Ernestine White, opens at the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town on 17 December and runs till 23 March 2015. The survey show is accompanied by a major monograph edited by Gerrit Olivier and published by Wits University Press.
Kemang Wa Lehulere has been named the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2015, with a solo exhibition opening at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, in July 2015 and proceeding to tour the country.
Zanele Muholi's Faces and Phases: 2006-2014 launches at The Walther Collection Project Space in New York on 19 November, with introductions by Judith B Hecker of the Museum of Modern Art and Catherine Morris of the Brooklyn Museum. Muholi's work is currently featured on the Wellcome Collection's exhibition, The Institute of Sexology, in London (until September 2015).
Liberated Subjects: Pioneers features the work of Ernest Mancoba alongside that of Etel Adnan, Carmen Herrera and Monir Farmanfarmaian. The exhibition at Foundation De 11 Lijnen in Oudenburg, Belgium, runs from 12 October to 24 January.
Jo Ractliffe has a solo exhibition, Someone Else's Country, at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts (11 October to 15 March). Her work is included on Conflict, Time, Photography at Tate Modern, London, from 26 November to 15 March. She will have a solo exhibition at Fondation A Stichting, Brussels, in January 2015.
Edson Chagas and Viviane Sassen have work on the Lagos Photo Festival, from 25 October to 26 November. Chagas and Portia Zvavahera are included on Shifting Africa - What the Future Holds, the Mediations Biennale Poznań, Poland (21 September - 26 October).
Viviane Sassen has a solo exhibition at G/P Gallery in Tokyo opening 4 October; in London, her Analemma: Fashion Photography 1992-2012 shows at The Photographers Gallery from 31 October to 18 January. Sassen's book In and Out of Fashion, published by Prestel, won the Kees Scherer prize for best Dutch photography book of 2011/2, and a gold medal for best photo book of 2013 in Germany.
Related press: Interview by Sean O'Hagan (The Guardian, 12 October 2013); 'Double exposure: The two faces of Viviane Sassen's photography' (The Guardian, 1 February 2013); Review of In and Out of Fashion by Annie Goodner (Frieze, 21 January 2013)
Pieter Hugo has been selected for the third Prospect New Orleans biennial, titled Notes for Now and curated by Franklin Sirmans (25 October to 25 January). Hugo's survey show This Must Be the Place is currently at the Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderna in Las Palmas (until 4 January). His Kin series can be seen at the Fundació Foto Colectania in Barcelona until 10 December.
Related press: 'Portraits of Reconciliation' (New York Times Magazine, 6 April 2014); In touch with Pieter Hugo's 'Kin' (Greg Nicolson, Daily Maverick, 9 October 2013); Kin reviewed (The Wall Street Journal, 20 September 2013); Sean O'Hagan on Kin (The Guardian, 10 September 2013)
Guy Tillim is included on Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age at the Barbican Centre, London (25 September 2014 - 11 January 2015). Tillim and Zanele Muholi have works on show at Les Rencontres Photographiques in Arles as part of the Typology, Taxonomy and Seriality: Photography group exhibition from The Walther Collection (7 July - 21 September) and both artists will exhibit at Romafotografia (26 September 2014 - 11 January 2015).
Sabelo Mlangeni is included in Haute Africa. The exhibition which had its debut at Photo Festival Knokke-Heist 2014 early this year has travelled to Fotogalerie Noorderlicht, Groningen, Holland and will now be showing at Cultural Centre Ter Dilft, Bornem, Belgium (12 September - 20 October).
Anton Kannemeyer is inlcuded on Color Theory, MUAC, Mexico City (27 September 2014 - 9 February 2015).
The upcoming exhibition at The New Church Museum, Cape Town - Thinking, Feeling, Head, Heart curated by Marilyn Martin - includes works by Zander Blom, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Wim Botha, Ian Grose, Nicholas Hlobo, Penny Siopis, Serge Alain Nitegeka and Ernest Mancoba. The exhibition runs from 4 December to 25 April.
Nicholas Hlobo's Balindile II is on display at Centre Pompidou, Paris, as part of A HISTORY (art architecture design, from the 80s to now) and will run until 7 March 2016. A room of Hlobo's work curated by Kerryn Greenberg is part of the exhibition Energy and Process at Tate Modern, London.
Serge Alain Nitegeka will have his first New York solo show at Marianne Boesky's Clinton Street gallery, opening 16 November and running until 20 December.
Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, curated by Okwui Enwezor with Rory Bester and including works by Jane Alexander, Jo Ractliffe, Guy Tillim and Sabelo Mlangeni, travels to Museum Africa in Newtown (after previous showings at the ICP, New York, and Haus der Kunst, Munich). The exhibition runs until 30 April 2015.
Zanele Muholi, Jo Ractliffe, Sabelo Mlangeni, Pieter Hugo, Guy Tillim, Berni Searle and Andrew Putter have work on Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive, the third exhibition devoted to African photography and video art at the Walther Collection in Ulm, Germany. The exhibition, curated by Tamar Garb, runs through till 2015.