Artists / Exhibitions
Zanele Muholi and Andrew Putter are exhibiting alongside Yinka Shonibare MBE at the exhibition entitled Looking back at Zeitz MOCAA. This exhibition, curated by Mark Coetzee (Executive Director and Chief Curator, Zeitz MOCAA), considers the gaze in contemporary photography both towards history and the responsibility of the viewer. This exhibition runs from 16 July to 12 October 2014. ZEITS MOCAA, Zeitz Pavilion, North Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
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 as part of the exhibition Energy and Process at Tate Modern, London.
Nandipha Mntambo and Sabelo Mlangeni have been nominated for the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada's leading contemporary photography award.
Paul Edmunds, Wim Botha, Conrad Botes and Simon Gush all have work on Artists Engaged? Maybe, curated by Antonio Pinto Ribeiro at Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian as part of the Next Future programme (21 June to 7 September).
Zanele Muholi and Guy Tillim have work 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).
Viviane Sassen's retrospective of fashion work, In and Out of Fashion, is currently showing at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (17 May to 17 August). The accompanying book, 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. Her work will form part of the group exhibition Where There's Smoke at the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (10 July - 23 August) and Suprising affinities at the Antonio Saura Foundation in Cuenca, Spain until 27 August.
Related press: Review of Umbra at Nederlands Fotomuseum (ArtSlant, 29 March 2014); 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); 'Cool and noteworthy' (British Journal of Photography, 26 December 2012)
Pieter Hugo, Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi and Claudette Schreuders are included on From Sitting to Selfie: 300 Years of South African Portraits at the Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg (24 June - 6 September 2014.
Meschac Gaba's global flag, Citoyen du Monde, is the Socrates Sculpture Park's spring Broadway Billboard, on view in Long Island City, Queens, from 11 May to 3 August. Gaba is included, alongside Ângela Ferreira, on The Theatre of the World at Museo Tamayo, Mexico (12 June to 31 December).
Zanele Muholi has solo shows at Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, coinciding with WorldPride 2014 (18 June to 24 August). Group exhibitions include Worldwide Africa: Fashioning Personhood at Minneapolis Institute of Arts (until 3 August); and After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York (5 June to 27 July). Muholi and Steven Cohen are both included on Where We're At!: Other Voices on Gender at Bozar/Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels (17 June to 31 August) - Cohen will perform at the opening.
Related press: Interview by Pamella Dlungwana (Contemporary &, December 2013); Human Rights Watch video on Zanele Muholi (25 November); 'Power of the victor' (City Press, 7 April 2013); Interview by Bim Adewunmi (New Statesman, 30 March 2013); 'Saving Face: The Portraits of Zanele Muholi' (Time LightBox, 25 February 2013)
Pieter Hugo's work forms part of the group exhibition Animalis at Fundación Forvm per a la Fotografia, Tarragona, Spain (4 July - 28 September). Hugo's touring survey exhibition, This Must Be the Place, will open in September at Centro Atlántico De Arte Moderno, Las Palmas, Spain.
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)
Kemang Wa Lehulere work is on view at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, as part of the Baloise Art Prize awarded to him at Art Basel in 2013 (from 15 May), and a new installation has been commissioned for the 8th Berlin Biennale (29 May to 3 August).
Barthélémy Toguo has work on Vivre(s) at Domaine de Chamarande, France (24 May - 26 October).
Penny Siopis' film Obscure White Messenger shows at Brandts museum in Odense, Denmark, from 9 May to 3 August.
Robin Rhode is the recipient of the 2014 Roy R Neuberger Exhibition Prize, a biannual prize which celebrates an exceptional artist with an early-career survey and catalogue. Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday, a 10-year survey of his work, will be on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, from 4 May to 10 August.
Deborah Poynton's Model for a World: A Survey of 25 Years of Painting, curated by Kirsty Cockerill, is on view at The New Church Museum, Cape Town, until 26 July.
The touring exhibition The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists, crated by Simon Njami, has opened at the MMK Frankfurt and runs till 27 July. Artists include Jane Alexander, Wim Botha, Nicholas Hlobo, Nandipha Mntambo and Guy Tillim. The exhibition travels to SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia; the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington; and Ca' Foscari, Venice, in 2015.
Dineo Seshee Bopape is included on Ruffnek Constructivists, curated by Kara Walker, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (12 February to 17 August). Bopape was a finalist in the 2014-2015 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
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 opens on 12 February and 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.