The last fair of the year is Art Basel Miami Beach, where Stevenson presents works by Wim Botha, Nicholas Hlobo, Zander Blom, Meschac Gaba, Pieter Hugo and Robin Rhode. In addition, the Film sector includes screenings of two works by Kemang Wa Lehulere. The fair is at the Miami Beach Convention Center from 5 to 8 December - see Art Basel Miami Beach.
Artists / Exhibitions
Wim Botha has won the Helgaard Steyn Prize for sculpture for his 2010 artwork Blastwave at the Nedbank headquarters in Johannesburg. He received the R500 000 prize, which is given every four years, on 26 November in Bloemfontein. Botha has a solo exhibition at Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria, from 9 November to 11 January, following his third solo show at Galerie Jette Rudolph in Berlin.
Related press: 'Botha wen die Helgaard Steyn-prys' (Die Burger, 10 November 2013)
A solo exhibition by Nandipha Mntambo, curated by Mark Coetzee, launches Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) at the Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. An outdoor public sculpture by Wim Botha is also on view. Mntambo's show runs until 16 February.
Zanele Muholi won the Fine Prize for an emerging artist at the 2013 Carnegie International, at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Muholi was awarded the $10 000 prize for her Faces and Phases project. Muholi is also being honoured with a Prince Claus Award,presented to the artist in Amsterdam on 11 December. Muholi was recently made Honorary Professor of the University of the Arts/Hochschule für Künste Bremen. Her solo show, Fragments of a New History, travels to Porte 44 - MC2a and l'Arrêt sur l'Image gallery in Bordeaux, France (26 November to 26 January). Current and recent group exhibitions that feature her work include SubRosa: The Language of Resistance at the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, Florida (until 7 December); Glyphs: Photography, Video and the Politics of Inscription at Pitzer College Art Galleries, California (to 5 December); and the 2013 Carnegie International survey of contemporary art, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh (5 October to 16 March).
Related press: Human Rights Watch video on Zanele Muholi (25 November); 'Power of the victor' (City Press, 7 April); Interview by Bim Adewunmi (New Statesman, 30 March); 'Zanele Muholi Highlights Lesbians, Transgender Women' (The Huffington Post, 18 March); 'For African Dykes, Zanele Muholi' (Gay City News, 27 February); 'Saving Face: The Portraits of Zanele Muholi' (Time LightBox, 25 February); Robyn Sassen reviews Faces and Phases at the Goethe-Institut (Sunday Times, 6 January 2013)
Pieter Hugo's survey exhibition, This Must Be the Place, showed most recently at Fotografiska - the Swedish Museum of Photography - in Stockholm (until 24 November); the exhibition continues to tour in 2014. Hugo is included, alongside Jo Ractliffe, Guy Tillim and Sabelo Mlangeni, on Present Tense: Photos from the South of Africa at Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian - Délégation en France, Paris, until 14 December.
Related press: 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); Pieter Hugo interviewed by Noah Rabinowitz (Guernica, 15 May 2012); This Must Be the Place book review by Sean O'Hagan (The Guardian, 8 April 2012)
Viviane Sassen won a Gold Medal for best photo book of 2013 in Germany, as well as the Kees Scherer award for best Dutch photo book of 2011/12, for In and Out of Fashion, the book accompanying the major exhibition of her fashion photography which opened at Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, in December 2012. Sassen's exhibition is currently on view at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, until 9 February. She and Pieter Hugo have work on Art and Textile: Fabric as Material and Concept in Modern Art from Klimt to the Present at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (12 October to 2 March). Sassen is also included on The Photographic Eye at FRAC Auvergne, France (5 October to 9 February).
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); 'Waking Dream: Viviane Sassen's fashion photography' (Time, 9 January 2013); 'Cool and noteworthy' (British Journal of Photography, 26 December 2012); '17 years of fashion photography' (artdaily.net, December 2012)
Nicholas Hlobo has a solo exhibition titled Intethe (A Sketch for an Opera) at Locust Projects in Miami, running till 20 December. Hlobo is also included on Out of Fashion: Textiles in International Contemporary Art at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark (13 September to 5 January); and Discontinuous Line: Selections from the Norlinda and José Lima Collection, Oliva Creative Factory, S João de Madeira, Portugal (until 4 May 2014).
Related press: Nicholas Hlobo at Miami's Locust Projects (Miami Herald, 25 November 2013);
Anton Kannemeyer has work on Meeting Points 7, curated by WHW (What, How & for Whom) and titled Ten Thousand Wiles & A Hundred Thousand Tricks at M HKA (Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen), Antwerp (24 October to 16 February).Jane Alexander, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Steven Cohen, Simon Gush, Nicholas Hlobo, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Sabelo Mlangeni, Nandipha Mntambo, Zanele Muholi, Jo Ractliffe and Guy Tillim all have work on My Joburg, which opened at La Maison Rouge in Paris and is now on view at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (26 October to 5 January).
Dineo Seshee Bopape is included on the 12th Biennale of Lyon, Meanwhile... Suddenly, and Then (12 September to 5 January).
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.
Guy Tillim's Second Nature shows at the Centre Photographique d'Ile-de-France in Paris from 14 September to 21 December 2013. Tillim also recently had work on the exhibition Absence (part of the International Photo Festival of Rome) at the Macro Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (4 October to 1 December).
Related press: Libreville reviewed by Percy Zvomuya (Mail & Guardian, 22 March 2013); Libreville reviewed by Matthew Partridge (Financial Mail, 22 March 2013)
Jo Ractliffe, Berni Searle and Andrew Putter have work on Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa at the Smithsonian National Museum for African Art (22 April 2013 to 5 January 2014), travelling to the Fowler Museum in September 2014.
Michael MacGarry, Conrad Botes, Anton Kannemeyer and Robin Rhode all have work on Pop Goes the Revolution, the second exhibition drawn from Piet Viljoen's collection at The New Church, and curated by Kirsty Cockerill. The show runs through 2014.
Meschac Gaba's 12-room Museum of Contemporary African Art (1997-2002) was on view at Tate Modern in London from 3 July to 22 September. The exhibition marks Tate's acquisition of this work and is the first time it is shown in its entirety in the UK. Gaba was also included on Station to Station, a public art project organised by artist Doug Aitken, in which a train travels from New York City to San Francisco over three weeks in September, stopping for cultural interventions in nine cities.
Related press: Video tour of Gaba's Tate show (BBC News, 18 July 2013); 'Gaba's anti-museum shows the strength of modern African art' (Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 1 July 2013)