Zanele Muholi at Tate Modern

5 November 2020 - 7 March 2021
Zanele Muholi at Tate Modern

New dates have been announced for Zanele Muholi's first major retrospective exhibition in the UK - now opening at Tate Modern on 5 November. Spanning new and early work, this exhibition aims to present the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.

Jo Ractliffe in Chicago

17 October 2020 - 26 April 2021
Jo Ractliffe in Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago presents Drives, the first US survey exhibition of Jo Ractliffe's work. The show brings together more than 100 artworks, from early photographs of the 1980s through to her Angolan and Borderlands series and most recent work. 

The Nonrepresentational

19 September onwards
The Nonrepresentational

Stevenson presents The Nonrepresentational, a digital showcase of the work of young artists, catalysed by the gallery's recent collaboration with VANSA. The twelve practitioners featured work across the mediums of painting, video and photography. 

Read .info issue 6 here

September to November 2020
Read .info issue 6 here

Issue 06 of our .info newsletter spotlights a new chapter of programming in our Amsterdam gallery, Frida Orupabo's upcoming exhibition, extracts from Neo Matloga's new catalogue and a conversation with Jo Ractliffe, a calendar of exhibitions and more.

Meschac Gaba in Ghent

12 September - 1 November 2020
Meschac Gaba in Ghent

Meschac Gaba features in The House of Opportunity is 'an exhibition comprised of works from the S.M.A.K. collection that questions or interprets the notion of the ‘border’ in the fullest, broadest sense of the word'.

Artists in Global(e) Resistance

29 July - 4 January 2021
Artists in Global(e) Resistance

Global(e) Resistance, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, looks at 'contemporary strategies of resistance' in recent acquisitions from the museum's collection. Artists include Penny Siopis, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Meschac Gaba, Barthélémy Toguo and Paulo Nazareth.

Kemang Wa Lehulere at Göteborgs Konsthall

Kemang Wa Lehulere's first institutional solo exhibition in Scandinavia, at Göteborgs Konsthall, has been postponed to 2021. Through sculptural works, installations and drawings the artist 'excavates histories, both existing and imaginative, informative and fantastical'.

Portia Zvavahera in Paris

Portia Zvavahera features in The Power of My Hands at Musée d’Art Moderne. This exhibition of works by women artist forms part of Africa Season 2020, examining the relationhips between 'memory, family, tradition, religion and imagination'.

Simon Gush in Sharjah Film Platform 3

Simon Gush exhibits in the third edition of Sharjah Art Foundation’s film festival, SFP3, taking place in cinemas across city and online. The festival will feature over 60 short and feature-length films, workshops, and a public programme of talks. 

Simon Gush at Lab27

Lazy Nigel by Simon Gush features in Short Stories about the instrumental animal at Lab27. The exhibition inaugurates the space's quarterly programming cycle dedicated to landscape and image.

Odili Donald Odita in Colour Field, Houston

Odili Donald Odita is included in Colour Field at the University of Houston. The exhibition, first shown at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 'provides opportunities to question our perceptions while thinking about the impact color has on our lives'. 

Zanele Muholi in Crossing Views at FLV

Zanele Muholi features in Crossing Views at Fondation Louis Vuitton, an exhibition drawn from the museum's collection, centered on the theme of the portrait and its interpretations across different disciplines and mediums.

Mame-Diarra Niang at 38CC

Mame-Diarra Niang features in Movin'Grounds, a group exhibition at 38CC exploring notions around place and territory. 

Simphiwe Ndzube at Nest

Simphiwe Ndzube features in A Fair Share of Utopia, a two-location group exhibition asking that 'artists speculate about an unknown future of which they themselves are part'. The show will accompanied by a publication titled ‘Wat Niet Is Maar Kan Zijn’. 

Zanele Muholi at the Norval Foundation

And Then You See Yourself, an exhibition of works by Zanele Muholi opens at the Norval Foundation. Combining early and recent work, the show aims to provide an overview of the visual activist's practice.

Odili Donald Odita at Laumeier Sculpture Park

Odili Donald Odita presents From Periphery to Center a solo installation at Laumeier Sculpture Park, meditating on ‘similarities and differences, bonds and divisions’. The exhibition continues at Jeske Sculpture Park in Ferguson, Missouri, creating dialogue between the spaces. 

Meleko Mokgosi awarded Soros Arts Fellowship

Meleko Mokgosi is among this year's recipients of a Soros Arts Fellowship, which aims to 'advances the broader practice of socially engaged artists and cultural producers', and includes support towards the realisation of large-scale project.

Robin Rhode at Kunsthalle Krems

Memory is the Weapon, Robin Rhode's survey exhibition, travels to Kunsthalle Krems. Curated by Uta Ruhkamp, the exhibition features a representative selection of works from nearly 20 years of Rhode’s artistic output and will now run till 1 November.

Jo Ractliffe and Guy Tillim in Paris

Jo Ractliffe and Guy Tillim exhibit in À toi appartient le regard et (...) la liaison infinie entre les choses at the Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac. Comprising photography, video and installation, this is the museum's first presentation of 'contemporary images in all their forms'.

Zanele Muholi at the Ringling Museum

Zanele Muholi exhibits on Being Seen: Recent Photographic Acquisitions at the Ringling Museum of Art. The show focuses on work that 'examine the complexities of identity and the staging of selfhood'.

Wim Botha in Louisville

Still Life with Discontent by Wim Botha, featuring his major works such as Prism 13 (Dead Pietà) and new site-specific installations, travels to the 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville. The exhibition was previously shown at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham. 

Muholi wins 2021 photography award

Stiftung Niedersachsen's Spectrum International Prize for Photography has been awarded to Zanele Muholi. The jury recognises images that assert 'a force and beauty rarely encountered in contemporary photography'. A solo show will take place at Sprengel Museum as part of the prize.  

Mokgosi at the Pérez Art Museum Miami

Viewable online while PAMM is closed, Meleko Mokgosi'Your Trip to Africa references Peter Kubelka's 1966 Unsere Afrikareise ('Our Trip to Africa'). Mokgosi adds 'a new emotional force, reversing the desensitized tone that often accompanies modernist aesthetic treatments of non-Western subjects'.

Pieter Hugo at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Pieter Hugo exhibits in Through an African Lens: Sub-Saharan Photography from the Museum’s Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The exhibition features over 70 photographs by 20 artists exploring a variety of artistic styles and expression from the 1950s to the present.

Ka Zenzile at Iziko

Mawande Ka Zenzile features in Matereality at the Iziko South African National Gallery. The exhibition 'highlights how contemporary artists from the African continent are using certain materials to explore different issues and ideas that give insight into their reality'.

Portia Zvavahera at The Warehouse

Portia Zvavahera features in Psychic Wounds: On Art & Trauma at The Warehouse. The exhibition features over 60 artists creating 'new kinds of artworks that marshal consciousness of traumatic events and their cultural processing'.

Siopis and Hlobo at the McMullen Museum

Penny Siopis and Nicholas Hlobo are included in Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives at the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. The exhibition explores 'the contemporary legacy of the long movement of people, things and ideas' across this body of water.

Pieter Hugo at MUSAC

Pieter Hugo’s Gadawan Kura – The Hyena Men are on view in Five stories with a point of view, an exhibition of works from the collection of MUSAC, Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y Leon, Spain.

Odili Donald Odita mural in Miami
Odili Donald Odita presents Mamba Negra, a new site-specific mural at the ICA Miami. The painting spans the height of all three floors of the museum and seeks to 'call attention to the tensions between cultural lineages such as machismo and current struggles for respect and recognition for women and LGBTQ+ communities'.
Dada Khanyisa at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Dada Khanyisa is among the artists included in Heroes: Principles of African Greatness at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. 'The exhibition invites visitors to consider the core values of leadership —justice, integrity, generosity, and empathy among them—embodied in selected art works'.

Meleko Mokgosi in Michigan

Pan-African Pulp, a commission by Meleko Mokgosi, is on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. His installation features large-scale panels inspired by African photo novels of the 1960s and 70s, a mural examining the complexity of blackness, and posters from pan-African movements around the world.