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.
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.
19 September onwards
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.
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.
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'.
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'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 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'.
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 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 features in Movin'Grounds, a group exhibition at 38CC exploring notions around place and territory.
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’.
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 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 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.
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 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'.
Civilization: The Way We Live Now, in which Pieter Hugo exhibits, travels to the Auckland Art Gallery from the National Gallery of Victoria. 'The exhibition explores photographers’ representations of life in cities as its key theme and presents a journey through the shared aspects of life in the urban environment'.
Robin Rhode features in Come Out! at the Kristefos Museum. Drawing from the Christen Sveaas Art Foundation, the show 'aims to relay a clear message while encouraging reflection on today's society and that of the future'.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
Viewable online while PAMM is closed, Meleko Mokgosi's 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'.
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 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'.
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’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.
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'.
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.
Viviane Sassen exhibits in the Helmut Newton Stiftung in the Museum für Fotografie, Berlin, as part of Body Performance. With their common focus on the human body, the images have been chosen for their ability to unpack the 'close connection between photography and performance'.