Read .info issue 17 here

June - September 2024
Read .info issue 17 here

Issue 17 is titled 'the purpose is discourse', looking through this lens at recent and upcoming projects by gallery artists; plus an interview with Robin Rhode, Collect Call featuring Moshekwa Langa, a calendar of exhibitions and more.

Viviane Sassen in Shanghai

6 June - 24 August 2024
Viviane Sassen in Shanghai

Viviane Sassen presents PHOSPHOR: Art & Fashion 1990-2023 at Fotografiska Shanghai. Travelling from the Kyotographie international photography festival, this retrospective brings together 200 works across three decades. 

Penny Siopis in Athens

17 May - 10 November 2024
Penny Siopis in Athens

Penny Siopis's first retrospective in Europe takes place at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens. Curated by Katerina Gregos, the exhibition brings together the entirety of her practice while highlighting her mark on a generation of younger artists.

Nazareth in Brumadinho

13 April 2024 - 2025
Nazareth in Brumadinho

Paulo Nazareth presents Esconjuro (Conjuration) at Inhotim Museum. He occupies various parts museum over the course of 18 months, divided into seasons, as a way of highlighting new ways of relating to the earth, its cycles. 

Nkosi wins the Helgaard Steyn Prize

20 March 2024
Nkosi wins the Helgaard Steyn Prize

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi receives the 2023 Helgaard Steyn Prize - this iteration for painting - on the basis of her work Ceremony, described by the judges as 'laden with rich nuanced and multifaceted meanings around notions of race, gender, identity and class'.

Mame-Diarra Niang in Cape Town

16 November 2023 - 18 August 2024
Mame-Diarra Niang in Cape Town

Zeitz MOCAA presents Self as a Forgotten Monument, a survey of Mame-Diarra Niang's work. Featuring sound, installation and Niang's key photographic trilogies, the exhibition is conceptualised as 'an invitation to embrace the artist’s notion of the 'plasticity of territory''.

Meschac Gaba at the Ashmolean Museum

Bank or Economy by Meschac Gaba is among the works selected for Money Talks: Art, Society and Power at Ashmolean Museum. The exhibition features over a 100 objects and artworks, spanning Roman coins to NFTs, exploring the relationship between art and currency.

Neo Matloga at Museum More

Neo Matloga features in Licked by the Waves: New Bathers in Art at Museum MORE. Through the work of over 70 modern and contemporary artists, the exhibition aims to offer 'unexpected perspectives' on the classical theme.

Cian-Yu Bai in Taiwan

Cian-Yu Bai features in Old School, New Expression, a group exhibition at Pingtung Art Museum. 

When we see us in Basel

When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting, featuring the works of Neo Matloga, Meleko Mokgosi and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, travels to Kunstmuseum Basel. Spanning 120 works, the exhibition offers 'a kaleidoscope of Black figurative painting over the last 100 years'.

Deborah Poynton in Switzerland

Deborah Poynton is included in Dream with Open Eyes at the Foundation WhiteSpace-BlackBox. Poynton's tripych, To Be Alone, features in the group exhibition to further its exploration of how dreams 'need no statics, no laws, no borders'. 

Frida Orupabo at Hyères

Frida Orupabo is included in The Infinite Woman at Foundation Carmignac. The exhibition seeks to 'conjure up new fantasies and give life to new female narratives, imbued with power', with the work of over sixty artists from different historical periods and places. 

Nkosi at the  Carnegie Museum of Art

The Same Track by Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi features in the 2024 Carnegie Museum of Art Film Series curated by Astria Suparak. Her film forms part of Power Plays, a section addressing 'the political and economic forces driving the global sports-media complex'.

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi at the Hammer Museum

Hammer Projects: Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi takes place as a site-specific mural and installation in the museum's lobby, demarcating 'a portal into a world where dynamics of power, nationalism, patriarchy, and excellence are as much on display as the athletes themselves'.

Simphiwe Ndzube in the Rubell Museum DC

Simphiwe Ndzube is among the artists featured in Singular Views: 25 Artists at the Rubell Museum DC. Drawn entirely from the Rubells' collection, the show is structured as a group exhibition of solo presentations that 'excavate cultural history while addressing contemporary concerns'. 

Mame-Diarra Niang at the Julia Stoschek Foundation

Mame-Diarra Niang features in UNBOUND: PERFORMANCE AS RUPTURE at the Julia Stoschek Foundation. The show 'examines how different generations of artists have called upon the body in relation to the camera to refuse oppressive ideologies' from the 1960s to today.

Nitegeka, Nkosi and Toguo at The Africa Centre

The Africa Center launches its new permanent collection with an exhibition featuring works by Serge Alain Nitegeka, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Barthélémy Toguo. The collection aims to stand 'against reducing contemporary African art to a single story'.