11 May - 27 October 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.
11 February - 11 August 2024
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'.
16 November 2023 - 7 July 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''.
October 2023 - January 2024
Read .info issue 15 here
.info dives into museum shows by our artists, engages in conversation with Georgina Gratrix, highlights Viviane Sassen's new monograph, and pays tribute to gallery director Andrew da Conceicao. Plus our latest Collect Call, a calendar of exhibitions and more.
18 October 2023 - 11 February 2024
Viviane Sassen in Paris
The Maison Européenne de la Photographie presents Viviane Sassen's first retrospective in France. Comprising over 200 works, Phosphor – Art & Fashion brings together photography, collage, painting and video created by the artist over the last thirty years.
26 August 2023 - February 2024
Dada Khanyisa at JAG
As the winner of the 2022 FNB Art Prize, Dada Khanyisa presents Cape Town, a new solo exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. The show acts as a 'semi-autobiographical notebook of the of spaces and moments that have shaped them in the Mother City'.
Works by Steven Cohen, Simon Gush, Aziz Hazara, Moshekwa Langa, Paulo Nazareth, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Penny Siopis are included in Sowing Watermelon Seeds a curated programme by 16/16 running parallel to the Lagos Biennial that features screenings and workshops on international solidarity.
Mawande Ka Zenzile features in île de mille parts, at Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC) Réunion. Translating to Island of a thousand parts, the exhibition looks at the island's landscape as symbol of complex and intwined histories.
Mame-Diarra Niang features in Glitch: The Art Of Interference at Pinakothek de Moderne. The exhibition pays attention to the ways, '“glitch art” specifically draws attention to the productive side of the flawed' through the work of 50 international artists.
Pieter Hugo features in Man & Mining at the Museum der Arbeit. The show aims to 'connect the asymmetries of global resource extraction and the concrete consequences for people in the Global South with a discussion of consumer behavior'.
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'.
Bronwyn Katz has been awarded the second Spirit Now London Acquisition Prize, in collaboration with Frieze London. As part of the prize, work by the artist is donated to the Hepworth Wakefield, becoming a permanent part of the museum's collection.
Paulo Nazareth and Jo Ractliffe feature in the second chapter of The Struggle of Memory by the Deutsche Bank Collection. This iteration features 'artworks that explore in different ways the traces of history all around us while proposing alternative, sometimes subversive strategies of looking at the past'.
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.
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi exhibits in Resistance Training: Arts, Sports, and Civil Rights at the Broad Museum of Art, Michigan State University. The show focuses on the 'shared values between artists and athletes in the advancement of social justice-related issues'.
Jo Ractliffe is awarded a 2022 honorary fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society, recognising 'exceptional and innovative work'. This year's awards celebrate practitioners who 'incite change and bring about personal, social, and cultural wellbeing'.
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'.