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.

Steven Cohen at Bordeaux Opéra

4 July - 20 August 2020
Steven Cohen at Bordeaux Opéra

Steven Cohen exhibits pointe-shoe sculptures from his performance put your heart under your feet ... and walk! on Plus que parfaits ('More than perfect'), an exhibition looking at the transformation of the body through costume, at the Opéra de Bordeaux.

Robin Rhode at Kunsthalle Krems

1 July - 1 November 2020
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.

Read .info issue 5 here

June to August 2020
Read .info issue 5 here

Issue 05 of our .info newsletter looks at gallery artists making work under lockdown, Hylton Nel's new website, extracts from a discussion on Mawande Ka Zenzile's practice, perspectives on Black Lives Matter, a calendar of exhibitions and more.

Muholi and Nazareth in Sydney

16 June - 6 September 2020
Muholi and Nazareth in Sydney

Zanele Muholi and Paulo Nazareth exhibit in the 22nd Sydney Biennale, titled NIRIN, from the Wiradjuri for 'edge.' The biennale asserts that 'artists have the power to resolve, heal, dismember and imagine futures of transformation for re-setting the world'.

 Viviane Sassen at Huis Marseille

1 June - 30 August 2020
Viviane Sassen at Huis Marseille

Viviane Sassen returns to Huis Marseille with Venus & Mercury, a solo show spanning the museum. The new work, inspired by various accounts of the French royal court, weaves a 'melancholic narrative drenched in eroticism, power, intrigue, illness, decay, and death'.

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 at the Musée d’Art Moderne

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'.

Zanele Muholi at Tate Modern 2020

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.

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'. 

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. 

Pieter Hugo in Dancing with at the Dead The Lock-Up

Pieter Hugo features in Dancing with the Dead at The Lock-Up. The group exhibition is named after the infamous Madagascan/Malagasy ritual of Famadihana, seeking to 'illuminate the convergence of memory and corporeality within a larger constellation of death and its surrounding multitudes'.

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.

Penny Siopis at  Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz eV

Penny Siopis features in Blinde Winkel / Blind Corner at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz eV. The group exhibition means to analyse 'processes that are intentionally or unintentionally repressed'. 


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'.

Pieter Hugo at in traveling exhibition Civilization: The Way We Live Now

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 at the Kristefos Museum

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 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'.

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.

Mame-Diarra Niang at the De Pont Museum
Mame-Diarra Niang and Viviane Sassen exhibit in Pictures From Another Wall at the De Pont Museum. The exhibition forms part of Huis Marseille's celebration of its 20th anniversary, spanning over 100 works from their collection.
Viviane Sassen in De tranen van Eros
Viviane Sassen exhibits in De tranen van Eros: Moesman, surrealisme en de seksen (The Tears of Eros: Moesman, surrealism and the sexes) at the Centraal Museum. Taking its cue from Dutch surrealist Johannes Moesman, the exhibition spans contemporary perspectives on taboos, sexuality and gender.
Hlobo, Ka Zenzile and Mntambo at Iziko
Nicholas Hlobo, Mawande Ka Zenzile and Nandipha Mntambo feature 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.

Viviane Sassen at the Helmut Newton

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'.