Meleko Mokgosi at the Perez Art Museum

27 February - 30 May 2020
Meleko Mokgosi at the Perez Art Museum

Meleko Mokgosi presents Your Trip to Africa, created for the museum’s double-height project gallery. Referencing Austrian filmmaker Peter Kubelka's 1966 work, 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'.

Kemang Wa Lehulere at Zeitz MOCAA

19 December 2019 - 14 June 2020
Kemang Wa Lehulere at Zeitz MOCAA

Kemang Wa Lehulere presents Laying bare: Studio process at the museum at Zeitz MOCAA, in which he occupies the institution as a live working space, 'revealing the inspirations and fascination in the artist’s use of material. It deals with germination, experimentation and collaboration'.

Pieter Hugo in Unseen at the Getty

17 December 2019 - 8 March 2020
Pieter Hugo in Unseen at the Getty

Pieter Hugo features in Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs at the J Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition highlights 'associations between photographs from different times and places' to 'underscore a sense of continuity and change within the history of the medium'.

Read our .info newsletter issue 03

December 2019
Read our .info newsletter issue 03

Our quarterly .info newsletter features news about our programme for 2020, a welcome to new members of the Stevenson collective, extracts from Hans Ulrich Obrist's interview with Portia Zvavahera; a calendar of exhibitions and more. Pick up a copy at the gallery or click here to read it online.

Viviane Sassen at the Helmut Newton

30 November 2019 - 10 May 2020
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'.

Robin Rhode in Amsterdam

22 November 2019 – 22 February 2020
Robin Rhode in Amsterdam

Stevenson's Prinsengracht office hosts Jericho, a presentation of new works by Robin Rhode, commissioned by Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg for Memory is the Weapon, his career survey at the museum. For these new series, Rhode has created his signature visual poems on walls in the ancient city of Jericho.

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi at Aga Khan Museum

Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi features in Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From, a travelling exhibition showing at Aga Khan Museum. The show has a stated focus on migration, channelling 'the second-generation experience in a series of diverse artistic commissions exploring cross-cultural artistic realities'.

Nazareth and Wa lehulere at  Kunstverein Hannover
Paulo Nazareth and Kemang Wa Lehulere are among the artists showing in Beyond the Black Atlantic at Kunstverein Hannover.  The exhibition 'seeks to give voice to a young generation of Black artists with their own, contemporary approach to the topic of identity beyond the focus of current museum debates'.
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.
Guy Tillim at Frac Marseille

Guy Tillim exhibits in Des marches, démarches (Walking: ways of thinking, ways of moving) at Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in Marseilles. The exhibition brings together artists involved in 'artistic travel practices; artists who invent, express, practice and remain aware of the socio-political issues of their approaches'.

Zanele Muholi at the Cooper Gallery, Harvard

Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama: Hail the Dark Lioness exhibition, first shown at Autograph ABP, opens at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art at Harvard University. Curated by Renée Mussai, this iteration of the touring show includes a roundtable discussion titled Playing in the Dark.

Siopis, Hlobo on Indian Ocean Current

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.

Various artists in Mapping Worlds at Norval
Zander Blom, Meschac Gaba, Moshekwa Langa and Serge Alain Nitegeka exhibit in Mapping Worlds at the Norval Foundation. The show forms of a series of exhibitions and talks 'highlighting the divergent ways collections of visual art and design are assembled, managed, understood and engaged with by audiences'.
Nandipha Mntambo in Ngoma at JAG

Nandipha Mntambo exhibits in Ngoma: Art and Cosmology at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Curated by Musha Neluheni, Philippa van Straaten and Khwezi Gule, the selected works 'bring to the fore the entanglements of historical, physical, metaphysical and existential spheres of existence'.

Simon Gush at Göteborgs Konsthall
Simon Gush exhibits his new film series in Every Leaf Is an Eye at Göteborgs Konsthall. The show 'demonstrates how various local, political and historical events are intimately interconnected in a global struggle for the ways of life threatened by the exploitation of corporations, governments and colonial powers'.
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'.
Zanele Muholi at Tate Modern 2020

Zanele Muholi's first major retrospective exhibition in the UK will open at Tate Modern in April 2020. Spanning new and early work, this exhibition aims to present the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.

Steven Cohen across France and Poland

Steven Cohen performs across France and Poland, presenting put your heart under your feet …and walk! at Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris (28-29 November); Theater Juliusz-Słowacki, Cracow (14 December), and Bonlieu Scène Nationale d’Annecy (22-23 January 2020).

Crossing Night at MOCAD
Edson Chagas, Nicholas Hlobo, Pieter Hugo, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Robin Rhode, Penny Siopis, Guy Tillim feature in Crossing Night: Regional Identities X Global Context at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, a new iteration of the exhibition first shown in Oaxaca, Mexico. The exhibition 'addresses the concerns, thoughts, and desires of contemporary artists from the Southern African region as they grapple with the legacy of post-colonial structures'.
Zanele Muholi Lucie Award for Humanitarian Photography

Zanele Muholi is the recipient of the 2019 Lucie Award for Humanitarian Photography. This annual event honours achievements in photography as part of the foundation's mission to celebrate 'masters of the field, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide'.

Robin Rhode survey in Germany

Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents Memory is the Weapon, an overview of two decades of work by Robin Rhode. The show features more than 800 square metres of digital animations, photographic series, drawings, sculptural elements and performances.

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.

Zanele Muholi and Penny Siopis in I Am ... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa

Zanele Muholi and Penny Siopis feature in I Am ... Contemporary Women Artists of Africa at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Drawing on the museum's permanent collection, the show 'explores the vital contributions of women to issues including the environment, identity, politics, race, sexuality, social activism, faith, and more'.