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'
Read our .info newsletter issue 03
Our .info newsletter has been published, with 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 Art Basel Miami Beach or read it online.
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.
25 October - 21 December 2019
Langa, Sassen and Zvavahera in New York
Moshekwa Langa, Viviane Sassen and Portia Zvavahera exhibit at Andrew Kreps Gallery's 55 Walker space in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. Organized in partnership by the two galleries, the exhibition explores new collaborative models and the ways in which practices can resonate across contexts.
18 September 2019 - 5 January 2020
Simphiwe Ndzube in Lyon
Simphiwe Ndzube features in the 15th Lyon Biennale titled Là où les eaux se mêlent ('where water comes together with other water'). Exploring the concept of an ecosystem, the biennial is staged across a former factory as well as the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon.
17 September 2019 - 5 January 2020
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi at the Africa Center
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi presents a new wall painting at the The Africa Center taking further key themes and imagery from her ongoing Gymnasium series. Created over a period of two weeks, during which the public were invited to watch her at work, the mural will be officially unveiled from Thursday 10 October.
Pieter Hugo features in Unseen: 35 Years of Collecting Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. The exhibition seeks to highlight 'visual associations between photographs from different times and places to encourage fresh discoveries and underscore a sense of continuity and change within the history of the medium'.
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'.
Viviane Sassen exhibits in the Helmut Newton Stiftung in the Museum für Fotografie 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'.
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, as part of Festival d’Automne (28 - 29 November); and Theater Juliusz-Słowacki, Cracow (14 December). He will present Taste at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art on the 3rd of December.
Jane Alexander, Meschac Gaba and Pieter Hugo and Berni Searle feature in Risk at A4 Arts Foundation, 'a group exhibition about vulnerability and possibility'.
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'.
De 11 Lijnen presents Portia Zvavahera and Gustav Klimt: A Dialogue. Featuring paintings by Zvavahera and drawings by Klimt, the exhibition foregrounds the overlapping threads in both artists' work spanning emotion, gesture and textiles.
Meleko Mokgosi's Bread, Butter, and Power, first shown at the Fowler Museum at UCLA now travels to the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. The installation interrogates the theme of feminism in the context of southern Africa, and considers the consequences of divided labor practices'.
Works by Zanele Muholi and Paulo Nazareth have been acquired by the Contemporary Art Society and Tate respectively at Frieze London. Muholi's Faces and Phases enter the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery; the addition of Nazareth's drawings forms part of Tate’s drive to evolve their collection.
Work by Viviane Sassen features in Objects of Desire: Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today at the Vitra Design Museum. The exhibition observes how the movement has influenced a variety of concepts and disciplines over the last 100 years.
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.
Pan-African Pulp, a commission by Meleko Mokgosi, is on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. His installation inaugurates a new biennial commission program at the museum, and 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 from around the world.
Civilization: The Way We Live Now, in which Pieter Hugo exhibits, travels to 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'.
Zanele Muholi features in The Way She Looks: A History of Female Gazes in African Portraiture at the Ryerson Image Center. Drawn from the Walther Collection, the exhibition seeks to revisit 'the history of African photographic portraiture through the perspectives of women, both as sitters and photographers'.
A solo exhibition of new and previous works by Zanele Muholi shows at the Institute of Contemporary Art Indian Ocean. This overview exhibition is accompanied by a lecture and form part of the Nou Le Morne festival.
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi has recieved the 15th Tollman Award for the Visual Arts. Founded in 2003, the award is given in support of young artists who have received critical recognition but are hampered by limited resources to realise the potential of their work.
Zanele Muholi is one of six contemporary artists featured in Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now at the Guggenheim in New York, an exhibition looking at the complex legacy of the late photographer. Also included are Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Glenn Ligon, Rotimi Fani-Kayode and Lyle Ashton Harris.
Stevenson Johannesburg's relocation to Parktown North has been met with a variety of critical engagement. See selected commentary by Zaza Hlalethwa in the Mail & Guardian and Graham Wood in Business Day.
Simphiwe Ndzube is among the honorees at the 2019 Culture Creators Annual 'Innovators & Leaders' Awards. The honour was given in recognition of his accomplishments in art and his influence on the next generation of practitioners.
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'.
Zanele Muholi's first major retrospective exhibition in the UK will take place at Tate Modern in 2020, it has been announced. Spanning new and early work, this exhibition aims to present the full breadth of Muholi’s photographic and activist practice.
Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness by Zanele Muholi has won the 2019 'Best Photography Book Award' by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation. The award recognises those 'who have made an outstanding original or lasting contribution' within photography or the moving image.
Nandipha Mntambo is among the artists included in Personal Structures – Identities, an exhibition taking place across various locations in Venice over the course of the city's Biennale. Hosted by the European Cultural Center - Italy, the show will feature performances and talks.
Amref Health Africa has honoured Zanele Muholi with the Rees Visionary Award at the 2019 ArtBall. This award is given in recognition of persons 'creating exceptional work that educates, inspires, and emboldens the viewer through these challenging times'.
Museo Kaluz, Mexico City has commissioned the installation ‘The Rain Prayers’ by Simphiwe Ndzube as the museum's inaugural sculptural installation. The museum is set to be fully open to the public from March 2019.
Zanele Muholi has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the 2018 Royal Photographic Society Awards and Aperture has received the 2018 Lucie award for 'Book Publisher of the Year' for their work on the artist's latest publication, Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness. Book launches and signings have taken place in New York, Oslo, Paris and Johannesburg and will continue in Cape Town.