22 June - 7 October 2018
Viviane Sassen at the Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield presents a survey exhibition of photography by Viviane Sassen titled Hot Mirror. This exhibition combines a decade of images by the artist as well as new photographs and collages to create ‘image-poems’ that draw on the Surrealist strategies of collage.
9 June - 9 September
Zvavahera, Langa and Oussou in Berlin
Portia Zvavahera, Moshekwa Langa and Thierry Oussou have new works on the 10th Berlin Biennale, curated by Gabi Ngcobo, who proposes a conversation with artists 'who think and act beyond art as they confront the incessant anxieties perpetuated by a willful disregard for complex subjectivities'.
2 May - 12 August 2018
Meleko Mokgosi in Baltimore
Barthélémy Toguo presents a solo exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum titled The Beauty of our Voice. The show features various bodies of work, a significant part of the new works having been created during a residency at the Water Mill Center, where Toguo is the 2018 Inga Maren Otto Fellow.
Barthélémy Toguo features in the 7th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, spread across various locations. This iteration includes over fifty selected site-specific artworks, exhibitions and musical performances seeking to 'question homogenous space'.
Simon Gush shows alongside various artists in PALM, PALM, Palmar curated by Mika Conradie. Taking place at an emerging space called POOL, this exhibtion looks at the imported palm tree'as a vector for producing narratives and imaginaries within colonial and postcolonial Johannesburg'.
Pieter Hugo's survey exhibition, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea travels to the Museu Coleção Berardo. The exhibition was previously shown at the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte aand Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg is curated by Uta Ruhkamp.
Barthélémy Toguo and Kemang Wa Lehulere feature in Jeepers Creepers, a group exhibtion curated by Behrang Karimi at the Braunsfelder Family Collection.
Zanele Muholi forms part of a two-person exhibition titled Queering The Gaze. Muholi's Brave Beauties series shows alongside work by Nigerian-Swedish photographer Mikael Owunna in a show that aims to address 'queer African and Afro-diasporic realities and identities'.
Meschac Gaba, Simon Gush and Nicholas Hlobo feature in African Metropolis. An Imaginary City curated by Simon Njami and Elena Motisi at MAXXI. The exhibition is divided into five chapters bringing together the works of around 40 artists reflecting on the on-going social and cultural transformations.
Fondation Blachère presents Homo Planta, an group exhibition by Barthélémy Toguo and four artists from Bandjoun Station - a centre for artistic exchange he founded in Cameroon. The exhibition is intended to evoke 'the presence of man in nature, in harmony'.
Meschac Gaba is included in Enchanted Bodies / Fetish for Freedom at Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMec). The exhibition curated by Bernardo Mosqueira invites artists to present works 'inspired by the strength of the migrant body and the foreign subject that brings with it a culture , so that it resists, relives and relates to other cultures in space and time'.
Simphiwe Ndzube’s presents Waiting for Mulungu at Cc Foundation and Art Centre, his debut solo exhibition in Asia. The title is adapted from Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot and Ndzube examines the notion of 'theater, the tragic, and the epic, while investigating the collective psyche of black people, proposing a different set of vocabulary outside the Eurocentric legacy'.
Edson Chagas and Zanele Muholi exhibit in From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-face Picasso, Past and Present, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. This group exhibition presents a comparison of Picasso’s works with those of non-Western artists 'to put into question a history of aesthetic appropriations and re-appropriations in contemporary art'.
Robin Rhode shows photographic works in NOW: Jenny Saville, Sara Barker, Christine Borland, Robin Rhode, Markus Schinwald, Catherine Street at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The NOW series of exhibitions was launched in March 2017 and reflects the National Gallery’s ambition to share contemporary art with a wider audience.
Robin Rhode has been awarded the 2018 Zurich Art Prize. The jury expressed enthusiasm about Rhode's practice of integrating the audience as well as his handling of constructivist borrowings. Rhode will produce a solo exhibition in October 2018 at Museum Haus Konstruktiv as part of the prize.
Portia Zvavahera features in The Contested Body at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This group exhibition approaches the human body 'not as a fixed and stable entity, but rather as a fluid, contested site for the creation of meaning'.
Zanele Muholi has been named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of their work in the arts and the LGBTQI community. They currently have a 'homecoming' exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery - the first solo show in the city of their birth.
Kemang Wa Lehulere has won the Malcolm McLaren Award presented by Performa in recognition of artists who stage 'an innovative and thought-provoking performance' during the New York-based biennial. Wa Lehulere received the prize for his work I Cut My Skin to Liberate the Splinter.
Guy Tillim has won the HCB Award 2017, presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris. Tillim was selected for his body of work titled Museum of the Revolution. The award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help, and includes an exhibition and a book.