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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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'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 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'.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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'.
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 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 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'.
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.
Viewable online while PAMM is closed, Meleko Mokgosi's 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 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.
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'.
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’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.
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'.
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 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'.