4 July - 25 September 2022
Orupabo in Arles
Frida Orupabo presents a solo exhibition titled How Fast Shall We Sing at the Mécanique Générale as part of this year's Rencontres d’Arles. The show examines 'the process of objectifying, fixating and being othered in which photography has been an accomplice'.
29 June - 28 August 2022
Viviane Sassen in Zagreb
Venus & Mercury, Viviane Sassen's first institutional show in Croatia, takes place at Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb. The artist has made a large site-specific collage, referring to contemporary feminist movements, for the occasion.
24 June - 4 September 2022
Deborah Poynton in Berlin
Deborah Poynton presents Folly, her first institutional solo show in Germany, at Haus am Lützowplatz. Curated by Marc Wellmann, in association with the Drents Museum, the exhibition plays with 'traditions of genre painting in the context of the present'.
June - September 2022
Read .info issue 11 here
Issue 11 of .info offers a recap of recent events in Venice, Amsterdam and Dakar; an intro to Kyla McMillan, curator of an upcoming group show; an extract from Mawande Ka Zenzile's conversation with Themba Tsotsi on 'balancing paradigms', and more.
17 May - 2 October 2022
Matloga at the Hermitage Museum
along came your eyes, a solo exhibition by Neo Matloga takes place at the Hermitage Museum, Amsterdam as part of his winning of the 10th ABN AMRO Art Award. He received the prize recognition of his 'compositional acuity and his vibrant, powerful and spirited work'.
23 April - 27 November 2022
Portia Zvavahera and The Milk of Dreams
Portia Zvahahera shows in the international exhibition of the 59th Venice Biennale, curated by Cecilia Alemani. Titled The Milk of Dreams, the exhibition spotlights 'symbiosis, solidarity and sisterhood'. Zvavahera showed in the Zimbabwean Pavilion in 2013.
Mame-Diarra Niang and Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi feature in the 15th Sharjah Biennale. This highly anticipated edition, including over 150 artists, is conceived by Okwui Enwezor and curated by Hoor Al Qasimi under the title Thinking Historically in the Present.
Orlando, in which Viviane Sassen features, travels to C/O Berlin. The exhibition curated by Tilda Swinton forms part of three complementary exhibitions, taking place concurrently at the museum, that focus on queerness in photography.
Moshekwa Langa presents a solo exhibition at KM21, the institute for contemporary art affiliated to Kunstmuseum Den Haag.
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi presents a multi-site video and multimedia artwork titled Equations for a Body at Rest at Eastside Projects and across the city of Birmingham. The works track the 'history and symbolic presentation of the Commonwealth Games (and, by association, of the Commonwealth body itself) from its genesis in empire to the current day'.
Sahel Gris, At the Wall and Metropolis by Mame-Diarra Niang are brought together by Mack Publishers as The Citadel: a trilogy, a three-volume edition which articulates the artist's 'personal but analytic relationship with place'.
Frida Orupabo is among the artists selected for Afterimage at MAXXI L'Aquila. Spanning historic works and new, site-specific installations, the exhibition aims to provide 'a meditation upon memory and metamorphosis'.
Moshekwa Langa exhibits in Globalisto. A Philosophy in Flux at Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole (MAMC+), curated by Mo Laudi. The framework is described as 'a call to radical hospitality, openness to unlearn, and the idea of a borderless world'.
Moshekwa Langa features in The Show is Over, at South London Gallery. Curated by Gabi Ngcobo and Oscar Murillo, the group exhibition focuses on 'gestures of refusal and mourning that establish active and refreshed relationships with the history of power'.
Zanele Muholi presents a solo exhibition titled Somnyama Ngonyama at Fotografihuset. Comprising early and recent works, this marks the activist's first institututional show in Norway.
Kunstforeningen Gl Strand presents Zanele Muholi's first major survey exhibition in Denmark. Spanning over two decades of work and 100 photographs, the show is curated in association with Tate Modern and Bildmuseet.
The Africa Center launches its new permanent collection with an exhibition featuring works by Serge Alain Nitegeka, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Barthélémy Toguo. The collection aims to stand 'against reducing contemporary African art to a single story'.
Pieter Hugo is among thirty artists featured in Parents at the Fotomuseum Den Haag. The selection of works is intended to show that 'the relationship between parent and child is both universal and extremely personal and intimate'.
Paulo Nazareth is among the artists featuring in Scenorama at Javett-UP. Curated by Gabi Ngcobo, the evolving curatorial project and experimental platform presents 'networks of experiences, belief and knowledge systems'.
Edson Chagas, Mame-Diarra Niang, Frida Orupabo and Jo Ractliffe exhibit in the 8th Triennial of Photography Hamburg, curated by Koyo Kouoh. Themed Currency, this edition of the triennial stages a parcours of exhibitions at major museums and institutions across the city, publications and progamming.
Zanele Muholi features in BLACK VENUS at Fotografiska, New York. The group exhibition curated by Aindrea Emelife aims to provide a 'cross-generational investigation into Black women’s reclamation of agency amid the historical fetishization of the Black female body'.
The Power Plant presents STROKE by Paulo Nazareth, his first institutional solo exhibition in Canada. The artist shows a selection of ongoing projects and a new body of work. The title is chosen to allude to the 'shock caused by racial violence on the human psyche and body'.
Where Do I Begin by Moshekwa Langa features in A Clearing in the Forest, an evolving display in the Tanks section of Tate Modern. The work is selected for it's articulation of 'the cyclical pattern of eternal return'.
Frida Orupabo features in ARS22, the 10th in a series of major exhibitions taking place at the Kiasma Finnish National Gallery. This edition, Living encounters, deals with the multiple processes of social fragmentation that are endangering life on the planet today'.
Edson Chagas, Zanele Muholi, Mame-Diarra Niang, Jo Ractliffe, Penny Siopis, and Guy Tillim exhibit in Shifting Dialogues: Photography from The Walther Collection at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Spanning over 500 works, the show 'traces the development of photography as a history of transnational parallels and contradictions'.
A survey exhibition of Zanele Muholi's work travels to the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern. Co-produced with Tate Modern, and curated by Yasufumi Nakamori, the show features over 260 photographs, making it their largest to date.
Paulo Nazareth presents VUADORA, an overview exhibition at Pivô. Curated by Fernanda Brenner and Diane Lima, the show features over 180 artworks by Nazareth created in the last two decades, as well as new works commissioned for the occasion.
Barthélémy Toguo presents Urban Requiem at the SCAD Museum of Art. Comprising painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and installation, the exhibition addresses 'enduring and urgently relevant issues of exile, displacement, migration, colonialism and race'.
Deborah Poynton exhibits in Unlimited, an exhibition of self-portraits drawn from the Drents Museum's collection. Curated by Sam Drukker, the show is aimed at providing a 'glimpse into the artist's mind'.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in Abrasive Paradise at Kunsthal KAde, an exhibition that asks twelve contemporary artists 'to reflect upon the utopian ideal of a makeable world, within a world that turns out to be anything but makeable'.
Aziz Hazara has been awarded the sixth Future Generation Art Prize for Bow Echo. The jury has stated the video piece 'shows how artists continue to imagine complex independent ways of existence even amidst conflicts that seem never-ending'. He presents a solo exhibition at Stevenson in 2022.
Zanele Muholi exhibits as part of Known and Strange: Photographs from the Collection at the V&A Museum. 'The display highlights the diversity of a medium that, through its malleability, enables many different perspectives to be captured'.