16 November 2023 - 7 July 2024
Mame-Diarra Niang in Cape Town
Zeitz MOCAA presents Self as a Forgotten Monument, a survey of Mame-Diarra Niang's work. Featuring sound, installation and Niang's key photographic trilogies, the exhibition is conceptualised as 'an invitation to embrace the artist’s notion of the ‘plasticity of territory''.
October 2023 - January 2024
Read .info issue 15 here
.info dives into museum shows by our artists, engages in conversation with Georgina Gratrix, highlights Viviane Sassen's new monograph, and pays tribute to gallery director Andrew da Conceicao. Plus our latest Collect Call, a calendar of exhibitions and more.
18 October 2023 - 11 February 2024
Viviane Sassen in Paris
The Maison Européenne de la Photographie presents Viviane Sassen's first retrospective in France. Comprising over 200 works, Phosphor – Art & Fashion brings together photography, collage, painting and video created by the artist over the last thirty years.
11 October - 24 November 2023
Neo Matloga at the Larnaca Biennale
Neo Matloga features in Home Away from Home, the third Larcana Biennale. Curated by Yev Kravt, this edition aims to take the audience on an 'exploratory journey through definitions of belonging, from the deep-rooted to the distant'.
Katz in London
Bronwyn Katz has been awarded the second Spirit Now London Acquisition Prize, in collaboration with Frieze London. As part of the prize, work by the artist is donated to the Hepworth Wakefield, becoming a permanent part of the museum's collection.
26 August 2023 - February 2024
Dada Khanyisa at JAG
As the winner of the 2022 FNB Art Prize, Dada Khanyisa presents Cape Town, a new solo exhibition at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. The show acts as a 'semi-autobiographical notebook of the of spaces and moments that have shaped them in the Mother City'.
Penny Siopis's first retrospective in Europe takes place at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens. Curated by Katerina Gregos, the exhibition brings together the entirety of her practice while highlighting her mark on a generation of younger artists.
Pieter Hugo features in Man & Mining at the Museum der Arbeit. The show aims to 'connect the asymmetries of global resource extraction and the concrete consequences for people in the Global South with a discussion of consumer behavior'.
Portia Zvavahera is included in Making Their Mark at the Shah Garg Foundation. Curated by Cecilia Alemani, the exhibition features the works of the 'most significant women artists from the last eight decades', highlighing how they 'rechart art history through their singular, iconic practices'.
Jane Alexander and Moshekwa Langa feature in Arte Povera and South African Art: In Conversation curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe and Ilaria Bernardi. The show aims to 'further develop the bridges between Italy and South Africa, using art as universal language'.
Paulo Nazareth and Jo Ractliffe feature in the second chapter of The Struggle of Memory by the Deutsche Bank Collection. This iteration features 'artworks that explore in different ways the traces of history all around us while proposing alternative, sometimes subversive strategies of looking at the past'.
Bronwyn Katz features in SIGHTLINES on Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa. Curated by Drew Thompson, the exhibtion draws art historical links, bringing 'leading contemporary artists into conversation with historic African metal arts'.
Portia Zvavahera features in Revered and Feared: Feminine Power in Art and Belief at CaixaForum, Madrid. The exhibition 'traces the spiritual influence of women throughout history and across six continents, providing a dialogue with sculptures, sacred objects and contemporary works of art'.
Edson Chagas, Mawande Ka Zenzile, Dada Khanyisa, Moshekwa Langa, Neo Matloga, Simphiwe Ndzube, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi and Barthélémy Toguo exhibit in Africa Supernova at Kunsthal KAde. Drawn from the collection of Carla and Pieter Schulting, the show aims to provide 'a layered picture of how African artists reflect on their self-image'.
Mame-Diarra Niang features in UNBOUND: PERFORMANCE AS RUPTURE at the Julia Stoschek Foundation. The show 'examines how different generations of artists have called upon the body in relation to the camera to refuse oppressive ideologies' from the 1960s to today.
Neo Matloga and Barthélémy Toguo form part of Insistent Presence: Contemporary African Art from the Chazen Collection. The exhibition at the Chazen Museum of Art features works that 'offer depictions of past and present life in Africa and invite visitors to reflect on their lives, relationships and the 21st-century world'.
Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi exhibits in Resistance Training: Arts, Sports, and Civil Rights at the Broad Museum of Art, Michigan State University. The show focuses on the 'shared values between artists and athletes in the advancement of social justice-related issues'.
Edson Chagas features in A World in Common: Contemporary African Photography at Tate Modern. Incorporating film and audio, the show seeks to 'explore the many ways images travel across histories and geographies'.
Wim Botha features in Chimères, a group exhibition by Fondation Blachère, highlighting works from their collection. The show takes place at La Gare de Bonnieux in France.
Jo Ractliffe is awarded a 2022 honorary fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society, recognising 'exceptional and innovative work'. This year's awards celebrate practitioners who 'incite change and bring about personal, social, and cultural wellbeing'.
Odili Donald Odita is among the 2022 recipients of a fellowship by the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. The award recognizes how Odita 'uses color and pattern in abstract paintings, murals, and other public artworks that place African art and culture in dialogue with Western aesthetics'.
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'.
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'.