April - July 2017
Penny Siopis - Open Form/Open Studio
Penny Siopis - who recently received an honorary doctorate from Rhodes University - is in residence at the Maitland Institute, working in situ on large-scale paintings. The space is open to the public (Wednesdays 11am to 3pm, and by appointment), offering a rare opportunity to see how her glue and ink paintings evolve.
8 July - 15 October 2017
Zanele Muholi at Stedelijk Museum
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam will present a major solo exhibition by Zanele Muholi. Her Somnyama Ngonyama series of self-portraits will be shown alongside previously unseen works from her acclaimed Faces and Phases and Brave Beauties series. The documentary We Live in Fear (2013) will also be screened.
14 July - 28 October 2017
... and Autograph, London
More than 60 photographs from Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama series will be exhibited at Autograph ABP, from early images made in 2014 to new works that have not been shown before. This will be the artist's first institutional solo exhibition in London and will be accompanied by a newspaper-style publication.
Pieter Hugo, Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo will be included in AFRICA. Telling a world at Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea. The exhibition curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg and Ginevra Bria will feature 33 artists from the continent and its diaspora.
Steven Cohen is included in the 37th Montpellier Danse Festival. His performance Put your heart under your feet ... and walk/ to Elu will combine visual arts, performance, video, sound, dance and ballet in a tribute to Elu, his late collaborator.
Jo Ractliffe and Viviane Sassen are included in an exhibition of contemporary photographic seascapes titled Sea Views. The exhibition, to be held in the Philips Wing of the museum, focuses on each piece as an extensive exercise in 'air, light and tide'.
NTU, of which Bogosi Sekhukhuni is a part, is included in Americans 2017 which showcases new productions by 19 artists 'reflecting the influence of US-based ‘computerized processes’ over information, aspirations and concerns'. The exhibtion is curated by Simon Castets and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
UMBRA by Viviane Sassen is showing at the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen. Sassen has made a new series of works that focus on the play of light and shadow, supplementing these with previously unseen images from her archives.
Pieter Hugo is included in Up to Now. Fabrica Photography showing as part of Fotografia Europea. Fabrica has selected 37 photographers and over one hundred works, and this review focusses on the works of young photographers that have gained international recognition over the years.
Edson Chagas, Simon Gush and Mame-Diarra Niang are included in Recent Histories - New African Photography at the Walther Collection. Featuring 14 contemporary artists of African descent, born in the early 1970s and onwards, the exhibition investigates social identity, questions of belonging and an array of sociopolitical concerns.
Meschac Gaba shows among various artists in Markets and Man: of economic and other values. The artists have been asked to 'put up new contexts for discussion, drawing threads between emotions and capital'.
Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier features Nicholas Hlobo, Jane Alexander, Moshekwa Langa, Zanele Muholi, Kemang Wa Lehulere and Bogosi Sekhukhuni on Being There, South Africa; Barthélémy Toguo on The Insiders; and Robin Rhode and Meleko Mokgosi as part of the Louis Vuitton collection.
Anton Kannemeyer shows in Frans Masereel and Contemporary Art: Resistance in Images. The exhibition looks at Masereel's ideas in dialogue with the work of contemporary artists, highlighting their social commitment.
Meschac Gaba, Simon Gush, Nicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa Langa, Nandipha Mntambo and Guy Tillim are included on Afrique Capitales, curated by Simon Njami, at La Villette in Paris (including the Mois de la Photo) and the Gare Saint Sauveur in Lille.
Work by Pieter Hugo will be appearing in the Contemporary Photography section of the National Gallery of Victoria Festival of Photography in Melbourne.
Rhizome, the New York–based digital arts organisation, has named Bogosi Sekhukhuni as one of three winners of its annual Prix Net Art award. This year, each winner is awarded an unrestricted prize of $5 000, funded by the Chronus Art Center in Shanghai.
Nandipha Mntambo is included in an exhibition at the Julia Stoschek Collection titled Jaguars and Electric Eels. The exhibition investigates an alternative interpretation of anthropology and zoology.
Robin Rhode's Pan's Opticon Studies is included in Shifting Views: People & Politics in Contemporary African Art, an exhibition drawn from the collection of the Baltimore Museum of Art