22-25 September 2017
Zeitz MOCAA opens in Cape Town
Nandipha Mntambo, Edson Chagas, Zanele Muholi, Nicholas Hlobo and Penny Siopis are among the artists whose work is on show at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, which opens its doors to the public from 22 to 25 September at the V&A Waterfront.
September - November 2017
Wa Lehulere's Bird Song in Rome
Kemang Wa Lehulere's Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year exhibition, Bird Song, travels to Rome’s MAXXI museum from 27 September to 26 November. Wa Lehulere is also included in the 15th Istanbul Biennial, themed a good neighbour and curated by Elmgreen & Dragset.
July - October 2017
Zanele Muholi in Amsterdam and London
Zanele Muholi is exhibiting at the Stedelijk Museum (until 15 October) and Autograph ABP (till 28 October), her first institutional solos in Amsterdam and London. More than 60 of her Somnyama Ngonyama self-portraits are in the London show.
Zander Blom features in Core Remission, a group exhibition at gr_und project space. The show explores the idea of abstraction as 'a hyper material enabling a meta-existence of motion'.
Under the Sun, a survey exhibition by Robin Rhode, opens at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. This is the artist's first institutional show in Israel and spans the breadth of his oeuvre.
Kemang Wa Lehulere exhibits in Buried in the Mix at MEWO Kunsthalle. This group show presents songs, soundtracks, club music, music videos and field recordings as statements that question, disorient and reconstitute the cultural memory and historical processes of the diaspora.
Ziphozenkosi Dayile and Kemang Wa Lehulere have curated the inaugural exhibition at A4 Arts Foundation, You and I, which includes work by, among others, Zanele Muholi, Moshekwa Langa and Meschac Gaba.
Iseeyou by Simon Gush is included in Avant-Noir Volume 3, a film programme curated by Greg de Cuir Jr that surveys recent work by African and African diaspora film and video artists, alongside those engaging with African cultures.
Edson Chagas, Simon Gush and Zanele Muholi feature in a group show titled Madgermanes / Mystery Of Foreign Affairs. Spread across various locations, the exhibition 'searches for a collective cultural and political history that questions the motifs of home and hope, identity and affiliation, and focuses on the deconstruction of hegemonic concepts.'
Simon Gush exhibits in the first edition of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie themed Farewell Photography. The biennale was born out of what was previously known as the Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, launched in 2005.
The 2017 edition of MOMENTA, themed What Does the Image Stand For?, includes various works by Zanele Muholi. The Biennale 'invites viewers to take a critical stance toward the testimonial value of lens-based images'.
A solo exhibition of Viviane Sassen's work takes place at Foto Kunst Stadform. Focusing on her Lexicon, Flamboya and Parasomnia series, the exhibition observes how Sassen's images 'can be located both in staged and in documentary photography.'
Organ Vida International Photography Festival will present a solo exhibition of Pieter Hugo works titled Verisimilar Worlds: The West African Works 2005-2010. The show will consist works from Hugo's 'Nollywood', 'Permanent Error' and 'Gadawan Kura – The Hyena Men I and II' series and will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.
A solo presentation of Viviane Sassen's UMBRA works will be shown at Fotografiska, including eight series of photographs, videos, light and sound installations.
Work from Zanele Muholi's 'Faces and Phases' series is included in The Face: A Search for Clues at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum. The exhibition looks at questions around self-image and communication.
Work by Meschac Gaba features in Their Own Harlems, a group exhibition considering 'different aspects of urban life, such as the ritual of moving through the city and the direct observation of scenes on the street, to illustrate how the city has served as a source of inspiration for artists across generations'.
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.
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.
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