Penny Siopis - Open Form/Open Studio

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.

Zanele Muholi at Stedelijk Museum

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.

... and Autograph, London

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.

Various artists at  Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea

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 at Montpellier Danse 2017

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

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 in Zurich

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.

Viviane Sassen at the Deichtorhallen

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 at Fotografia Europea

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.

New African Photography in Ulm

Edson ChagasSimon 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 at Kunstraum Baden

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'.

Focus on Africa at Fondation Louis Vuitton

Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier features Nicholas HloboJane 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 in Belgium

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.

Award for Penny Siopis' Time and Again
Time and Again, Penny Siopis' monograph edited by Gerrit Olivier, spanning 35 years of her career and accompanying her survey exhibition, has won the Creative Collections category at the 2017 Humanities and Social Sciences Book Awards.
Afrique Capitales in Paris and Lille

Meschac Gaba, Simon GushNicholas Hlobo, Moshekwa LangaNandipha 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.

Pieter Hugo, NGV Australia

Work by Pieter Hugo will be appearing in the Contemporary Photography section of the National Gallery of Victoria Festival of Photography in Melbourne.

Pieter Hugo at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents a survey of Pieter Hugo's work, titled Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, in February 2017 - the artist's first solo museum show in Germany. The show, spanning 13 years of work, is accompanied by a new monograph.
Sekhukhuni wins a Prix Net Art award

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, Stoschek Collection

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 on Shifting Views

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