14 February – 18 May 2018
Nicholas Hlobo at the Maitland Institute
Nicholas Hlobo presents an immersive installation titled Umthamo with Cinga Samson at the Maitland Institute. Alluding expansively to the experience of nourishment, in this exhibition Hlobo elevates his investigation of the materiality of copper through a playful engagement with space.
16 February - 13 May 2018
Zanele Muholi at LUMA Westbau
Zanele Muholi's first institutional solo show in Switzerland opens at LUMA Westbau. In addition to a comprehensive selection of works from Faces and Phases, Brave Beauties and Somnyama Ngonyama, the exhibition includes a screening programme of Muholi's documentaries.
Robin Rhode wins the 2018 Zurich Art Prize
Robin Rhode has been awarded the 2018 Zurich Art Prize. The jury expressed enthusiasm about Rhode's practice of integrating the audience as well as his handling of constructivist borrowings. Rhode will produce a solo exhibition in October 2018 at Museum Haus Konstruktiv as part of the prize.
put your heart under your feet...and walk! by Steven Cohen will be presented at KLAP Maison pour la danse. This year's programme is titled 'De Genres'.
Steven Cohen presents the performance of put your heart under your feet...and walk! for first time in South Africa at Dance Umbrella 2018. The work premiered at the 37th Montpellier Danse Festival and will be take place at the Wits Theatre.
Penny Siopis features in To see this story better, close your eyes, a group exhibition that combines film, audio recordings and texts that employ narrative as a technique, subject or medium. The work is deliberately positioned in the gallery to prompt multiple and overlapping readings.
Work by Zanele Muholi features in Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials a travelling exhibition organised by the Palmer Museum of Art. The show brings together sixty works by thirty contemporary artists to explore society's environmental, aesthetic, and technological involvement with plastic.
An exhibition by Meleko Mokgosi titled Bread, Butter, and Power opens at the Fowler Museum at UCLA. This body of work forms the newest chapter in his ongoing series Democratic Intuition.
Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama exhibition travels to Fotografiska. The show is curated by Renée Mussai and presented in partnership with Autograph ABP.
Edson Chagas, Meschac Gaba, Jo Ractliffe, Viviane Sassen and Kemang Wa Lehulere feature in More For Less at A4 Arts Foundation. Curated by Josh Ginsburg, the exhibition is focused on 'works and practices that fluidly seek to engage entropy and efficiency, waste, residue and offcuts, transactions, propositions, and serious play'.
Zanele Muholi features in Multiple Medium: Photographs from the Collection, a group exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Difficult love, a documentary by the artist, will be screened on Thursday 1 March.
Nicholas Hlobo, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Odili Donald Odita exhibit in Abstract Minded: Works by Six Contemporary African Artists at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. The exhibition spotlights artists pursuing 'abstraction as a way of engaging in a broader conversation about art' and was previously shown at the N’namdi Center for Contemporary, Detroit.
Guy Tillim is included in Ex Africa showing at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil. Featuring eighteen artists from eight African countries, the exhibition seeks to highlight the connection between Africa and South America.
Portia Zvavahera features in The Contested Body at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. This group exhibition approaches the human body 'not as a fixed and stable entity, but rather as a fluid, contested site for the creation of meaning'.
Zanele Muholi has been named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of their work in the arts and the LGBTQI community. They currently have a 'homecoming' exhibition at the Durban Art Gallery - the first solo show in the city of their birth.
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Pieter Hugo's mid-career survey exhibition, travels to the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (MMK) in Dortmund, Germany. The exhibition, previously at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, will be on show until May 2018.
Kemang Wa Lehulere has won the Malcolm McLaren Award presented by Performa in recognition of artists who stage 'an innovative and thought-provoking performance' during the New York-based biennial. Wa Lehulere received the prize for his work I Cut My Skin to Liberate the Splinter.
Penny Siopis and Odili Donald Odita are among the artists showing on Prospect.4, the New Orleans triennial. Titled The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp and curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, 'P.4 takes the city’s distinctive character as a point of departure to investigate global concerns'.
The Market Photo Workshop presents Faces and Phases 11, a special project by Zanele Muholi that celebrates the 11th anniversary of her acclaimed portrait series documenting black lesbian and transgender individuals from South Africa and beyond.
Works from Pieter Hugo's 1994 series feature in Dangerous Art at the Haifa Museum of Art. This exhibition 'revolves around artists' response to limitations placed on civil freedom, in Israel and worldwide'.
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.
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.