11 May - 24 November 2019
Mawande Ka Zenzile at the SA Pavilion
Mawande Ka Zenzile is one of three artists selected for the South African Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Curated by Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu, the pavilion responds to the biennale's theme, May You Live in Interesting Times, with an exhibition on collective fortitude titled The Stronger We Become.
11 May - 24 November 2019
Muholi and Wa Lehulere in Venice
Zanele Muholi and Kemang Wa Lehulere are among the artists who will participate in the 58th Venice Biennale's main exhibition, May You Live in Interesting Times, curated by Ralph Rugoff and highlighting 'a view of art’s social function as embracing both pleasure and critical thinking'.
13 April – 4 August 2019
Wim Botha in North Carolina
Wim Botha presents Still Life with Discontent across two venues - the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh and the 21c Museum Hotel in Durham. Featuring major works such as his Prism 13 (Dead Pietà) alongside new site-specific installations, the exhibition opens on 13 April.
Paulo Nazareth has his first solo US museum exhibition at the ICA Miami. He will present a series of commissions that consider an alternative political history of Latin America, emphasising its marginalised protagonists, among other works.
Amref Health Africa will honour Zanele Muholi with the Rees Visionary Award at the 2019 ArtBall. This award is given in recognition of persons 'creating exceptional work that educates, inspires, and emboldens the viewer through these challenging times'.
Steven Cohen and Zanele Muholi show in Lignes de vies – une exposition de légendes (Lines of Lives - an exhibition of legends). It aims to 'build a reflection on staging and self-representation and deconstruct, analyze, criticize or question the phenomena and processes that shape and legitimize identity / identities'.
Wim Botha, Hylton Nel, Claudette Schreuders and Berni Searle exhibit in KKNK25, a retrospective celebration uniting the festival's featured artists over past 24 years.
A screening of Difficult Love by Zanele Muholi takes place at the Cineteca Nacional, Coyacán, Mexico City, followed by a Q&A style discussion. Timed to correlate with Human Rights Day in South Africa, the screening forms part of a larger programme looking at Muholi's activism.
Meschac Gaba and Kemang Wa Lehulere are included in the 14th Sharjah Biennale themed Leaving the Echo Chamber. This edition is organised as three unique exhibitions curated by Zoe Butt, Omar Kholeif and Claire Tancons.
Moshekwa Langa and Nicholas Hlobo feature in Material Insanity at the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL). The exhibition is framed as a reaction to 'a growing interest in contemporary art directed towards a focus on transient or intangible artworks'.
Hot Mirror by Viviane Sassen travels to the Musée Des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle. The exhibition debuted at the Hepworth Wakefield, weaving 10 years of work and an immersive installation to create ‘a sort of self-portrait’.
Museo Kaluz, Mexico City has commissioned the installation ‘The Rain Prayers’ by Simphiwe Ndzube as the museum's inaugural sculptural installation. The museum is set to be fully open to the public from March 2019.
Berni Searle is the Maitland Institute's artist-in-residence with a project titled Press II Pause. The opening celebration featured recently gathered visual material, alongside related existing works, which provide a context for Searle’s ongoing concerns.
Work by Zanele Muholi features in Show Me as I Want to Be Seen at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Taking the work of late artist and writer Claude Cahun and her lifelong lover and collaborator Marcel Moore as its starting point, the show 'examines the empowered representation of fluid and complex identity'.
Penny Siopis and Kemang Wa Lehulere feature in an exhibition by Conversations in Gondwana at the São Paulo Cultural Center. The exhibition comprises of collaborative works and a section of independent works titled Archipelago. The platform will also feature a public program with a series of open conversations and performances.
Nicholas Hlobo presents Unyukelo, a solo exhibition at the SCAD Museum of Art responding to historic narratives of the American South. Hlobo’s installation of two-dimensional and sculptural works explores the materiality of copper piping.
Zanele Muholi and Barthélémy Toguo exhibit in the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Curated by Anita Dube under the title Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, the biennale 'asks and searches for questions in the hope of dialogue'.
Viviane Sassen exhibits in Bauhaus und die Fotografie - Zum Neuen Sehen in der Gegenwartskunst (Bauhaus and Photography - On New Visions in Contemporary Art). This travelling exhibition asks how the movement 'contributes to the further development of photographic image languages today' and will begin at NRW Forum in Düsseldorf.
Robin Rhode features in The Street: Where The World Is Made at MAXXI. Curated by Hou Hanru, this group show observes 'the street as a place of sharing and innovation, the principal laboratory for artists, architects and creatives'.
Simphiwe Ndzube features in an exhibition of New Acquisitions by the Rubell Family Collection. Each of the artists will be represented by multiple works in their own room.
Jane Alexander, Pieter Hugo, Viviane Sassen and Guy Tillim feature in Evoking Reality at Daimler Contemporary. The exhibition 'presents objects of political photography and video art that formulate new concepts of approaching current images of reality' and is 'devoted to contemporary strategies that distance themselves from established principles of representation and popular narratives of photo journalism'.
Zanele Muholi has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at the 2018 Royal Photographic Society Awards and Aperture has received the 2018 Lucie award for 'Book Publisher of the Year' for their work on the artist's latest publication, Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness. Book launches and signings have taken place in New York, Oslo, Paris and Johannesburg and will continue in Cape Town.
Wim Botha is among 31 artists featured in Damals nicht, jetzt nicht, niemals: not then, not now, never, an exhibition functioning as a mobile memorial of the end of the First World War in 1918. To visibly bear the idea of peace worldwide, it will travel to the UN headquarters in New York City in 2019.
Steven Cohen performs put your heart under your feet... and walk! / to Elu in various locations across France and Switzerland including Le Manège in Reims; Les Subsistances in Lyon; the Gessnerallee Zürich (2019) and the théâtre Auditorium de Poitiers (2019).
Zanele Muholi features in A Sheet of Paper Can Become a Knife at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery. The exhibition brings together ten contemporary artists who are connected by the struggle against violence.
Pieter Hugo features in Civilization: The Way We Live Now opening the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea. Set to travel to Beijing, Melborne and Marseille, the show aims to 'stress the fact that contemporary civilization is an extremely complex collective enterprise.
Zanele Muholi and Serge Alain Nitegeka show in Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting at the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Presented on the occasion of the institution’s 60th anniversary, the show traces the collection’s growth from its origins to today. A new major installation by Nitegeka will be unveiled during the exhibition.
Portia Zvavahera is among 29 artists showing in Five Bhobh – Painting at the End of an Era, a survey of contemporary painting from Zimbabwe, at Zeitz MOCAA. The show looks at how artists have 'manipulated this medium as a way of subtly articulating complex issues, speaking in intricate, allegorical codes'.
Pieter Hugo is included in In This Imperfect Present Moment at the Seattle Art Museum. The exhibition combines the work of 15 artists who 'convey vibrant narratives that resonate across global boundaries'.