29 September 2018 - 24 January 2019
Wim Botha at the Norval Foundation
A solo exhibition by Wim Botha titled Heliostat opens at the Norval Foundation. Curated by Owen Martins, the show - 'organised around the idea of refraction' - features new sculpture and 'brings together key works in the South African artist’s career spanning two decades'.
12 September 2018 - 27 January 2019
Portia Zvavahera in Moscow
Portia Zvavahera is included in The Fabric of Felicity at the Garage Museum. Conceptualised as an international project showcasing clothes in art outside the context of the fashion industry, the exhibition seeks to 'undermine stereotypical notions of East and West, Global South and Global North'.
7 September - 9 December 2018
Mame-Diarra Niang in São Paulo
Mame-Diarra Niang features in sempre, nunca (always, never), an exhibition at the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo, curated by Wura-Natasha Ogunji. Titled Affective Affinities, this year's biennale aims to 'avoid an overarching theme that could prompt pre-established understandings.'
Pieter Hugo and Viviane Sassen feature in the 3rd Beijing Photo Biennial at the CAFA Museum. Titled Confusing Public and Private, this year's biennale forms part of the Special Exhibitions section of the 1st Beizhen International Photography Festival and will also be held at the Culture Industry Center of Beizhen.
Barthélémy Toguo exhibits with Soly Cisse at Galerie MAM: Art Contemporain in Cameroon. This collaboration is a continuation of a project first presented at the OFF-section of Dak'art, the 10th Dakar Biennal in 2010.
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'.
Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness exhibition travels to the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Curated by Renée Mussai, the show was most recently presented at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham.
Nandipha Mntambo and Serge Alain Nitegeka exhibit in Beyond Borders: Global Africa at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. The show 'reflects on this moment by considering how Africa and its artists have been at the center of complex histories of encounter and exchange for centuries'.
Guy Tillim is included in Ex Africa showing at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil Brasília, traveling from Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte. Featuring 18 artists from eight African countries, the exhibition seeks to highlight the connection between Africa and South America. This marks the last leg of this travelling exhibition.
Barthélémy Toguo presents a solo exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum titled The Beauty of Our Voice. The show features various bodies of work, a significant number having been created during a residency at the Watermill Center, New York, where Toguo was the 2018 Inga Maren Otto Fellow.
Barthélémy Toguo features in the 7th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, spread across various locations. This iteration includes over 50 site-specific artworks, exhibitions and musical performances seeking to 'question homogenous space'.
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'.
Pieter Hugo's survey exhibition, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, travels to the Museu Coleção Berardo. Curated by Uta Ruhkamp, the exhibition has previously shown at the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Dortmund and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
Bogosi Sekhukhuni exhibits in I Was Raised on the Internet at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Featuring nearly 100 works, the show 'documents a specific moment in time, beginning with 1998 and extending to the present, and focuses on the shifts that have occurred since the millennium'.
Meschac Gaba, Simon Gush and Nicholas Hlobo feature in African Metropolis. An Imaginary City curated by Simon Njami and Elena Motisi at MAXXI. The exhibition is divided into five chapters bringing together the works of around 40 artists reflecting on the on-going social and cultural transformations.
The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire presents a survey exhibition of photography by Viviane Sassen titled Hot Mirror. This exhibition combines a decade of images by the artist with new photographs and collages to create ‘image-poems’ that draw on Surrealist strategies of collage.
Fondation Blachère presents Homo Planta, an group exhibition by Barthélémy Toguo and four artists from Bandjoun Station - a centre for artistic exchange he founded in Cameroon. The exhibition is intended to evoke 'the presence of man in nature, in harmony'.
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'.