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‘Hacer Noche’ group exhibition in Mexico to feature Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, Haroon Gunn-Salie, William Kentridge, and David Koloane

Hacer Noche is a new initiative bringing contemporary art and artists from Southern Africa to the town of Oaxaca in Mexico for a series of exhibitions, residencies, publications and a conference (10 November – 5 February). The project is the first of its kind to explore historic cross-cultural links between Mexico and Southern Africa through the lens of contemporary art. Hacer Noche explores this connection using the theme of death and differing understandings of its occurrence as a means for finding shared ways of relating to the history of these two postcolonial regions – prominently highlighted on the programme by William Kentridge’s danse macabre installation, More Sweetly Play the Dance, alongside work by Kendell Geers, David Goldblatt, Haroon Gunn-Salie, David Koloane and others.

Koalane and Nhlengethwa on group exhibition at the University of Johannesburg

TRANS a group exhibition at the UJ Art Gallery features work by David Koalane and Sam Nhlengethwa (15 August – 19 September). Brazilian curator Daniella Géo has selected a group of artists from 11 countries whose works explore ideas of transit and movement. The exhibition as a whole pays tribute to institutions that act as trans-cultural and trans-continental advocates for advancement, with Koalane and Nhlengethwa in particular being chosen for their contributions made to this effort through the Bag Factory.

David Koloane and Rose Shakinovsky on abstraction show at Iziko South African National Gallery

David Koloane and Rose Shakinovsky feature on the Iziko South African National Gallery’s Assessing Abstraction group exhibition in Cape Town (opens 13 August). The exhibition, curated by Hayden Proud, showcases artworks and seldom-seen examples from Iziko’s collections and the national gallery’s acquisitions of non-figurative painting and sculpture, from the very first purchases of non-figurative work made some 60 years ago until the present.

David Koloane and Sam Nhlengethwa at JAG

Works by David Koloane and Sam Nhlengethwa form part of the Weltkulturen Museum’s collection and traveling exhibition, A Labour of Love, on show at the Johannesburg Art Gallery (opens 13 August). Co-curated by Gabi Ncgobo and Dr. Yvette Mutumba, with assistance from fine art students at the University of the Witwatersrand, the exhibition explores artworks from this collection whilst showcasing contemporary artistic productions from South African artists who examined these historic pieces from various angles. The majority of these historic works was created in the mid-1980s when outbreaks of violence between anti-apartheid organisations and the nationalist apartheid government led to a national state of emergency.

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    David Koloane / In the City / 2016

    David Koloane / Twenty Ten and Other Things

    Group exhibitions

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Open End: An Exhibition of Paintings

    The Marks We Make / 2010

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  • Press for David Koloane

    David Koloane / Classic Feel / South Africa / August 2014

    Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America at the Saatchi Gallery by Lore Watterson (737.7 KB)

    David Koloane / Mail & Guardian / May 2010

    Koloane's City in Motion by Miles Keylock (2.3 MB)

    South Africa's exhibition at the Venice Biennale / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / April 19-25 2013

    An imperfect past and its impact on the present by Brent Meersman (306.3 KB)