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Various artists on the Prospect.4 Triennial in New Orleans

Four Goodman artists – Alfredo Jaar, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Paulo Nazareth and Hank Willis Thomas – will participate in the Prospect.4 Triennial, titled The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp, in New Orleans (18 November – 25 February). Artworks commissioned for Prospect.4 will address themes of identity, displacement and cultural hybridity. Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, the triennial acts like a citywide exhibition and is staged at 17 venues around New Orleans, with an emphasis on the Mississippi River waterfront.

Kudzanai Chiurai and Kiluanji Kia Henda on exhibition in São Paulo

Chiurai and Kia Henda are included on a group exhibition, Ex Africa, at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil (11 October – 30 December). Curated by Alfons Hug, the exhibition features work by various African artists whose work deals with the continent, its peoples’ migration and the diaspora. The exhibition will travel to various venues around Brazil, from Rio de Janeiro to Brasília, throughout 2018.

Kiluanji Kia Henda at Frieze Projects in London

As Frieze’s Artist of the Year for 2017, Kiluanji Kia Henda participates in this year’s Frieze Projects programme, curated by Raphael Gygax, in London (5 – 8 October). As an exhibition of specially commissioned artworks with support from the LUMA Foundation, Frieze Projects enables the participating artists to realise large-scale, conceptual installations. Entitled Under the Silent Eye of Lenin, Kia Henda’s winning proposal is a two-part installation, taking the cult of Marxism-Leninism after independence in Angola as its starting point and drawing parallels between witchcraft practices during Angola’s civil war and science fiction narratives used by Cold War superpowers. Looking at how fictional fantasy and its power of manipulation becomes a vital weapon in situations of extreme violence, Kia Henda’s performative installation will change throughout the duration of the fair.

Broomberg & Chanarin, Jaar and Kia Henda exhibit in Stockholm

Works by four Goodman Gallery artists – Broomberg & Chanarin, Alfredo Jaar and Kiluanji Kia Henda – form part of the Bonniers Konsthall’s group exhibition, The Image of War, in Stockholm (19 September – 14 January). With artworks from more than 30 international artists, the exhibition explores images of violence, their agency, and the relationships between those who create images, those who are depicted and those who see the final result. Curated by Theodor Ringborg, the exhibition and its participating artists not only depict images of violence but examine the function of these images and the politics formulated as a consequence.


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  • In the days of a Dark Safari

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    Kiluanji Kia Henda / In the Days of a Dark Safari / 2017

    Group exhibitions

    the silences between / 2017

    South-South: Let me begin again

    In Context: Where We Are

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Young, Gifted and Black / Curated by Hank Willis Thomas / 2015

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    Young, Gifted and Black / City Press / October 2015

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