Minnette Vári


Gallery News for Minnette Vári

Minnette Vári on group exhibition in Belgium

Minnette Vári’s seminal video work Alien features on Middle Gate II, a collaborative exhibition between MuHKA, the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, and cultural centre de Werft in Belgium (15 September – 11 November). The exhibition draws on the legend of Saint Dymphna, patroness of the possessed and mentally ill, and patron saint against epilepsy and insanity.

Kiluanji Kia Henda and Minnette Vári in Berlin

Kiluanji Kia Henda and Minnette Vári currently have work featured on The Incantation of the Disquieting Muse: On Divinity, Supra-Realities or the Exorcisement of Witchery at SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin. The exhibition deliberates around concepts of the supranatural beyond Western misconceptions – through an exhibition, performances, lectures, and other invocations. The project looks at how ‘witchery’ phenomena and practices manifest themselves within cultural, economical, political, religious and scientific spaces in Africa and beyond. The project is curated by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, presented by SAVVY Contemporary and the Goethe-Institut South Africa and runs until 7 August 2016.

Minnette Vári mid-career survey exhibition in Johannesburg

The comprehensive mid-career survey of the work of Minnette Vári titled Of Darkness and of Light, runs at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg until 26 March. Vári was one of the first, and is still one of few, South African women artists working significantly – and in international contexts – in digital and videographic media. The exhibition features several of her video installations, digital print series and works on paper, including some from the Standard Bank collection.

Minnette Vári on Art Basel Miami Beach Film Sector

Minnette Vári’s iconic video Quake has been included on the Art Basel Miami Beach Film Sector, and will be screened as part of the ‘Sea of Silence’ Short Film programme selected by David Gryn. “The artists in this program reflect on the poetic silence of the absent and,” the organisers explain, “in so doing, create a louder and much more visceral language.” Vári’s Quake is a reflection on contemporary geopolitics and the world existing in an apocalyptic mode. It portrays narratives of tumult handed on from ancient mythologies through to contemporary popular science fiction to the depiction and posturings of global news. Other artists included in ‘Sea of Silence’ include Tracey Emin, Camille Henrot and Marnie Weber. The programme will take place at SoundScape Park, Miami Beach at 10pm – 11pm, Thursday 3 December 2016.

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  • The Eleventh Hour Film

    The Eleventh Hour Monotype Series

    Life of Baubo

    Monomotapa Series


  • Solo exhibitions

    Minnette Vári / Songs of Excavation / 2013

    Minnette Vari / In the Viewing Room 2012

    Minnette Vári / Revenant / 2012

    Minnette Vari / Parallax / 2010

    Group exhibitions

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Summer Show / 2012

    Open End: An Exhibition of Paintings

    In Context / 2010

    Sphères 2009 / Le Moulin

  • Biography


    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Academic Record and Residencies

    Selected Articles and Reviews


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  • Press for Minnette Vári

    Minnette Vári / Sunday Independent / 7 February 2010

    Where two worlds meet by Mary Corrigall (5.9 MB)

    Minnette Vari / Artthrob / March - April 2008

    Minnette Vari at Goodman Cape by Lloyd Pollock (2.9 MB)

    Minnette Vari / Art South Africa / Vol 5 issue 4 winter 2007

    Review by Mary Corrigall (1 MB)

    Minnette Vari / Business Day / July 2005

    Shedding her skin by Braam Kruger (2.1 MB)

    Minnette Vári / Art South Africa / Vol 2 / Issue 2 / Summer 2003

    Strange Utopia  John Peffer in Conversation with Minnette Vari (627.8 KB)

    Minnette Vari / Artthrob / December 2003

    Minnette Vari's ritual of penance by Sue Williamson (871.5 KB)

    Minnette Vari / Tema Celeste Contemporary Art / October 2002

    Minnette Vari by Zurich (411.1 KB)

    Minnette Vári / Mail & Guardian / 05 October 2001

    Art pick of the week by Kathryn Smith (828 KB)

    Minnette Vari / Artthrob / 2001

    Minnette Vari at the Standard Bank Gallery by Brenda Atkinson (903.5 KB)

    Minnette Vari / Pretoria News / 20 April 1998

    City artist on the cutting edge by Geraldine Frohling (859.4 KB)