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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.

Solo show for Sam Nhlengethwa in the United States

The University of Michigan hosts a solo exhibition for Sam Nhlengethwa, titled In Focus: Sam Nhlengethwa, following their recent acquisition of two artworks from the Tributes series (until 10 December). For his Tribute series, Nhlengethwa created a body of work that pays homage to several artists that have, in his words, “paved the way for South African art”. These include South African artists such as Goldblatt, Kentridge, and Sekoto, but also international artists including Bearden, Matisse, and Basquiat. In recognising their influences upon his own work, the artist shows an exchange of ideas within and across borders that moves past the oft-stated influence of African artworks on European modernist artists.

Sam Nhlengethwa on residency in France

Sam Nhlengethwa is the artist in residence at the Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art (SAFFCA) in Saint Emilion, France, from May to July 2017. Through its residency program in France and Knysna, SAFFCA aims to support and promote the work of artists from Southern Africa.

Breitz, Goldblatt & Nhlengethwa at British Art Museum

South Africa: The Art of a Nation at London’s British Museum includes an work from David Goldblatt’s photographic series The Transported of KwaNdebele, Candice Breitz’s video work Extra, and It Left Him Cold by Sam Nhlengethwa. It runs until 26 February 2017.


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  • Solo exhibitions

    Sam Nhlengethwa / The Past and the Present ... Now is the Time / 2016

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Some Final Tributes / 2014

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Conversations / 2012

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Kind of Blue / 2010

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Tributes / 2008

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Townships Re-Visited / 2006

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Glimpses of the Fifties and Sixties / 2004

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Jozi People / 2001

    Group exhibitions

    the silences between / 2017

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Summer Show / 2012

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    The Marks We Make / 2010

  • Biography

    Solo Exhibitions

    Group Exhibitions

    Teaching, Lectureships and Workshop

    Professional Appointments and Consultation

    Conference and Workshop Participation

    Awards and Merits

    Academic Record and Residencies

    Collections

    Selected Articles and Reviews


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  • Press for Sam Nhlengethwa

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Business Day Live / South Africa / 26 June 2015

    HALF ART: Sobering slice of our fragility By Chris Thurman (95.9 KB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / The Sunday Independent / South Africa / 8 March 2015

    At home with Sam Nhlengethwa By Paul Duncan (2.4 MB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Art South Africa / South Africa / 1 December 2014

    Some final Tributes by Tsholofelo Moche (2.7 MB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / City Press / South Africa / 28 September 2014

    Modern Master by Percy Mabandu (247.5 KB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 4 July 2014

    Sam Nhlengethwa's palate for fine things by Stefanie Jason (427.7 KB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / SA's definitive Jazz guide / South Africa / 9 April 2014

    PORTRAIT[S] OF A JAZZ PAINTER – 1994 STANDARD BANK YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNER SAM NHLENGETHWA by Jeffrey Mathethe Sehume (542.5 KB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / City Press / Johannesburg / 27 July 2014

    Fine China for charity by Percy Mabandu (234.8 KB)

    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)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / Sunday Times / South Africa / 29 August 2010

    Sam pays tribute to jazz giant by Robyn Sassen (2.2 MB)

    Sam Nhlengethwa / The Native Aesthetic / South Africa / 30 August 2010

    On jazz and art by Mpo Moshe (213 KB)