Gallery News
14 February 2018

Solo museum show for Broomberg and Chanarin at Centre Pompidou

Marking the twentieth anniversary of Broomberg and Chanarin’s collaborative practice, the Centre Pompidou hosts a solo exhibition for the duo featuring their Divine Violence installation (21 February – 21 May). In the exhibition, Broomberg and Chanarin create a powerful artistic gesture which focuses on the violence contained in the Holy Bible. Through the installation, inspired by the personally annotated Bible of Bertolt Brecht, the viewer is immersed in a body of text and images from the Archive of Modern Conflict, thereby weaving painful links between wars and the religious scripture.

25 October 2017

Major museum show for William Kentridge in Madrid

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid hosts a solo show, William Kentridge. Enough and More Than Enough (1 November – 19 March). Curated by Manuel Borja-Villel and Soledad Liaño, the exhibition focuses on Kentridge’s stage work – including theatre, opera and performance – and uses it as a lens through which to approach his sculptural projects. In its broad selection of materials and media, the show pays heed to the synergies between the artist’s visual art and stage work, in addition to the particular focal points and formalisations set out in each project.

11 February 2018

Hank Willis Thomas on residency in Hong Kong

Hank Willis Thomas participates in the Hong Kong Art Centre’s Visiting Artists Residency Series in Wan Chai (18 – 25 February). During his time in residence, Thomas intends to contribute towards the HKAC’s 39-year long legacy and its unique role in engaging Hong Kong’s communities with contemporary art and arts education.

08 February 2018

Kentridge’s ‘Triumphs and Laments’ on exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston’s Emerson College hosts a solo exhibition of William Kentridge’s Triumphs and Laments project (15 February – 14 April). Hosted in the Emerson Urban Arts: Media Art Gallery, the exhibition features the complete set of eight aquatint etchings and woodcuts, used as remnants of the 550m frieze, two long maquettes that diagram the processional, a set of monumental stencils, and a video showing the opening performance in Rome.

06 February 2018

Breitz’s ‘Profile’ on exhibition in Finland

Having recently been acquired by the Saastamoinen Foundation, Candice Breitz’s Profile is included on an exhibition of the Foundation’s collection, titled Touch / Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection, at the Espoo Museum of Modern Art in Finland (13 February – 16 September 2018). The exhibition is made up of three different sections – Human, space and encounters; Human, identity and body; and Human and power respectively – with the overarching theme of humanity at its core. As a permanent exhibition at the institution, the works on show will change periodically to feature new acquisitions in the collection.

04 February 2018

Solo museum show for Hank Willis Thomas in Virginia

Following their acquisition of photographic works from Thomas’ Branded/Unbranded series, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Virginia hosts a solo exhibition for the artist (11 February – 10 June). Thomas’ Branded/Unbranded photographs reconsider classic advertisements from the last 100 years – minus their original text. Released from any context, brand, product or messaging, the previously subliminal images are free to speak more directly to what is being sold: the constructed identity and reinforced stereotypes of white women in the U.S. over time.

03 February 2018

ruby onyinyechi amanze receives prestigious award from the Montblanc Cultural Foundation

ruby onyiyechi amanze is one of three recipients, alongside Mercedes Dorame and Emmanuelle Lainé, of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation’s Artist Commission Program award. Awarded annually, the program enables emerging artists to produce new works within the context of an institutional exhibition, a biennial, or an arts festival. Speaking about the recipients, Montblanc Cultural Foundation Chairmen Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath said, ‘[t]he selection acknowledges the work of three incredibly talented artists who… have been pushing the formal boundaries of their respective disciplines… Giving artists both the freedom and a platform to express themselves is at the heart of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation’s purpose”. amanze will be presenting the commissioned artworks at the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo in September.

02 February 2018

Alfredo Jaar on a group show in Norway’s National Gallery

Work by Alfredo Jaar is included on the Norwegian National Gallery’s group exhibition, “Faithless Pictures”:, in Oslo (9 February – 13 May). In the exhibition, the works selected highlight the complex relationship between image and reality – an important theme which contemporary artists continue to address, especially given the ever-increasing number of images we are exposed to daily.

02 February 2018

Various artists on Standard Bank Gallery’s latest group exhibition

Works by six Goodman Gallery artists – Lisa Brice, Kudzanai Chiurai, Hasan and Husain Essop, Robert Hodgins, William Kentridge and Diane Victor – form part of the current group exhibition, I am because you are: A search for Ubuntu with permission to dream, at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg (2 February – 31 March). Curated by Usha Seejarim, the exhibition – which features 52 artworks from the bank’s corporate collection – is presented against the backdrop of South Africa’s current socio-political context, and invites and encourages viewers to contemplate the notion of Ubuntu in the context of South Africa’s contemporary conditions.

01 February 2018

Alfredo Jaar on group exhibition at Stanford University’s Cantor Center for Visual Arts

Jaar’s 1977 artwork Self-portrait features on the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts’ group exhibition, The Matter of Photography in the Americas, at Stanford University (7 February – 30 April). Hosted in the museum’s Pigott Family Gallery, the exhibition showcases works by artists from 12 different countries who are using photography as an artistic medium and a communicative tool uniquely suited to modern media landscapes and globalised economies. The artists in this exhibition resist the impulse to “document” or “photograph anew” the world immediately around them. Instead, they employ a wide range of materials – from prints and drawings to photocopies and audio installations – to highlight the ways in which photography shapes our understanding of history and current events.

01 February 2018

Hank Willis Thomas on a museum show in San Antonio

Thomas’ Basketball and Chain is included on the McNay Art Museum’s group exhibition, 30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection, in San Antonio, Texas (8 February – 6 May). 30 Americans presents a selection from the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, Florida and showcases works by many important African American artists of the last three decades. The exhibition focuses on issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture, while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations.

01 February 2018

Kentridge’s ‘The Refusal of Time’ travels to Ohio

William Kentridge’s immersive installation, The Refusal of Time, travels to the Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts (3 February – 15 April). The installation evolved from Kentridge’s conversations with Harvard professor Peter Galison about the conception of time at the beginning of the twentieth century. For the exhibition, titled William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time, the artist transforms the gallery space into a poetic investigation into humanity’s journey through time as an act of resistance and rebellion.

01 February 2018

Oltmann, Nhlengethwa and Thomas feature on a group exhibition at 21c Museum Hotels

Work by Walter Oltmann, Sam Nhlengethwa (in collaboration with Marguerite Stephens) and Hank Willis Thomas feature on the 21c Museum Hotel’s group exhibition, SEEING NOW, in Nashville, USA (1 February – 31 December). The exhibition, curated by Alice Gray Stites, aims to explore and reveal the visible and hidden forces shaping what the contemporary world looks like.

01 February 2018

Solo exhibition for Hank Willis Thomas in Albany, New York

The University Art Museum at the University of Albany in New York hosts a solo exhibition for Hank Willis Thomas, titled Hank Willis Thomas: Black Righteous Space (1 February – 7 April). The exhibition consists of a single installation featuring a looping soundtrack combining songs, speeches, and dialogue from more than 50 noted black leaders, musicians, ministers, poets, and celebrities. Through the interactive installation – which invites viewers to speak or sing into a microphone during randomised moments of silence – Thomas offers observations on racism, equality, injustice, and life in America.

01 February 2018

Various artists on a traveling group exhibition in Albuquerque

Five Goodman Gallery artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Mikhael Subotzky (in collaboration with Patrick Waterhouse) and Hank Willis Thomas – feature on Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, a group exhibition hosted by Albuquerque Museum in the United States (3 February – 6 May). The exhibition offers a vision of Africa in the twenty-first century as a place of unbounded optimism, rapid growth, and massive cultural transformation and presents the continent as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance.

20 January 2018

Tabita Rezaire features on a group exhibition in Switzerland

Rezaire video work is included on the latest group exhibition, titled NO FEAR OF FAINTING IN A GYM, at the Stiftung Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen in Switzerland (27 January – 25 March). The exhibition features works by international female artists who take the body – as well as its parts or the absence of its presence – as their central theme in order to stimulate a critical encounter with its present-day perception. In the works on show there is a mixture of self-portrayal and phantasms, grotesque humour and the uncanny, real limits of the physical and the virtual possibilities of new technologies.

14 January 2018

Sam Nhlengethwa on a group show at the Clément Foundation

Work by Sam Nhlengethwa is showcased on the Clément Foundation’s latest group exhibition, AFRIQUES, Artistes d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, in Martinique (21 January – 6 May). Alongside artworks from the Dapper collection, the exhibition brings together works by fifteen contemporary African artists – working in various media – to offer new perspectives on a shared history; one that acknowledges a global history marked by diversity.

11 January 2018

Shirin Neshat retrospective in Austria

The Neue Galerie Graz, in Austria, hosts a major solo retrospective exhibition for Shirin Neshat, titled Frauen in Gesellschaft (18 January – 22 April). Hosted in collaboration with Kunsthalle Tübingen, and curated by Holger Kube Ventura, the exhibition explores the central role that Neshat’s work plays in the discourse between East and West, and the shifting place and situation of women in these societies. In showcasing work ranging from different creative periods in in the artist’s oeuvre, the exhibition hopes to address ‘two themes [within Neshat’s practice]… the role of the woman in Iran, and the traumatic impact of diasporic experiences which can shape a woman for the rest of her life and in the society in which she finds herself from then on’.

11 January 2018

Tabita Rezaire on a museum group show in Switzerland

Tabita Rezaire’s work features on the group exhibition Future Love at the Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel in Switzerland (18 January – 15 April). The exhibition examines the impact of new technologies and social media on our affective relationships and sexuality. The works on display are speculative, critical and at times utopic, inviting viewers to contemplate models of affective relationships that define the human condition.

05 January 2018

Candice Breitz on the Kunstmuseum Bonn’s re-hung permanent exhibition

Monument Series by Candice Breitz has been included on the Kunstmuseum Bonn’s permanent group exhibition, Re-Vision: New Presentation of the Collection, in Germany. Seeing the museum’s collection as a vital organism, a breathing entity – more than simply a presentation of individual artworks – the exhibition offers re-interpreted perspectives, through various visual dialogues and relationships, on the works in the permanent collection. Re-Vision: New Presentation of the Collection marks the fifth re-hanging of the museum’s permanent collection.

05 January 2018

Yinka Shonibare MBE receives a grant from the prestigious VIA Art Fund

Yinka Shonibare MBE is one of three artists, alongside Tacita Dean and Zanele Muholi, to be awarded a grant from the Boston-based cultural project organisation, VIA Art Fund. The monies obtained from the award will be used to help realise Shonibare MBE‘s The American Library, a room-sized installation containing over 6 000 batik covered books at the Cleveland Public Library for FRONT International which opens in July 2018.

01 January 2018

Hank Willis Thomas on public art exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York

Work by Thomas forms part of the Museum of the City of New York’s latest exhibition focusing on the city’s public art sculptures, titled Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York (1 January – 13 May). Presented to mark the 40th anniversary of the Public Art Fund, the exhibition highlights artworks that have transformed both the public spaces of New York as well as public expectation of the role and potential of art that exists outside of the traditional confines of museums and galleries. Additionally, the exhibition features renderings, models, photographs, and video footage tracing the creation of public artworks by various international artists who ‘have used the city as their canvas’.

29 December 2017

Nolan Oswald Dennis and Haroon Gunn-Salie at Kunsthalle kAde

Dennis and Gunn-Salie are two of fifteen South African artists selected to exhibit work on the Kunsthalle kAde’s group exhibition, titled Tell Freedom. 15 South African artists, in Amersfoort, the Netherlands (27 January – 6 May). Curated by Nkule Mabaso and Manon Braat, the exhibition features a range of commissioned works wherein the exhibiting artists address issues of inequality still inherent within the South African vernacular. Actively engaging with the present social discourses that inform South Africa, the exhibition’s curatorial premise asks both the artists and viewers to reflect on the future: is it possible to envisage a future based on principles of humanity and equality, rather than on exclusion and division?

08 December 2017

Candice Breitz at the NGV Triennial in Australia

Breitz’s Love Story, re-titled Wilson Must Go for this exhibition, is included in the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial (15 December – 15 April). As part of the triennial, Breitz also participates in a conversation with director and producer Ivan O’Mahoney (17 December). Hosted in the Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, the two discuss the impact and production of the artist’s multichannel video installation.

21 November 2017

Subotzky on group show in Spain

Mikhael Subotzky features on the group exhibition, Please Come Back, at Institut Valencià d’Art Modern in Spain (28 November – 8 April). The exhibition considers how contemporary artists are reflecting on and responding to times of violent social metamorphosis, and examines the prison as a site of physical and metaphorical control and as a metaphor for the world. Included on the exhibition are one of Subotzky’s photographic works from his series Die Vier Hoeke and a video work, titled CCTV, which uses twelve clips of colour CCTV footage captured at night in various locations around Johannesburg’s inner city.

07 October 2017

Solo show for Alfredo Jaar at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Jaar shares recent works not shown before in the United Kingdom in a major solo exhibition, titled The Garden of Good and Evil, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (14 October – 8 April). Jaar’s installations will transform the park’s underground gallery and its open-air concourse. The exhibition takes its title from a major new commission, presented in the open air and visible through the glass façade of the gallery. On entering what appears to be a beautiful grove of trees, visitors experience elegantly fabricated steel cells referencing ‘black sites’, the secret detention facilities operated by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) around the world. Carefully chosen to enhance YSP’s landscape, many of the trees will be planted into the park once the exhibition closes. A work that Jaar has wanted to realise for some years and that YSP is uniquely placed to create, The Garden of Good and Evil is a significant temporary commission for YSP and for the UK. Powerful mixed media installations transform the underground gallery, including The Sound of Silence (2005), A Hundred Times Nguyen (1994) and Shadows (2014).

04 October 2017

Alfredo Jaar at the Imperial War Museum in London

May 1, 2011 by Jaar features on Age of Terror, a group exhibition, at the Imperial War Museum in London (12 October – 28 May). Looking at issues of security, secrecy, representation and legality, the exhibition focuses on the measures taken by nation states to protect their citizens from the threat of terrorism, and the far-reaching effects of such methods of control.

30 September 2017

Candice Breitz at Arken Museum of Modern Art in Denmark

Breitz’s video work Queen (A Portrait of Madonna) is part of My Music (7 October – 25 March) at the Arken Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. The exhibition looks at the intersection of pop music and art, calling it “a sensory eruption of music video, video art, sculpture, painting and installation”.

29 September 2017

Liza Lou on group exhibition in Massachusetts

Maximum Security by Liza Lou is featured on deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s group exhibition, Screens: Virtual Material, in Lincoln, Massachusetts (6 October – 18 March). The exhibition, conceptualised by the institution’s Associate Curator Sarah Montross, showcases how contemporary artists create innovative works that reveal the powerful ways screens shape people’s vision, behavior, and beliefs.

15 September 2017

Candice Breitz on group exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich

Breitz’s work, titled Becoming, features on the Haus der Kunst’s group exhibition, Again and Again, in Munich (until 8 April). The exhibition examines the intersection of technical innovations in video art and a renewed interest in models of identity at the turn of the twenty-first century. Additionally, through the various works presented, Again and Again looks at how formal strategies of repetition such as looping, multi-channel installation, split-screen, and experiments with seriality were implemented to present a cleaved and fragmented depiction of the self during the period.

15 September 2017

Solo retrospective for Kudzanai Chiurai at Zeitz MOCAA

Kudzanai Chiurai’s solo retrospective at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa’s (Zeitz MOCAA) (22 September – 31 March), Regarding the Ease of Others , presents a survey of his expansive oeuvre since 2006, which include posters, sculpture, photography, painting, print and video. Chiurai is one of the most prominent young artists emerging from the African continent, creating work that powerfully interrogates a contemporary African notion of sacrifice, though not enquiring into its necessity. This mini-survey brings together work from Zeitz MOCAA’s own substantial collection with iconic pieces from other major African collections. These include featured drawings and films shown on dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012, which formed part of Chiurai’s series titled Conflict Resolution. The series, Chiurai explains, ‘grapples with the issue of conflict in the contemporary moment in Africa. The spaces within which conflict has been taking place vary to the extent of our own understanding of what defines conflict. Our understanding of resolution is therefore also brought to the fore as we question the validity and nature of force used in our attempts at peace’.

10 September 2017

Liza Lou on group show in Pennsylvania

Liza Lou participates in a group show, Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms, at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia (17 September – 18 March). Curated by Laurel McLaughlin and Mechella Yezernitskaya, the exhibition proposes seven thematic constellations for subverting and reclaiming the “feminine” beyond biological, aesthetic, and social boundaries.

15 August 2017

Shirin Neshat at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago

Neshat’s work is showcased on We Are Here, a major three-part exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago that investigates the relationship between artist and viewer (19 August – 1 April). The three independent but interrelated ‘chapters’ of the exhibition – individually curated by José Esparza Chong Cuy, Naomi Beckwith and Omar Kholeif – invite viewers to bring their own perspectives to the museum’s collection and to think about how to be active participants in the meaning of art and its making. Included in the ‘chapter’ subtitled You Are Here, the artist’s work is displayed in a way that examines how the role of the viewer has changed over time, especially since the 1960s, from passive onlooker to active participant.

08 August 2017

William Kentridge on group exhibition at Harn Museum of Art in Florida

Work by Kentridge is included on the Harn Museum of Art’s group exhibition, Poetic and Political, at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida (15 August – 8 July). Poetic and Political explores two realms of perception often considered oppositional but more likely to work in tandem to make a rich, provocative and compelling visual impact. The exhibition juxtaposes the work of Josef Albers, a single artist focused on the psychic and emotive qualities of colour, with African and African American artists who confront the historic and contemporary traces of colonialism as they contribute to the power of healing and renewal.

21 June 2017

Hank Willis Thomas in two-person show at Baltimore Museum of Art

Thomas’ And I Can’t Run is on exhibition, alongside Kara Walker’s Salvation, at the Baltimore Museum of Art (28 June – 18 March). Through contrasts of light and dark, white and black, and obscurity and revelation, the work engages in a powerful metaphorical conversation about acts of horrific violence and racial inequality in the United States