The Kunstmuseum Stuttgart presents Candice Breitz: Ponderosa, the first major retrospective survey in Germany of the work of Candice Breitz. The exhibition traces the development of Breitz’s work from the 1990s to the present, focusing on works that address the affective power of popular music. Breitz has additionally developed a new work for the exhibition. Titled Love Story, it is a seven-channel installation that features Hollywood actors Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore.
Concurrent with the 2016 Sydney Biennale, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney, Australia, presents the moving image project titled WYE by Mikhael Subotzky. WYE comprises an intersecting three-channel, immersive video presentation juxtaposing visions of 19th Century colonial history, an ambivalent and perhaps traumatic present day, with an imagined dystopic future. Collapsing these three narratives and three time zones into one mesmerising filmic experience, the audience is taken on a journey through South Africa, Australia and the heart of the British Empire – England. Created by Subotzky with German cinematographer Jörg Schmidt-Reitwein (Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre and Woyzeck). From March 18.
The work of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin features on the exhibition British Art Show 8, which is planned to travel to four cities across the United Kingdom. The exhibition is currently being shown at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh until 8 May, and features Broomberg and Chanarin’s work, Every Piece of Dust on Freud’s Couch (2015). Other current exhibitions featuring work by the artists include Nothing Happens, Twice: Artists Explore the Absurdity of Life at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancashire until 4 June.
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona presents the acclaimed traveling exhibition Making Africa from 23 March until 28 August. The exhibition focuses on the design accomplishments of the continent without, in the words of Okwui Enwezor, “being obsessed with the usual tropes of recycling, humanitarian design or traditional crafts”. Included are Goodman Gallery artists Kudzanai Chiurai, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Hank Willis Thomas as well as Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse.
Gerald Machona is included in the 20th Biennale of Sydney exhibition from 18 March until 5 June. Titled The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed, this year’s Biennale is inspired by a comment by leading science-fiction author William Gibson, and also serves as a framework for artistic investigation. The first part of the title speaks to the fact that the exhibition is about the now; but more than that, it suggests that perhaps we have already surpassed our own ideas about the future. The second part reminds us that access to information, the internet and other more basic resources is by no means universal.
Twenty artists, including Sue Williamson, show Africa from various perspectives in the exhibition Lucy’s Iris at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC) in León, Spain until 12 June. The exhibition, looking at the role of women on the continent, addresses issues such as the environment, memory, colonial history (post) or identity on a continent that tends to look like a homogeneous unit while hiding countless unknown realities. Williams also appeared at the Cape Town Art Fair in conversation with Mark Gevisser and Sean O’Toole on the subject of a new monograph titled Sue Williamson: Life and Work, edited by Gevisser and published by Skira.
Mounir Fatmi’s solo exhibition, Darkening Process, which opened in January at the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts, is based upon the idea of the Other; towards literature, Art History, figures and scientific experiments. Darkening Process consists of a series of photographic and video works, a sound installation and archival documents. The exhibition runs until 30 May. Work by Fatmi has also been included on the group exhibition Merchants of Dreams, which is divided into two parts and presented simultaneously at Brandts 13 and Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark until 8 May.
In 2016, Goodman Gallery celebrates its 50th anniversary – five decades of shaping contemporary art and working with artists who challenge unequal power structures and affect social change. Through global dialogue and exchange, Goodman Gallery has placed common histories at its core and has been instrumental in shifting perspectives through contemporary art. In celebration of half a century of advancing artistic achievement, we will host major exhibitions between our Johannesburg and Cape Town galleries in early June, featuring significant work, installations, interventions, performances, video and talks programmes, as well as partnerships with major public institutions.