Gallery News
02 March 2018

Sue Williamson exhibits at National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C.

Works from Williamson’s El Max series form part of the traveling museum exhibition, Women House, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (9 March – 28 May). The exhibition, having been first exhibited at La Monnaie de Paris in France, addresses questions surrounding a woman’s place in culture, probing the patriarchal constructs and conventional ideas about the house or home as a feminine space. With themes ranging from “Desperate Housewife” to “Dollhouse”, Women House emphasises the plurality of artists’ views on the home.

02 March 2018

Tracey Rose on a group show in San Antonio, Texas

Work by Tracey Rose is featured on the Linda Pace Foundation’s group exhibition, Reclaimed, showcasing 25 monochromatic works by some of the most influential contemporary female artists working today (9 March – 26 January). As its title implies, the exhibition addresses the concept of ownership – both literally and figuratively – and the notion of “reclaiming” what belongs to a person and their communities, from their lands and governments to their physical bodies and basic human rights. Drawn from the Foundation’s collection, the exhibition serves as a departure from the institution’s typical spotlight on experimental and new media works, and provides insight into the depth and variedness of its permanent collection.

01 March 2018

Candice Breitz’s ‘Love Story’ travels to various museums around the world

Breitz’s seven-channel video installation Love Story continues its travels around the globe. Having moved from Venice to Melbourne, and on to South Africa, the video now features at the Arken Museum of Modern Art in Denmark (8 March – 9 September), as well as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (31 March – 25 June) and Norway’s Stavanger Art Museum (6 April – 27 May).

01 March 2018

Colorful Shonibare “Wind Sculpture” blows its way into Central Park

As a specially commissioned project funded by the Public Art Fund in New York, Yinka Shonibare MBE presents his first outdoor sculpture in New York City . Titled Wind Sculpture (SG) I, the sculpture is on exhibition in Central Park at Doris C. Freedman Plaza (7 March – 14 October). Continuing in a similar vein to the Wind Sculpture series initiated in 2013, this particular sculpture begins a second generation within the body of work, with a much larger and more complex structure and rippled surface, painted in turquoise, red, and orange.

01 March 2018

Sue Williamson work included in the Birmingham Museum of Art’s permanent exhibition of contemporary art

Sue Williamson’s Mementoes of District Six forms part of the latest installment of the Birmingham Museum of Art’s permanent exhibition, Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art, the museum’s first large exhibition of contemporary art from its own collection (until 6 January). Mementoes of District Six is an immersive installation that humanises the destruction of an entire area in South Africa during Apartheid. Within the context of the exhibition, the work highlights similarities between post-apartheid conditions and the result of segregation in the American South.

28 February 2018

mounir fatmi features on the Pensacola Museum of Art’s latest group exhibition

mounir fatmi is one of a dynamic roster of national and international artists included on the traveling group exhibition, Cut Up/Cut Out, currently hosted by the Pensacola Museum of Art in Florida (2 March – 17 June). In showcasing various artworks in both 2D and 3D format, the exhibition explores the many methods of decorative piercing and cutting in contemporary art practice and how artists have extended these methods to a variety of both conventional and alternative media.

24 February 2018

Candice Breitz on an exhibition looking at the representation of women

Work by Candice Breitz is included on the Kunst Museum Winterthur’s group exhibition, Women: Images of women through the centuries, in Switzerland (24 February – 17 June). The artworks on the exhibition consider how the images and depictions of women in western art have often created according to stereotypical ideas, in which the image of the woman has often been the image of the male creator and his idea of the woman. Curated by Konrad Bitterli and Andrea Lutz, the exhibition offers a distinctive counter to these representations by showcasing decisive contributions made by contemporary women artists which present renewed ideas on the image of women and their representation within the art canon.

24 February 2018

Kambalu, Shonibare and Thomas exhibit at the Taub Museum of Art in Virginia

Works by Samson Kambalu, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Hank Willis Thomas are included on a major group exhibition, titled Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, at the Taubman Museum of Art (3 March – 2 September). Featuring over 100 artworks created from various media, the exhibition seeks to investigates the universal conversation surrounding migration, history, race and representation in art being made today. The artworks illustrate how artists use their art to reference their own home countries whilst developing narratives that embrace global histories.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.