Gallery News
20 May 2017

A museum show by Alfredo Jaar in Lisbon, May – September

In Shadows, a museum show at Lisbon’s Carpintarias de São Lázaro (20 May-3 September), Jaar presents the engrossing interventionist work Shadows as a tribute to Swedish photographer Koen Wessing. The work comprises seven photographs and forms the second part of a trilogy (the first being The Sound of Silence, in 2006), which unpacks the power of denunciation that images have in relation to the inhumanity of dictatorial regimes.

18 May 2017

Broomberg and Chanarin on PhotoEspaña 2017 festival

The 20th edition of PhotoEspaña 2017 International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts (31 May – 27 August) will feature work by Broomberg and Chanarin. The artists will exhibit their work at the Centro Centro at the Círculo de Bellas Artes and Museo del Romanticismo in Madrid. In addition to being included on the main exhibition, Broomberg and Chanarin will head up a group of creative initiatives in an editorial laboratory in Tabacalera, with the intention of seeking out new proposals for photography publishing.

18 May 2017

Candice Breitz at Kunsthalle Erfurt

Breitz’s Soliloquy Trilogy features on Kunst.Ort.Kino at the Kunsthalle Erfurt in Germany (15 July – 17 September).

18 May 2017

Candice Breitz in Germany

Candice Breitz: Portrait of an Artist (21 June – 9 July) will be presented by Braunschweig University of Art, where the artist has been a professor of fine art since 2007. Her multi-screen video installation King (A Portrait of Michael Jackson) is included in Cult!, the Zeppelin Museum’s latest group exhibition (2 June – 15 October).

18 May 2017

Large-scale survey show for Shirin Neshat at Kunsthalle Tübingen

The Kunsthalle Tübingen is devoting a major retrospective to Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat (1 July – 29 October). On exhibition are important artworks from all creative phases of the artist’s extensive oeuvre – from the famous superimposed text-based works of the 1990s, the early video installations exploring themes of life in exile and diaspora, to the new filmic productions of 2016 and 2017, including some being shown in Europe for the first time. The exhibition, funded by the German Federal Cultural Institution, will be accompanied by a catalogue as well as a wide range of events organised in cooperation with numerous partners.

11 May 2017

William Kentridge wins Spanish art prize

Kentridge has been awarded the annual Princess of Asturias Award for Art for his outstanding and ongoing contribution to international contemporary art worldwide. The award is one of eight Asturias prizes handed out annually by a foundation named for Crown Princess Leonor. Other categories include social sciences, sport and scientific research. A total of 43 people from 19 different countries were nominated for the arts award. The jury said Kentridge “is an artist deeply committed to reality”. Jury members added: “A meticulous and profound creator‚ he has used drawing‚ following the best tradition‚ as his main instrument of artistic expression‚ not only through works on paper‚ collage‚ engraving and sculpture‚ but also through video art‚ animated films‚ installations and scenography‚ in both theatre and opera.”

06 May 2017

Shirin Neshat at Museo Correr in Venice

Neshat’s solo exhibition, Home of My Eyes, at the Museo Correr in Venice (13 May – 26 November), presents a shift away from focusing primarily on her own Iranian society, and towards a wider reflection on other cultures across the globe. On exhibition will be Neshat’s new video work, Roja, from the Dreamers body of work, and photographic works from The Home of My Eyes series. In the series, Neshat captures the individual character of her subjects in frontal, close-up portraits. While the subjects range in age and ethnicity, Neshat unites them formally by staging them in similar clothing and poses, against a dark background. Their specific hand gestures reference Christian religious paintings.

05 May 2017

mounir fatmi on Tunisian Pavilion at 57th Venice Biennale

Fatmi features on Tunisia’s national pavilion, The Absence of Paths, at the 57th La Biennale di Venezia, the country’s first pavilion since 1958. Fatmi’s contribution, a series of photographic works, forms part of the pavilion’s exploration into human migration and how movement is becoming increasingly policed.

04 May 2017

Various artists on NSK State Pavilion at Venice Biennale

mounir fatmi, Candice Breitz, Oliver Chanarin and Kendell Geers are included in the NSK State-in-Time Pavilion (11 May – 15 July) at Palazzo Ca’tron, which takes place in the context of the 57th La Biennale di Venezia. Organised by NSK State in Time, it stands as an independent pavilion that will seek to redefine the idea of the state, and rethink what a contemporary state can be. It critically examines the issues that most trouble geopolitical states of today – migration, citizenship, history and identity, particularly as they relate to current-day Europe.

03 May 2017

Tabita Rezaire and Ghada Amer on Constitution Hill show

Rezaire and Amer are included on !Kauru Contemporary African Art’s group exhibition, Being Her(e): Meditations on African Femininities (10 May – 9 June), in conjunction with the Department of Arts and Culture and Constitution Hill. Curated by Refilwe Nkomo and Thato Mogotsi, the exhibition examines the historical and contemporary understandings of what it means to be a female body in contemporary Africa.

01 May 2017

Thabiso Sekgala at the Walther Collection

Sekgala features on the Walther Collection’s group exhibition, Recent Histories – New African Photography (7 May – 29 October). Forming part of the collection’s ongoing projects showcasing contemporary photography and video art from Africa, the show focuses on how African photographers are engaging with revolutionary and current photographic practices to respond to ideas and understandings of African diaspora.

20 April 2017

Various artists on Fondation Louis Vuitton’s Africa show

Five Goodman Gallery artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, David Koloane and Sue Williamson – are included in Fondation Louis Vuitton’s exhibition Art/Afrique, Le nouvel atelier (26 April – 28 August). They are featured in the section Being There, which focuses on work by 15 artists from South Africa.

19 April 2017

William Kentridge at Cincinnati Art Museum

On loan from the LUMA Foundation, Kentridge’s More Sweetly Play the Dance will make its American premiere at the Cincinnati Art Museum (26 April – 5 November). The artist’s film installation involves seven screen projections, creating an immersive panorama, and showcases a procession of travelers crossing over a charcoal-drawn animated landscape.

15 April 2017

Sue Williamson at MAC VAL in Paris

Williamson’s new video work, What is this thing called Freedom?, from her ongoing No more fairy tales series is featured in Tous, des sang-mêlés, a group exhibition of approximately 60 artists at MAC VAL (Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne) in Paris (22 April – 3 September). Curated by Julie Crenn and Frank Lamy, the exhibition’s title is taken from the 1950 book Nous sommes des sang-meles: manuel d’histoire de la civilisation francaise (We are mixed-bloods: A history of French civilization) by the French historian Lucien Febvre.

14 April 2017

Rose Shakinovsky to feature on international group show in Italy, March – July

Work by Rose Shakinovsky will form part of a group exhibition, titled L’emozione dei COLORI nell’arte, at the Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, opening on 14 March. The exhibition explores the use of colour in art, spanning different art movements that stand apart from the Western canon and other canonical histories associated with colour and abstraction. For more information visit castellodirivoli.org

31 March 2017

Geers and Kentridge on Milan group show

Kendell Geers’ and William Kentridge’s work is included in Il Cacciatore Bianco/The White Hunter: African Memories and representations at FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea in Milan (31 March – 3 June). The exhibition looks at the representation and reconstruction of memory and African contemporary reality through works from Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain and from major Italian collections and archive material on Italian colonial history.

29 March 2017

Various artists at Parc de la Villette

Four Goodman Gallery artists – Samson Kambalu, William Kentridge, Kiluanji Kia Henda and Tracey Rose – feature on the Parc de la Villette’s group show, Afriques Capitales: Le Mois de la Photo du Grand Paris 2017 (29 March – 3 September). Focusing on various capital cities around Africa, the multimedia exhibition presents viewers with the opportunity to experience the ambiance of an African metropolis.

11 March 2017

Candice Breitz in Israel and India

Love Story, Breitz’s new seven-channel video installation, is featured in a solo show at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Tel-Aviv (11 March – 16 June). Factum Klang was part of Kunstraum Deutschland / Artspace Germany (27 March – 16 April) at Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Art) in India.