Kapwani Kiwanga and Kiluanji Kia Henda are featured on the Unlimited Sector of this year’s Art Basel. Kiwanga will present ‘Flowers for Africa:Rwanda’, an ongoing project in which the artist researches archival imagery related to African independence, before consulting with florists to re-create flower arrangements found within these images. Kia Henda’s video installation, ‘Concrete Affection – Zopo Lady’ references modern architecture in Luanda and the mass exodus of Portuguese and white Angolan citizens after Angola’s independence from Portugal in 1975.
As part of the Art Basel Conversations, Candice Breitz will feature on a panel discussion entitled ’Mind the (Price) Gap’, which will address various topics related to the under-representation of female artists, the gender price gap and the presence of women artists in major collections. William Kentridge will also be in conversation at Art Basel with director of Kunstmuseum Basel, Josef Helfenstein, reflecting on his decades-long artistic practice and solo show on view at the storied institution. In addition, Hank Willis Thomas will present his film Winter in America (2005), a collaboration with Kambui Olujimi, on the Basel film programme.