Liza Grobler‘s exhibition Blindfolded Line, Dancing Through Time is travelling to the Johannesburg Art Gallery; 24 August 2014 - end October. Her Diary of a Nanosatellite has been included as part of Forever Now, an exciting curatorial project that “responds to our cultural obsession with immortalising ourselves. In the footsteps of the Golden Records sent into space in 1977 on the Voyager space probe, curators Willoh S. Weiland, Brian Ritchie, Jeff Khan and Thea Baumann, will work with the international community to research, curate and create a contemporary golden record.” Click here for more information on the project.
Mohau Modisakeng has been included in Art Against the Wall: An Artist to Civil Wars curated by Radcliffe Bailey. The exhibition runs from 11 July - 22 August at Gallery 72 in Atlanta, Georgia. Click here for more information.
Sanell Aggenbach is included on What Lies Beneath, a group exhibition at the Equus Art Gallery, Cavalli Estate; 14 April - 20 July 2014.
Jody Paulsen is featured on Style.com’s online Style Map. Click here to view this feature.
Chad Rossouw’s The Cleansing has been included as part of ‘Pop Goes the Revolution’, a group exhibition Curated by Kirsty Cockerill from the private collection of Piet Viljoen at the New Church Gallery. The exhibition runs from 10 October 2013 - 1 April 2014. For more information please click here.
Khanyisile Mbongwa’s video work Fragmented (2009) will be screened as part of the CologneOFF 2013 video art festival in Peru. For more information about CologneOFF 2013, please click here. Fragmented can be viewed online here. From 20 - 25 February Khanysile will be in New York for the exhibition DETAIL: Contemporary South African Art Exhibition. Click here to go to the exhibition’s website.
Mohau Modisakeng’s public sculpture Ihawu has been unveiled as part of the MOCAA Pavilion at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. The work was commissioned by Zeitz for the pavilion.
Sanell Aggenbach’s The Secret Life of a Mathematician (2013) was selected as one of the top 40 shortlisted entries for the inaugural SPI National Portrait Award. The top 40 works were selected from 1 783 entries for the competition and will be on exhibition at Rust-en-Vrede, Cape Town until 8 October. Thereafter the exhibition will tour to the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery, Stephan Welz & Co at the Alphen Estate in Constantia,and the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts.
Liza Grobler, Matthew Hindley and Chad Rossouw have been included alongside some of South Africa’s finest artists and designers in The Shining Girls- Charity Art Event on Friday, 6 September at the Cape Town School of Photography. All works sell for R1000 with all proceeds going to Rape Crisis. The exhibition runs until 13 September. For more information,please click here
Liza Grobler in association with CPUT Space Programme will lead a procession in Khayelitsha to commemorate the launching of the first Nanosatellite ZACUBE-1 this week. The procession will take place on Saturday 30 November 2013 @ 12pm. Meet at Buyel’Embo, Makhaya 8 Alfred Nzo Street, Mandela Park, Khayelitsha. Transport is available from the Grand Parade (opposite the City Hall) hourly between 11:00 and 16:00 (R40 return). To learn more about ZACUBE-1 click here.
Mohau Modisakeng was featured at the FNB Joburg Art Fair in Booth P02 in a special project in association with Video Art Powered by Samsung. The booth was centered around a new video work by Modisakeng entitled Inzilo, which was presented on a 85 inch Samsung UHD television. The YouTube promotional trailer has received almost 50 000 hits. Click here to view the trailer.
Matthew Hindley‘s acclaimed solo exhibition Twilight of the Idols (recently on show at Biksady Galéria, Budapest) will be travelling to the Csikász Gallery in Veszprém, Hungary. The gallery is housed within the Castle of Veszprém, which is also home to the famous Carl Laszlo collection. In addition,works by Hindley have recently been acquired for the Laszlo collection. The exhibition will run from 5 July - 10 September 2013, coinciding with the Summer Festival in Veszprém. For information about the exhibition whilst on show at Biksady Galéria, please click here.
BRUNDYN + GONSALVES presented a solo showing of work by Sanell Aggenbach at VOLTA 9 Basel. Click here to view images.
Carla Liesching’s work has been included in The Garden, a group exhibition of “fertile young creative working with plants”. Presented by Julia Meintjes Fine Art, the exhibition will be on view at Tokara, Stellenbosch from 19 May – 01 September 2013. Read more.
Liza Grobler‘s exhibition Interrupted Daydreams is on at the Spier Wine Tasting Centre; 10 May - 26 July. This exhibition forms part of the Spier International Poetry festival and the Winter Exhibition Programme and includes a selection of mixed media drawings and beadworks. A collaborative paper installation by Liza Grobler and Barbara Wildenboer is included on Wildenboer’s solo exhibition, Disjecta Membra, at Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong. The exhibition closes on 18 May 2013. Read more.
Jan van der Merwe is included on Sculpt a group exhibition featuring sculptures by Willie Bester, David Jones, Angus Taylor, Toni Pretorius and Andrieta Wentzel. The exhibition opens at William Humphrey’s Art Gallery on 29 May 2013 at 18:00.
13 Cape Town-based art critics were asked to each choose an artist for inclusion on The AVA Gallery’s upcoming group exhibition CRITIC’S CHOICE EXHIBITION. Chad Rossouw was selected by Tim Leibbrandt. The exhibition opens on Monday 3 June at 6pm.
Tom Cullberg has work on More than Words at the Spier Manor House; 10 May - 31 July 2013. In More than Words Spier presents a selection of artworks that explore the cross-pollination between vocabulary and visual language.
Zwelethu Mthethwa had a solo exhibition at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; 24 January - 23 February 2013; Click here to view images from the exhibition. Mthethwa was included on The Progress of Love, a collaboration between The Menil Collection, Houston; the Centre for Contemporary Art. Lagos; and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St Louis. Read more. The Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, curated by Okwui Enwezor with Rory Bester, opened at Haus der Kunst in Munich on 12 February and includes work by Zwelethu Mthethwa. Read more.
Matthew Hindley‘s solo exhibition ‘Twilight of the Idols’ at the Biksady Gallery in Budapest closed on 13 April 2013. Read more.
Tom Cullberg‘s solo exhibition of new paintings at Candyland, Stockholm closed on 17 March 2013; Read more. While in Stockholm Cullberg completed a three week residency at The Nordic Art Association. Read more.
Liza Grobler has been accepted into The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program. This online Artist Registry is a resource used by The Drawing Center’s curatorial staff as well as by other arts professionals. Click here and search for “Grobler” to view Liza’s online portfolio.
Zwelethu Mthethwa was a keynote speaker at the 2013 National Conference of the Society for Photographic Education; Read more, and has been awarded one of six ‘Art in Global Health’ residencies at the Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies organised by the Welcome Collection; Read more.
It is with great pleasure that BRUNDYN + GONSALVES announce the unveiling of the first official portrait of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. Paul Emsley, the 2007 winner of the BP Portrait Award, was selected from a shortlist of four potential candidates. The portrait was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery, London on 11 January 2013 and will be displayed there as part of their collection. Read more.
Dying minutes, a video piece by Zwelethu Mthethwa and Matthew Hindley will show on the group show Global Groove 1973/2012 at the new Eli and Eydthe Broad museum designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid. 10 November 2012 - 23 February 2013. Read more.
Listen to Keith Dietrich and Elizabeth Gunter talk about their work from the exhibition Fragile Histories | Fugitive Lives. Click here to view on YouTube.
Eight colour portrait photographs by Zwelethu Mthethwa are currently on show at the Baltimore Museum of Art’s celebrated Front Room (18 November 2012 – 10 February 2013); Read more.
The Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, curated by Okwui Enwezor with Rory Bester, opens at the International Center of Photography in New York and includes work by Zwelethu Mthethwa. The exhibition runs from 14 September until 6 January 2013. Read more.
Kevin Brand‘s solo exhibition Transit opened at the Absa Art Gallery on 07 October 2012 (runs until 25 October).
Keith Dietrich and Elizabeth Gunter will give a walkabout of their exhibition in support of the Friends of the South African National Gallery on Thursday 11 October at 11am. Cost is R20 (members and non-members).
A solo exhibition in recognition of Mohau Modiskaeng’s Sasol New Signatures award for 2011 opened on Wednesday 29 August 2012 at the Pretoria Art Museum.
BRUNDYN + GONSALVES presented new works by Carla Liesching, Beth Armstrong and Mohau Modisakeng at the FNB Joburg Art Fair, Sandton Convention Centre, 7 - 9 September 2012. Read more.
The gallery presented new paintings and an installation by Matthew Hindley at VOLTA8, Basel. Read more.
Two new books focusing on the photography of Zwelethu Mthethwa have been published. La Fabrica’s Zwelethu Mthethwa was released for trade on 31 March 2012. Zwelethu Mthethwa: A contemporary Myth - South Africa is available through Revue Noire; Read more.
Mohau Modisakeng was amongst the forty-two artists that were selected from twenty-one African countries to take part in the DAK’ART 2012, (Biennale of Contemporary African Art) international exhibition. Download DAK’ART 2012 press release PDF.
Mohau Modisakeng‘s untitled triptych first exhibited on Implemented Environments was included on Out of Focus: Photography at Saatchi Gallery, London (25 April - 22 July). Read more.
Mohau Modisakeng‘s new work Badisa (Shepherds) was included on Unevenness Exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (20 April - 30 June).
Liza Grobler‘s performance in collaboration with Léan Coetzer Crochet Gym & Tonic (December 2011) at the Bijou Art Studios can be viewed on YouTube.
Carla Leisching is amongst a selection of African artists to be included in Africa Number Two, an evening of video and projection at Recycleart in Brussels on the 1st of March. Read more.
Zwelethu Mthethwa has work on show along side Malick Sidibe at the Harbey B. Gantt Center, 13 - 27 May; Read more.
21 C Museum, Louisville, Kentucky has acquired work by Sanell Aggenbach for their collection.
Brundyn + Gonsalves presented new paintings by Tom Cullberg at SCOPE New York 2012. Read more.
Paul Emsley is the 2012 University of Stellenbosch Wordfest/Woordfees Artist. His retrospective exhibition was on show at the Sasol Art Museum in Stellenbosch until 21 April 2012. A video of the opening night can be viewed on YouTube.
The Scottish National Portrait Gallery has announced the acquisition of a recent work by Zwelethu Mthethwa. Read more.
The Getty Trust has announced the acquisition of work by Zwelethu Mthethwa. Read more.
An exhibition consisting of Zwelethu Mthethwa’s Sugar Cane photographs curated by renowned curator Diego Cortez was on show at the John Hope Franklin Center, Duke University until 9 April. Read more.
Environment and Object: Recent African Art, a group exhibition at Middlebury College Museum of Art, featured works by Zwelethu Mthethwa. Read more.