Dynamic Africa Global Events Listing: Arts.
Calling all lovers of African and Afro-diasporan art! Here are some of the current and upcoming art exhibitions on our radar happening all over the world!
Pangaea - “New Art From Africa and Latin America” at Saatchi Gallery, London.
2 April - 2 November, 2014
Several highly renowned artists from Africa exhibit work alongside artists from Latin America. See works from the likes of Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Ibrahim Mahama, Mario Macilau, Vincent Michea and Boris Nzebo.
Zander Blom - “New Paintings” at Stevenson, Cape Town.
28 August - 4 October 2014.
Pretoria-born artist Zander Blom will be unveiling his latest work at the STEVENSON gallery in Cape Town. The exhibition opens on Thursday, August 28th from 6pm-8pm. Blom will give an exclusive walkabout of the exhibition on Friday, August 29th at 11am, at a cost of R20.
Pieter Hugo - “Kin” at Fundacio Colectania, Barcelona.
18 September - 10 December, 2014
South African photographer Pieter Hugo will be exhibiting a selection of his work at the Fundacio Colectania in Barcelona, Spain, beginning on September 18th through to early December.
Zanele Muholi solo shows at the EinsteinHaus in Ulm, Germany
18 September - 25 October, 2014
See selections of South African photographer Zanele Muholi’s work that documents, investigates and explores the lives of black lesbians in South Africa.
"Revolution! Works from the Black Arts Movement" at the Brooklyn Museum, New York.
See a display of seven works by seven different artists who were part of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s in the United States.
Chris van Eeden, Sidy Diallo, Emma Nourse and Zina Saro-Wiwa at Brundyn+, Cape Town
4 September - 25 October, 2014
The following four concurrent exhibitions will be opening at Cape Town’s Brundyn+ starting September 4th:
Chris van Eeden - ‘Open’
Sidy Diallo - ‘Points et Itinéraires’
Emma Nourse -‘Pause’
Zina Saro-Wiwa -‘Phyllis’
Charles Gaines - “Gridwork 1974-1989” at Studio Museum Harlem, New York
17 July – 26 October, 2014
An exhibition that features over 70 pieces of Charles Gaines’ early work in conceptualism from a career spanning over 40 years.
Gaines’ early experiments looked at the roles that systems and rule-based procedures play in the construction of forms, objects and meaning.
Nick Cave - “Made for Whites by Whites & Rescue” at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
4 September - 11 October, 2014
Informed by the racist memorabilia he encountered at flea markets and other second-hand shops whilst traveling through the United States, “Made for White by Whites” looks at these once commonplace racially charged objects and the place (and space) the occupy in the American consciousness.
"Rescue", the second part of Cave’s two-part double venue exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery, is composed of a series of “sculptures that incorporate found ceramic dogs sitting on furniture within elaborate grottos or dreamlike dens. Dogs have historically been associated with loyalty, class, breed, commitment, and protection. More recently, the term “dawg” has played a role in hip-hop culture as a moniker for brotherhood, respect, and power.”
Chris Ofili - “Night & Day” at New Museum, New York
29 October 2014 - 1 February, 2015
The New Museum presents the first ever major solo exhibition of Afro-British artist Chris Ofili. The exhibition will span the Ofili’s career, from his work in painting and drawing, to sculpture, film and poetry.
Derrick Adams – “LIVE and IN COLOR” at Tilton, New York
10 September – 18 October, 2014
His third solo exhibition at the Tilton, “LIVE and IN COLOR” features a collected of wood sculptures and large-scale mixed media collages that chronicle the captures the bold character-dramatizations of black figures in entertainment.
Wangechi Mutu – “A Fantastic Journey” and “The End of Eating Everything” at the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Illinois
September – December, 2014
See two of Wangechi Mutu’s amazing exhibitions – “A Fantastic Journey” (9/19/2014–12/7/2014), which includes a collection of over 50 pieces and spans the artist’s career from the mid-1990s to the present day. And “The End of Eating Everything”, her most recent work made partly in collaboration with Santigold.
Yinka Shonibare, MBE – “Ikon Icon 1990s” at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (England)
10 September – 9 November 2014
Shonibare is one of five key British artists exhibiting their work at Ikon in celebration of the gallery’s 50th birthday anniversary.
Julie Mehretu – “Half A Shadow” at carlier | gebauer, Berlin
20 September – 01 November, 2014
Multi-disciplinary Ethiopian artist Julie Mehretu will have several of works on display at the carlier | gebauer in Berlin, Germnay, including large-scale paintings, drawings and etchings.
The White Box: Contemporary Reconfigurations at The Walther Collection Project Space, New York
A show of work from several African photographers including Samuel Fosso, Sabelo Mlangeni, Jodi Bieber, Sammy Baloji, Kudzanai Chiurai, Philip Kwame Apagya and more, that centers on contemporary photography and video, and how stereotypes and ethnographic visions from one era are reworked in a newly contextualized in a different manner.
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