7 August 2018 by Laura Collinson. This October, Somerset House and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will present new and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga. In what will be his first major solo UK exhibition, Ruga will reveal a mythical world which challenges perceptions of cultural identity and parodies the construction of the South African nation-state, in the post-apartheid era.
30 July 2018, Charlotte Jansen speaks to Phumzile Khanyile, a young Johannesburg-based photographer and recipient of this year’s Contemporary African Photography Prize, about the family histories and gender stereotypes that she plays with and fights against.
16 July 2018, by ARTFORUM. At a press conference held at the Palazzo Giustinian in Venice, Paolo Baratta, president of the Venice Biennale, and Ralph Rugoff, curator of the 2019 edition, announced the theme of the upcoming exhibition. Titled “May You Live in Interesting Times,” the biennial will respond to an age-old problem: fake news.
17 July 2018, The Department of Arts and Culture has announced a call for proposals to curate and manage South Africa’s participation in the 58th International Arts Exhibition in Venice from 11 May 2019 – 24 November 2019. Follow the link below to Artthrob to find the link to apply.
26 June 2018, Anny Shaw reports on a new section at the upcoming London fair which will explore artists who railed against “the idea that genius resided solely in masculinity.”
4 May 2018, Anny Shaw previews an upcoming exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery organised by artist Yinka Shonibare.
9 April 2018, Jonathan Mandel reviews Otobong Nkanga’s current exhibition To Dig a Hole that Collapses Again at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
6 April 2018, The Malay Online takes and interesting look at April’s upcoming photography auctions and how four seemingly identical photographs can have four very different estimates. The photograph in question is Alfred Stieglitz’s, The Steerage, 1907 and the article looks at how fine details between the four works have a substantial influence on the final estimate.