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A Poem That Is Not Our Own, William Kentridge’s first major solo exhibition in Switzerland, opens at the Kunstmuseum Basel on June 10, 2019. Spanning the course of a three-decade-long career and curated by Dr Josef Helfenstein the exhibition sheds light on Kentridge’s early graphic art and films from the 1980s and 1990s. Several previously unseen works in Europe, as well as a new film inspired by the museum’s......

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Zander Blom: Monochrome Paintings - Omenka Online

From 12 February to 18 March 2022, Stevenson Johannesburg will present Monochrome Paintings, Zander Blom’s tenth solo exhibition with the gallery. The artist writes: A tide of calm has washed over the studio. This was no doubt brought on by a return to abstraction and a drastic reduction to my colour palette. In the last year the studio has transformed from a cacophony......

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Imbambas: Unsettled Feelings of Object and Self - Omenka Online

Vibrant strips of fabric and thread are assembled into graphical textile compositions that hang alongside cracked monochromatic portraits and photographs of lush landscapes and stark architectural details printed onto cotton sheets. Angolan artist Januario Jano’s first solo exhibition with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery entitled Imbambas: Unsettled Feelings of Object and Self  takes its departing point from the term imbambas (from the Kimbundu language) which......

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Zeitz Mocaa to Open Exhibition by Tracey Rose-Omenka Online

Recently, the Zeitz of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) announced an exciting exhibition and programming schedule for Shooting Down Babylon, a large-scale retrospective exhibition by South African multimedia artist Tracey Rose. Derived from the title of Rose’s iconic installation Shooting Down Babylon (The Art of War) (2016), which reflects on varied exorcist and cleansing rituals, the retrospective will interrogate several themes, including repatriation,......

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André Leon Talley, Fashion Journalist, Dies Aged 73 - Omenka Online

André Leon Talley, the influential fashion journalist and former editor-at-large of US Vogue under Anna Wintour, has died at the age of 73. TMZ reported that Talley had passed away on Tuesday at a New York hospital, of an unknown illness. His death was later confirmed by his literary agent, David Vigliano. A larger-than-life character – and six foot seven inches tall – Talley......

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The Same Space Three Times - Omenka Online
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December 20, 2021

The Same Space Three Times

Goodman Gallery Cape Town is pleased to present The Same Space Three Times, a group exhibition that considers the presence of cycles in our natural and constructed environment. The Same Space Three Times borrows its title from a sculpture by Gerhard Marx. Appearing as an enclosed object, the work forms part of “a series of sculptural and propositional cartographies that engages physical depictions......

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Lesley Lokko Becomes First Black Curator to Organize Venice Architecture Biennale - Omenka Online

The Venice Architecture Biennale in Italy has picked Lesley Lokko to curate its 2023 edition, making her the first person of African descent to helm the world’s top architecture biennial. Dezeen reported that she is also the first Black architect to organize the biennial, as well as one of the few women ever to curate it. Lokko’s biennial is set to open on......

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Sanell Aggenbach: The Great Lulllllll - Omenka Online

WHATIFTHEWORLD presents The Great Lulllllll, a solo exhibition of recent work by Sanell Aggenbach. A suite of eleven paintings, Sanell Aggenbach’s The Great Lulllllll extends oblique reflections on the past year’s pause. Music lends itself as synonym to both the collected works and their shared title; the staccato ‘t’ of ‘great’ coming to rest on the closing cadence of ‘lull’. Above it, unseen, the eye-like sign......

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