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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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From July 25 to August 31, 2019, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg will present That Particular Morning by Sue Williamson, an exhibition featuring video installations from No more fairy tales, a series of filmed conversations, which highlight the reality of daily life in South Africa twenty years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). That particular morning is Williamson’s first solo exhibition in Johannesburg since her prestigious survey show Can’t Remember,......

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Artist Dossier: Kehinde Wiley

Nigerian-American Kehinde Wiley is best known for portraits that feature African Americans. His work is influenced by old masters like Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Peter Paul Rubens and Jacques-Louis David. Wiley was born in Los Angeles, California in 1977 and when he was 11 years old, he took art classes at a conservatory at California State University, and at 12, enrolled in a six-week art......

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Misheck Masamvu: Hata - Omenka Online
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July 19, 2019

Misheck Masamvu: Hata

From July 20 to August 31, 2019, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town will present Hata, a new series of paintings and drawings by Misheck Masamvu, his third solo exhibition with the gallery. Taken from Shona, the word Hata commonly refers to a cushion used to soften the load atop one’s head. In a broader sense, Hata stands as a coping mechanism for the burdens......

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Sanell Aggenbach: The Heart Has Many Rooms - Omenka Online

Everard Read’s CIRCA Gallery is divided into two floors, separated and supported, one above the other. Sanell Aggenbach’s The Heart Has Many Rooms offers a quiet meditation on affection: actual and implied. The body of work is divided into two distinct areas of interest and both probe the complexities of endearment. The lower floor consists of monochromatic paintings, her primary medium as art maker. The......

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Stephen Hobbs: Body Parts - Omenka Online

Inspired by bad building conditions, hospital trauma, and the theatre of war. Hobbs re-orientates his approach to sculpture, printmaking, video and installation in service of a gnawing uncertainty about the future of ‘things’. Body Parts runs from July 20 to August 31, 2019, at 142 Jan Smuts Avenue Parkwood and runs parallel to his debut theatre piece Height, Weight and Age, opening at POPArt......

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The Wretched of the Screen - Omenka Online

The Wretched of the Screen seeks to engage in methods for documenting and counteracting the politics of the screen. Taking its title from the Hito Steyerl text of the same name, the exhibition explores Steyerl’s proposition that contemporary coherent political projects are fragmented and displaced by their transference onto screens. Television has the ability to inform, distort, construct and define perceptions; the impact of......

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