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Regarding Africa: Contemporary Art and Afro-Futurism, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
from 12/09/16 to 04/22/17
Musclemen Series, 2012, by Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou



This large-scale group exhibition presents art being made today in, or about, Africa, from an Afro-futurist perspective that challenges traditional divisions: fantasy, imagination and cosmology, usually associated with past mythology, are incarnated into science fiction and futurist representation. The various narratives span between colonialism and its ramifications to a re-examination of the African body, landscape and culture—through utterances that shatter the usual distinction between truth and fiction, between myth and science, between technology and spirituality.

CURATOR:
Ruth Direktor

LOCATION:
Lilly & Yoel Moshe Elstein Multi-Purpose Gallery Herta and Paul Amir Building


South Africa the art of a nation, The British Museum, London, UK
from 10/27/16 to 02/26/17
Discover the history of South Africa through an incredible 100,000 years of art.



Your journey starts with examples of some of the earliest examples of human creativity – from rock art to perhaps the world’s oldest necklace. From there, be amazed by 800-year-old gold treasures from the kingdom of Mapungubwe, be moved by powerful anti-apartheid pieces, and be inspired by cutting-edge contemporary works. See the history of a nation from a new perspective and celebrate the diverse art created by the many people who have helped shape South Africa’s story.


Exhibition highlights

Willie Bester (b. 1956), Transition, 1994. © Willie Bester.

In his work, Bester is concerned with the post-apartheid persistence of racism, inequality and violence. He created Transition around the time of the first democratic elections. It refers specifically to an incident in KwaZulu-Natal in 1994 when security police attacked a house, wrongly believing it to contain insurgents, and killed seven children.

Esther Mahlangu (b. 1935), detail of BMW Art Car 12, 1991. © Esther Mahlangu. Photo © BMW Group Archives.

In 1991 South African artist Esther Mahlangu was invited to create BMW’s 12th Art Car to mark the end of apartheid. The design is based on traditional Ndebele house painting designs. These designs express Ndebele cultural identity and may also be read as a form of protest against racial segregation and marginalisation that Ndebele experienced in the 20th century.


Esther Mahlangu 80, Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
from 11/11/15 to 12/02/15
On 11 November 2015, internationally renowned artist, Esther Mahlangu, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a solo exhibition, Esther Mahlangu 80, at the UCT Irma Stern Museum in Cape Town, South Africa. The exhibition will comprise of recent paintings and three-dimensional works. Mahlangu’s first solo exhibition at the Museum was in 2003 and her return to the former residence of one of South Africa’s most famous female artists, Irma Stern, is especially apt given the inspiration Stern drew from South Africa and its people.


Traditional African Murals, The Museum of African Art, Belgrade
from 12/30/14 to 08/30/15
The “Traditional African Murals” exhibition presents photographs of painted, relief and mosaic decorations that appear on architecture – elements of house exteriors and interiors, and whole compounds from different parts of the continent. Murals as an artistic form are a centuries-old tradition, with examples of exceptional visual solutions that distinguish the works of artists of the Igbo (Nigeria), Gurunsi (Burkina Faso and Ghana), Ndebele and Basotho (South Africa) peoples.


África. Objetos y Sujetos, Teatro Fernán Gómez. Centro de Arte, Madrid, Spain
from 01/28/11 to 05/01/11
Un análisis antropológico de este continente enigmático a través del Arte.




Africa? Una nuova storia, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy
from 11/18/09 to 01/16/10
In this exhibition dedicated to contemporary African art, the Caac is showing works by 20 artists from the collection, including:

Amani Bodo • Pierre Bodo • Frédéric Bruly Bouabré • Demba Camara • Seni Awa Camara • Chéri Chérin • Calixte Dakpogan • Efiaimbelo • Gedewon • Romuald Hazoumé • Bodys Isek Kingelez • Samuel Kané Kwei • George Lilanga • Esther Mahlangu • Abu Bakarr Mansaray • Joshua Okorodomeke • Richard Onyango • Chéri Samba

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La Repubblica Roma

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Global Project

Roma Beni Culturali

Eclipse Magazine

Cultura Italia

UnDo.Net

Cultura Lazio


Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
from 09/24/09 to 10/25/09
Works of the following Caac artists will be shown during the Moscow Biennale, at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, in the exhibiton entitled "Against Exclusion", curated by Jean Hubert Martin: Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Chéri Chérin, Romuald Hazoumé, Kané Kwei, Esther Mahlangu,Chéri Samba,Cyprien Tokoudagba.



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