Zeitz MOCAA hosts Gucci gala and opens new exhibition
When We See Us, A Century of Black Figuration in Painting is an expansive, well-researched exhibition that includes work by over 150 artists. Zeitz opened the show to the public this past weekend, with a Gucci-sponsored gala dinner and party on the Saturday night. It was fun to see industry hotshots shuffle around the warrens of Zeitz MOCAA’s old silo building in their opulent attire. ArtThrob would like to give a big shout out to the museum’s staff who worked hard to pull off this massive production. And a big thank you for the invite 🙂
MTN x UJ New Contemporaries Award exhibition opens
Inga Somdyala, Callan Grecia, Thandiwe Msebenzi and Natalie Paneng are the four artists exhibiting at the inaugural MTN x UJ New Contemporaries award exhibition, curated by Khanya Mashabela. The exhibition will be on view from 25 November 2022 at the UJ Art Gallery.
ICTAF announces participators in next year’s fair
Ahead of the 10th edition of Investec Cape Town Art Fair, the organisers have announced the artists and spaces participating in the Tomorrows/Today and Alt sections of the fair.
Tomorrows/Today section. Co-curated by Natasha Becker and Dr Mariella Franzoni, Tomorrows/Today aims to highlight artists who will be tomorrow’s leading names, who include: Gino Rubert (LAB36 + Galeria Senda), Carla Hayes (Reiners Contemporary Art), Talia Ramkilawan (BKhz Gallery), Micha Serraf (C24 Gallery), Joana Choumali (Gallery 1957), Cassi Namoda (Goodman Gallery), Deborah Segun (Bode Projects), Shamilla Aasha (First Floor Gallery Harare), Githan Coopoo (Everard Read) and Rosie Mudge (SMAC).
ALT is dedicated to alternative booth formats and exhibitions that reflect how technological change continuously impacts the art world. For this section, the organisers encouraged applications from non-traditional galleries including digital and technology-based projects that offer a fresh interpretation of the anti-booth. Participators include: Bubblegum Gallery, CHURCH Projects, Gallery De Move On, RESERVOIR and Untitled.
South African galleries at Art Basel Miami Beach
South African art galleries will head to the Miami Beach Convention Centre next week for Art Basel. blank projects with be at booth B20 showing Igshaan Adams, Sabelo Mlangeni, Gregory Olympio, Zoë Paul and Kemang Wa Lehulere. Stevenson will present new paintings by Ruth Ige in a solo booth. Goodman will be at stand C14 with ‘A Gentil Carioca,’ a group presentation featuring Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, El Anatsui, Leonardo Drew, Carlos Garaicoa, Nicholas Hlobo, William Kentridge, Kapwani Kiwanga, Mateo Lopez, Misheck Masamvu, Shirin Neshat, Ravelle Pillay, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, Hank Willis Thomas, Naama Tsbar and Michal Worke.