Exhibitions on now

Zanele Muholi:
Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness

14 July - 28 October 2017

Autograph ABP / London / UK

In her first solo exhibition in London, South African visual activist Zanele Muholi (b 1972) presents her ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama.

In more than 60 photographs Muholi uses her body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive.


 - The Guardian

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Drowning World

3 July - 24 September

Rencontres d'Arles‏ / Arles / France

Drowning World explores the human dimension of climate change by focusing on floods across geographical and cultural boundaries.

Rather than the literal depiction of disaster zones, Gideon Mendel focuses on the personal impact of flooding to evoke our shared vulnerability to global warming and question our sense of stability in the world.

Takes on the most pressing issue of our day - climate change

 - Lensculture

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Multimedia Projection
The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined

8 - 18 August 2017

Cape Town Civic Centre / Cape Town / South Africa

Experience a large-scale digital installation featuring images, text and sound based on The African Choir’s first tour to Victorian England in 1891.

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The African Choir 1891 Re-Imagined

9 August - 13 November 2017

Iziko South African National Gallery / Cape Town / South Africa

This contemporary multimedia installation is based on The African Choir’s first tour to Victorian England in 1891.

Seen for the first time in South Africa, it presents five songs recreated by the composers from an original nineteenth-century concert programme, along with twenty photographic portraits of the choir members rediscovered in London at the Hulton Archive after 125 years.

Featuring songs composed and arranged by Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi. Curated by Renée Mussai.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Bruno Boudjelal
Frantz Fanon

7 - 30 September 2017

The Art Gallery at NYU / Abu Dhabi / United Arab Emirates

Autograph ABP's exhibition of twenty-three photographs by Bruno Boudjelal is touring to Abu Dhabi.

Frantz Fanon reflects the artist’s search for reliable traces of past histories and the imprint of memory.

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