Textiles as a medium for political-social issues
We live in a world where borders between countries and people are becoming blurred, power relations are radically shifting and cultures are mixing. The exhibition ‘Cultural Threads’ presents exceptional work in which contemporary artists use textiles as a powerful tool to represent their ideas on political-social issues. They connect textiles to their own search for origin and identity in an increasingly globalized world. Or they use it to unravel histories and outline new future perspectives. ‘Cultural Threads’ can be seen in the TextielMuseum from November 24, 2018 through May 12, 2019. With works by Eylem Aladogan, Célio Braga, Hana Miletic, Otobong Nkanga, Mary Sibande, Fiona Tan, Jennifer Tee, Aiko Tezuka and Vincent Vulsma.
Continental Drift: Black / blak art from South Africa and north Australia is the first major exhibition from a Gallery program that celebrates and examines global black art and culture. Continental Drifthighlights the shared experiences of contemporary black / blak artists from South Africa and north Australia. While both countries have different histories, British colonisation had dramatic effects on their black peoples, many of which continue to be experienced today. Australian artists represented in the exhibition are Fiona Foley, Tony Albert, Michael Cook, Dale Harding, Hannah Bronte, Gordon Hookey, Paul Bong and Archie Moore; South African artists represented in the exhibition are Mohau Modisakeng, Berni Searle, Mary Sibande, Zanele Muholi, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Kudzanai Chiurai and Athi-Patra Ruga.Read More
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Seven hundred years of sculptural practice—from 14th-century Europe to the global present—are examined anew in this groundbreaking exhibition. Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) explores narratives of sculpture in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, living presence of the human body. On view exclusively at The Met Breuer, this major international loan exhibition of about 120 works draws on The Met’s rich collections of European sculpture and modern and contemporary art, while also featuring a selection of important works from national and international museums and private collections.Read More
It is the project of The Mixed Reality Workshop (TMRW) Gallery in the Keyes Art Mile to work with established artists to explore the possibilities, limits and unique capabilities of the digital world for the visual arts. ‘A Crescendo of Ecstasy’ is the gallery’s first exhibition – a collaboration between Mary Sibande and the Digital Foundry – and while it may not conjure up the shock and awe of 19th century Paris, it certainly provides an intriguing first step towards the ways in which this new technology may be used within the South African art space in the future.Read More