While the year has just begun, the top galleries in South Africa already have an amazing line-up for art lovers.
The largest contemporary museum on the continent, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), starts strong with a group exhibition titled Still Here Tomorrow to High Five You Yesterday, which runs until June 30. Contemporary African artists and those from the diaspora examine notions of utopias, African futures and Afrofuturism.
Among the artists on display are Kumasi J Barnett, MichaeL MacGarry, Muchiri Njenga, Ndiaye Abdoulaye (Florent Mazzoleni), Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, Osborne Macharia, The Nest Collective, Yinka Shonibare and Wanuri Kahui.
From this month, Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui will show his piece Tsiatsia in the BMW Atrium. Tunisian photographer Mouna Karray's exhibition Off The Air is currently also on at the Zeits.
Highlights from the Goodman Gallery in Cape Town include a solo exhibition by the winner of last year’s FNB Art Prize, Haroon Gunn-Salie, in April and Misheck Masamvu will be displaying his work in September.
In Joburg, the gallery will hold the first South African solo exhibition by award-winning US photographer and videographer Carrie Mae Weems
, who has been taking pictures for almost 40 years.
From May 11 to 12, Nirox Sculpture Park hosts the Winter Sculpture Fair
, which will be accompanied by food and wine.
This year, patrons can look forward to Brazilian photographer Rodrigo Petrella
showing Mekaron from February 13 to 27. The subjects are the indigenous Kayapó people in the Amazon forest.