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Ukungenisa

Nandipha Mntambo
Ukungenisa, 2008. Film still .

'The Good Old Days'

Unknown Artist at Aarhus Art Building, Centre for Contemporary Art

An international group exhibition curated by young South African curator Clare Butcher, 'The Good Old Days' presents an unusual combination of four contemporary female artists: Agnieszka Polska, Lucia Nimcova, Lara Baladi and Nandipha Mntambo. Each artist presents a cluster of works relating to specific moments in - and forms of - collective memory, reflecting on the various ways these have been and are still mediated. While drawing on 'traditional' modes of production such as archival, domestic, and performative formats, they seek their own enunciation of the 'there and then' in the 'here and now'. Territories of the post-colonial, the gendered, the post-socialist, and of mortality are contested here, transformed into the present and the personal, but never the nostalgic.

06 February - 17 March



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    'Someone Else's Country'

    Jo Ractliffe

    at Peabody Essex Museum

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  • New Pictures 10, David Goldblatt: Structures of Dominion and Democracy in South Africa

    ‘In the 1980s and 90s I photographed structures that we South Africans had made during the Era of Baasskap—that time, from about 1660 until 1990, in which Whites gradually came to exert dominion over all of South Africa and its peoples. I

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  • 'Kin'

    'Kin'

    Pieter Hugo

    at Fundacio Foto Colectania

    The Foto Colectania Foundation Pieter Hugo's exhibition ‘Kin’ for the first time in Europe, a bittersweet perspective on the artist's native country, South Africa. The exhibition, which will be accompanied by the homonymous book recently

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  • 'Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age'

    'Constructing Worlds' brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us. From the first skyscrapers in New York and decaying colonial st

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    ‘The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists' explores thematic sequences of Dante Aligheiri’s epic poem through new works by more than 40 contemporary artists from 19 African countries, as well

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  • 'Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive'

    'Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive'

    Santu Mofokeng, Andrew Putter, Pieter Hugo, Sabelo Mlangeni, Zanele Muholi, Candice Breitz and Zwelethu Mthethwa

    at The Walther Collection Project Space

    Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive A three-part exhibition series on photography from Southern Africa, Distance and Desire: Encounters with the African Archive presents rarely before seen portraits, albums, cartes de visite, a

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