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RESIST! The 1960s protests, photography and visual legacy

AES+F, John Akomfrah, Francis Alÿs, Bruno Barbey, Ian Berry, Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Marcelo Brodsky, René Burri, Gilles Caron, Raymond Depardon, Stan Douglas, Mounir Fatmi, Leonard Freed, Jean Gaumy, Burt Glinn, Hiroshi Hamaya, Gavin Jantjes, Josef Koudelka, Artem Loskutov, Hugo Mellaerts and Henri Storck, Gideon Mendel, Oliver Ressler, Graciela Sacco, Larissa Sansour, Steve Schapiro, Gundula Schulze-Eldowy, Bruno Serralongue, Wolfgang Tillmans, Sue Williamson, Hank Willis Thomas, Yong Xu, and archives from BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts, Coimbra University and Fundação Mário Soares. Curated by Christine Eyene RESIST! The 1960s protests, photography and visual legacy presents some of the most iconic images of the 1960s movements that shook the world and influenced contemporary history. The project sets the tone of the Summer of Photography 2018 focusing on the theme of revolt, and marking the fiftieth anniversary of the students protests that erupted in Paris in May 1968. The exhibition brings together works by seminal figures from the photographic and photojournalistic world, alongside rare archive images. These important first-hand visual accounts highlight the dedication of the photographers to document …

Newsletter: May 2018

Art diary This month is the opening of the 13th edition of Dak’Art – Biennale of Contemporary African Art. Curated by Simon Njami for the second consecutive time, the biennial entitled The Red Hour will present works by 75 artists from 33 countries. In addition to the main exhibition the biennial will also include five projects by guest curators Cosmin Costinas, Marianne Hultman, Marisol Rodriguez, Alya Sebti, and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. A number of additional exhibitions and events are also programme as part of the biennial’s OFF. Dak’Art 2018: 3 May – 2 June 2018, find out more here. Back in the UK, the programme of events around Lubaina Himid’s exhibition Hard Times continues with ‘Imbalance Redressed’, a conversation about the under-representation of women in national and public art collections and how this is being addressed. With Mark Doyle, Christine Eyene, Lubaina Himid, Dr Ella S Mills and Hilary Robinson. Other events include Little Little Man Man, a film installation by artist Tao Lashley-Burnley. Imbalance Redressed, Wednesday 9 May 5.30pm – 7.30pm Little Little Man …

Zanele Muholi at New Art Exchange

ZANELE MUHOLI: SOMNYAMA NGONYAMA, HAIL THE DARK LIONESS In this touring exhibition by Autograph ABP, South African visual activist Zanele Muholi presents their ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning Hail, the Dark Lioness in isiZulu, one of the eleven official languages in South Africa). The exhibition comprises more than 75 photographs with Muholi using their body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive. “I’m reclaiming my blackness, which I feel is continuously performed by the privileged ‘other’. My reality is that I do not mimic being black; it is my skin, and the experience of being black is deeply entrenched in me. Just like our ancestors, we live as black people 365 days a year, and we should speak without fear.” Zanele Muholi Taken primarily between 2014 and 2017, each portrait in Somnyama Ngonyama poses critical questions about social justice, human rights and contested representations of the black body. Muholi’s self-reflective and psychologically charged portraits are unapologetic in their artistry as they explore different archetypes / personae and offer visual reflections …

Le Salon Géologique

Nouveau Musée National de Monaco presents its renewed Salon de Lecture at Villa Sauber. Le Salon de Lecture is a reading room and mediation space based at NMNM’s Villa Sauber renewed for each exhibition by an invited artist or designer. After Adrien Rovero, Antoinette Poisson, Stéphane Magnin, Nathalie Du Pasquier and Andrea Blum, artist Yto Barrada in collaboration with designer Stéphanie Marin was invited to transform this space into a geological salon, inspired by Morocco’s lithological and geological maps.  “Lithology is the study on the formation of rocks and examination of their physical characteristics, as visible at outcrop (the exposed cross sections of rocks) or made visible using core samples or a microscope. Lithology charts colour, texture, grain size, and composition. To translate this data in diagrams, geologists have created a mapping convention, in which colours and patterns represent geological time periods and the composition of the rocks. During my research into fossil craft and forgery in Morocco, I personally discovered this visual vocabulary on beautiful handmade documents in a dusty museum archive. Through this ongoing …