Athi Patra Ruga at The Afrika Museum

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Athi-Patra Ruga’s work; which was awarded the grand prize at the 11th Edition of the African Photo Biennale in Bamako, will travel to The Netherlands to be exhibited at The Afrika Museum. The exhibition will open on the 14th of April until the 2nd of September 2018.

On Friday, April 14th, the largest contemporary Pan-African photographic exhibition called AFROTOPIA opens in the Africa Museum near Nijmegen. The exhibition was shown earlier during the 11th edition of the African Photo Biennale in Bamako. For the first time in the history of the biennial this exhibition can be seen outside of Bamako. The Afrika Museum feels honored to be able to show this leading exhibition to the Dutch public. 

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Gallery Closing Dates

Please note that WHATIFTHEWORLD will close on the 28th of March for the deinstallation of  Dan Halter’s solo exhibition Patience can Cook a Stone. The gallery will be closed until the opening of our new premises in Cape Town towards the end of  April. Please follow our social media channels here and here, for updates with regards to the opening of the new space. Or sign up to our mailing list here.

Alternatively, please send an email to matthew@whatiftheworld for any queries.


Michele Mathison Tour at Zeitz MOCCA

The Fruits of Our Labour: A tour with Michele Mathison

‘The Fruits of Our Labour’ is a walking tour with the artist, Michele Mathison and Zeitz MOCAA Assistant Curator of Sculpture, Marijke Andrea Tymbios.

Born in South Africa, raised in Zimbabwe, Michele Mathison creates work inspired by his surroundings. Addressing issues of labour, agriculture and humanity’s treatment of- and dependence on natural resources in his work, this tour includes a discussion of the socio-economic and political climates that impact on these concerns.

The tour commences at Mathison’s triptych on level 0 in Zeitz MOCAA and concludes at ‘Angular Mass’, his newly unveiled installation in the Silo District.

Date: Thursday, 15 March 2018
Time: 1 – 2:30 pm
Venue: Scheryn Collection Arena, level 0, Zeitz MOCAA

This event is free. RSVP to receive complimentary tickets for museum admission.

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WHATIFTHEWORLD at The Armory Show 2018

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce its participation in The Armory Show 2018. Athi-Patra Ruga will be exhibiting a solo presentation of works in the Presents Section (P3). The fair will take place this weekend, 8-11 March 2018 at Armory Show Piers 92 & 94 in New York.

Piers 92 & 94
711 12th Avenue at 55th Street
New York City

Thursday, March 8; 12–8pm
Friday, March 9; 12–8pm
Saturday, March 10; 12–8pm
Sunday, March 11; 12–6pm

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