Athi-Patra Ruga at Sean Kelly Gallery

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that new works by Athi-Patra Ruga are to be included in a group exhibition ‘Ravelling Threads‘ which opens on Thursday, 21st of June at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York. The exhibition will open from 6-8 pm at 475 Tenth Avenue.

Sean Kelly is delighted to present Ravelled Threads, a thematic exhibition of recent work by ten artists from Africa who utilize fabric to create textiles, weavings, embroidery, performances and installations. These disparate artists are united in their backgrounds, both living and working throughout Africa. Each artist is distinguished by the diverse and complex relationships that run through their varied geographical, political, and gendered narratives. Ravelled Threads is organized in collaboration with Mariane Ibrahim. 

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Lungiswa Gqunta at Manifesta 12 Palermo

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Lungiswa Gqunta is participating in this year’s Manifesta taking place from the 16th of June until the 4th of November 2018  in Palermo, Italy.

Manifesta, the European Nomadic Biennial, originated in the early nineties in response to the political, economic and social changes following the end of the Cold War and the subsequent steps towards European integration. Since then, Manifesta has developed into a travelling platform that focuses on the dialogue between art and society in Europe. Manifesta is a project based on community: its success depends on the collaboration between the international and local actors and the involvement and engagement of the local communities.

The City of Palermo was important for Manifesta’s selection board for its representation of two important themes that identify contemporary Europe: migration and climate changes and how these issues impact our cities. The multi-layered and deeply condensed history of Palermo – being occupied by almost every European civilization and having long-term connections with Northern Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean over the last 2000 years – has left its traces throughout this multi-cultural society at the heart of the Mediterranean area.

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Mohau Modisakeng at ARTCAPITAL 2018

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Mohau Modisakeng’ work Passage (2017) is included in the exhibition In Pursuit of Eden as part of Art Capital 2018 in Hungary.

This year’s festival centres on the concept of the garden, and – with its 24 new exhibitions, 52 programs and 136 artists – welcomes visitors in Szentendre, the Hungarian capital of visual arts. The exhibitions, along with a wide variety of fine art, literary, music and family programs, explore the possibilities of a lost and recreatable Garden of Eden – of solitary retreat, artistic recreation, and diverse modes of unfolding. Visitors are offered countless colourful examples for all that potentially awaits us in a garden, from Cape Town to Iceland, from Japan to the USA, as well as, of course, in the Central Eastern region and its heart, Szentendre.

The exhibition opens at 19h00 on the 9th of June, and will run until the 2nd or September at the at the Szentendre Gallery (2000 Szentendre, Fő tér 2–5).

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