Two african exhibitions making international waves
Two African artists, two exhibitions, two of the world’s biggest art institutions and two incredible firsts for the continent
There is a particular pleasure in viewing retrospective exhibitions that stems from the opportunity to consider an artist’s body of work as
a whole. Retrospectives allow the recurring themes of an artist’s output to be seen in context, they encourage reflection on an artist’s lasting influence, and reconsideration of their position within the current global climate.
The upcoming career retrospectives of two artists from the african continent – Bodys Isek Kingelez and david goldblatt – in major international museums point to a sense of institutional endorsement and global significance, while also representing a number of career firsts for both artists.