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Crossing Night

A programme of exhibitions in Oaxaca, Mexico, focusing on artistic practices 
of Southern Africa.


Opening Week
4 – 10 November 2018
Exhibitions open to the public
10 November 2018 – 5 February 2019

 

Crossing Night

A programme of exhibitions in Oaxaca, Mexico, focusing on artistic practices of Southern Africa.

Opening Week Programme:
4 – 10 November 2018
Exhibitions Open to the Public:
10 November 2018 –  5 February 2019

Opening Week Programme

Opening Week Programme

Sunday 4 November:  
Preview of William Kentridge,
More Sweetly Play the Dance
Venue: CASA
Time: 12:00 (noon) 
Access limited to VIPs and guests. Email info@crossingnight.com for enquiries.

Sunday 4 November:  
Preview of William Kentridge,
More Sweetly Play the Dance
Venue: CASA
Time: 12:00 (noon) 
Access limited to VIPs and guests. Email info@crossingnight.com for enquiries.

Monday 5 November:  
Meet the Residents: Presentations by Artists-in-residence and refreshments
with Tiago Borges, Jared Ginsburg, Georgina Gratrix, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Penny Siopis
Venue: San Pablo Cultural Centre
Time: 18:00 

Monday 5 November:  
Meet the Residents: Presentations by
Artists-in-residence and refreshments
with Tiago Borges, Jared Ginsburg, Georgina Gratrix, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Penny Siopis
Venue: San Pablo Cultural Centre
Time: 18:00 

Tuesday 6 November - Friday 9 November:   
Crossing Night Talks: 
10:00-12:00 and 18:00 - 19:30
9 November:
17:00-18:00
Venue: San Pablo Cultural Centre

Tuesday 6 November - Friday 9 November:   
Crossing Night Talks: 
10:00-12:00 and 18:00 - 19:30
9 November:
17:00-18:00
Venue: San Pablo Cultural Centre

Friday 9 November:  
Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca (IAGO).
IAGO is one of Crossing Night's partner institutions. 
Venue: IAGO
Time: 19:30

Friday 9 November:  
Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Graphic Arts Institute of Oaxaca (IAGO).
IAGO is one of Crossing Night's partner institutions. 
Venue: IAGO
Time: 19:30

Saturday 10 November:  
Grand Opening: Crossing Night main exhibitions
Venue: Ex-Convento Santo Domingo and San Pablo Cultural Centre.
Time: Meet at Santo Domingo at 12:00. Proceed with a Calenda to San Pablo Cultural Centre at 13:30

Grand Opening:William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance
Venue: CASA
Time: 17:30 

Saturday 10 November:  
Grand Opening:
Crossing Night main exhibitions
Venue: Ex-Convento Santo Domingo
and San Pablo Cultural Centre.
Time: Meet at Santo Domingo at 12:00. Proceed with a Calenda to San Pablo Cultural Centre at 13:30

 Grand Opening:
William Kentridge:
More Sweetly Play the Dance
Venue: CASA
Time: 17:30 

Saturday 10 November:  
Openings of Solo exhibitions by Jo Ractliffe and Pieter Hugo
Venue: Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Time: 19:30

Saturday 10 November:  
Openings of Solo exhibitions
by Jo Ractliffe and Pieter Hugo
Venue: Centro Fotografico Manuel Alvarez Time: 19:30

*Please note: All events are free of charge and open to the public except for the preview of More Sweetly Play the Dance on 4 November 2018

*Please note: All events are free of charge and open to the public except for the preview of More Sweetly Play the Dance on 4 November 2018

The Idris Naim Foundation is pleased to present 
Crossing Night (es: Hacer Noche), a major exhibition initiative that presents the work of contemporary artists from Southern Africa across Oaxaca's City's museums
and cultural centres.

Comprising five exhibitions, an artists’ residency programme, a community-based educational programme, and a conference, Crossing Night undertakes to explore of the historical links between Southern Africa and Mexico through the lens of contemporary art.

The Idris Naim Foundation
is pleased to present Crossing Night (es: Hacer Noche),
a major exhibition initiative
that presents the work of contemporary artists from Southern Africa across Oaxaca's City's museums
and cultural centres.

Comprising five exhibitions, an artists’ residency programme,
a community-based educational programme, and a conference, Crossing Night undertakes to explore of the historical links between Southern Africa and Mexico through the lens of contemporary art.

Exhibition Programme

Crossing Night looks comparatively at societal relationships with death in Southern Africa and in Mexico as an entry point to a broader search for shared ways of relating to history in the present in these two postcolonial regions.

The project touches on the fragility and finitude of human experience, the relationship between violence and death, the ethics of how we relate to corpses, our rituals of life, death and the afterlife, our connections with our ancestors, and how our will for form is at the last instance a will to be remembered.

 

Exhibition Programme

Crossing Night looks comparatively at societal relationships with death in Southern Africa and in Mexico as an entry point to a broader search for shared ways of relating to history in the present in these two postcolonial regions.

The project touches on the fragility and finitude of human experience, the relationship between violence and death, the ethics of how we relate to corpses, our rituals of life, death and the afterlife, our connections with our ancestors, and how our will for form is at the last instance a will to be remembered.


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Cinga Samson, Ubuhle Beenkayezi, 2018, oil on canvas, courtesy of the Artist and blank projects.

Through creating a substantial context for transregional reflection, Crossing Night illuminates the parallel histories and ontologies that developed across these two regions which share the history of the transatlantic slave trade, and today face ongoing challenges of different kinds.

 

Through creating a substantial context for transregional reflection, Crossing Night illuminates the parallel histories and ontologies that developed across these two regions which share the history of the transatlantic slave trade, and today face ongoing challenges of different kinds.

 

Kentridge

William Kentridge, 30% of Life, (2018) animated film. Courtesy of the artist

With the support of the Government of the State of Oaxaca, Crossing Night decentralizes Mexico’s public cultural programming, creating an international cultural presence beyond the metropolitan centres. This initiative recognizes importance of diverse economies, ways of using space, and practices of organizing community.

Crossing Night is an initiative of the Idris Naim Foundation and the National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico. The residency programme launches on 1 October and the exhibitions open across participating venues from 4 -10 November. Exhibitions will be on view until 5 Feburary 2019.

With the support of the Government of the State of Oaxaca, Crossing Night decentralizes Mexico’s public cultural programming, creating an international cultural presence beyond the metropolitan centres. This initiative recognizes importance of diverse economies, ways of using space, and practices of organizing community.

Crossing Night is an initiative of the Idris Naim Foundation and the National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico. The residency programme launches on 1 October and the exhibitions open across participating venues from 4 -10 November. Exhibitions will be on view until 5 Feburary 2019.

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Marlene Dumas, Rejects, 2014, ink on paper. courtesy of the artist and Zeno X Gallery

Participating Artists

Tiago Borges, Steven Cohen, Marlene Dumas, Dumile Feni, Kendell Geers, Jared Ginsburg, David Goldblatt, Georgina Gratrix, Haroon Gunn Sallie, Dan Halter, Nicholas Hlobo, Jackson Hlungwani, Pieter Hugo, William Kentridge, David Koloane, Moshekwa Langa, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Ernest Mancoba, Sabelo Mlangeni, Santu Mofokeng, Samson Mudzunga, Zanele Muholi, Simphiwe Ndzube, Antonio Ole, Athi Patra-Ruga, Jo Ractliffe, Robin Rhode, Cinga Samson, Mmakgabo Helen Sebidi, Johannes Segogela, Penny Siopis, James Webb & Portia Zvavahera. 

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Portia Zvavahera, Embraced and Protected in You, 2016, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist and Stevenson.

Portia Zvavahera, Embraced and Protected in You, 2016, oil on canvas, courtesy of the artist and Stevenson.

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Pieter Hugo, Muxe, 2018, digital print. Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson

Pieter Hugo, Muxe, 2018, digital print. Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson

Rhode, Robin. 2005. Untitled, Harvest (Digital animation, 3m)

Robin Rhode,Untitled,(Harvest), 2005, digital animation. Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson

Partners

Crossing Night is an initiative of the Idris Naim Foundation and the National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico. The residency programme launches on 1 October and the exhibitions open across participating venues from 4 -10 November. Exhibitions will be on view until 5 February 2019. The project is realized in partnership with the National Institute of Fine Arts, INBA (Mexico),The Alfredo Harp Helú Foundation (Mexico), The A4 Arts Foundation (South Africa), The Friends of IAGO and CFMAB Association (Mexico) and the Ministry of Arts & Cultures of the State of Oaxaca.

Partners

Crossing Night is an initiative of the Idris Naim Foundation and the National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico. The residency programme launches on 1 October and the exhibitions open across participating venues from 4 -10 November. Exhibitions will be on view until 5 February 2019.
The project is realized in partnership with the National Institute of Fine Arts, INBA (Mexico),The Alfredo Harp Helú Foundation (Mexico), The A4 Arts Foundation (South Africa), The Friends of IAGO and CFMAB Association (Mexico) and the Ministry of Arts & Cultures of the State of Oaxaca.

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Crossing Night Project Team

Crossing Night is organized by a creative team consisting of Francisco Berzunza (general coordinator), Anthea Buys, Ery Camara, Josh Ginsburg, Paloma Porraz, Michael Tymbios and Dario Yazbek Bernal.

The full academic programme and artist list will be announced at a press conference in Oaxaca on September 25th, 2018.

The project is generously supported by the Government of the State of Oaxaca.

 

Crossing Night Project Team

Crossing Night is organized by a creative team consisting of Francisco Berzunza (general coordinator), Anthea Buys, Ery Camara, Josh Ginsburg, Paloma Porraz, Michael Tymbios and Dario Yazbek Bernal.

The full academic programme and artist list will be announced at a press conference in Oaxaca on September 25th, 2018.

The project is generously supported by the Government of the State of Oaxaca.

 

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© IDRIS NAIM A.C. 2018

© IDRIS NAIM A.C. 2018