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SAMUEL FOSSO & MARCIA KURE: 'YOU LOVE ME, YOU LOVE ME NOT' GALERIA MUNICIPAL ALMEIDA GARRETT, PORTUGAL

Devoted to works from the collection of the renowned Congolese-born art collector Sindika Dokolo, the exhibition features more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and videos by 50 artists from Africa and the diaspora, including works by the likes of Marlene Dumas (South Africa), Ghada Amer (Egypt), Yinka Shonibare (Nigeria), Robin Rhode (South Africa), Seydou Keita (Mali), Samuel Fosso (Cameroon) and Marcia Kure (Nigeria).

The Sindika Dokolo collection is one of the most important contemporary art collections in Africa. It comprises more than 5,000 pieces, from 140 artists, from 28 African countries.

Biblioteca Pública Municipal do Porto
Rua Dom João Iv 17
4049-017 Porto

Until 17 May 2015.
Samuel Fosso & Marcia Kure: 'You Love Me, You Love Me Not' Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett, Portugal

DIANA MATAR: CONFLICT, TIME, PHOTOGRAPHY. MUSEUM FOLKWANG, GERMANY, 10 APRIL - 5 JULY 2015.

'Conflict, Time, Photography' travels to Musuem Folkwang, Essen from London's Tate Modern.
The exhibition brings together photographic reportages and artistic works that focus on war events and their settings, their visible effects and social consequences.

For Essen, a further chapter was added to Conflict, Time, Photography exploring reports on the Ruhr region and Rhineland immediately after the end of the Second World War. At that time local and regional photographers including Albert Renger-Patzsch, Willy van Heekern and Ruth Hallensleben, as well as foreign photojournalists such as René Burri and Margaret Bourke-White, cast their gaze on the destroyed cities and their inhabitants.

Museum Folkwang Essen
Museumsplatz 1
D-45128 Essen
Germany
Diana Matar: Conflict, Time, Photography. Museum Folkwang, Germany, 10 April - 5 July 2015.

SUSAN DERGES: WATERSHED; ART, PLAY AND THE POLITICS OF WATER. BEXLEY HERITAGE TRUST, 28 MARCH - 6 SEPTEMBER 2015

Watershed is a new exhibition, bringing together some 15 contemporary artists including Susan Derges, Gavin Turk, Tania Kovats, Tatsuo Miyajima and Martin Parr who look at water in playful, conceptual, political and meditative ways.
Through photography, sculpture, video and installations, the exhibition celebrates the precious resource of water.

Exhibiting artists include: Laura Ellen Bacon, David Buckland, Susan Derges, Noémie Goudal, Chang Kyum Kim, Tania Kovats ,Susie MacMurray, Tatsuo Miyajima, Martin Parr, Robert Polidori, Amy Stephens, Studio Roso, Gavin Turk, Massimo Vitali and Simon Warner.

Bexley Heritage Trust
Hall Place & Gardens
Bourne Road, Bexley
Kent DA5 1PQ
Susan Derges: Watershed; Art, Play and the Politics of Water. Bexley Heritage Trust, 28 March - 6 September 2015

RALPH FLECK: MKM KüPPERSMüHLE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, DUISBURG GERMANY. 26 FEBRUARY -- 26 APRIL 2015

The Museum Küppersmühle presents a retrospective of Raph Fleck's work, "which showcases his painterly exploration and transformation of real structures and architectures, such as Alpine scenery, seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes, meadows and still-lifes.
In Fleck's work, the boundaries between nature (ie. the natural forms and structures) and architecture (ie. the constructed “artificial” forms and structures) appear to dissipate or merge into a unified entity; his painterly gestures range from expressive brush strokes to the controlled and judicious application of colour planes."

MKM Küppersmühle Museum of Modern Art
Inner Harbour, Philosophenweg 55
D - 47051 Duisburg, Germany
Ralph Fleck: MKM Küppersmühle Museum of Modern Art, Duisburg Germany. 26 February -- 26 April 2015

MARCIA KURE: 'BODY TALK: FEMINISM, SEXUALITY AND THE BODY IN THE WORK OF SIX AFRICAN WOMEN ARTISTS' WIELS, BRUSSELS. 14 FEBRUARY - 3 MAY 2015

Bringing together artists from different parts of the continent, this group exhibition strives to define and articulate notions of feminism and sexuality in the work of women artists whose body (their own or that of others) serves as a tool, a representation or a field of investigation. In their work, the body manifests itself, whether sequentially or simultaneously, as a model, support, subject or object.
Including Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Marcia Kure, Miriam Syowia Kyambi, Valérie Oka, Tracey Rose and Billie Zangewa.

WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels
Marcia Kure: 'Body Talk: Feminism, Sexuality and the Body in the Work of Six African Women Artists' WIELS, Brussels. 14 February - 3 May 2015