Leora Maltz-Leca


September 2017

Curated by Silvia Karman Cubiñá and Leilani Lynch Tayou possesses one of the quirkiest and most irreverent artistic sensibilities around: Having abandoned the study of law for art, he revels in contradiction, mysticism, and delphic aphorism,… READ ON


Malick Sidibé (ca. 1936–2016)

Leora Maltz-Leca on Malick Sidibé (ca. 1936–2016)

September 2016

“REGARDEZ-MOI!” a voice shouts assertively. The photographer turns and swings toward the young man dancing. His knees are bent low, buttressing a torso thrown impossibly far back. His arms are flung wide open, his grin even wider. Snap. The… READ ON


“William Kentridge: Thick Time”

September 2016

Curated by Iwona Blazwick and Sabine Breitwieser Stretching time. Unwinding it. Reminding us how we all dance against the drumbeat of our ticking hearts. William Kentridge has claimed for the past three decades that his work is “all about … READ ON


Dak’Art Biennale: “La cité dans le jour bleu”

May 2016

Curated by Simon Njami Now in its twelfth iteration, Africa’s most significant biennial is a mandatory stop on the global exhibition circuit. Simon Njami curates this summer’s presentation, featuring sixty-five artists from across the continent… READ ON


“Zanele Muholi: Isibinelo/Evidence”

May 2015

Curated by Catherine J. Morris and Eugenie Tsai As South Africans commemorated twenty years of postapartheid democracy last year, Johannesburg-based photographer Zanele Muholi was documenting the violence that persists against the country’s… READ ON


“Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden”

September 2014

Curated by Leontine Coelewij, Kerryn Greenberg, and Theodora Vischer In the small watercolor from which this exhibition takes its title, a man carries the slumped, expired muse of painting in his arms. The work, dated 1993, is typical of … READ ON


“Pascale Marthine Tayou: I Love You”

January 2014

Curated by Yilmaz Dziewior and Okwui Enwezor “I Love You,” the coquettish subtitle of Pascale Marthine Tayou’s upcoming exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, is of course gently ironic: an ambivalent affirmation in line with the Cameroonian-born,… READ ON


Zwelethu Mthethwa

September 2013

Curated by Nadia Arroyo Arce Zwelethu Mthethwa’s signature formal preferences—riotous saturated color and grand scale—have always implied a rejection of the rigid black-and-white documentary aesthetic that dominated apartheid-era South African… READ ON


“Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist”

May 2013

Curated by Salah Hassan Perhaps more than any institution of its ilk,Tate Modern has made a commitment to expanding—or even exploding—the Euro-American canon of postwar art. This initiative underpins its staging of “Ibrahim El-Salahi: A … READ ON


Alfred Kumalo (1930–2012)

November 2012

IN 2012, awash in images, it is hard to conceive of a time when a photograph of someone like Nelson Mandela could be a rarity. But in the last decades of South Africa’s apartheid, leaders like Mandela, Oliver Tambo, and Robert Sobukwe were … READ ON