News Recap: February 24, 2017

A weekly recap of art world news.

The Fruit Sellers, c. 1845 by William Henry Fox Talbot

The Fruit Sellers, c. 1845 by William Henry Fox Talbot

South Africa’s Zeitz Museum to Open Photography Center
Cape Town’s Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa will open in September. Thanks to landmark gifts from the Eiger Foundation and the Roger Ballen Foundation, the museum will establish a center for photography for exhibitions, public programming, and educational initiatives. Additionally, the museum will receive one signed edition of all of Ballen’s works from 1968 to 1982, as well as any future editions.
Read the full story (Artforum)

All 25,000 of William Henry Fox Talbot’s Photographs Available Online
The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford have launched the online William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné. The catalogue includes all of Talbot’s 25,000 surviving images. The digital catalogue launched with 1,000 images with plans for weekly updates until the full 25,000 images are included. Prints and negatives are linked and each photograph is annotated with references to Talbot’s notes and letters.
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)

Germany to Launch New Biennial for Contemporary Photography
The first Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie (biennial for contemporary photography) will take place from September 9 – November 5 across three cities in Germany: Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, and Heidelberg. The biennial is derived from the Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, which launched in 2005. The biennial has secured funding from the German Federal Cultural Foundation and is run by a curatorial team of six. The Concept for its first iteration is “Farewell Photography.”
Read the full story (ArtNet News)