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Southern Guild at first-ever Design Miami Los Angeles this May

Southern Guild is thrilled to be part of the inaugural edition of Design Miami Los Angeles, taking place at an historic private estate in Holmby Hills from 16 to 20 May 2024. Reimagined for a domestic setting, the fair’s West Coast debut presents site-specific exhibitions of collectible design and artworks spread across the three-acre estate designed by the late African-American architect Paul R. Williams.
Encompassing both collectible design and contemporary art, the gallery’s work highlights include two photographic works by Zanele Muholi, a sinuously curved bronze desk with hand-beaded curtain by Rich Mnisi, an immersive, animal-inspired seating pod by Porky Hefer, fantastical bronze and hand-blown glass lights by Stanislaw Trzebinski, hand-thrown ceramic chairs by Chuma Maweni, and abstract monochromatic paintings made with engine oil and salt on linen by Alexandra Karakashian.
Design at Large, a special section of over-scaled outdoor works curated by the fair, will feature a sculptural concrete chaise by Rich Mnisi, as well a monumental ceramic and bronze totem from Zizipho Poswa’s most recent series, Indyebo yakwaNtu (Black Bounty). In addition, a tall timber and ceramic sculpture by Andile Dyalvane will be included in the Masters section.


The fair coincides with the opening of Southern Guild Los Angeles’ second exhibition in the space: ZANELE MUHOLI. This autobiographical solo opens on Saturday, 18 May (running until 13 July) and includes the largest presentation of the visual activist’s bronze sculpture, alongside new and iconic works from their various photographic series. Muholi will also take part in a panel discussion on Friday, 17 May, the details of which will follow closer to the time.