ART WEEK JOBURG 2019 | GENERAL LISTINGS
05.09.19 - 15.09.19
The Bag Factory
open studio event by Stacey Gillian Abe
The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios is pleased to invite you to an open studio event, where newly produced artworks by Absa L’Atelier First Merit Award winner, Stacey Gillian Abe, will be showcased.
Visitors are invited to come spend the morning at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studio in lively Fordsburg – engaging with art and meeting Stacey Gillian Abe at this rare open studio event.
06.09.19 - 14.09.19
MON - FRI | 09h00 - 17h00
10 Mahlathini Street, Fordsburg
Everard Read CIRCA Gallery
Mesh Photography Series by Daniel ‘Kgomo’ Morolong | exhibition
Everard Read’s Circa gallery in Johannesburg is proud to present Mesh Photography Series, an annual photography programme aimed at acquainting critical photography practice with audiences who are yet to engage with the genre. We aim to achieve this through the assemblage of ideas that are explored independently by artists who employ Photography as their medium of choice; stitched together by the curators, these bodies of work become a gateway for us to achieve a fresh and broader understanding of our immediate and global community in a manner that awe would not otherwise have access to.
31.08.19 - 28.09.19
MON - FRI | 09h00 - 18h00
SAT | 09h00 - 13h00
2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank
Everard Read Gallery
It Is Within by Jordan Sweke | exhibition
Jordan Sweke is an independent South African multi-media artist from Johannesburg, currently based in Cape Town. Sweke's practice is concerned with an extensive and ongoing exploration of oil paint as a medium and branches out into a wide array of media. His work is primarily influenced by the connection between humans and the natural world and focuses on natural South African landscapes and indigenous wildlife. His main concerns are to bring immersive natural landscapes into urban spaces and to urge the public to reconnect with their natural heritage.
Hello Pretty Girl by Lucinda Mudge | exhibition
“Hi, pretty girl”, he said
“I love you,” she said and together they laughed.
Then one day she said, “ I hate you” and they cried.
But not together.
“What happened to the love that we said would never die?” She asked
“It died,” he said.
31.08.19 - 21.09.19
MON - FRI | 09h00 - 18h00
SAT | 09h00 - 13h00
6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank
Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival
Fak’ugesi acts as a platform that brings together diverse digital and technology sectors to collaborate and share skills in digital media and technology innovation.
This year’s theme ‘OWN YOUR FORCE’ centres on an African vision of the future of digital creativity by asking; who owns our digital value chain? How do we protect our creative and cultural equity in the digital world? How do we value our contributions to digital culture in an African economy? Where are the threats and the opportunities for culture and technology in Africa in a world driven by market interests?
View programme online: www.fakugesi.co.za
30.08.19 - 07.09.19 | 41 Juta Street, Braamfontein
FNB Art Joburg
The first edition of FNB Art Joburg presents:
Art Fair | Gallery Brunch | The Sessions | Artist Party | Film Screenings
13.09.19 - 15.09.19 | Various venues with the fair taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre
The various events are ticketed.
Tickets available online: www.artjoburg.com
rocks curated by Chloë Reid and Matty Roodt | exhibition and publication launch
rocks is an exhibition about the same, curated by Chloë Reid and Matty Roodt. Less of a curatorial essay than a collection of things to be set out and looked at, rocks includes work by Nina Barnett, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Jared Ginsburg, Thami Jali, Io Makandal, Garth Meyer, Nabeeha Mohamed, Daniella Mooney, Sean O’Toole, Matty Roodt, Jonah Sack, Inga Somdyala, Dan Halter and Sitaara Stodel.
The Magic of Stones, a new chapbook by Sean O’Toole, will be launched at the exhibition opening.
rocks is a project by gallery, gallery in partnership with the gallery.
gallery, gallery is a movable and collaborative template for artists, curators and writers that adapts itself to physical spaces in response to its projects. rocks is the first in a series of projects, hosted by and produced in partnership with the gallery.
the gallery is a platform for contemporary art developed by the atelier. Its programme includes exhibitions, exchanges, workshops, publications and residencies.
14.09.19 - 09.11.19
TUES - SUN | 10h00 - 18h00
the gallery, 44 Stanley Avenue, Braamfontein Werf, Johannesburg
Over Time by Carrie Mae Weems | exhibition
Over Time brings together work which considers how the past comes to bear on the present, such as 'Blue Notes' - a series featuring blurred images of women of colour who have not received their due recognition. By obscuring these figures with coloured blocks, Weems creates, in her words, a visual metaphor for people 'living behind walls of colour that block us from knowing who they are, from accessing them, from equity, from equal rights'.
07.09.19 - 05.10.19
TUES - FRI | 09h30 - 17h30
SAT | 09h30 - 16h00
163 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood
Keyes Art Mile and Galerie Pascal Janssens
The Invisible Generation by Pascal Dombis | special showcase
The Invisible Generation is a site specific installation in which Pascal Dombis questions our relationship with images and how we see them today. Reading digital images becomes quite different from the conventional retinal vision of images. The installation wall is entirely covered by a print composed by 30.000 Googled images, they are displayed in a way that prevent a ‘clear’ reading. The reading can be revealed and read when using a lenticular sheet that the visitor can handle and apply on the wall.
Project presented by Galerie Pascal Janssens thanks to the support from Keyes Art Mile.
05.09.19 - 27.09.19
MON - SAT | 09h00 - 23h00
SUN | 12h00 - 23h00
The Atrium, Keyes Art Mile, 19 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank
See The Difference | open studio
Artists: Sello Letswalo and Khotso Motsoeneng
The artist will be allowing the public into his personal working space to share his process of making. Many of us only get to see and experience the final work of art at galleries - complete and exhibition ready; but never get to see what goes into creating an artwork. This is an opportunity to see the difference.
10.09.19 - 12.09.19 | 11h00 - 18h00
2 Sam Hanock Street, Braamfontein, Constitution Hill, Transwerk Building
The launch of LATITUDES presents:
LATITUDES Art Fair | LATITUDES Limited | LATITUDES Live | LATITUDES Kids
For more information on all the various events and programming presented by LATITUDES, a new fair for African art in international times, visit their website.
13.09.19 - 15.09.19 | Nelson Mandela Square, cnr Maude & 5th Streets, Sandton
SculptX: The Largest Annual Sculpture Fair in South Africa
Curated by: Ruzy Rusike and Megan Theunissen
The third instalment of SculptX, the largest annual sculpture fair in South Africa, runs from 30 August to 29 September 2019. The Fair will showcase a large number of sculptures by established and emerging sculptors in various venues throughout the Melrose Arch precinct including The Melrose Gallery.
The Mixed Reality Workshop (TMRW Gallery)
The Counterspace Of Pop Culture In Zaire | exhibition
Magolide Collective made up of Mzoxolo Mayongo & Adilson De Oliveira with collaborators Gabriel Baard, Hafiza Asmal and Vincent Baloyi
27.08.19 - 15.09.19
TUES - SAT | 10h00 - 16h00
19 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank
Ndize Ndize: The Counterspace of Pop Culture by MAGOLIDE (Mzoxolo X Mayongo and Adilson de Oliveira) | site-specific installation and performance
Performace by Mzoxolo X Mayongo and Adilson de Oliveira
Featuring - Cloe Noto, Joel Leonard, Ciaran and Brogan (performance), Sakhile Moleshe (soundscape, live)
13.09.19 - 15.09.19 | 12h00, 13h00, 14h00
Latitude Art Fair, Sandton Mandela Square, Sandton City, Johannesburg
No End Contemporary Art Space
Don't Drink The Milk curated by Amy Carrington | exhibition
Artist include: Lala Crafford, Liffey Joy, Heidi Fourie, Anastasia Pather, Jo Roets, Laurel Holmes, Dalene, Victor-Meyer, Mariëtte Kotzé, Anushka Kempken
Where meaning is not fixed, Don’t Drink The Milk is a play on the children’s game, Broken Telephone. The exhibitionl consists of artists that tend towards using fluid forms, patterns or blocks of colour which communicate certain artist intentions, but do not represent a set or rigid object. This leaves room for individuals to apply their own narratives or realities to a work, forging the path to consider the ways in which we can make and remake ourselves, creating new and unique objects out of our own lived experiences.
29.09.19 - 09.09.19
WED - FRI | 09h30 - 15h00
SAT | 09h30 - 13h00
60 4th Ave, Linden, Randburg
Sematsatsa Library in partnership with Constitution Hill
"That's What She Said" - An Exhibition for women, by women, in spirit of women | exhibition
"That's What She Said" comprises of strong messages from female voices who have worked within the South African context and landscape. The exhibition has been inspired by a series of in – depth interviews with various female Arts Practitioners who have been at the helm in changing and amplifying the Visual Arts landscape in South Africa.
The exhibition is curated by Siya Cweba, in partnership with Sematsatsa Library and Constitutional Hill.
29.08.19 - 19.09.19
MON - SUN | 09h00 - 17h00
1 Kotze St, Johannesburg
Standard Bank Gallery
This song for... By Gabrielle Goliath | exhibition
2019 SBYA for Visual Art, Gabrielle Goliath, enables opportunities to resist the violent forms of representation that vulnerable bodies are fixed in.
In “This Song Is For…”, she re-performs a unique collection of dedication songs chosen by survivors of rape in collaboration with musical ensembles.Each song is performed as a newly produced cover-version that reflects an entanglement of different experiences.
The sonic disruption introduced in each song is then an opportunity for listeners to inhabit a contested space of emotional recall and memory.
26.07.19 - 14.09.19
MON - FRI | 08h00 -16h20
SAT | 09h00 - 13h00
Corner of Simmonds and Frederick Streets, JHB CBD
Free, safe undercover parking: Harrison & Frederick Streets
Objects of Desire, Addendum by Meleko Mokgosi | exhibition opening
Objects of Desire, Addendum exists as a postscript to Mokgosi’s acclaimed, long-standing visual essay, 'Democratic Intuition', of which 'Comrades', exhibited at Stevenson, Cape Town, in 2016, was the second of eight chapters. Comprising painting and sculpture, 'Democratic Intuition' questioned how one can approach the conceptual promises of democracy in relation to the daily lived experiences of the subjects that occupy southern Africa.
As the closing chapters of the project, Objects of Desire – shown at Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, in 2018 – and Objects of Desire, Addendum jointly examine the contemporary African object with the aim of challenging the legacy of African art as a tool for modernists in developing their own methodologies. Of this particular exhibition, Mokgosi states: ‘It is a reworking of some of the major elements from the final chapter, narrowing and clarifying the argument.’
07.09.19 - 25.10.19
MON - FRI | 09h00 - 17h00
SAT | 10h00 - 15h00
46 7th Avenue, Parktown North
Urban Findings | Group Exhibition
Curated by: Mbali Tshabalala and Nomandla Waca
Artists: Andrew Kayser, Toni-Ann Ballenden, Johan Stegmann, Patrick Seruwu, Matla Kheola, Nicole Rafiki, Sanusi Olatunji, Nicola Holgate, Lynette van Tonder, Paula Louw, Petros Mwenga, Elizabeth Davison, Johan Adam, Vusi Beauchamp, Vivien Kohler, Jake Michael Singer, Greatjoy Ndlovu, Mbali Tshabalala, Odette Graskie, Fleur de Bondt, Lindokuhle Khatide
The title of this exhibition is taken literally from the concept of gathering or putting together fragments of an urban setting. The exhibition shines a light on artists working from artist studios/hubs across the city. The artists in this exhibition explore a number of subjects in their own work and this exhibition simply gathers contemporary collective thinking from city artists.
Project presented by: Mbali Tshabalala and Nomandla Waca, Keys Art Mile, Anecdotes gallery
and Collective Untitled
05.09.19 - 08.09.19
THURS | 18h00
FRI - SAT | 09h00 - 16h00
SUN | 09h00 - 14h00
Keyes Art Mile, 19 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank
Wits Art Museum
A beast slouches and so forth: Robert Hodgins at WAM | 23.07.19 - 09.11.19
Highlighting Hodgins’ lesser-shown paintings in the collection, the exhibition includes powerful works that wrestle with the paradox of a world in which extremes of beauty and horror co-exist.
Panels of Place by Joachim Schönfeldt | 27.08.19 - 19.10.19
Born from the adventures of painter and sculptor Joachim Schönfeldt, Panels of Place is both an ode to and ongoing documentary of South African landscapes. Capturing iconic sites like Orlando Stadium alongside domestic settings like the backyard of a Melville house, Schönfeldt places himself in the role of an avid archivist and witness to create an inventory of contemporary South African life.
A Broken Landscape by Daylin Paul | 03.09.19 - 27.09.19
Featuring works from his 2017 Ernest Cole Award-winning project, Daylin Paul’s A Broken Landscape confronts “the other side of power”. The photographs on this timely exhibition reveal the devastating impact of fuel burning coal stations on the local economy, population and farming community in Mpumalanga’s coal power station belt and global climate change. As Paul explains: “...the experience of the local people who are on the front lines of this crisis… provide us with a glimpse of what the future could be like for the country and indeed the SADC region.”
Wits Art Museum Cnr Jorissen and, Bertha St, Johannesburg
The launch of UNDERLINE Art Show presents:
FEATURED | SITE | PERFORMANCE | CONVERSATIONS
The UNDERLINE Art Show is a new annual exhibition and curatorial platform in Johannesburg dedicated to supporting independent voices in contemporary art.
To view the full UNDERLINE Art Show programme go to their website.
12.09.19 - 15.09.19 | Museum of African Design (MOAD), 281 Commissioner St, Jeppestown, Johannesburg