Take a turn to Sandton Central this weekend. The annual Joburg Art Fair opens at Sandton Convention Centre on Friday and runs till Saturday. Showing at the old Sandton Gallery near Nelson Mandela Square is Printmaking 2012, an exhibition of contemporary Fine Art prints represented by the SA Print Gallery, Blue Door Studio and Artist [...]
Far from being just another curio outlet, togu’na shop offers a collection of traditional and contemporary pieces that are tailored to suit the specific needs of every customer. The owner and director Lara Tatley has sourced an exquisite collection of pieces from all over Africa and runs the showroom in Parktown [...]
I was excited when I got notification of this exhibition as it says ‘opening at Nirox Sculpture Park’. Because Nirox in the Cradle of Humankind only opens to the public when there is an exhibition on, I was already packing my camp chair and picnic basket. Any opportunity I can get to make my way [...]
Looking forward to this exhibition of Gunther Herbst’s work at Arts on Paper, 44 Stanley Ave.
Opening on 11th August at 2 pm ‘The Man who Wasn’t There’ runs until 1st September and will show a range of Herbst latest work where Bauhaus meets de Stijl meets Pop Art. Herbst is represented in most major South [...]
Wilma Cruise’ s exhibition The Alice Diaries shows at Circa until 25th August. Exploring the liminal space between animals and humans, Cruise draws on texts from Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass. Across the road at Circa’s sister gallery, Everard Read, Southern Guild showcases design ideas of some of South Africa’s most [...]
There are some interesting exhibitions on at the moment with new ones opening during July.
The Winter exhibition at the Everard Read Gallery is a group show with works by over 30 artists Phillemon Hlungwani, Neil Rodger, Anton Momberg, Velaphi Mzimba, Walter Voigt, Impumelelo Beads, Angus Taylor, Hanneke Benade, Pauline Gutter, Lionel Smit, Deborah Bell, Caryn [...]
Opening at Circa on Jellicoe Ave, Lower Rosebank on 28th June are 2 exhibitions which look at the interface between art and science. The sub-title of Dark Energy – Images from the Hubble Telescope, is fairly is self explanatory. Sutherland Reflections, is somewhat more arcane subtitled ‘Art meets science in a place of Darkness and [...]
The national and international attention caused by the furore around the Spear of the Nation turned Smear of the Nation has made all other current exhibitions pale into insignificance. While Goodman Gallery has removed the offending work from the show, the rest of Hail to the thief II can be seen until the 16th June. Exhibitions at other galleries [...]
Over ten years ago the concept of a Cultural Arc was mooted by Prof Carolyn Hamilton, then Head of the Humanities Postgraduate School at Wits. Envisioned as a metaphorical sweeping link between three powerful cultural institutions across the geography of the city, it would connect the Johannesburg Art Gallery on the east, to Wits in [...]
Would any of these viewers have photographed this painting if the comment from the Presidency had been ‘no comment’?
Ferial Hafajee writes eloquently, subtly and critically (as always) on the debate between ‘the personal right to dignity’ and the right for freedom of expression (and so public debate and critique): http://www.citypress.co.za/Columnists/How-a-painting-divided-a-nation-20120527 I have currently not had [...]