. Hugo and Cleary won the non-EU section of the music video category with their black-and-white video for Mathambo’s electronic cover version of Joy Division’s ‘She’s Lost Control’. Well worth watching see http://mg.co.za/article/2011-06-24-pieter-hugo-wins-young-director-award-at-cannes/
Senzeni Marasela’s exhibition Sarah, Theodorah and Senzeni in Johannesburg comprises a new series of embroidered cloths and red ink drawings. The three women alluded to in the title of the exhibition refer to Sarah Baartman (the so-called ‘Hottentot Venus’), Theodorah (Marasela’s mother who suffers from bipolar schizophrenia and who has largely been absent – from Marasela’s life), and ‘Senzeni’ [...]
In 2008 Managing Diretctor and developer Jonathan Liebmann purchased the old DF Corlett Construction offices and warehouses and worked with architect Enrico Daffonchio on converting them into the space that is now Arts on Main – a mix of galleries, [Goodman Gallery, David Krut, Seipel, Goethe Institut] private artist studios, [Kentridge, Leiberman, amongst others] advertising [...]
Wasted IV is an easily accessible showcase of what’s happening right now. … it is Unity Gallery’s annual group exhibition featuring waste art from a wide variety of Jozi artists. The line up ranges from media pros to fine art professionals to street artists and up and coming names from training institutions. The aim of the [...]
Opening on 14th June until 30th June Ndolvu exhibition entitled Imfuyo [Domestic Animals] deals as the title suggests with the role of cows in traditional Zulu culture. Helen Joseph’s work uses the renditions of the female nude to explore issues of violence and abuse against women.
Alexandra Ross’ 3rd solo exhibition 1:1, opened at David Krut Projects 142 Jan Smuts Ave on 2nd June. In this exhibition: ‘Dialogue, relationship, mirroring and reflection are the central themes, not only in the individual works, but in the installation as a whole. 1:1 continues the artist’s ongoing interest in the relationship of original to [...]
Gary Stephens charcoal and mixed media work of hairstyles is showing on an exhibition entitled Braid. So include it in a visit to the Jan Smuts Art Strip (see other blog posts for further exhibitions close by). Closes on 27th June. Gallery Momo 52 7th Ave Parktown North 011 327 3247.
Ann Gollifer’s works exhibition Living on the Horizon is a tribute to the novelist Bessie Head and comprises a new series of large format paintings dealing with colour, space and expansiveness. Gollifer writes: ‘I wanted to make landscapes that might capture the Botswana skies and my long love affair with the horizon, revealed to me over the past [...]
The Taung skull – 2/5 million years old and very rarely displayed to the public, was on view at the Life of Bone exhibition which I just caught on the closing day last Tuesday 31st May. I had seen the tiny skull of the 3 year old displayed in its 3 parts at one if [...]