African Metropolitan Architecure is a fascinating exhibition ‘encapsulating’ Africa’s urbanscapes. Conceptualized and curated in a highly innovative and unique way, it is the result of a 10 year ongoing project by David Adjaye the renowned London based architect. The project began as an informal excercise ’to piece together fragments of memories’ documenting where he was born [Tanzania] and grew [...]
I have blogged before about one of Jozi’s best kept secrets – Nirox Sculpture Park out in the Cradle … http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/76 and http://lizatlancaster.co.za/blog/taking-cultural-symbols-out-of-context-nirox-sculpture-park , and now there is another opportunity to go out and experience this gem of a parkland. Do yourselves a favour and make a trip out there to see Eric Pladevall’s massive sculptures in his [...]
12 Decades Johannesburg Art Hotel is a new developments in the eastern part of downtown Joburg, an area often avoided by tourists. Kate Els in her article in Tourismupdate.co.za writes:
Engaging with local artists who mainly operate in the surrounding precinct, the developers of the hotel asked different artists to each design a room that would reflect a [...]
In Kind of Blue, Sam Nhlengethwa’s latest solo exhibition of drawings, prints and paintings at the Goodman Gallery, he pays homage to trumpeter and composer Miles Davis and celebrates the recent 50th anniversary of Davis’ groundbreaking album Kind of Blue. WHEN? Opening at Goodman Gallery 26 August at 18.00 until 29 September 2010 MORE INFO: “When I was a youngster,” [...]
There is increasing public art in all sorts of unexpected places in Jozi. And now we even have long needed art tours. This surely marks our coming of age. See http://www.jhblive.com/kultcha/features/joburg_city_art_tours/46212 for more on these tours.
Hirschowitz’s show INTERPRET features monoprints and drawings Walkabout on Saturday 31 July 2010 at 11.30 am at The Thompson Gallery 78 Third Avenue, Melville. Tel: 011 482 2039; Soup will be served.
August 5 at 7:30pm – September 4 at 10:30am; David Brown Fine Art 39 Keyes Avenue, off Jellicoe, Rosebank
Opens 5th Aug closes 18th Sept 373 Jan Smuts Ave Craighall Park; Also exhibiting Lunga Kama
Opens 31st July at 12; closes 28th August; to be opened by Antoinette Murdoch, Director of Johannesburg Art Gallery Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 18:00 Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00 Entrance 1A in Kingsway Enquiries: 011 559 2099
Exhibition 3rd Aug- 18th Sept