On 24th January an exhibition entitled To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light featuring the work of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin opens at the Goodman Gallery. Broomberg & Chanarin have been shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013. The winner will be announced at a special ceremony at The Photographers’ Gallery in May 2013.
Opening on 30th January at the Standard Bank Gallery Cnr Frederick and Harrison Streets is Making Way Contemporary Art from South Africa and China. The exhibition has been curated by Ruth Simbao Associate Professor at Rhodes University Fine Arts. The exhibition runs until the 28th March. Running concurrently in the downstairs gallery is Fire! the role of heat and light in African Art curated by Barbara Freemantle.
Circa on Jellicoe’s first exhibition for 2013 features Anthea Pokroy’s I Collect Gingers. See http://www.circaonjellicoe.co.za/?m=2&s=3
Great photos of Faith 47 at David Krut in Parkwood : http://davidkrutprojects.com/exhibitions/2012-11-1_faith-47_proj-js. This exhibition runs until the 19th January.
The exhibition of French works continues at the Johannesburg Art Gallery until 10 March 2013. http://france-southafrica.com/programmation/french-connections/
At Goethe on Main (at Arts on Main) a photographic exhibition Interface 2012 brings together the work of 5 artists who, using iPhones, have mapped the stories along a pedestrian path from Cato Ridge to Durban inner city. The exhibition runs until the 10th March.
Trees a group show opens at In Toto Gallery, Birdhaven on 31st January. Four artists, currently under the mentorship and guidance of Ricky Burnett, come together in an evocative exhibition that celebrates the visual, formal aspects of trees, as well as the powerful impact they have on the world around us.
Trees and landscape seem to be the flavour of the month with a Tony Manning’s photographic exhibition of Trees at the Everard Read Gallery.
Loom of the land curated by Anton Kannemeyer and opening at Stevenson Gallery in Juta Street Braamfontein, promises to be a really engaging exhibition. There are some very interesting artists including Conrad Botes, Wim Botha, Peter Clarke, Paul Edmunds, David Goldblatt, Ian Grose, Pieter Hugo, Anton Kannemeyer, Mark Kannemeyer (Lorcan White), Jacques Loustal, Johann Louw, Mack Magagane, Titus Matiyane, Zanele Muholi, Brett Murray, John Murray, Daniel Naudé, Hylton Nel, Deborah Poynton, Jo Ractliffe, Claudette Schreuders, Ina van Zyl, Garth Walker. The exhibition runs until 1st March.
On 31st January photographer Johannes Dreyer’s exhibition The Troyeville Bedtime Story opens at MOMO in 7th Ave Parktown North. Lesfolies promises: ‘a limited quantity of fine wine and interesting characters everywhere on the walls and others standing on the floors talking about the ones on the walls and making eyes at each other’ Sounds good ! The show runs until the 7th February.
At AOP at 44 Stanley St is an exhibition entitled Dynamic Stasis featuring a new body of collaborative work by the digital artist Nathaniel Stern and printmaker Jessica Meuninck-Ganger (both currently lecturing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). This exhibition premieres 14 new works. Each of the main works combines a print (or drawing) on translucent paper, which is overlaid on a looped video playing on a LCD photo-viewing screen. The exhibition is on until the 16th February.