Upcoming events in Joburg include Winex at Sandton Convention Centre 26-28 Oct followed by the Antique Dealers Fair at Wanderers 28-30 Oct. Liz at Lancaster is only 7 km from Sandton Convention Centre and 5km from Wanderers (up Bompas Rd and down Corlett Drive). So book now!
Four blocks from Liz at Lancaster is the well-known Video Spot in the The Colony, 345 Jan Smuts Avenue Tel: 011 447 1401 . Their selection of movies is amazing – from the latest releases to golden oldies, British crime and detective series and arthouse movies. Customers come from all over Joburg to the Video Spot as the selection is so wide and varied. For a write up on The Video Spot see ttp://www.jhblive.com/reviews/shops/the_ultimate_video_spot/86466
Praised for being accessible and criticized for being too superficial, Ricky Burnett’s show has certainly generated feet through the door of the Everard Read gallery. I like what he says about the over-intellectualization of the visual image: “If you need to read four books to get to an exhibition, someone has their value system back to front. You should get to the exhibition and want to read four books.” For more on this show see Lisa Van wyks piece in the Mail and Guardian http://mg.co.za/article/2011-10-06-curating-101-bringing-magic-to-a-room