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
More on a top class restaurant around the corner from Liz at Lancaster. …. Sadly another bug in my Word Press meant that my previous post on DW 11-13 (posted 12 Feb 2011) cannot be accessed. I wrote : I have 2 ‘foodie’ guests who come across from Pretoria to sample Jozi’s best restaurants. They have been so knocked out by D-W 11-13, voted in the top 20 restaurants in South Africa, that they came back for more last week. The restaurant is just around the corner at No 11-13, Dunkeld West shopping centre – hence the restaurant name DW 11-13. Linda Stafford gives another rave review on today’s Business Day:. See http://www.fm.co.za/Article.aspx?id=155298
Entry level housing, entry level cars and now the art market is talking of entry level art buying. Some of the people who have started at Artist’s Proof Studios in Fordsburg are already making it big in the art world but there is the opportunity of buying their works at very reasonable prices. There is an exhibition of prints on at the Bag Factory in Fordsburg until Wed 12th October where individual prints are sellling for R2,700 including framing. Address: 10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg GPS coordinates: -26° 12’ 13.65’’, + 28° 1’ 34.51’’
20 Fine Years is an exhibition by 20 artists of a new portfolio of prints in created in celebration of the joint 20th anniversaries of the Bag Factory Artists Studios and the Artist Proof Studios. This exhibition returns to the Bag Factory from its success the FNB Joburg Art Fair. The portfolio contains prints by respected artists Kim Berman, Philemon Hlungwane, Diana Hyslop, David Koloane, Nelson Makamo, Senzeni Marasela, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Colbert Mashile, Patrick Mautloa, Paulina Mazibuko, Jacob Molefe, Paul Molete, Lucas Nkgweng, Charles Nkosi, Richard Penn, Helen Sebidi, Senzo Shabangu, Pontso Sikhosana, Velile Soha and Motsamai Thabane.