I wrote the post (August 10th) which included info on Seeing the Invisible before visiting the exhibition. A friend and I decided on a spontaneous visit yesterday, Thursday – initially a blustery August day which settled into a beautifully warm late winter day. While it is well worth a visit be prepared for some challenges: […]
The doyen of contemporary South African art in Johannesburg is the Goodman Gallery. Started by Linda Givon in 1966 it provided a stable for critically informed , contemporary artists in a time of Apartheid repression and then cultural isolation.
The Casspir project – transformation from symbol of hate and fear to aesthetic object to be admired for its riot of colour, creativity and skill What is a Casspir? Did you know that Casspir is an anagram of the acronyms SAP (South African Police) and CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)? The Casspir was a […]
There is an exciting new addition to the Maboneng precinct: a public art project conceptualized by Kim Lieberman. From warehouse to Arts on Main to Maboneng – gentrification spreads Arts on Main was the first development in the ever-increasing neighbourhood of Maboneng. In 2008/9 Jonathan Liebmann bought a block of warehouses (the old Corlett Construction […]
Guests love our noticeboard with all its local information. Liz’s current Pick of the Week mentions two art exhibitions. Brett Murray has a large sculpture exhibition showing at Circa/Everard Read on Keyes Art Mile. At Goodman Gallery, the entire gallery has been turned into a surreal night time beach space. There’s beach sand on the floor and lounger chairs for viewers to watch Mikhael Subotksy’s complex 45 minute 3 screen video installation.
HD Screenings at Cinema Nouveau, Ster-Kinekor, Rosebank Mall Jozi’ites are privileged indeed to have access to the HD opera series brought live from the New York Met and the live HD National Theatre productions from London. These much anticipated movies are screened at Sterkinekor’s Cinema Nouveau in the Rosebank Mall, a mere 3 km from Liz […]
Joburg Tourism and Johannesburg In Your Pocket collaborate: art, shopping and neighbourhood experiences in johannesburg ‘Visit Work Play’ – this message greeted us as we entered the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill a couple of weeks back to attend a presentation by Joburg Tourism on their new plans to market Joburg as a destination. Jozi […]
William Kentridge’s ‘Triumphs and Laments’ on the banks of the Tiber in Rome What’s not to get passionate about? – a chance to visit Rome to meet up with a long -time friend and ex-Wits colleague Michael and various of his family. But just as exciting as the idea of spending time in Rome, is […]
FADA Gallery UJ Bunting Rd Campus There are several exciting exhibitions showing until the end of August. At the University of Johannesburg Bunting Road Campus is the VIAD FADA centre – a real mouthful when spelt out in full: Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre, part of the Faculty of Art, Design and […]
Matisse at the Standard Bank Gallery Jozi’s cultural calendar is very full this week with lots of amazing events to choose from. Apart from all the exhibitions which are on: see last week’s blog, the long-awaited Matisse exhibition ‘Rhythm and Meaning’ opens at the Standard Bank on Wednesday 13th. Sure to be a block buster […]