What’s currently showing at the Art Galleries in Joburg?

There are many good quality art exhibitions currently showing, or about to open, in Joburg at the moment.

Showing at the Johannesburg Art Gallery until 1st  August and not to be missed is William Kentridge’s  I Am Not Me, The Horse Is Not Mine a film installation, made during his preparations for his production of the Shostakovich opera, The Nose.

Christine Dixie, an Eastern Cape artist who has previously worked  with themes of landscape, history and memory is due to open at AOP Gallery at 44 Stanley Ave on Saturday 3rd May

Nicholas Hlobo, the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2009, is showing his installation work at the Standard Bank Gallery Cr Simmonds and Frederick Sts, Marshalltown. Get there before it close May 8th .

Hlobo also has a show opening at Brodie/Stevenson (373 Jan Smuts Avenue) on Thursday 6th May. The title of Hlobo’s exhibition Paintings points to the very medium which he subverts and challenges with surfaces that have been slashed and then carefully stitched together with ribbon and rubber. Opening alongside Hlobo’s exhibitiobn is Lerato Shadi who has produced a film which documents a 7 hour performance where she sat on a pedestal  knitting a red woollen ‘umbilical chord’ . The exhibition closes on 4th June.

Leigh Voight is showing currently at Everard Read Gallery in Jellicoe Ave Lower Rosebank with a collection of watercolours.  In Trees Voight develops her lyrical yet minutely observed detail, so skillfully applied to representations of Nguni cattle in The Abundant Herd. The exhibition runs until 23rd May.

Diane Victor’s Transcend is showing at Goodman Gallery until 22nd May. A highly skilled artist, Victor’s tough expressive drawing style convey sometimes bleak world with power

Opening on 6th May at Circa corner Jellicoe and Jan Smuts is Francki Burger’s photographic exhibition.  Entitled Re-tracing The Cradle, Burger explores how landscape, specifically the Cradle of Humankind, holds traces of past processes and events.

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