JOHANNESBURG - THE POINT OF ORDER (TPO)
Opening: Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 18:00
Landscape entanglements: Exploring Johannesburg and a family archive
|THE POINT OF ORDER (TPO)|Noswal Hall, Corner Bertha & Stiemens Streets, Braamfontein Tel: 011 717 4654
The Point of Order (TPO)is a mixed-use project space managed under the auspices of the exhibitions programme of the Division of Visual Arts at the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand.
JOHANNESBURG - THE BAG FACTORY ARTISTS STUDIO
Opening: Thursday 24 January 2019 at 18:00
LALA LA Walkabout: Saturday 16 February 2019 at 11:00 - 12:00
Lala la means ‘come rest here’ in Zulu. It is a thread that has run through many of the titles and works in Buthelezi’s previous work and is a theme she has explored intensively during the past three months. Lala la, come rest here, is something a woman would say to a lover, a mother to a child, a child to a mother, or a child to a father. It implies an attempt to offer comfort, reconciliation, and an acceptance of loss; while also exploring love and the idea of love as sacrifice, as something worth dying for.
In terms of her feminist vision as an artist, LALA LA, come rest here, is also a place Buthelezi has created for herself – a place where she can be free from societal pressures to nurture, fix, and make everything ‘right’. “I am trying to create this atmosphere of rest where it doesn’t always have to be right. You can really rest here. You can talk about anything here. You can just be here. And I am trying to create that atmosphere of rest, not just for myself, but for the people who come see the show.”
Throughout this exciting new body of work, the artist has employed different elements like light, sound, straw, and found items such as ornate gilded picture frames, 'feminine' objects like plastic buttons, beads, and hair, as well as oxidised metal in various forms. At the centre of the exhibition, a salvaged chandelier represents enlightenment for the artist. Straw mats are re-purposed, woven and re-woven, stained, or shredded/default.htm > Simphiwe Buthelezi *
Closing Friday 22 February 2019
|THE BAG FACTORY ARTISTS STUDIO|10 Mahlatini Street Fordsburg Tel: 011 834 9181 || Email: email@example.com
One of Joburg`s leading visual arts organisations, the Bag Factory was set up to provide studios for artists ? mainly black artists, who at that stage, had very little access to networks and resources in order to build their careers.
JOHANNESBURG - GOODMAN GALLERY
Opening: Saturday 26 January 2019 at 11:00
|GOODMAN GALLERY|163 Jan Smuts Ave. Parkwood Tel: 011 788 1113 || Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Goodman Gallery is at the forefront of contemporary art in South Africa focusing on South African artists, artists from the greater African Continent, and other countries that engage in a dialogue with the African context.
JOHANNESBURG - CIRCA ON JELLICOE
Opening: Thursday 31 January 2019 at 18:00
Books & Bones & Other Things
Books & Bones & Other Things, is a dialogue with a collection of books serendipitously encountered across Europe and South Africa. What started as a collection developed into a project to make the author’s own life, as well as life in general, more intelligible to himself and to others. /default.htm > Jan K. Coetzee *
|CIRCA ON JELLICOE|2 Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank Tel: 011 788 4805 || Email: email@example.com
CIRCA is about showing off the best that South Africa has to offer and challenging us to rethink what we define as 'art' in its cultural breadth - Mark Read
JOHANNESBURG - DAVID BAILLIE GALLERY JOHANNESBURG
Opening: Sunday 3 February 2019 at 11:00
Big Bang and Butterflies
The exhibition title BIG BANG and BUTTERFLIES refers to a 3-D mounted wall sculpture by the American artist David Kracov on exhibition at the gallery.
The work references the violent moments in comic books, reduced to words like ‘AARGH!’, ‘VROOM!, ‘POW!’, ‘SMASH!’ and ‘BANG!’ It is this removal from a portrayal of actual pain that gives this work of pop art its irreverent edge.
The butterflies refer to a major work by Kracov titled The Book of Life, a reflection on the child survivors of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986./default.htm > Angelo Accardi, David Kracov, Dorit Levinstein, Emanuele Tozzoli, Auguste Artiste, Alec Monopoly, and Fringe. *
|DAVID BAILLIE GALLERY JOHANNESBURG|Victoria Yards, 16 Viljoen Street, Lorentzville, Johannesburg Cell: +27(61) 466 0451 || Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Having been active in the art space for the past 20 years, the Daville Baillie specialized in South African old masters, concentrating on the buying, selling & the statistical analysis thereof.
JOHANNESBURG - FADA GALLERY
Opening: Thursday 7 February 2019 at 18:30
Distortion to Reflection
Through memory Instagram images provide passages to significant emotional experiences. Each image takes me to a specific time and place. It is as though we look at one another through delicate glass bell jars. The glass can distort what is held inside. The glass can reflect oneself, show one’s insides cast onto another’s being, similar to colour on a canvas, similar in ways to recreating the inner-world in paint. If not a reflection, through undistorted glass, I seem to see a clear you and you see a clear me, we may still never know how our inner-worlds affect what we perceive. In feeling we collide, for moments, sharing what it feels like to be alive in all its brutality and beauty. /default.htm > Jana van Schalkwyk *
|FADA GALLERY|Bunting Road Campus (opp Gas Works), Auckland Park Tel: +27 (0)11 559 1098 || Email: email@example.com
JOHANNESBURG - VICTORIA YARDS
Opening: Wednesday 20 March 2019 at 16:00 - 22:00
Night of 1000 Drawings 2019
At R150 per artwork, you could get your hands on a one-of-a-kind, original work by tomorrow’s big stars, or something beautiful to make you smile.
There will be food, drinks and amazing entertainment as well as loads of cool spaces and galleries to check out at the amazing venue! Bring your kiddies too – everyone is welcome.
Get tickets/default.htm > Various artists *
|VICTORIA YARDS|24 Victoria Road, Lorentzville, Johannesburg
The 30,000sqm industrial space hosts the 2017 Joburg Art Fringe.