In this week’s edition of Creative Cool you’ll find: feel-good music to get your long weekend going, must-see art exhibitions in Johannesburg and Cape Town, and cutting-edge fashion. 

Exhibitions and events

Exotic Trade at Goodman Gallery

Fine artist Tabita Rezaire recently exhibited her debut solo body of work through Joburg’s Goodman Gallery recently. Titled Exotic Trade, the show explores ‘alternative’ means of receiving, creating and sharing information through spiritual interfaces by accessing what Rezaire terms the ‘cosmos database’. From communicating with ancestors to embracing water, the womb and teacher plants as ‘primal-portals’ for ‘downloading’ knowledge. Exotic Trade is on until 17 May. 

K!aesthetics at KingKong (k!akk)

Keleketla! Library are currently hosting K!aesthetics at KingKong (k!akk), a shebeen for sound systems, screenings, launches, conversations, kitchens and performance. The creative space is open from Wednesday to Saturday. Find out more details about the launch here

Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart at Association for Visual Arts Gallery 

Brett Seiler is a Zimbabwean-born mixed-media artist whose conceptual work explores complex themes such as love, loss and queer identity. His most recent body of work titled ‘Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart’ is on show at Association for Visual Arts gallery on Church Street in the Cape Town Central Business District. The exhibition will be running until the 20th of May. See more details here

Music 

3 dynamic tracks by Sibot

Cape Town based electronic producer, Sibot’s bass heavy second release in his new series V.L.D.T pushes a melodic house sound inspired by Kenya, its people and a choir recorded in the cango caves in the ’60s.

A live music stream by Fever Trails for Raymond Cure

A lush live music set to sit back and listen to by producer and multi-instrumentalist Nicolaas Van Reenen, also known as Fever Trails, is a taste of things to come in album form later this year. For podcasts of live music streaming every second Sunday keep tabs on Raymond Cure.

Mellow your mind with a folk-soul song by Itai Hakim

A pre-single, if you will, by singer-songwriter, Itai Hakim ahead of his project release, set to drop on the 27th of April. “From the boredom, of not being where I belong in the studio, I decide to turn the guitar amp, mobile phone and laptop into the makeshift setup,” explains the artist about the experimental recording. 

Zoe Modiga releases her debut album Yellow the Novel

Celebrated singer-songwriter Zoe Modiga’s debut album is filled with fun, upbeat tracks that will leave you in a happy daze. Be sure to set the time aside to give this one a full listen through. 

Photography

‘Dusk’ for King Kong Magazine by Travys Owen and Gabrielle Kannemeyer 

  

A slew of striking models wear cutting-edge style in a local fashion editorial for French based publication, King Kong magazine. 

Credits: 

Photographer – Travys Owen 
Creative direction/style and casting director – Gabrielle Kannemeyer 
Hair/grooming – Marchay Linderoth 
Makeup – Zipho Ntloko 
Makeup assistant – Vuvu Maseti
Fashion assistants – Esperance Potgieter, Migz Brown and Nicholas Coutts.

Born Out of Boredom reveals its latest lookbook 

Street wear brand Born Out Of Boredom by DIY designer Nqaba Shakes Fatman recently released their latest capsule collection and lookbook. Sunny Cape Town serves as the backdrop for the visuals which are shot by young photographer, Liam Volschenk.

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