Between 10 and 5 http://10and5.com The South African creative showcase Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:57:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 60 Artworks in 60 Seconds at the FNB Joburg Art Fair http://10and5.com/2014/08/27/60-artworks-in-60-seconds-at-the-fnb-joburg-art-fair/ http://10and5.com/2014/08/27/60-artworks-in-60-seconds-at-the-fnb-joburg-art-fair/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:57:46 +0000 http://10and5.com/?p=84712

You'e seen the pictures, now here's a whirlwind video of what was at the seventh FNB Joburg Art Fair. 37 galleries from 8 different countries exhibited the best contemporary art from Africa.

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You’ve seen the pictures, now here’s a whirlwind video tour of some of what was at the seventh FNB Joburg Art Fair. 37 galleries from 8 different countries exhibiting the best contemporary art from Africa.

 

Have you read all our exclusive artist interviews?

 

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Featured: Ledelle Moe | The Permanence of Impermanence http://10and5.com/2014/08/27/featured-ledelle-moe/ http://10and5.com/2014/08/27/featured-ledelle-moe/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:22:32 +0000 http://10and5.com/?p=84328

Ledelle Moe's monumental sculptures juxtapose the 'permanence' of concrete with notions of transience, fluidity and change.

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“Collapse” Concrete and steel

“Collapse” Concrete and steel

 

Ledelle Moe‘s monumental concrete and steal sculptures are an ambiguous amalgam of somnolent organic figure and rolling landscape. She is fascinated by the contradictory ‘permanence’ of concrete juxtapose notions of transience, fluidity and change. Having recently returned to live in South Africa again after nineteen years in the States, Ledelle is exploring issues of belonging, ownership, displacement and memory in her work by using aggregates from different places in South Africa.

 

 

Please tell us about how you originally developed your characteristic style…

 

I studied Fine Art at Technikon Natal in the early 90s. It was here that I learnt how to work with metals and concrete. Our courses were intensive and created a wonderful platform for dialogue and discussion. Carol Becker was a very influential author at the time – as she articulated many of the complexities around the place of the artist and the process of creativity as it connects with our larger personal and political contexts. It was the link with Carol that led me to the United States where I continued my studies on a Masters level at Virginia Commonwealth University. The process of creating narrative and working in sculpture and installation has remained a constant in my work since then.

 

In what ways does scale communicate thematic concerns in your work?

 

I see scale as a tool, there is a way of “telling a story” where scale enables a certain perspective – a way of zooming in and out. With the large works the scale allows for an ambiguity to be formed where the representational nature of the work becomes abstracted in favour of the surface and volume. When the works take on a large scale – the shift of figure/landscape creates, for me, an interesting paradox of certainty and uncertainty, questioning what we are looking at – how much we can recognise and how much we recreate in our mind’s eye. Location and the search for a sense of “place” is an ongoing investigation in my work. The seeming solidity of the larger work and its revealed cavities, speak for me, to issues of permanence and impermanence. Which in turn speak to issues of certainty and uncertainty. The use of scale in the smaller works allow for a more modular accumulation of form. The creation of them is more intimate and occurs on my lap. In this sense the processes – large and small – also reflect thematic ideas of reflection on the monumental and the intimate.

 

“Collapse” Concrete and steel

“Collapse” Concrete and steel

“Collapse” Concrete and steel

“Collapse” Concrete and steel

 

Please can you tell us about the pervasive forms that recur in your work.

 

The forms I research for each sculpture range from human, animal to landscape (water and land). The figures and forms merge with material volume to speak about weight, weightlessness, presence and absence.

 

Your sculptures have a sombre, contemplative quality to them, ambiguously frozen between sleep and death. What fascinates you about this somnolent space?

 

The part of this space that fascinates me is the ambiguity of it. Similar to the sense of waking up and not being sure of where you are. I have recently moved back to South Africa and am often aware of how my ‘internal landscape’ is linked and unlinked to my external landscape. The space between these worlds is an interesting area in mythology and neuroscience. How we navigate that space and locate ourselves in it, to me, is fascinating. In this recent series of work I have used the local aggregate in the concrete mix. This literal mixing in of the dirt and sand into the work, allows for the work to reflect elements of an actual space and yet map an imaginary space.

 

“Collapse V” , concrete and steel

“Collapse V” , concrete and steel

 

Please tell us about the themes of excavation, history, erosion and ruins that are present in your work…

 

The aggregate that is used with the cement tells a story through its tone and texture. I find it fascinating that in using aggregate from different regions, the history of that place is revealed. When I was working in India, Botswana and South Africa the history of the local sand revealed stories of migration, displacement and transience.

 

There’s a beautiful incongruity between the organic forms of your sculptures and the man-made material they are constructed from. What appeals to you about working in concrete?

 

Concrete as an industrial material allows for a secular nature to permeate the imagined or real narrative in the work. Its ‘make up’ describes a certain solidity and permanence, which paradoxically embodies the ideas that I am tackling – those of transience, fluidity and change.

 

“Congregation”, concrete, room

“Congregation”, concrete, room

“Congregation”, concrete, detail

“Congregation”, concrete, detail

“Erosion” , Installation view, concrete and steel

“Erosion” , Installation view, concrete and steel

 

The surface texture and detail of your sculptures seems to embody the passage of time on a grand scale. Do notion of history, time and memory factor in your work?

 

Yes, very often these images are drawn from moments in history, political and personal. Portraits, people and the implied power structures they embody are found in the forms and in the dual act of constructing and reducing the forms and surfaces.

 

Please tell us about your creative process – from sketches, maquettes, to construction of the massive final works…

 

I collect images and draw from them to create prints, sketches and maquettes. From these maquettes (and in response to certain spaces) I build larger sculptures. I see the space as a “page” upon which the sculpture can function as a “drawing”. In this way the sculpture installations go full circle back to the origin of the drawing – but more like a drawing you can walk through.

 

"Displacements", Concrete and Steel

“Displacements”, Concrete and Steel

"Displacements", Concrete and Steel

“Displacements”, Concrete and Steel

"Relief", Concrete and Steel

“Relief”, Concrete and Steel

"Relief", Concrete and Steel

“Relief”, Concrete and Steel

 

Although you live in the States, can you tell us about your relationship with South Africa and how this influences and/or informs your work?

 

I lived in the States for nineteen years, returning home annually to work and exhibit and visit family. This distance allowed for a certain perspective on SA. I have recently returned to live in South Africa, to embrace the process of living and working out of the context of SA rather than from abroad. I have found this to be intriguing and enriching in the last year of being here.

 

What are you currently working on?

 

I am continuing with work created on site in various regions in SA – namely the cradle of Humankind in Sterkfontein, the Karoo, Cape Town (where I am living now) and soon the Drakensberg, KZN area. This way of working allows me to be in a place for a period of time and be still in that space. It also asks the question of what it means to take the land and the dirt from that place and use it in my work. Even though the amount of dirt I am using is very small (these are small carvings) – it brings up for me, issues of belonging, ownership, displacement and memory.

 

What are you reading/ looking at /watching at the moment?

 

I am currently reading ‘Ïnto the Past’, by Phillip Tobias , Susan Sontag’s ‘The Anthroplogist As Hero’, and ‘Metals in the Service of Man’ by Arthur Street and William Alexander, and Oliver Sach’s ‘The Mind’s Eye’.

 

See more of Ledelle’s work online. 

 

"Relief", Concrete and Steel

“Relief”, Concrete and Steel

"Relief", Concrete and Steel

“Relief”, Concrete and Steel

"Relief", Concrete and Steel

“Relief”, Concrete and Steel

"Relief", Concrete and Steel

“Relief”, Concrete and Steel

"Relief", Concrete and Steel

“Relief”, Concrete and Steel

 

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Impressions of the 2014 FNB Joburg Art Fair on Video http://10and5.com/2014/08/27/impressions-of-the-2014-fnb-joburg-art-fair-on-video/ http://10and5.com/2014/08/27/impressions-of-the-2014-fnb-joburg-art-fair-on-video/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:35:02 +0000 http://10and5.com/?p=84690

For those who missed it (or who just want to relive it), this video captures some highlights from the FNB Joburg Art Fair 2014.

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The seventh annual FNB Joburg Art Fair took place this past weekend at the Sandton Convention Centre with a brilliant showcase of some of the best contemporary art from Africa.

 

For those who missed it (or who just want to relive it), this video captures some highlights from the fair. It includes an interview with FNB’s Chief Marketing Officer Bernice Samuels who shares which artist made an impression on her, as well as Cobi Labuscagne from Art Logic who has some great advice about buying art. We also see Anthea Moys in action for her interactive performance piece The Artist is Arm Wresting and hear what visitors thought of Dean Hutton’s photographs at ROOM Gallery.

 

Also, check out a wrap up of the 2014 FNB Joburg Art Fair in pictures and read interviews with artists who participated this year.

 

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7 Curated Online Art and Design Stores http://10and5.com/2014/08/27/online-art-buying-list/ http://10and5.com/2014/08/27/online-art-buying-list/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:05:19 +0000 http://10and5.com/?p=84612

Do your end-of-the-month splurge on one of these curated online galleries and design stores featuring local contemporary art, products and design.

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Get your creative retail fix without leaving your home via these carefully curated online galleries and design stores. Each of these sites provides a virtual platform to showcase a selection of South African art, design and products. This not only makes buying local art and locally designed and made products exceptionally easy, but enables emerging artists and designers to gain exposure and break into the market. It also fosters a local buying culture, which in turn promotes a more robust creative industry. So here’s some inspiration if you’re feeling that end-of-the-month splurge feeling…

 

 

outoftheCUBE is a virtual platform designed to promote contemporary South African art. Founded by Mandy Conidaris and Kevin Sneider, outoftheCUBE arose out of a need for an alternate platform for young and established artists to showcase their work and gain exposure. An additional aspect of this site is the accompanying texts that explore the thinking and working processes of the artists. 

 

'Untitled (Wisdom)' by Lynne Allen

‘Untitled (Wisdom)’ by Lynne Allen

'Robben Island III' by Paul Stopforth

‘Robben Island III’ by Paul Stopforth

'Super Rich Man' by Anton Kannemeyer

‘Super Rich Man’ by Anton Kannemeyer

'White Chalk Lines' by Strijdom van der Merwe

‘White Chalk Lines’ by Strijdom van der Merwe

 

Browse through the outoftheCUBE online exhibitions and featured artists here. 

 

 

Guns & Rain is a new curated online gallery of work by contemporary fine artists from southern Africa, including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana. Works by both established and emerging artists are for sale on the site, and ship anywhere in the world. Guns & Rain was founded by Julie Taylor, ex-Google Africa Communications Officer, and is premised on Africa’s burgeoning economic growth, which positions contemporary African art as an investment opportunity.

 

'Disappearing Identity' by Admire Kamudzengerere

‘Disappearing Identity’ by Admire Kamudzengerere

'Nize Nisikhonzele Phela Bandla Bo 2 (“Please do send our regards”)' by Bambo Sibiya

‘Nize Nisikhonzele Phela Bandla Bo 2 (“Please do send our regards”)’ by Bambo Sibiya

'NHM Refractions V5.1' by Bevan de Wet

‘NHM Refractions V5.1′ by Bevan de Wet

'Compound Housing' by Mongezi Ncaphayi

‘Compound Housing’ by Mongezi Ncaphayi

'Mazoe Black' by Richard Witikani

‘Mazoe Black’ by Richard Witikani

 

View online curated exhibits by Guns & Rain.

 

 

The Fine Print is an online gallery for graphic design, illustration and photography. Creatives in the local design industry can register as members of the site and upload their work for sale, setting their own price and product size. Categories for work include ‘abstract’, ‘graphic design’, ‘painting’, ‘typography’, ‘illustration’, ‘photography’ and more, making it a one-stop graphic art online print shop. TheFinePrint facilitates professional printing of all sold works as well as safe delivery – thereby making buying a piece of graphic art as simple as a few clicks.

 

'Hooked' by Lize-Marie Dreyer

‘Hooked’ by Lize-Marie Dreyer

Adventures with the Letter A by Brandt Botes

Adventures with the Letter A by Brandt Botes

'Pie' by Kingslip

‘Pie’ by Kingslip

'End Stop' by Jonokay

‘End Stop’ by Jonokay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Browse the TheFinePrint galleries here.

 

 

Africandy is a curated design emporium representing South African designers focusing on interior, furniture, and lifestyle products. The Africandy portfolio consists of  an eclectic mix of products by both emerging and established designers, all of which are original, authentic and manufactured in South Africa using local labour in accordance with fair-trade principles. Africandy was founded by a team of four including two architects, Chris van Niekerk and Pierre du Plessis. Africandy aims to not only provide a showcase of local creative resources to the rest of the world, but also help South Africans discover and appreciate the innovation on their doorstep.

 

'Bend Table' by Leg Studios

‘Bend Table’ by Leg Studios

Concrete bowl collection by 20 Eight

Concrete bowl collection by 20 Eight

'Phrenology Vase' by Chandler House

‘Phrenology Vase’ by Chandler House

'Ralph Steadman' document case by Wolf & Maiden

‘Ralph Steadman’ document case by Wolf & Maiden

 

Browse the Africandy online lifestyle store here. 

 

 

Hello Pretty/Hello Man is like the South African version of Etsy with listings of locally made cutsy designy things for girls and guys.

 

'Gentleman Traveller' by Chartermade

‘Gentleman Traveller’ by Chartermade

Yellow Bicycle Portraits by  Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler

Yellow Bicycle Portraits by Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler

'Takeaway Special' coasters by Ed Suter

‘Takeaway Special’ coasters by Ed Suter

Solidarity Gold Drops by Facets jewellery

Solidarity Gold Drops by Facets jewellery

Sheer sweater by Mareth Colleen

Sheer sweater by Mareth Colleen

 

Browse Hello Pretty here and Hello Man here.

 

 

StateoftheART is an online platform selling affordable contemporary art by fine art graduates and emerging artists from South Africa. Established by Jennifer Reynolds, StateoftheART aims to provide a platform for a selection of artists not already represented by established galleries to launch their career, and simultaneously provide buyers a curated selection of emerging talent. StateoftheART also has a physical gallery space in Cape Town.

 

'Agitato Da Fiere Tempeste (after the distress of a fierce tempest)' by Catherine Ocholla

‘Agitato Da Fiere Tempeste (after the distress of a fierce tempest)’ by Catherine Ocholla

'Marginal II' by Minien Hattingh

‘Marginal II’ by Minien Hattingh

'Untitled (Tank Man)' by Andrzej Nowicki

‘Untitled (Tank Man)’ by Andrzej Nowicki

'Leopard I' by Zaan Claasens

‘Leopard I’ by Zaan Claasens

 

Take a look at StateoftheART here. 

 

 

Snow Tait is a commercial contemporary art agency specialising in art from South Africa for markets in London, New York and Dubai. In addition to hosting an online gallery of artworks, Snow Tait also lease artworks, manage commercial collections and co-ordinate special commissions.

 

'Untitled III’ by Talitha Snow

‘Untitled III’ by Talitha Snow

'Woman 19' by Sarah Danes Jarrett

‘Woman 19′ by Sarah Danes Jarrett

'Untitled II' by Sven Kristian

‘Untitled II’ by Sven Kristian

 

Download the full Snow Tait artwork catalogue online. 

 

 

More List Wednesdays, this way.

 

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Creative Women: Nonku Phiri http://10and5.com/2014/08/27/creative-women-nonku-phiri/ http://10and5.com/2014/08/27/creative-women-nonku-phiri/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:16:47 +0000 http://10and5.com/?p=83351   As part of our annual Creative Women series we caught up with multi-talented, super stylish Nonku Phiri. Until recently Nonku was making music on the side while working as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director, but she has since decided to […]

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Nonku Phiri

 

As part of our annual Creative Women series we caught up with multi-talented, super stylish Nonku Phiri. Until recently Nonku was making music on the side while working as a graphic designer, illustrator and art director, but she has since decided to focus all her time and energy on music, and she hasn’t looked back since. She still makes time for doodling, but it’s through her music and performance that she has found a way to truly express herself creatively.

 

She says that her alter-egos (yes, she has three at the moment) allow her to explore the various aspects of her personality on stage. Nonku’s voice is just as versatile and varied as her performances, and she can comfortably master a range of different genres to suit each of her personas – everything from hip hop to alternative and even rap. Nonku regularly performs with artists like PHFat, Okmalumkoolkat, Crazy White Boy and Bra Sol and her collaboration with Jack Parow titled ‘Ode to You’ was released earlier this month. She’s currently working on her solo career while hoping to eventually compile her doodles into a children’s book and possibly even explore tattooing.

 

“Great creative work is a round the clock thing,” she explains. So we asked her about her creative outlets, her recent shift to focussing on music and her plans for the future:

 

What did you want to be growing up?

I thought about being a teacher, a lawyer or a ballerina.

 

What was the first song you ever made and how has your style evolved since then? 

My first song was called ‘You Got Me’, recorded at Jazz Work Studios in Randburg, Johannesburg with a friend from High School. My style has evolved a lot since then! I’ve enjoyed being able to explore different genres and try different things. I was never into house music, yet I have worked a lot in that realm lately and I definitely never saw myself rapping. It’s been an interesting evolution.

 

Tell us about your alter egos JungFreud and Cleopatra. How did these come about and what do they tell us about you and your music?

Mike (Mike Zietsman, of PHFat) and I came up with JungFreud during a conversation about the subconscious tactics behind marketing. At the time, I was reading up a lot on Freud and one of Mike’s psychology textbooks was lying open on a page on Jung. The two psychologists had a huge influence on each other’s work but quite different theories. The name just sort of came to us. JungFreud is an amalgamation – the brainchild of Mike and I, and we come together on stage and say bad things.

 

Cleopatra is the complete opposite of JungFreud and is what I would describe as a fierce disco queen straight out the studio54 era. She’s elegant, larger than life and usually comes out when I perform with Crazy White Boy. She definitely adds a bit of sass to the set.

 

Which genres do you enjoy exploring most and why?

I like exploring hip hop and alternative music the most. This type of music is layered and complex. I like to keep the delivery of my vocals as simple as possible, so keeping that balance is what makes these genres the most challenging vocally.

 

What inspires you to make music and how do you manage to keep creating authentic sounds?

Everyday life inspires me. I find inspiration in everything – the way someone looks at me, a conversation, bouncing ideas off of the amazing people that I work and hang with. It’s usually a spontaneous creative process of developing on fun little ideas or sounds that no one expects to turn into anything. Those are definitely the moments that lead to the most authentic sounds.

 

How does your music reflect your personality? 

I’m an extroverted introvert, so I usually find it hard to articulate how I feel in everyday life. Music is a channel through which I communicate and express myself. Evolving as an artist and continuing to perform has made me more confident and helped me to develop and come out of my shell a bit more.

 

Working with different genres helps me to tap into different parts of myself and get to know myself better. I have three alter egoes that come through in my music. Nonku as a solo artist is vulnerable, super shy, stripped down and personal. Cleopatra is the fun loving disco queen and JungFreud is loud, in your face and cheeky as hell. She’s every girl’s hidden bad girl come to life.

 

Are there any underlying messages you’d like to send through your music?

That every single story is relevant. We can all relate to heartache, sadness and happiness. We all feel these things. My message is that there’s always a silver lining. Love hard, play hard and just be the best you that you can be. The sky is no longer the limit!

 

What have been some of your career highlights so far?

I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to tick things off my bucket list through my work. Performing at Rocking the Daisies and Oppikoppi were definitely highlights.

 

PHFat x Nonku Phiri

In rehearsal with PHFat

Nonku Phiri

 

Please tell us about the creative outlets, apart from music, you’re exploring at the moment. 

Having recently (reads: finally!!!) graduated with my honours from Vega, I would like to explore the branding side of things in the near future. I’ve also been enjoying my current illustration and doodling phase and would love to explore textile design and print making soon.

 

You’ve also become known as a fashion icon. Describe your personal style and tell us what influences it?

I don’t think of myself as that, as I just wear what I like. I collect a lot of kitsch items and like to really mix it up for performances. That has definitely filtered down to my everyday style – now everyday is dress-up day!

 

Red Bull Studios

 

What do you do when you’re not working and how does this inspire you to keep producing work?

I spend a lot of time catching up with friends, reading and drawing. Doodling really helps me focus and inspires my music. It all links as a creative process. I also spend a lot of time alone to clear my head and develop ideas.

 

What do you enjoy most about your career? 

I enjoy being able to travel and meet inspiring people. I also love having the opportunity to collaborate with incredibly talented artists. Being on stage with my craft is the greatest high I could ever imagine.

 

What are the challenges of being a creative women in your field?

Creative work is always challenging regardless of your gender. Luckily everyone has been fairly supportive. I’ve always felt like one of the boys so this may have made working mostly with guys a bit easier.

 

I’d like to see a lot more camaraderie amongst female artists. I’d also like to see more girls kicking ass in the music industry and being bold, whilst still owning their femininity. It’s a powerful thing.

 

Which creative women do you look up to and why?

Bjork – she’s a real artist. I’m fascinated by how she puts her work together. She’s constantly pushing boundaries through everything from her music to her style and videos.

Faith 47 and Dominique Soma from We Heartbeat Collective also hold it down.

Manuela Grey is a female kicking ass in the pretty male-dominated field of tattoo artistry.

I’ve always admired Urban Mosadi’s creative work, largely influenced by street culture. She’s a real tastemaker.

My best friend Nonhlanhla Mditshwa is a super talented stylist, fashionista extraordinaire and just a crazy ass girl. I love what she does with It’s A Textile.

Lastly, I admire Boogy Maboi as a stylist, presenter, basically a jack of all trades who is killing it creatively. You can really see that she puts her whole heart into her work.

 

What are you planning to do next?

Take over the world. Other than that, I’d like to focus more on my solo career, develop my drawing into eventually illustrating for a kids’ book or even doing some tattooing. I also want to do some more outreach work with exciting initiatives like the Ubuntu Academy and continue collaborating with amazing artists around the world.

 

Find Nonku on Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Soundcloud.

 

 

Red Bull Studios

Red Bull Studios

 

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On set Jack Parow

On set of Jack Parow’s new music video, shot by Paul Ward.

On set of Jack Parow's new music video, shot by Paul Ward.

Nonku Phiri on set

Nonku Phiri

Nonku Phiri

 

 

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Figures and Spaces, Two Series of Film Photographs by Gabriella Achadinha http://10and5.com/2014/08/26/figures-and-spaces-two-series-of-film-photographs-by-gabriella-achadinha/ http://10and5.com/2014/08/26/figures-and-spaces-two-series-of-film-photographs-by-gabriella-achadinha/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:00:10 +0000 http://10and5.com/?p=84360

  While travelling through Barcelona and Lisbon in the height of the summer holiday madness and armed with a stock of 35mm film, Gabriella Achadinha shot two series of photographs investigating space and figures. Though there is a certain relation […]

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While travelling through Barcelona and Lisbon in the height of the summer holiday madness and armed with a stock of 35mm film, Gabriella Achadinha shot two series of photographs investigating space and figures. Though there is a certain relation between them in regards to a moment of stillness within two holidaying destinations, each series stands comfortably on its own – one focusing on figures in relation to these spaces, and the other on the landscape/urbanscape.

 

The first is titled Figures, and of this series Gabriella says that “traveling alone awakens one completely to the feel of a land; the interaction between locals, the chaos tourists find themselves in, the subtle language between people and spaces. Lonesome figures are increasingly pronounced and moments of contemplative silence in places of extreme hustle become revered.”

 

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In the second series, Spaces, Gabriella “wanted to explore an understated side of these two Iberian paradises of culture, sun and architecture. Moments of saudades in spaces that were once frequently visited, snippets of internal reflection felt in limbs and positioning, a voyeuristic visual diary of watching those around and their relationship with place.”

 

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The sound of South African music is something that seems to be evolving along with our country. In this documentary, musician Nthato Mokgata (Spoek Mathambo) and filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba go on a journey to discover the Future Sound of Mzansi.

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The sound of South African music is something that seems to be evolving along with our country. Advances in technology and the availability of that technology has lead to the birth of a growing electro music scene in places such as Johannesburg, Tembisa, Soweto, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and in between. One of this new breed of musicians, Nthato Mokgata aka Spoek Mathambo, an internationally recognized musician and part of electro outfit Fantasma, decided to get together with filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba, a director at Egg Films, to explore the ‘Future Sound of Mzansi.’ We got the opportunity to ask Lebogang a few questions about the documentary.

 

When and how did the idea of shooting ‘Future Sound of Mzansi’ come about?

 

It’s a story that Spoek Mathambo has been close to for a long time, a lot of the characters have been a huge influence on him, some he has worked with and so on. One day he called me up and asked me if I was interested in shooting this documentary and I was like, “Yeah, let’s get it”.

 

Where in Mzansi was the documentary shot?

 

We started in Johannesburg, and then we went to Durban, Cape Town, then back to Johannesburg, Tembisa, Pretoria, Soweto…lots and lots of missioning.

 

How did you go about shooting it?

 

We went out looking for people having a good time or making good music. And then we packaged those stories into narrative treats.

 

What were some of the challenges of shooting the documentary?

 

Maybe me and Mathambo not being on the same continent for a lot of the time? Working remotely is difficult, hard to pinpoint markers of progress. Some of the musicians told us to get lost, so that created narrative cul de sacs. It’s hard to say, there were bouts of drama throughout the whole process but we came out of it relatively unscathed.

 

What has the response to “Future Sound of Mzansi” been like since its first screening?

 

Beautiful. Lots of interest, lots of positive energy. I didn’t think so many people cared. But the bigger point is people clocking that more of these kind of films need to made, and not necessarily by us, but just as a general way of life.

 

What has been your favourite part of the whole experience?

 

Discovering the scale of electro music in South Africa. Getting to meet all these different characters, document their lives and share that with the world. The thing has been kind of amazing.

 

If you had to, how would you describe the “Future Sound of Mzansi” music from your experiences?

 

Vast.

 

For more on Future Sound of Mzansi and upcoming screenings be sure to check out their website and Facebook page. Also look out for a collaboration with I See A Different You.

 

Lebogang Rasethaba and Nthato Mokgata

Lebogang Rasethaba and Nthato Mokgata

 

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Openings This Week: JHB | The maker/hacker Show & Tell, a study of Joburg, and Dance Umbrella opens http://10and5.com/2014/08/26/openings-this-week-jhb-the-makerhacker-show-tell-a-study-of-joburg-and-dance-umbrella-opens/ http://10and5.com/2014/08/26/openings-this-week-jhb-the-makerhacker-show-tell-a-study-of-joburg-and-dance-umbrella-opens/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:05:20 +0000 http://10and5.com/?p=84586

This week's art openings and events include the Fak'ugesi Show&Tell, a solo show focusing on Joburg, young architects from Germany and Dance Umbrella opens.

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After the madness that was Art Fair and Art Week Joburg, this week is nice and quiet on the art openings and events front. There’s the Fak’ugesi Show & Tell, a solo exhibition of studies on Johannesburg, an exhibition of projects by young German architects, a pop-up print sale and the 2014 Dance Umbrella kicks off this Sunday.

 

Wednesday 27 August 2014 

 

The Fak’ugesi edition of Show & Tell

 

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Our third Show & Tell this month is the maker/hacker edition, which coincides with the Fak’ugesi Digital Africa Festival. This edition’s speakers include designer-maker Joe Paine, engineer Dino Fizzotti, and Jenna Burchell and Leinster Grimes who created the interactive sound sculpture, Homing.

 

Wits Digital Arts Division Seminar Room (25 Station Street, Braamfontein)

Use the entrance to Wits at the intersection of Station and Jorissen Street. Directions here.

7pm-9pm

All are welcome to attend. Space is limited so reserve your seat here.

 

 

Thursday 28 August 2014

 

Johannesburg 01: Stad Studies, by Jotam Schoeman

 

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The exhibition marks the first in the series ‘Stad Studies’ where Schoeman investigates the city in question and through an illustrated documentary, weaves together moments and monuments observed in the metropolis.

 

Rubixcube Gallery, Unit 22, 264 Fox Street, Arts on Main, Maboneng

6:30pm

More info on the Facebook event page.

 

 

Young Architects from Germany 

 

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The exhibition presents fourteen projects by young architects from Germany that have been completed abroad mainly since 2004. The selected examples from construction, interior design, urban design and landscape architecture show how these architects approach working in foreign environments, how they redefine and add to existing buildings, and how they create new ones under unusual conditions. 

 

MOAD, 281 Commissioner Street, Maboneng

6:30pm

More info on the event Facebook page. 

 

 

Saturday 30 August 2014 

 

The Artists’ Press Pop-Up Print Shop

 

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The Artists’ Press Limited Edition Print Pop Up Shop has been brought to Johannesburg for just one day to promote a wide scope of artists with whom the studio collaborates. The Artists’ Press is based in White River, Mpumalanga, under the direction of Tamarind Master Printer Mark Attwood. The studio collaborates with both local and international artists and selects artists according to diversity in experience and excellence in skills. Among the artists who have collaborated with The Artists’ Press, and those whose work will be sold on the day, are Diane Victor, Willem Boshoff, Conrad Botes, Anton Kannemeyer, Sibonelo Chiliza, Karin Daymond, Judith Mason, Sam Nhlengethwa, Nandipha Mntambo, Kim Berman, Sara Cao, Thami Jali, Espoir Kennedy, Johann Louw, Dumisani Mabaso, Colbert Mashile, Eugenie Marais, Tommy Motswai, André Naudé, Walter Oltmann, Tony Nkotsi, Fiona Pole, Claudette Schreuders, Mmakgabo Sebidi and Penny Siopis, to name a few.

 

67 4th Avenue Linden

9am

More info on the Facebook event page. 

 

 

Sunday 31 August 2014 

 

Dance Umbrella

 

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A week of the very best contemporary dance works featuring local choreographers Gregory Maqoma, in collaboration with the Spanish choreographerRoberto Olivan, Luyanda Sidiya and Thabo Rapoo. The renowned actress/playwright Sylvaine Strike in collaboration with PJ Sabbagha and the Forgotten Angle Dance Company, the South African choreographer, and now Brussels resident, Moya Michael collaborating with Igor Shyshko and the internationally renowned French choreographerAngelin Preljocaj.

 

Wits Theatre, Market Theatre & Joburg Theatre

Tickets from R60 – R100

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More info and full programme on the Dance Umbrella website. 

 

 

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Openings This Week: CT | Night of 1000 Drawings, Live Art Festival and Viewing Room #03 http://10and5.com/2014/08/26/openings-this-week-ct-night-of-1000-drawings-live-art-festival-and-viewing-room-03/ http://10and5.com/2014/08/26/openings-this-week-ct-night-of-1000-drawings-live-art-festival-and-viewing-room-03/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:01:51 +0000 http://10and5.com/?p=84597

This week Live Art Festival kicks off. It's also Night of 1000 Drawings and SMAC hosts the opening of The Viewing room #03. Here's all the info:

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This week holds the long-awaited Night of 1000 Drawings, a one-night-only exhibition and sale of donated doodles. Live Art Festival also kicks off with a two week programme packed with over forty live works of innovation in and around Cape Town while SMAC is hosting The Viewing room #03 with works curated around the themes of Typography, Architecture and Landscape. Here’s all you need to know:

 

Tuesday, 26 August

 

The Viewing room #03 opens at SMAC Art Gallery

 

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SMAC Art Gallery Cape Town presents a trilogy of viewing room showings curated around the themes of Typography, Architecture and Landscape. The room featuring Landscape displays works by Jake Aikman, Ruann Coleman, Peter Eastman and Uwe Wittwer.

 

SMAC Art Gallery, Cape Town, In-Fin-Art Building, corner of Buitengracht and Buitensingel Street, Cape Town.

 

Exhibition runs 26 August to 13 September 2014.

 

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Wednesday, 27 August

 

The second Live Art Festival kicks off in and around Cape Town CBD

 

GIPCA Live Art Festival

 

Hosted by GIPCA this festival features forty works of innovation, bringing together a range of artists from the fields of visual arts, dance, theatre, music, architecture and literature. Most works are collaborative and interdisciplinary, with artists from across South Africa as well as Switzerland, the United Kingdom, United States, Cameroon, Nigeria, Netherlands and Ghana.

 

The second Live Art Festival runs from 27 August to 7 September 2014 at various spaces on UCT’s Hiddingh Campus, the Cape Town City Hall and several clubs in and around Green Point.

 

For the full programme and to book, visit the website.

 

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Thursday, 28 August

 

Night of a Thousand Drawings at The Good Hope Centre

 

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All the doodle sessions around Cape Town during 2014 has built up to a one night only exhibition with thousands of doodles up for sale at only R100 each. All proceeds go towards the uplift of the Thomas Wildschutt School in Retreat. Live music by BateleurMr Sakitumi & The GrrrlFletcherSylvestre KabassidiRus Nerwich

 

The Good Hope Centre, Sir Lowry Road from 5pm – midnight.

 

Join the Facebook event for more information.

 

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The seventh FNB Joburg Art Fair took place this past weekend and treated visitors to the best contemporary art from South Africa and the continent. If you weren't able to attend, here's a little roundup of what was there...

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Jody Paulsen at Brundyn+

Jody Paulsen at Brundyn+

 

Over this past weekend, thousands of people visited the Sandton Convention Centre to see the best contemporary art from Africa at the seventh FNB Joburg Art Fair.  This year saw 37 galleries, art platforms and young galleries from 8 different countries participating in the event, along with an exciting programme of special projects and art talks.

 

This year saw a specific focus on art from Nigeria with several participating galleries, publications and the Lagosphoto/Pirelli special projects booth. There was a continued focus on photography, with some exceptional work which critically engaged with the medium and the documentation of everyday life on the African continent, as in the special project, ‘Peregrinate’. Painting also featured fairly prominently across numerous exhibits, as well as in the FNB Art Prize booth with the work of Portia Zvavahera. These are just some of the works that stood out for us at this year’s event…

 

Richard Butler Bowdon at First Floor Gallery Harare

Richard Butler Bowdon at First Floor Gallery Harare

Portia Zvavahera - FNB Art Prize Winner

Portia Zvavahera – FNB Art Prize Winner

Dean Hutton at ROOM

Dean Hutton at ROOM

Wim Botha at Stevenson

Wim Botha at Stevenson

Oliver Czarnetta at Artco Gallerie

Oliver Czarnetta at Artco Gallerie

Neill Wright and Ralph Ziman at Lovell

Neill Wright and Ralph Ziman at Lovell

Mary Sibande at Gallery MOMO

Mary Sibande at Gallery MOMO

Kyle Morland at blank projects

Kyle Morland at blank projects

Graeme Williams at Kijk Gallerie

Graeme Williams at Kijk Gallerie

Everard Read

Everard Read

Kathy Venter at Everard Read

Kathy Venter at Everard Read

Norman Catherine at Everard Read

Norman Catherine at Everard Read

Dirk Bahmann at Lizamore & Associates

Dirk Bahmann at Lizamore & Associates

Fabricate, a retrospective exhibition by Handspring Puppet Company

Fabricate, a retrospective exhibition by Handspring Puppet Company

Fabricate, a retrospective exhibition by Handspring Puppet Company

Fabricate, a retrospective exhibition by Handspring Puppet Company

Barnard Gallery

Barnard Gallery

Kyle Weeks at Johans Borman Fine Art

Kyle Weeks at Johans Borman Fine Art

Richard Mudariki at Johans Borman Fine Art

Richard Mudariki at Johans Borman Fine Art

Christina de Middel at La New Gallery

Christina de Middel at La New Gallery

Stephen Hobbs at David Krut

Stephen Hobbs at David Krut

Robyn Penn at David Krut

Robyn Penn at David Krut

Maja Maljevic at David Krut

Maja Maljevic at David Krut

Gallery AOP

Gallery AOP

Ruann Coleman at SMAC Gallery

Ruann Coleman at SMAC Gallery

Jake Aikman at SMAC Gallery

Jake Aikman at SMAC Gallery

Hank Willis Thomas at Goodman Gallery

Hank Willis Thomas at Goodman Gallery

Goodman Gallery

Goodman Gallery

William Kentridge at Goodman Gallery

William Kentridge at Goodman Gallery

Maja Marx at WHATIFTHEWORLD

Maja Marx at WHATIFTHEWORLD

Daniella Mooney at WHATIFTHEWORLD

Daniella Mooney at WHATIFTHEWORLD

WHATIFTHEWORLD

WHATIFTHEWORLD

Baudoin Lebon

Baudoin Lebon

Baudoin Lebon

Baudoin Lebon

 

Lots more photos from the FNB Joburg Art Fair in our Facebook album. Plus, look out for Art Fair videos coming soon!

 

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