Openings This Week: CT


There are loads of exhibition openings in and around Cape Town this week. Here’s a list of the ones you shouldn’t miss:


Wednesday, 16 October 2013:


The Witching Hour by Jade Klara and Candice Ježek [aka Ž] opens at Salon91.




Artists Jade Klara & Candice Ježek use a whimsical yet powerfully feminine style to create rich narratives of unexpected yet somehow familiar themes. Expressed through various mediums of painting, sculpture & print, they aim to move the viewer to a place of both sweetness & sorrow…



Jade Klara

Jade Klara

Candice Ježek

Candice Ježek


Join them at Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection, 91 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, at 18h30 for some Citizen Beer and Hendrick’s Gin.


The Witching Hour runs 16 October – 9 November 2013.


Go here for more info.



Thursday, 17 October 2013:


Fissure, a group exhibition opens at Commune.1.



By Jason Larkin.


 This group exhibition focusses on translating the boundless and chaotic natural world into corporeal art objects. Each work is imbued with a sense of depth, an aura, stemming from the aesthetic imagination’s capacity to control something indeterminate and unattainable thus aiming to inspire within the viewer a feeling of being unbound. Artists include Greg Streak, Olivié Keck, Dominique Edwards, Ledelle Moe, Katrine Claassens, Jason Larkin, Toru Nora (Japan/Amsterdam).


Fissure opens alongside Entangled by Angela Briggs, a dual opening at Commune.1, 64 Wale Street, Cape Town, at 18h00-20h00.


Fissure runs 17 October – 21 November 2013.


Go here for more info.



Thursday, 17 October 2013:


Entangled by Angela Briggs opens at Commune.1.


By Angela Briggs.


Suggesting to us the possibility of something we don’t yet understand, while holding our past experience, the natural world is also our best home. The paintings in this series pay keen attention to natural phenomena. The works invoke presence (rather than depict places or objects) and suggest elemental experiences: of being cradled by rock, adrift in water, surrounded by growth, dazed by colour.


Entangled  opens alongside Fissure, a dual opening at Commune.1, 64 Wale Street, Cape Town, at 18h00-20h00.


This exhibition runs 17 October – 21 November 2013.


Go here for more info.



Thursday, 17 October 2013:


Kin, a solo photography exhibition by Pieter Hugo opens at the Stevenson Gallery.



Rina Veldsman, Monte Rosa Old Age Home, Cape Town, 2013.


Louis Matanisa, Cape Town, 2013.


Kin is a bittersweet perspective on South Africa. It is a meditation on the ideals of home, both familial and humanistic. It explores the tenuous ties that both bind us to and repel us from others.


Join them at Stevenson, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, 18h00-20h00.


Kin runs 17 October – 23 November 2013.


Go here for more info.



Thursday, 17 October 2013:


Exposure, a group exhibition of UCT student environmental photography opens at UCT’s Upper Campus.





Join them in Jameson Hall, on UCT Upper Campus for drinks and snacks, at 19h00 for 20h00.

Dress Code: Formal.

Tickets R80.


Go here for more info and ticket sales.



Friday, 18 October 2013:


Demonstrations: Performing Being Black, a two-part exhibition curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa opens at Brundyn + Gonsalves.



“Intsimbi Ayigobi” by Noncedo Gxekwa.


The exhibition explores the concept of authenticity and the commodification of township blackness – in a tourist industry where cultural identity is translated into currency. The stereotyping of black bodies has facilitated the experience of being black with the harsh laws of spacing. This ‘identity of place’ creates singular, fixed and static identities.


The first part is a photographic exhibition by six photographers tasked to produce one “authentic” image of the “township blackness”. Participating Artists include Nyaradzo Dhliwayo, Noncedo Gxekwa, Lunga Kama, Sipho Mpongo, Zanele Muholi, Jared Thorne


The first part takes place on the 18 October 2013, at BRUNDYN+, 70 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town, 17h00.


Demonstrations: Performing Being Black runs 18 October – 02 November 2013.


Go here for more info about the second part.



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