The Galleries in Cape Town are quiet after a busy First Thursdays last week, but here’s a list of the openings this week, and some not-to-miss current exhibitions:
Tuesday, 12 November
Forget about the goohexx : send in the du_plicann, a solo exhibition by Asha Zero opens at 34FineArt.
The works in Forget about the goohexx : send in the du_plicann extend the cast from the artist’s exhibition career. These avatars remain open to interpretation, alternating between frames of perception – male and female, mediated and accidental, online and offline – which highlights the interplay and fragmentation both within and between subjects.
Opening at 18h34, Second Floor Hills Building, Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock.
Exhibition runs 12 November – 7 December 2013.
More info here.
Wednesday, 13 November
Intermixed with my Realities and Feelings, a solo exhibition by Nelson Makamo opens at Salon91.
The exhibition will feature a combination of oil painting, watercolour, silkscreen & monotype print, charcoal as well as pen and ink drawings varying from dramatic monochrome to richly emotive coloured works. Key themes informing Makamo’s practice include the city of Johannesburg with its dizzying dynamism, portraiture, the narrative of the artist’s personal history – an unpolitical archive of personal experience, as well as themes of migration, urbanization, idenity, masquerade and the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Exhibition runs 13 – 30 November.
Salon91, 91 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town.
More info here.
Friday, 15 November
What You Want Whenever You Want It, Jody Paulsen’s Masters exhibition opens at Michaelis Galleries.
Opening at 18h30, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31-37 Orange Street, Cape Town.
More info on the Facebook Event page.
Three Abdullahs: A Genealogy of Resistance, a mixed-media exhibitions curated by Justin Davy at UCT.
A mixed-media exhibition which celebrates the history of three men, Tuan Guru (Imam Abdullah Qadi Abdus Salam), Imam Abdullah Haron and musician Abdullah Ibrahim, with works by the artists Weaam Williams, Igshaan Adams and Haroon Gunn-Salie.
Centre for African Studies , Harry Oppenheimer Institute Building, Engineering Mall Rd, University of Cape Town, Upper Campus, Rondebosch.
Exhibition runs 8 – 18 November, 12pm – 4pm (by appointment only).
Facebook Event for more info.
Post-National Bliss, Carla Busuttil’s first exhibition in Cape Town at the Goodman Gallery.
The artist imagines and explores the rituals and conflicts of a fictional world perpetually on the brink of chaos. The vivid and unsettling canvases and watercolors, figures and images from the edges of historical and current events are edited, divorced from prior context and re-imagined in a different world where new histories are allowed to emerge. The mask appears as a motif throughout the exhibition, acting alternately as a disguise, a symbol of identification, and an object that bestows power, and freedom.
3rd Floor Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock.
Exhibition runs until 7 December.