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Openings This Week: JHB – A group of artists respond to Lauren Beukes’ Zoo City and a couple shows to catch before they come down

 

There are two openings this week in Joburg – new pencil drawings by John Phalane, and a group exhibition loosely grouped around the thematics of Lauren Beukes’ novel, Zoo City. There are also a couple great exhibitions still running that are well worth a look.

 

Thursday: 05 – 12 – 2013

 

Zoo, a group show curated by Ann-Marie Tully and Neil Nieuwoudt at NIROXProjects

 

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zoo [zuː] n pl zoos: A place, activity, or group marked by chaos, strange, or unrestrained behaviour.

This group exhibition gathers together a group of established and emerging artists whose artwork relates in theme/manner/medium to Lauren Beukes’ Arthur C Clarke award-winning novel, Zoo City (2011).

 

NiroxProject, Arts on Main

6pm

More info here.

 

 

Saturday: 07 – 12 – 2013 

 

John Phalane’s exhibtion of new colour pencil drawings opens at Gallery AOP

 

Gallery Art on Paper, 44 Stanley, Milpark

2pm

More info here.

 

 

Also on and worth a look:

 

Chloë Reid & Philiswa Lila at the Bag Factory

 

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An exhibition of works from the two visiting artists.

Bag Factory, Fordsburg

Open daily 9am – 5pm

Exhibition runs till Wednesday 4 December

more info here.

 

 

C. Now (an selection of permanent collection new acquisitions) at WAM

 

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Wits Art Museum, Braamfontein

Open: Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
Closed: For three weeks in late Dec and early January

More info here.

 

 



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