Openings This Week: JHB | Jodi Bieber, Sean Blem, 4 group shows and a CreativeMornings talk

This week’s art exhibition openings and events includes just about something of everything: a peek into the future of Sober & Lonely, a group show about non-sense by visiting artists, Jodi Bieber explores masculinity, a collaborative painting show in Soweto, an exhibition to mark a new gallery space, exploring our ancient ancestors in the Cradle of Human Kind, and MOAD director talks ‘Creative Alibis’ at this month’s CreativeMornings event.

 

Tuesday 1 April 2014

 

Futures, at Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art

 

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Sober & Lonely turns three. Expect a glimpse into the future of the organisation and our collective selves. The programme features a selection of specialists in the field of FUTURES including a psychic, a physicist, a couple of artists, a motivational speaker, a singer/songwriter, a cellist and a trumpet player. A brewer and a future chef are preparing something special for the event too.

 

Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art, 66 4th Avenue, Melville

6:30 pm

More info here.

 

 

Thursday 3 April 2014

 

Stop Making Sense, a group show at the Bag Factory

 

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An exhibition of works by visiting artists: Albertta Whittle (Barbados), Anna Christina Lorenzen (Norway), Thonton Kaybeya (DRC), Kelvin Brown (UK).

 

The Bag Factory, 10 Mahlatini Street, Forsburg

5:30 pm

More info here.

 

 

Quiet, a solo exhibition by Jodi Bieber

 

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This show – which coincides with her major travelling solo exhibition, Between Darkness and Light, at Wits Art Museum – addresses the performance of masculinity through a candid and intimate exploration of the fluidity of male identity.

 

Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood

6pm

More info here.

 

 

Collaborative work by Mpho Cele and Andrew Ntshabele

 

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The first exhibition for 2014 at Mashumi Art Projects.

 

Nex Dor restaurant, 6979 Vilakazi street, Orlando West, Soweto

7pm

More info here.

 

 

Marking the Map, a group exhibition at the new Lizamore & Associates space

 

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This exhibition showcases works from the Lizamore & Associates family of artists, and includes works by Heike Allerton-Davies, Dirk Bahmann, Mandy Coppes-Martin, Frikkie Eksteen, Stephan Erasmus, Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, Kilmany-Jo Liversage, Benon Lutaaya, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Louis Olivier, Uwe Pfaff, Karin Preller, Jaco Sieberhagen, Pat Sithole, Richard Smith and Judy Woodborne.

 

Lizamore & Associates, 155 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood

6pm

More info here.

 

 

Friday 4 April 2014

 

Hyperextension, an exhibition by Sean Blem

 

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Resident at the NIROX Foundation in the Cradle of Humankind, Sean Blem has engaged in continued research and documentation of early areas of human habitation in Southern Africa. His interpretation of “cartographic” connections explores the link between specific archaeological sites in the Cradle of Humankind, to more recent Iron Age and contemporary sites of human habitation.

 

NIROXprojects, Arts on Main, Maboneng

6pm

More info here.

 

 

Hidden, the global theme for this month’s CreativeMornings talk

 

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Aaron Kohn is the director of MOAD (Museum of African Design), and will speak about ‘Creative’s Alibis’ at this month’s CreativeMornings talk. As a contributor to Cool Hunting, Africa is a Country and Okay Africa, Aaron’s had the opportunity to connect with creatives across the continent.

 

FADA Gallery, UJ, Bunting Road campus

8:30 – 10am

All the info and how to register to attend, here. (It’s free!)

 

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