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Openings This Week: JHB | The maker/hacker Show & Tell, a study of Joburg, and Dance Umbrella opens

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




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.


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



Thursday 28 August 2014


Johannesburg 01: Stad Studies, by Jotam Schoeman




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


More info on the Facebook event page.



Young Architects from Germany 




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


More info on the event Facebook page. 



Saturday 30 August 2014 


The Artists’ Press Pop-Up Print Shop





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


More info on the Facebook event page. 



Sunday 31 August 2014 


Dance Umbrella




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

Book on Computicket

More info and full programme on the Dance Umbrella website. 



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