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Openings This Week: JHB | Madiba Shirts, Exploring Queer Visual Culture, CreativeMornings and Playful Screen Prints

This week’s art openings include an exhibition exploring the legacy of Madiba’s famous shirts, navigating queer visual culture, two final year student showcases, the next instalment of CreativeMornings, an illustration screen printing show, a study of vegetables and more.


Tuesday 18 November 2014 


Those Famous Shirts 





‘Clothes Maketh a Man’ – Fashion reflects history, reflects current affairs, responds to global events and big cultural milestones. At its best and its most innovative, fashion is a reflection of change, not a cause of it. Marianne Fassler explores the context and meaning of the Madiba shirt in the history of post Apartheid South Africa.


Circa Gallery, 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank


More info on the Facebook event page.



Wednesday 19 November 2014


#Transitions: In Search of an Authentic Queer, by Dean Hutton


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Dean Hutton takes a tool, as domestic an object as an iPhone and implies and transforms it into both witness and mirror. The accessibility of her tool reflects another interest: in making art that is utterly consumable, simply and beautifully bridging the gaps between artist, subject and the audiences‘ relationship to us. Dean’s work speaks about not being restricted or confined. This exhibition is an exploration of queer visual culture in South Africa and further afield, located within the global narrative by collaborating with queer artists who are also identifying, exploring and creating their ‚bodies of work‘ in transition.


Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood


More info on the project blog and Facebook event page. 



Tricosmic: A collaboration between three disciplines 




TRICOSMIC is an interactive concert series created in collaboration between 3 disciplines namely music, engineering and interactive media. This concert also serves as an exam of work by WITS 4th year Composition and MA Interactive Media students.


Johannesburg Planetarium, Yale Road, Braamfontein

More info and concert times on the Facebook event page.  



Thursday 20 November 2014


Gray, a  group exhibition




The closing exhibition for the NIROXproject space featuring work by: Dirk Bahmann, Stephan Erasmus, Kendell Geers, Laetitia Lups, Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Neil Nieuwoudt and Isaac Zivale. The exhibition asked artists to use Black and White as the two reference points to explore the spaces between, the gray, and what the artists understand these spaces to mean or what they become passwords for. In this exhibition the gray areas between the two points of reference can be seen as an area of mediation, compromise and being unclear.


NIROXprojects, 264 Fox Street, Arts on Main, Maboneng


More info on the Facebook event page.



Open Window Student and Staff Exhibition




An exhibition of staff and final year student work.


Open Window Institute, Centurion


More info on the Facebook event page.



Veggies, by Velaphi Mzimba




Everard Read, 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank


More info on the gallery website.



Friday 21 November 2014


CreativeMornings JHB: Hanneke Schutte 




Hanneke is a Joburg based writer and film director. After leaving advertising she spent two years in Prague teaching English to a bunch of Czechs who are now, unfortunately, stuck with an Afrikaans accent. In 2009 her first short film Superhero won two SAFTAs (South African Film and Television Awards). Last year she was the South African winner of the Jameson First Shot competition and, even though she was shit scared, she directed Willem Dafoe in her short film Saving Norman.


Jozihub, 44 Stanley, Milpark

8:30am – 10:30am

Register online to reserve your seat, and more info on the Facebook event page. 



Super Neat, an exhibition of screen prints by Paper Snap


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Illustration exhibition of original screen prints by Paper Snap. Live screen printing on opening night plus limited edition screen printed zines available!


Wolves, 3 Corlett Drive, Illovo


More info on the Facebook event page. 



Also on and worth a look: 


Drawings: East Rand Proprietary Mines Cash Book, by William Kentridge




Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood

More info on the gallery website.



The Refusal of Time, by William Kentridge in collaboration with Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh, Dada Masilo and Peter Galison




Johannesburg Art Gallery, King George Street, Joubert Park

More info on the JAG Facebook page.


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