Openings This Week: JHB | Not an Art Show, Photos from the Arctic Circle and CreativeMornings

This week’s art openings and events include a photographic exhibition of images from an Arctic residency, a one-night only disruptive art show of experimental work, a CreativeMornings talk and a satellite intervention for the art and research project ‘Giving Contours to Shadows’.


Thursday 4 December 2014 


FETE – an art show or something 




This is a one-night exhibition showcasing a broad survey of emerging and experimental art practice from Cape Town and Johannesburg, including works from Europe and USA, curated by the South African art collective MARTHA. The exhibition promises to showcase some bold and high-risk taking work from South Africa and the world. Herein, challenging conservative art practice by toying with fresh artistic languages and adopting a risqué curatorial approach.


Arts on Main, 246 Fox Street, event section (upper level, above the night market)

7 – 11pm

More info on the Facebook event page.



Svalbard [‘svalbad], by French photographer Benjamin Pothier




A photographic exhibition featuring images from his recent Artic Circle Residency.


Kalashnikovv Gallery, 153 Smit Street, Braamfontein


More info on the Facebook event page. 



Friday 5 December 2014 


CreativeMornings – Vincent Truter 




Vincent Truter is a Cycologyst from brand strategy to creative direction with a passion for sustainability and a penchant for subversion. He holds multiple masters degrees obtained across the world – from Sweden to Japan in diverse disciplines ranging from dance to exhibition design. Building on his awarded career in the creative and branding industries, Vincent is now taking a two-wheeled journey with his electric bicycle and green mobility company called Cycology and his Green Mobility awareness campaign called #DECONGEST.


Nicework offices, Second Floor, The Anchor Building, 7 Quince Street, Milpark

8:30 – 10am

More info on the Facebook event page. Register online to reserve your seat.



Saturday 6 December 2014


We Won’t Leave, by Ahmet Öğüt




The title of the show is inspired by the slogan ‘We Won’t Move!’ (“Ons dak nie, ons phola hier”) that was used by Sophiatown residents during the 1955 forced removals. This exhibition is a satellite artistic intervention for the art and research project Giving Contours to Shadowsand is Öğüt’s first solo exhibition project in South Africa. It will bring together a selection of previous video works and a new photo series.


Parking Gallery, VANSA, 1st Floor, King Kong Building, Verwey Street, New Doornfontein


More info on the Facebook event page.



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