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Openings This Week: JHB | Misconduct, A. M. (After Midnight), Creatives In Conversation

This week’s creative events and art openings include: the first in a 10-part series of creative talks, a group relief carving show, a solo exhibition by Joachim Schönfeldt, the final exhibition in Ronél de Jager’s three-part series, Mamaza interrogate the isolated image of the theatre in ASINGLELINE, the Floating Reverie post-digital exhibition and Anthea Moys’ experimental Misconduct performance.


Wednesday 4 February 2015 


Grace Kotze / Jonathan Gecelter




Diedericks/Faber Fine Art, 91 4th Avenue (corner 7th Street) Melville


More info on the gallery website.



FADA 2015 Showcase


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This exhibition showcases senior students work, representing the following departments: Architecture, Interior, Industrial, Fashion, Jewellery, Communication Design and Multi Media. The exhibition is aimed at first time FADA registering students, presenting them with an opportunity to view the diverse range of creative output within disciplines in the Faculty during 2014.


FADA Atrium, Bunting Road Campus


More info on the faculty blog.



Thursday 5 February 2015 


Creatives in Conversation: A Series of Free Public Engagements




A series of 10 conversations with emerging and established creative practitioners in conjunction with the ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference #CreativesMakeItHappen in March. The first five conversations will be hosted at the UJ Arts Centre (Thursday evenings at 17:30) on a weekly basis for five weeks from 5 February leading up to the Conference, and the series will continue with a further five conversations following the conference.


Upstairs Studios at the UJ Arts Centre, Corner Kingsway Avenue and University Road


More info and the full talks programme on the Facebook event page.



CARVED: Relief Print Group Show 




Carved is a group exhibition of woodcut and linocut relief prints made in the David Krut Print Workshop (DKW) at Arts on Main. Carved showcases work by a large selection of artists including Godfried Donkor, Senzo Shabangu, Maja Maljević, Mary Wafer, William Kentridge, Jürgen Partenheimer, Ryan Arenson, Chris Cozier, Stephen Hobbs, Wilma Cruise, Joshua Miles and Chad Cordeiro.


David Krut Projects, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood


More info on the Facebook event page.



Die Sêgoed van Maria en Martha James (The Sayings of Maria and Martha James), by Joachim Schönfeldt


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Schönfeldt has exhibited in New York, San Francisco and Massachusetts in the USA and in Vancouver, Canada. He has also exhibited extensively in Europe: Paris, Berlin, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Porto, Glasgow, Turin, Umea, Sierre, Graz, Salzburg and Copenhagen. He represented South Africa at the Venice Biennale and at the Sao Paulo Biennale and participated in both Johannesburg Biennales (1995 and 1997). In 2008 he participated in the Gwangju Biennale.


Gallery AOP, 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark


More info on the gallery website. 



A. M. (After Midnight), by Ronél de Jager


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A.M. (After Midnight) is the final exhibition in a three-part debut solo project for De Jager. This ongoing exhibition consisted of A Prelude, exhibited at Room Gallery & Projects in June 2014, An Interlude, exhibited at the Turbine Art Fair 2014 and A.M. (After Midnight). Taking its cue from the Oxford Dictionary definition of ‘A.M.’ meaning ‘between midnight and midday’, shadows become a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of reality, a world both present and absent, simultaneously formed and diffused by the play of light in the hours extending across night and day.


Lizamore & Associates Gallery, 155 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood


More info on the Facebook event page.






Dance collective MAMAZA are Ioannis Mandafounis, Fabrice Mazliah and May Zarhy. Through their work they develop a choreographic space which questions the existing tension between the visual image and the physical feeling it produces in the viewer. In ASINGELINE, MAMAZA raise questions like: how can the image of the theatre go out of its isolated, elitist place and possibly communicate more with its surroundings and the city where it is located? ASINGELINE, which was performed in Johannesburg in 2013, is brought back as a video installation, featuring images from different cities in the world, including Lagos and Ouagadougou. The installation was first shown at the Venice Architecture Biennale.


The Goethe-Institut, 199 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood


More info on the Facebook event page. 



Floating Reverie / / Post-Digital 2014 




A post-digital exhibition curated by Carly Whitaker and Nicola Kritzinger of work from artists who participated in the //2weeks online residencies during 2014. Artists include Tabita Rezaire, Anthea Pokroy, Bianca Bondi , MJ Turpin and Maaike Bakker.


Kalashnikovv Gallery, 153 Smit Street, Braamfontein


More info on the Facebook event page. 



Sunday 8 February 2015 


Misconduct, conceptualised by Anthea Moys and choreographed by Joni Barnard




“Misconduct” is an experiment in conducting and performance. The conductor will attempt to conduct an orchestra of approximately 25 dancers instead of musicians. In reimagining this ‘new kind of orchestra’ the dancers will use their bodies to respond and reinterpret the conductors movements as he ‘conducts’ a piece of silent music which only he can hear.


Linder Auditorium, 2193 Parktown


More info on the Facebook event page. Book tickets online here.



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