See this, do that: Joburg | 12 – 18 April 2016

This week is jam packed with art exhibition openings, creative talks, parties and more. Some highlights include a new solo show by Maja Maljević, a graphic art group show based on a Talking Heads lyric, and Post Print zine volume 2 launch. 

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Explore concrete with the PPC Imaginarium Awards category winners

A lunchtime presentation for #concrete insights from this year’s PPC Imaginarium Awards. Meet Hester Erasmus, August de Wet, Ivan Brown, Mignon Daubermann and Kyle Goulding and find out how they explored cement’s creative possibilities to produce award-winning designs. More info on Facebook

UJ’s Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Rd campus // 1pm

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Wednesday 13 April 2016 

Everything under the Sun, a solo exhibition by Vincent Baloyi

Known better as a sculptor and printmaker, Baloyi will present a series of paintings created between 2015 and 2016. Working from his home courtyard as his studio, Baloyi’s body of paintings have developed on natural sunlight and bear colours symptomatic of weather conditions of over the past two years or so. His colour palette makes evident environmental uncertainties whilst simultaneously escaping being affected by power outages that become more intensified in winters. The sun thus becomes a recurring motif and metaphor in this body of work; it relates to Baloyi’s childhood memories as it does to the context in which the work was created. More info on Facebook

The Point of Order, crn Bertha and Stiemens St, Braamfontein // 6:30pm 

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Thursday 14 April 2016 

Disrupted, by Maja Maljević

In this experimental body of work, Maljević abstracts iconic figurative imagery by Diego Velázquez in order to “disrupt the neat classical image” (Maljević). It is the first time Maljević has rooted an exhibition in a single motif to which every piece relates. More info on Facebook

David Krut Projects, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood // 6pm

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Mapping the Landscape Within 

A new live performance and installation work by artist Victor Ehikhamenor. This performance, and the discussion which follows it, is a timely and important social and artistic and intervention to open up dialogue around the unchartered areas of daily life and overall compromised existence most South Africans will never experience, but which many Africans across the continent do. More info about the performance on Facebook.

Gallery MOMO, 7th Ave Parktown North // 6pm

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The Anti-Humboldt-Box

The Anti-Humboldt-Box is a reaction to the reconstruction of the historic Prussian castle in the centre of Berlin as the Humboldt Forum – a new museum set to open in 2019 and housing amongst others the “ethnological” collections of that city. The exhibition is accompanied by a guided tour through the suitcase and a day-long workshop that addresses the problematics of human remains in museums’ and universities‘ collections.’ More information on Facebook.  

Goethe-Institut, 19 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood // 6:30pm

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Once in a lifetime, a group exhibition 

The exhibition features visual explorations by different artists on an extract from the Talking Heads song ‘Once in a lifetime’. Participating artists include Black Koki, Bruce MacKay, Jean de Wet, Lorcan White, Nina Torr, Paper Snap, Rikus Ferreira, and Shaun Hill. More info on Facebook

No End Contemporary Art Space, 60 4th Avenue, Linden // 6:30pm 

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Enjoyment of the anti sublime, a group exhibition

This show will introduce 4 new Kalashnikovv artists and there respective aesthetics, theoretical frameworkings and modes of production. Artist include Io Makandal, Skullboy
Elizaveta Rukavishnikova Mammes, and Katlego Montshioa. More info on Facebook

Kalashnikovv Gallery, 153 Smit Street, Braamfontein // 6:30pm

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Queer Musings, A night of queer music and performance

Joburg’s queer music scene is taking off and it’s about to get frisky. Be prepared for an encounter with the strange, weird and unusual… With performances by Annalyzer, Umlilo and Stash Crew. More info on Facebook

Amuse Café, 34 5th Street, corner 4th Avenue, Linden // 6:30 

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Friday 15 April 2016 

Jane Sews slow fashion experience 

A relaxed, interactive evening and a first look at new key garments and concepts. Explore the ethics of style through various mediums including a fashion installation revealing the Jane Sew’s ‘behind the scenes’ process. Styling assistance if requested plus a Jane Sews parcel of keepsakes on arrival. More info on Facebook.  

Nomads & Co, No 8 7th Avenue, Parktown North // 7pm

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Saturday 16 April 2016 

This is Syrius, an exhibition by Fiver Locker

Fiver Locker is a German artist based in Brighton England. She is currently producing a series of prints with artist and print-maker Sanele Jali (Assemblage) in Newtown. Her work involves unravelling and processing the complexities of migration; forced or otherwise. More info on Facebook

That Space, 41 Gwi Gwi Mwrebi St Newtown // 4pm 

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Out in the street, by Motél Mari 

It’s been a minute / windows are open / doors are open / hearts are open / fresh air blowing through the Motèl / new songs new sounds / out in the street. More info on the Facebook event page. 

23 Voorhout Street, New Doornfontein // 5pm

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YAM exhibition

The Youth Arts Massif is holding an exhibition; planned and created by us independently over the last 7 months, in order to give ourselves a head-start in the art world. We created YAM hoping that it would give us the opportunity to gain guidance and mentorship from professionals in each of our disciplines, ranging from performance to visual art. This exhibition will be the first of many to come, in order to establish a tradition of self-representing young artists. The exhibition consists of multi-media art including paintings, sculpture, drawings and films as well as spoken-word performances. More info on Facebook. 

VANSA, 1st floor, King Kong Building, 6 Verwey Street, New Doornfontein // 6pm

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Design Share Party vol. 16 

Design Share Party is a monthly gathering where invited artists and people concerned with art come to share their work and inspiration. This edition features Nathan Reddy,
Nelson Makamo and Neo Trinity Rakgajane. More info on the speakers on Facebook

J&B Hive, 62 Juta Street, 2000 Johannesburg // 12pm 

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Resting glitch face 

Do you like fun? Do you like people? Do you like flashing bright lights? Then coincidentally you might like this experimental games party! Join for an evening of curated social video games and digital splendour. More info on Facebook

Amuse Café – 34 5th Street, Linden // 5pm 

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Sunday 17 April 2016 

Post Print volume 2 zine launch 

Post Print will be launching its second zine, in collaboration with artist Jake Michael Singer. A limited edition of 50 zines including a make-it-yourself paper sculpture will be available for purchase at the launch. More info on Facebook.  

Hazard Gallery, Maboneng // 12pm

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