This week in Joburg there’s a painting exhibition at Goodman Gallery that we’re excited to check out, a visiting artist’s exhibition, a portrait of education in South Africa and a 24-hour indie theatre extravaganza.
Wednesday 11 May 2016
Still, a solo exhibition by Misheck Masamvu
This new body of work allows Misheck to develop and understand his own grammar and the effect his personal circumstances have on the broader position and the formal construction of his paintings. Contradiction and conflict serve as undercurrents in the works; distorted figures transmute out of raging landscapes. More info on Facebook.
Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Ave Parkwood // 6pm
Thursday 12 May 2016
DENY / DENIAL / DENIED
Visiting artist Roberta Rich has been in residence at Assemblage Studios since February 2016. Her stay with Assemblage will culminate with an exhibition of the works she has made during her time in Johannesburg and a discussion between herself and artist Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi. Particularly focusing on constructions of ‘race’ identity, Rich attempts to subvert racial stereotypes with ambiguity, satire and humour in her video, installation, performance and text projects. More info on Facebook.
Bubblegum Club, Workshop Newtown, Newtown Junction // 6pm
Friday 13 May 2016
This exhibition celebrates the importance of education. Three photographers traveled over 4000 kilometres to celebrate and share stories of Southern African schooling. Journey with them to meet the leaders and learners of Southern African education. More info on Facebook.
Museum of African Design, 281 Commissioner Street // 6pm
Saturday 14 May 2016
The Design Share Party vol. 17
The Design Share Party is a monthly gathering where invited artists and people concerned with art share their work and inspiration. This session will feature Brad Reilly, Nelson Makamo, and Kelly McGillivray. More info on Facebook.
The Hive JHB, 62 Juta Street // 12-5pm
POPArt’s 5th Birthday Bash: 24 hours in the city & after party
A 24 hour play festival. With 6 writers, 6 directors and 24 actors get 24 hours to make 6 all new 10 minute plays. With a surprise twist thrown in this year too… More info on Facebook.
POPArt Theatre, 286 Fox Street, Maboneng // 8pm