See this, do that: JHB | 19th – 25th July 2016

It’s a relatively quiet mid-month week on the creative front. Be sure to head to Braam on Thursday to catch the double feature show on at Stevenson, plus a few other interesting events on that eve and on Friday. 

Thursday 21 July 2016

Nightfall, a special project by Simon Gush

Nightfall is a compilation of four pieces made between 2013 and 2016 that focus on Gush’s prevailing interest, work, in relation to darkness and the shadows of night. His new essay film, Without Light, explores the links between work and light, electric and natural. Shot from the window of Gush’s home after-hours, the video looks at the way in which work and labour linger with us even after our jobs have ended. More info on Facebook

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The Quiet Violence of Dreams, a group show

This exhibition, developed by Joost Bosland in conversation with Moshekwa Langa, pays tribute to the seminal K Sello Duiker novel The Quiet Violence of Dreams, published in 2001.The book follows the life of Tshepo, a student living in Cape Town, as his inner life traverses madness, shame, sex, violence, power, intimacy, history, xenophobia, sexuality, love, race, mysticism and mystery—themes that in many ways foreshadowed prominent focal points in South African contemporary art as it emerged from the period in which the book was written. More info and participating artists on Facebook

Both shows at Stevenson, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein // 6pm

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Desperado Sunset, a group exhibition

This show feature contemporary artworks by the artists Carly Whitaker, Jayne Crawshay-Hall and Phillip Raiford Johnson. More info on Facebook.

No End Contemporary Art Space, 60 4th Avenue, Linden 

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Friday 22 July 2016

Special screening: The People vs. The Rainbow Nation 

To some people, the defining image of contemporary South Africa has changed. It’s no longer of Nobel Prize winners Nelson Mandela or Desmond Tutu; it is of students with their hands in the air in protest, surrounded by flames and riot police. Lebogang Rasethaba’s film goes behind the headlines and the news footage to investigate what has driven this post-Apartheid generation to mobilise mass action campaigns. More info on Facebook

The Bioscope, 286 Fox Street // 7:30pm 

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Rnbwitme: E6OLI 

Every song you want to hear and the ones you forgot you love more than your parents. Join for a good time with good people. More info on Facebook

Bubblegum Club, Work Shop New Town, Newtown Junction // 9pm

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