Theatre-maker and performer Roberto Pombo shares his thoughts on Roger Ballen’s current exhibition, ‘The House Project’. Hectic.
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This week’s list of exhibitions and events around the city offer the perfect mix of world history, inspiration and humour.
Short films, design battles, first-ever solo shows and co-curated exhibitions – it’s all happening this First Thursdays in the Mother City.
The Jameson First Shot 2015 premiere is just around the corner and we’ve got short film on the brain! We’ve compiled a list of just a few favourites of the fantastic short film works being produced in South Africa, in the hopes that they bring with them the inspiration to write and make your own.
This week in Joburg openings and art related events, there’s a talk by renowned photographer Roger Balllen investigating the beauty in ugliness as well as a one day only pop-up group exhibition.
This week’s art openings include a student art prize, inside the world of surreal photographer Roger Ballen, a township photography project, and fragmented landscape paintings.
This week’s openings and events include: two solo exhibitions, a book launch, a final installation and a creative symposium, all going down on Thursday.
This short ‘documentary’, directed by Ben Jay Crossman, accompanies the launch of Roger Ballen’s new book of photographs, Asylum of the Birds. With nods to the Surrealist classic Un Chien Andalou and that scene in John Waters’ ultra-grotesque Pink Flamingos, it’s a weird and unsettling journey into the subterranean nightmarish world where the characters and creatures of his photographs reside.
This week is the first First Thursdays of the year, and the galleries in Cape Town are buzzing.
Wavescape invited artists to create 11 custom designed surfboards, which will be showcased and sold at their annual Art Board exhibition this Wednesday.
Roger Ballen has become almost a house-hold name thanks to his association with Zef-rappers Die Antwoord. However Ballen’s career far exceeds this recent association, spanning almost 30 years and in which his style has evolved from photo-journalism to a unique and now widely recognised artistic vision. Since 1982 he has also […]
Shield and Spear, a documentary film directed by Petter Ringbom explores what it’s like to live and work as an artist in this new democracy.