This weeks to do list offers five art exhibitions, a Friday night pop-up market and a day of skateboarding.
Person: Wilhelm Saayman
Our highlights for the April edition of First Thursdays plus other creative event to take note of happening in Joburg this week.
Wilhelm Saayman’s nightmarish tableaux vivants of wild-eyed toothy figures are a nod to the sequential format of graphic novels and the raw weight of human emotion in Goya’s paintings, his two chief influences. But Wilhelm’s child-like style prevents things from getting too dark and serious, instead reminding us of the inherent, albeit at times absurd, humour in things.
This week we’re looking forward to a bicycle exhibition at SAM by Stan Engelbrecht, Ricky Lee Gordon’s first ever indoor solo show and the opening of Infecting The City public arts festival.
This week’s art openings and events include a photography group show curated by Paul Weinberg, Wilhelm Saayman’s painting exhibition, the Jhb Friends ‘zine launch and the Jozi Film Festival.
This week’s art openings and creative events are going to see you whizzing around town to catch the Handmade Contemporary FoodWineDesign Fair, STR.CRD, and the launch of Joburg Photo Umbrella. And if that’s not enough for your schedule there are still loads of other exhibitions to pencil in.
This week Cape Town hosts 7 solo exhibitions, 3 group shows and a creative showcase. Here’s the what, when and where: Tuesday, 22 July Two solo exhibitions open at Blank Projects The Comforter by Wilhelm Saayman “These seven paintings are about the transients of our society: […]