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Book Launch and Exhibition Opening of Johannesburg: Architecture and Heritage by Patrick de Mervelec

Johannesburg: Architecture and HeritageDavid Krut Projects and In Camera Art Publications cordially invite you to the book launch and exhibition opening of Johannesburg: Architecture and Heritage by Patrick de Mervelec.

The exhibition will be opened by Her Excellency Mrs Elisabeth Barbier, Ambassador of France in South Africa, and acclaimed architect Fanuel Motsepe will deliver the opening address. Taking place at David Krut Projects in Parkwood the event starts at 12:00 PM.

See you there!

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  • Date: Saturday, 09 March 2013
  • Time: 12:00 PM
  • Venue: David Krut Projects
    142 Jan Smuts Avenue
    Johannesburg | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Fanuel Motsepe

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Exhibition Opening of Wim Botha’s Solipsis V at Woordfees 2013

Invitation: Wim Botha's exhibition

Wim Botha: Standard Bank Young Artist 2005Award-winning artist Wim Botha will be opening his newest exhibition at this year’s Woordfees festival in Stellenbosch.

On Friday 1 March Botha will unveil Solipsis V at the SASOL Art Musuem. Lise van Robbroeck will speak at this special occasion.

The exhibition runs until 27 April 2013.

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  • Date: Friday, 01 March 2013
  • Time: 6:30 PM for 6:30 PM
  • Venue: SASOL Art Museum
    52 Ryneveld Street
    Stellenbosch | Map
  • Guest Speaker: Lise van Robbroeck

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Roelof Petrus van Wyk’s Jong Afrikaner Series To Be Exhibited in London

Jong Afrikaner: A Self-Portrait Roelof Petrus van Wyk’s Jong Afrikaners series will be exhibited at the Jack Bell Gallery in London in March.

Van Wyk will be at the exhibition on 3 March for a book signing:

Jong Afrikaner

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Kate Crane Briggs Recommends William Kentridge’s No, It Is Exhibition

Kate Crane Briggs from What’s on in Cape Town attended William Kentridge’s exhibition at the Goodman Gallery in Woodstock, entitled No, It Is.

William KentridgeWilliam Kentridge PrintsCarnets D\'Egypte

The exhibition includes works that have not been exhibited before and others that have only been seen overseas, where Kentridge has had several exhibits in the last year. Briggs says that the stand-out pieces of the show are his large scale drawings of indigenous trees, produced in black ink over pages from old technical books that are then pieced together. The exhibition is on until 2 February 2013.

William Kentridge (b. 1955) is one of South Africa’s best known and most respected international artists. In the past twelve months alone he has performed to full houses in America (Harvard, no less) and in Italy and Greece. His work was included at Documenta (13), a contemporary art mecca held every four years in Kassel, Germany. Exhibitions of Kentridge’s work can currently be seen in prestigious venues as varied as the Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro and the new Tanks at Tate Modern in London. Meanwhile his first solo exhibition in Cape Town for five years has just opened at the Goodman Gallery in Woodstock.

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New William Kentridge Exhibition Showing at The Goodman Gallery Cape Town

William KentridgeThe Goodman Gallery in Cape Town will be exhibiting pages from William Kentridge’s NO, IT IS. The pages are drawings in water colour and coloured pencil on found pages.


The show is the culmination of a flipbook design and flipbook film project which the Goodman Gallery co-published with Fourthwall Books. The exhibition will feature a selection of pages used in making both books and films. Having run from December 18, the exhibition is on until February 2.

In March and April of 2012, William Kentridge delivered a series of six lectures, the Charles Eliot Norton lectures, at Harvard University. In June The Refusal of Time, a 5-channel video installation with complex soundscape by Philip Miller and a breathing machine, was first presented at Documenta (13) in Kassel, Germany. In October the survey exhibition William Kentridge: Fortuna opened in Rio de Janeiro. In November The Refusal of Time was seen at MAXXI in Rome, and the related theatre piece Refuse the Hour was performed to sell-out audiences in both Rome and Athens.

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Moliére’s The Miser Showing at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg Until 9 December

Molière’s The Miser, directed by Sylvaine Strike, is currently showing at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg until 9 December.

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A deliciously mean comedy, directed by Sylvaine Strike, Moliѐre’s The Miser magnifies the madness of a father’s greed, paranoia and suspicion.

Two siblings, their respective lovers and a gaggle of oppressed servants all endure the ghastly avarice that is Harpagon’s… But for how much longer?

Adrienne Sichel reviewed the play for Tonight, calling it “the South African production of the year”:

An aged chandelier creaks down from the theatre roof. A downtrodden servant magically lights an unlit globe with cupped hands. His master, the vinegary Harpagon, sneaks in and extinguishes it.

Illusion and reality, the past and the present, go hand in hand in The Fortune Cookie Theatre Company’s audacious reconfiguring of theatre lore. The key to Sylvaine Strike’s method of taking a French classic penned in 1668 and unleashing it on a South African audience in 2012 is in the programme note about the “cross-cultural genetics” that fuel her and her company’s signature ebullient performance style.

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Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases Returns to SA After Successful Tour Overseas

Zanele MuholiPatience Bambalele from the Sowetan has written about Zanele Muholi’s Faces and Phases exhibition returning to South Africa.

In 2010, the then Minister of Arts and Culture, Lulu Xingwana, walked out of the exhibition saying that the photographs, which depicted lesbian couples embracing, were “immoral”. The exhibition has been a success overseas, most recently it was included in the prestigious German art festival, dOCUMENTA (13).

Muholi’s portraits, which can also be seen in the book Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases, will be exhibited at the Goethe Institut in Johannesburg from 27 November. Cara Snyman from the Institute said that, “The work looks at the social and political relevance in a society that is still fraught with prejudice, yet remains artistically exceptional”.

When Zanele Muholi presented a series of photographs featuring lesbians and gays at Constitution Hill in 2010 the pictures were regarded by certain people as pornographic.

Among those who expressed dismay was former minister of arts and culture Lulu Xingwana, who is now minister of Women, children and people with disabilities. Xingwana defined the photographs as immoral because some pictures portrayed women passionately embracing each other.

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Zanele Muholi to Exhibit Faces and Phases at the Goethe Institut in Johannesburg

Zanele Muholi: Faces and PhasesZanele Muholi will be exhibiting her Faces and Phases series at the Goethe-Institut in Parkwood, Johannesburg from Tuesday 27 November to Thursday 31 January.

The exhibition, which is featured in Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases, has recently returned from Germany, where it was included in the prestigious contemporary art festival, dOCUMENTA (13).

The series Faces and Phases of acclaimed photographer Zanele Muholi was included in dOCUMENTA(13) in Kassel and Oldenburg, Germany from June to September 2012 and co-produced by Stevenson Gallery and the Goethe-Institut. It will now return to South Africa for an exhibition at the Goethe-Institut.

Zanele Muholi explains: “In Faces and Phases I present our existence and resistance through positive imagery of black queers (especially lesbians) in South African society and beyond. I show our aesthetics through portraiture. Historically, portraits serve as memorable records for lovers, family and friends.

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  • Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2012 – Thursday, 31 January 2013
  • Venue: Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Ave,
    Johannesburg | Map

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Video: Faith47 Presents “Fragments of a Burnt History” at David Krut Projects Parkwood

Faith47Faith47‘s “Fragments of a Burnt History” will be showing at David Krut Projects in Parkwood from 8 November until early 2013.

The installation is comprised of found objects and artwork created in-studio. It also includes a new series of monotypes made in collaboration with the David Krut Print Workshop. David Krut have made available a teaser video ahead of this solo exhibition:

Faith47 Fragments

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Nandipha Mntambo Contributes Short Film to World Wide Peace Initiative

ApartheidThe Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) is supporting a World Peace Day initiative by holding a screening of short films.

The 30-90 second movies are commissioned by PUMA.Peace for films4peace from a selection of international artists and compiled by curator Mark Coetzee. One of the contributors to this year’s initiative is Nandipha Mntambo.

One of several artists featured in Pep Subirs’ Apartheid: The South African Mirror, Mntambo is known for her representations of the female body through the mediums of sculpture, photography and video. The movies will be screened at UCT on 20 September, the night before World Peace Day.

Press release:

The Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) will join hundreds of art institutions worldwide, from Australia to Zimbabwe, supporting films4peace to celebrate World Peace Day — an international UN day of ceasefire, and a day for individuals, organizations and countries to demonstrate acts of peace. The films will be screened at 19:30 in Hiddingh Hall on Thursday 20 September.

films4peace, curated by Mark Coetzee, is an annual short film commission by PUMA.Peace. It features 21 of today’s most innovative artists visually interpreting the subject of peace. Live screenings will accompany the online release at major museums globally, including the Bass Museum of Art (Miami, USA) and the Design Museum (London, UK); in public urban spaces, such as the City of Barcelona (Spain) and the Laumeier Sculpture Park (St. Louis, USA); educational institutions and youth leadership conferences, such as the H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute (USA) and the 2012 One Young World summit (Pittsburgh, USA).

The films include 35 mm live action, experimental animation and fine art. The films are 30- to 90-seconds to facilitate online as well as live screenings. None of the films are language specific. The artists were selected for the quality and scope of their work and their sensitivity in interpreting the theme.

“The fine selection and curation of artists is testament to the seriousness of purpose behind this important global initiative. We feel privileged to join art institutions worldwide to showcase relevant and cutting edge international work to simulataneously mark World Peace Day. Given the upcoming Heritage weekend, it is also a particularly significant time for South Africans” commented Jay Pather, Director of GIPCA.

“Artists confront us with the challenges that face us at this time,” said Mark Coetzee, films4peace curator. “films4peace are both disturbing and inspiring, responsive to the reality of our time but they also ask us to be responsible for our actions. PUMA.Peace wishes to contribute to making the world a better place. A world that is safer, more peaceful and more creative. We are honoured that GIPCA has joined us in this important initiative.”

Curator Mark Coetzee has invited 21 artists to create 17 new works:

Janet Biggs (USA)
Ergin Cavuþoðlu (Bulgaria)
Magali Charrier (France)
Gregory Crewdson and Costanza Theodoli-Braschi (USA and UK)
Yang Fudong (China)
Tom Gran and Kayleigh Gibbons (UK)
Max Hattler (Germany)
Isaac Julien (UK)
Peterson Kamwathi (Kenya)
Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (Ireland)
Nandipha Mntambo (Swaziland)
Michael Nyman (UK)
Noriko Okaku (Japan)
Jacco Olivier (Netherlands)
Bill Porter (UK)
Levi van Veluw (Netherlands)
Hank Willis Thomas and Terence Nance (USA)

In keeping with the spirit of the commission, these films will be gifted to the world, within public domain and screening cost free, as tools for peace. By releasing these short films as broadly as possible, on mutliple live and virtual platforms, the aim is to effect positive social change and broaden the discussions around peace globally. These art films will be released online on World Peace Day (21 September) on a dedicated films4peace website, through social networking and video sharing sites and blogs amongst others.

The GIPCA screening will take place at Hiddingh Hall, University of Cape Town (UCT) Hiddingh Campus, Orange Street, Cape Town on Thursday 20 September 2012 at 19:30 (note that this screening is on the night before World Peace Day) and is free. No Booking is necessary. For more information on the series, please contact 021 480 7156 or

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