Art Week Joburg

Wednesday Sep 6 - Sunday Sep 10    
Running concurrently with the<a href=""> FNB JoburgArtFair</a>, which takes place at Sandton Convention Centre from Sep 8 – Sep 10, the annual <strong>Art Week Joburg</strong> affords an extended opportunity to engage with some of the best in South African art, showcasing some of the most impressive contemporary art from South Africa, and across the African continent including sculpture, painting, photography, prints and multimedia installations.<br /> <br /> Art Week Joburg takes place at various locations across Joburg, Alexandra and Soweto and each day of the week brings with it a variety of different exhibition launches, open studio events, artist walkabouts and demonstrations.<br /> <br /> <strong>The programme for Art Week Joburg 2017 runs as follows:</strong> <h2>Wednesday Sep 6</h2> <strong>Exhibition launch, <a href="">A Labour of Love</a></strong><br /> 150 works of important South African art from the renowned collection of the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt go on display at Johannesburg Art Gallery. At the opening event Hans Blum, who was commissioned to buy art for the museum in 1986 and chose to use the museum funds to purchase 600 works by black South African artists, will be speaking at the event and sharing his thoughts on the art in this important collection.<br /> <em><a href="">Johannesburg Art Gallery</a>. Opening event from 18:00-20:30.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Exhibition, Page 105: Revival of the Spirits</strong><br /> Created in collaboration with communities in Alexandra township, <em>Page 105: Revival of the Spirits</em> marks Alexandra’s 105th anniversary, capturing the history, present day challenges and possible futures of the area. Spanning mediums from visual art and poetry to dance and music, the exhibition’s works were created by leading Alexandra-based artists.<br /> <em>GomArt Core-llective, No 34, 3rd Rd Marlboro Industrial, Alexandra. Open from 09:00-17:00.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Exhibition launch, <a href="">Sacred and Profane</a></strong><br /> A ​group exhibition that delves into the ancient human need to glimpse the ethereal and the sublime in order to create meaning in daily life.<br /> <em><a href="">Dead Bunny Society</a>, Ellis House, 23 Voorhout St, Ellis Park Precinct. Opening event from 11:00-15:00.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Exhibition launch, Joburg Fringe</strong><br /> Featuring an alternative collection of artworks by dozens of local young artists and art collectives, the Joburg Fringe kicks off in tandem with the Art Week in one of Joburg’s newest art developments, Victoria Yards, an urban garden, artists’ studios and workshops.<br /> <em>Victoria Yards, 24 Victoria Rd, Lorentzville. Opening event from 16:00. The exhibition is on show until Sep 12.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Exhibition launch, Senzo Nhlapo: Inside/Out “Gods are Watching”</strong><br /> Soweto-born visual artist Senzo Nhlapo’s bright colourful works depicting South African township and urban life have steadily gained him international recognition.<em> Inside/Out</em> interlinks prints, sculpture, painting and installations to create what Nhlapo terms as “African Pop Art”, the exhibition also includes Nhlapo’s newest series <em>Amasweedi</em> (candy art).<br /> <em><a href="">Eyethu Gallery</a>, Soweto. Opening event from 18:00.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Exhibition launch, <a href="">Porky Hefer: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious</a></strong><br /> An exhibition of the acclaimed South African artist and designer's whimsical 'nest environments'.<br /> <em><a href="">Southern Guild and Whatiftheworld</a>, Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank. Opening event from 18:00.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Exhibition, City Lights … and shadows Curator Talk</strong><br /> Including works from renowned local artists like Roger Ballen, Sam Nhlengethwa, Wayne Barker and Mbonegeni Buthelezi, this group exhibition curated by art and antiques auctioneers Stephen Welz & Co offers an informal introduction to art auctions for first-time art buyers.<br /> <em><a href="">Killarney Country Club</a>. Opening event from 18:00.</em> <h2>Thursday Sep 7</h2> <strong>Workhouse Bronze Foundry open day, Language of Bronze</strong><br /> Don't miss this amazing opportunity to watch the process of the casting of internationally renowned artist and sculptor William Kentridge’s latest bronze sculptures from his collection <em>Lexicon</em>, at downtown Joburg's Workhouse Bronze Foundry.<br /> <em>Booking is essential. Contact Rina Noto at <a href=""></a> or +27 11 334 0657 to book. From 11:00-13:00</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Exhibition, City Lights … and shadows</strong><br /> See Wed Sep 6 event (above) for details.<br /> <em><a href="">Killarney Country Club</a>. Open from 10:00-18:00. </em><br /> <br /> <strong>Artist Walkabout <a href="">Beth Diane Armstrong : In Perpetuum</a></strong><br /> Join Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year 2017, Beth Diane Armstrong, for a walkbout of her new sculpture exhibition as part of the monthly First Thursdays event.<br /> <em><a href="">Standard Bank Gallery</a>, from 19:00-20:00.</em> <h2>Friday Sep 8</h2> <strong>Lunchtime Talk with <a href="">Strauss & Co</a></strong><br /> Enjoy a light lunch and sparkling wine, while learning about the workings of the art market from art specialist Wilhelm van Rensburg with leading auction house Strauss & Co at their Houghton showroom. Highlights from the September Strauss & Co Online Auction (which opens on Friday Sep 8) will be on view, and the talk includes tips on how to bid online and buying artworks on paper.<br /> <em>Strauss & Co, Houghton. Booking is essential, RSVP at <a href=""></a> or +27 72 896 7706.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Pop-up group exhibition by Warren Editions at <a href="">44 Stanley</a></strong><br /> This group exhibition includes works from established and emerging South African artists including Brett Murray, Mia Chaplin, Dan Halter and Wihelm Saayman.<br /> <em>44 Stanley, 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark. Open from 09:00-17:00.</em><br /> <br /> <strong><a href="">Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival Launch</a></strong><br /> Enjoy live music from top acts like Nonku Phiri and cutting edge digital art by local and international artists including critically acclaimed digital artist Tabita Rezaire at the launch party for the annual Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival. The festival runs until Sep 16.<br /> <em>Tshimologong: Digital Innovation Precinct, Braamfontein. From 19:00-23:00.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Open-air Film Screening, <a href="">Centre for the Less Good Idea</a></strong><br /> Forming a part of the <a href="">FNB Joburg Art Fair programme</a>, this free open-air film screening of short films made during the first edition of William Kentridge's collaborative arts space the Centre for the Less Good Idea, takes place in the iconic Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton.<br /> <em>Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. From 19:30-21:00.</em> <h2>Saturday Sep 9</h2> <strong>Film premier​e, <a href="">Kudzanai</a><a href=""> Chiurai : We Live in Silence</a></strong><br /> Kicking off the second part of Zimbabwean artist Chiurai’s new exhibition (the first part is on show at Goodman Gallery), the film screening will be followed by a two-week exhibition of Chiurai's work in the Old Fort at Constitution Hill.<br /> <em>Constitution Hill, Braamfontein. From 19:00.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Mural Activation and Exhibition, Page 105: Revival of the Spirits</strong><br /> See Wed Sep 6 line-up (above) for further information.<br /> <em>GomArt Core-llective. From 09:00-17:00 at No 34, 3rd Rd Marlboro Industrial, Alexandra.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Artist Walkabout, <a href="">Porky Hefer : Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious </a></strong><br /> See Wed Sep 6 line-up (above) for further information.<br /> <em><a href="">Southern Guild and Whatiftheworld</a>, Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank. From 12:00-13:00, booking essential contact <a href=""></a></em><br /> <br /> <strong>KasLam Street Art Jam</strong><br /> A celebration of Heritage Month, the KasLam Street Art Jam includes mural painting, live music and workshops.<br /> <em>From 13:00 at <a href="">Eyethu Lifestyle Centre</a>, Soweto.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Artist Talk, James Delaney – Downtown Joburg through artist’s eyes </strong><br /> Artist James Delaney engages with the regeneration of the inner city’s impact on his artworks, through several works from his collections including lithographs and silkscreens.<br /> <em><a href="">Piece</a> at Ellis House, 23 Voorhout St, Ellis Park Precinct. From 14:00.</em> <h2>Sunday Sep 10</h2> <strong><a href="">Assemblage</a> artist studios open day </strong><br /> As part of the open day artist studio Assemblage presents a group exhibition, drawing session and live jazz performance. This event also marks the studio’s 7th anniversary. Bring your own drinks, paper and materials.<br /> <em>Assemblage, 1 Fox Precinct. Open day from 11:00-17:00, drawing and jazz from 14:00-16:00.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Exhibition, Page 105: Revival of the Spirits Practical Demonstration </strong>See Wed Sep 6 line-up (above) for further information.<br /> <em>GomArt Core-llective, No 34, 3rd Rd Marlboro Industrial, Alexandra. Open from 09:00-17:00.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Exhibition, Ann-Marie Tully: Repast </strong><br /> Exploring mealtime crockery and ceramics, Ann-Marie Tully exhibition <em>Repast </em>engages with the links between the decorative and culinary arts for a visual feast.<br /> <em><a href="">Dead Bunny Society</a>, Ellis House, 23 Voorhout St, Ellis Park Precinct. From 11:00-15:00.</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Artist Talk, James Delaney – Downtown Joburg through artist’s eyes </strong><br /> See Sat Sep 9 line-up (above) for further information.<br /> <em><a href="">Piece</a> at Ellis House, 23 Voorhout St, Ellis Park Precinct. From 11:00.</em><br /> <br /> <a href=""><strong>For more information about all Art Week events and a venue map see the official Art Week Joburg website.</strong></a>


Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Sep 6 2017 - Sep 10 2017
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