Dada Khanyisa: Cape Town. An exhibition by the FNB Art Joburg 2022 Prize winner at Joburg Art Gallery

Aug 26 - Feb 15 2024       King George St, Joubert Park, City Centre
"Cape Town - reflecting on my decade in this coastal metropolis. I visited the city 11 years ago; the appeal was undeniable. I explored my way into the fine art program at UCT and through this, I could zoom in on this beautiful city and its thick history. I have encountered many people, textures, sunsets, rainproof jackets, open relationships, 2 Rand requests, wood and strong community. There have been plenty of life altering and character shifting moments, most of which have been necessary. Through this body of work, I will unpack my experience." 

This solo exhibition of the FNB Art Joburg 2022 Prize Winner Dada Khanyisa at Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) reflects a sense of homecoming for the artist, who grew up in Johannesburg and as a younger self would visit JAG for inspiration. Khanyisa now lives in Cape Town. 

FNB Art Joburg is back for another year from Fri, Sep 7 to 10, 2023. Book your tickets now. 

The exhibition is a meditation on nostalgia, as well as the relationship between place and self-authorship. Khanyisa returns to the City of Gold with an exhibition focused on their experiences since leaving Gauteng. Cape Town acts as a semi-autobiographical notebook of spaces and moments that have shaped them in the Mother City, some of which no longer exists.

The prestigious FNB Art Prize celebrates artistic talent and the list of those who have been recipients demonstrates its importance in the art world – these include Wycliffe Mundopa, Lady Skollie, Bronwyn Katz, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Peju Alatise, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Turiya Magadlela, Portia Zvavahera, and Kudzanai Chiurai among others.

There will be a number of walkabouts and activations throughout the run of the show.



Aug 26 2023 - Feb 15 2024
Johannesburg Art Gallery
King George St, Joubert Park, City Centre
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