Joburg Art Highlights: Thu, Dec 8 – Wed, Dec 14, 2022

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With the last push of work you might be feeling like you need to recharge before December properly kicks off. We suggest heading to one of Joburg's art galleries for some quiet contemplation.

For a full guide to what’s on in Joburg, check out our online events calendar and subscribe to our weekly What's on in Joburg newsletter published every Thursday morning. 

From left to right: Eternal Summer, 2022, Kate Gottgens, Oil on Canvas; One of Nos Motsamai's photographs for To Children; Laocoon, 2021, William Kentridge, Photogravure.

Portraits and paintings

Until Jan 28, 2023 – Take a dip in Kate Gottgen's oil paintings for The Swimmer at SMAC Gallery.
Until Feb 4, 2023Pieter Hugo's astonishingly human portraits are on show at Stevenson Gallery for his exhibition Polyphonic.

Open Studios, walkabouts and workshops

Wed, Dec 7 at 10:00 and Sat, Dec 10 at 12:00  – Ferment rice wine with the Rice Brewing Sisters Club as they invite you to a workshop forming part of their installation CHEW CHEW SPIT SPIT at Keyes Art Mile.
Sat, Dec 10 at 10:00 – Join Andeath for a baking workshop for their exhibition Geologic Bakery at Keyes Art Mile.
Sat, Dec 10 at 10:00 and Sun, Dec 11 at 10:00 – Meet the artists at the beautiful Lilian Road Studios as they welcome you inside for Open Studio.
Sat, Dec 10 at 12:00 – Find out what inspired To Children, Nos Motsamai's exhibition at Constitution Hill, with a Q&A and walkabout. Exhibition opens Wed, Dec 7 at 19:00.

Legends of the game

Until Sat, Dec 31 – See the Roger Ballen retrospective of his photographic relationship with the city with Roger Ballen in Johannesburg at Standard Bank Art Gallery.
Until Feb 15, 2023William Kentridge's monumental new exhibition Studio Life Gravures is one of his most dynamic yet, showing at David Krut Projects Gallery.
Until Mar 2023 – Get lost in Keiskamma Art Project's intricate tapestries at Constitution Hill with their exhibition Umaf’ evuka, nje ngenyanga.

Award winner

Until Jan 15, 2023 – See what the artists chosen for the MTN x UJ New Contemporary Awards have created under the title Subject:Object at UJ Art Gallery.

Group exhibitions

Until Jan 21, 2023 Goodman Gallery present A Different Now is Close Enough to Exhale on You, a group exhibition curated by writer Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung.
Until Feb 9, 2023a Cacophany! Not another group exhibition at Lizamore and Associates Firestation Gallery lets you explore a wide-range of South Africa's contemporary artists.

Wondering what else to do this week? Read our guide to this week's events.

Petrichor IV, 2022, Thabang Lehobye, Charcoal on Fabriano.
Andeath's Geologic Bakery.
Part of Thandiwe Msebenzi's Radical Makazi series.


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