Joburg Art Highlights: Thu, Oct 27 – Wed, Nov 2, 2022

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With plenty of exhibitions opening and the chance to see museum-grade works this is the week to add some art to your to-do list. Here's our top picks.

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: Portrait with Scorpion Open Eyes, Marina Abramovic, digital print on paper; Face of incompetence (Lento yonakele ekuqaleni), 2022, Siphamandla Ex, Acrylic on canvas; In a blink, Ingrid Uys

Damning indictment

Until Sat, Nov 26 – Layziehound and Siphamandla Ex's Diaries of Injustice at Studio Nxumalo is a scathing critique of the South African justice system, and is a riveting must-see.

Shelf show

Until Jan 2023 – Exquisitely designed shelves and new work by South African artists make up The Shelf Show at the gallery.

Art and nature

Until Sep 2023 – Experience a global botanical garden exhibition in augmented reality at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens with Seeing the Invisible.

Prepare your bids

Open to the public until Thu, Nov 3Strauss & Co's summer auction kicks off in November and is open for public viewing until Thu, Nov 3. It's a great opportunity to see works fit for a museum, and it is one of the most comprehensive snapshots of the history of South African Art.

Open studio and walkabout

Sat, Oct 29 at 12:00  – Join the artists for a walkabout of Creative Research at the Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts.
Sun, Oct 30 from 10:30–16:00 – Meet the artists, enjoy delicious food and learn to screen print at August House Open Studios.

Book your spot

Until Feb 2023 – The Johannesburg Contemporary Art Foundation brings together the works of Frida Kahlo, Amrita Sher-Gil and Irma Stern for the first time in South Africa, in Modernist Identities. A must-see, this groundbreaking exhibition has limited space so book now! 
To live is to procrastinate your death, 2022, Layziehound, Mixed media on canvas.
Installation view of Amrita Sher-Gil's personal history at JCAF. Photo by Graham De Lacy.

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


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