The Goodman Gallery
Gerhard Marx Ecstatic Archive
Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019 at 12:00.
For the past several years Gerhard Marx has worked with old maps in an attempt to reconfigure their forms and meaning. The disorienting geometrical drawings which result from these efforts replace the original scientific purpose of maps with a discursive one.
The rich narrative potential of this work sets the scene for Ecstatic Archive. Using decommissioned geographic, geological and political maps, Marx presents us with his curious cartography which imagines a space somewhere between our contested past and uncertain future.
Date: Saturday, 19 January 2019 at 11:00 – 12:00.
Be sure to join in on a guided meditation with Jo-Anne Gibbon within Ernesto Neto’s large scale immersive sculptural installation ‘Um dia todos fomos peixes (One Day We Were all Fish). Which was originally commissioned for the Blueproject Foundation in Barcelona, the installation is an abstracted representation of a giant fish, filling an entire room in a knitted blue net scented with aromatic spices and inviting visitors to be present and relax into the atmosphere created by the work.
Bag Factory Artists’ Studios
Date: Thursday, 24 January 2019 at 18:00 – 20:00.
Bag Factory Artist’s Studios, in partnership with Blessing Ngobeni, invites you to join in for the opening of Simphiwe Buthelezi’s solo exhibition LALA LA, curated by Chumisa Ndakisa. As the recipient of the 2018 Blessing Ngobeni Art Prize, Buthelezi has spent three months in residence at the Bag Factory producing new work for this ambitious first solo exhibition.
Lala la means ‘come rest here’ in Zulu. It is a thread that has run through many of the titles and works in Buthelezi’s previous work and is a theme she has explored intensively during the past three months. Lala la, come rest here, is something a woman would say to a lover, a mother to a child, a child to a mother, or a child to a father. It implies an attempt to offer comfort, reconciliation, and an acceptance of loss; while also exploring love and the idea of love as sacrifice, as something worth dying for.
Date: Saturday, 02 February 2019 at 10:00 – 13:00.
Come join in as they present a group of paintings on canvas – fragments collaged together on stretched canvases or loosely strung on washing lines – continues Blom’s experiments with a new pictorial language. See you there!
Date: Saturday,30 March 2019 at 16:00 – 22:00.
We urge you to make a night of it. Roll up and get your tickets for South Africa’s biggest one night only, inner city art exhibition and sale to raise funds for a greater cause allowing children the opportunity to get education. At R150 per artwork, you could get your hands on a one of a kind, original work by tomorrow’s big stars, or something beautiful to make you smile. There will be food, drinks, and amazing entertainment as well as loads of cool spaces and galleries to check out the amazing venue. See you there!
The Squad Creative Events
Date: Thursday, 24 January 2019 at 16:00 – 18:00.
Join them for a group doodle session to create awesome A5 artworks for the Night of 1000 Drawings event. All you need to being is yourself and friends who would appreciate doodling. Paper will be supplied but please bring your own drawing tools, snacks and drinks. The Squad is committed to the strategy and implementation of 1000 Drawings to help deserving charities that primarily focus on education.