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Wed
14 Feb

ART WEEK CAPE TOWN | launch

Umthamo by Nicholas Hlobo and Cinga Samson
The Maitland Institute
18h00 - 20h00 | Unit 15, The Meat Factory, 372 Voortrekker Road
(parking entrance off Mowbray Street)

At the Maitland Institute, Nicholas Hlobo presents an immersive installation titled Umthamo.

In this exhibition Hlobo elevates his investigation of the materiality of copper through a playful engagement with space. Pipes are planted in wood and arranged in dense, permeating masses.

Hlobo states: ‘With these materials I’m trying to find a stepping stone that might lead me on to something else – a newer challenge.’

The title references feeding, and Hlobo alludes expansively to the experience of nourishment. The tangled, ecstatic shapes are a reflection of the movement of grasses in the wind, the force of blood through the capillaries, the stimulation of cells for sustenance.

Hlobo continues: ‘The exhibition space has volume in itself and these objects also have volume – it’s about volume within volumes.’

With its robust occupation of space, and sensitivity to the convolutions of process and movement, Hlobo’s Umthamo expresses a relish of the interchange between the macro and micro environments, and the interrelatedness of the self with one’s surroundings.

Zeitz MOCAA | talk

Unfinished Business: A conversation with Ashraf Jamal Organised by Sven Christian, Adriane Iann Assistant Curator of Books and Works on Paper, Zeitz MOCAA. Are we too quick to categorise and classify?

Is it possible that our desire to make sense of the world does just the opposite? Where does art sit, in relation to all of this?

This conversation between cultural analyst and author, Ashraf Jamal, and Sven Christian, Adriane Iann Assistant Curator of Books and Works on Paper at Zeitz MOCAA, aims to tease out many of the preconceptions surrounding artistic practice in South Africa by revisiting the work of a number of artists who’ve held a very particular position within the South African vocabulary.

This event is free.
RSVP: email Sven Christian on sven.christian@zeitzmocaa.museum

13h30 | Silo District, S Arm Road, V&A Waterfont

Southern Guild | Opening

Extra Ordinary | A Group Show

Extra Ordinary
 is an exhibition of exploratory new work by a diverse group of designers outside of Southern Guild's core stable. In the spirit of bold originality that has marked its decade-long journey of pioneering collectible design in South Africa, the gallery invited 16 designers to produce pieces that cross over into other disciplines, materials or technologies. Extra Ordinary runs until 16 April 2018.


18h00- 21h00 |  GUILD
, Silo 5, Silo District, V&A Waterfront

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Thurs
15 Feb

Investic Cape Town Art Fair | private opening preview

Private preview evening.
By invitation only.

Strauss & Co | walkabout

Contemporary Art Auction
Strauss & Co is hosting its first contemporary art auction which focuses on outstanding examples of contemporary art made by South African, African and diaspora artists.

11h00 | Block B, Cape Town Cruise Terminal Duncan Road, V&A Waterfront

Zeitz MOCAA | talk

Art and Activism: A Discussion with Owanto

Artist and social activist, Owanto, in conversation with Azu Nwagbogu, Curator at Large for Photography at Zeitz MOCAA, and Director at LagosPhoto. This conversation will process Owanto’s intentional and unintentional mining of the archive in her series La Jeune Fille à la Fleur. This conversation will also consider the use of the archive and photography to elevate the debate on socio-political issues pertaining to women and the initiate ceremonies of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).

This event is free.
RSVP by emailing Gcotyelwa Mashiqa on gcotyelwa.mashiqa@zeitzmocaa.museum

12h00 | Silo District, S Arm Road, V&A Waterfont

V&A Waterfront | Art in Public Places

Unveiling of Angular Mass by Michele Mathison
18h00 | South Arm Rd, Silo District, V&A Waterfront

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Fri
16 Feb

Investic Cape Town Art Fair | open to the public

11h00 - 19h00 | CTICC, 1 Lower Long St

The Investic Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work, bringing contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.

Talks | Performances | Screenings | Walks |  Book signings | Workshops

Visit www.investeccapetownartfair.co.za for more information.
Tickets available online.

Gallery Night

18h00 - 21h00 | Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

In association with Investic Cape Town Art Fair. Participating galleries include: A4 Arts Foundation, Iziko National Gallery, Blank, SMAC  and the Goodman Gallery.

blank projects | exhibition

Igshaan Adams | Al Latîf
In Al Latîf, Adams presents new configurations of process and material in a series of wall- and floor-based installations and tapestries, working both within his established vocabulary of abstraction as well as modes of representation found in his earlier practice.
18h00 - 21h00

10 Lewin Street, Woodstock

Goodman Gallery Cape Town | exhibition

Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh | Love is a Difficult Blue
Love is a Difficult Blue is an exhibition of new collaborative works by Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh in which the artists look to women and to nature for inspiration – a key focus since they first collaborated in the early 2000s. When they come together to create work, Amer’s quest for empowering women is combined with Farkhondeh’s vision of the fragility of our lives in relation to nature and society. The result is work that seeks to aesthetically and conceptually engage viewers on notions of beauty, intelligence, and independence of women in a context of perceived repression in technologically advanced societies.

18h00 - 21h00
Fairweather House (Ground Level), 176 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

Greatmore | opening

Here and Now curated by Sisipho Ngodwana

19h00 - 22h00
Greatmore Studios, 47-49 Greatmore St, Woodstock

SMAC | exhibition

Simon Stone | The Cogs of Mercy
The exhibition marks the first-ever public display of Stone’s remarkable personal collection of sketchbooks. Started in 1982, these sketchbooks are important reference points for his figure paintings, but over the course of three decades have acquired a joyously independent quality. Cogs of Mercy further includes 20 new oil works, seven of them large-scale compositions featuring Stone’s enigmatic juxtapositions of disparate visual elements.

18h00 - 21h00
1st Floor, The Palms
145 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

Stevenson | exhibition

Kemang Wa Lehulere | Here I am, a concrete man, throwing himself into abstraction
Using sculpture, installation and drawing, Wa Lehulere continues his questioning of historical narratives while exploring new formal possibilities. In Here I am, a concrete man, throwing himself into abstraction, a line taken from his father’s journal, Wa Lehulere expands his visual vocabulary. Wood is deconstructed and singed; metal is reconstituted and glass is weighted as the artist exploits familiar materials to create unexpected objects.

18h00 - 21h00
160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock

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sat
17 Feb

CBD GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS OPEN

Enjoy extended Saturday opening hours and special events at galleries and institutions in the City Bowl.

Iziko SANG | exhibition

El Anatsui | Meyina
18h00 - 20h00
Government Ave, The Company’s Garden

 Strauss & Co | contemporary auction

Walkabout | 12h30
Auction | 18h00
Block B, Cape Town Cruise Terminal Duncan Road, V&A Waterfront

 blank + Stevenson After Party

22h00 - late

Investic Cape Town Art Fair

The Investic Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work, bringing contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.
11h00 - 19h00
CTICC, 1 Lower Long St

Visit www.investeccapetownartfair.co.za 
for more information.
Tickets available online.

AVA | exhibitions

Sorrel Hofmann | & Friends (Main Gallery)

Brian Bradshaw | Gouaches (Long Gallery)

Marguerite Moon | Shape-shifting: Reimaging mothering and mother-being (Mezzanine Gallery)

10h00 - 13h00
35 Church St

A4 Arts Foundation | exhibition

More for Less curated by Josh Ginsburg More for Less is the second major exhibition at A4 Arts Foundation, with works by Walter Battiss, Edson Chagas, Peter Clarke, Donna Kukama, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Barend de Wet, Ane Hjort Guttu, Meschac Gaba, Bronwyn Katz, Kristjan Gudmunsson, Ernest Mancoba, Unathi Mkonto, Christian Nerf, Borna Sammak, Jared Ginsburg, Viviane Sassen, Danh Vo, Erwin Wurm, James Webb, Maurizio Cattelan, Yves Klein, Jeanne-Claude & Christo, and others.
10h00 - 14h00

23 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town

MOMO | exhibition

"Cape to Tehran: Re-imaging and re-imagining personal history in post-Apartheid South Africa and post-revolutionary Iran" curated by Sepideh Mehraban
This group exhibition features a diverse selection of artists who grapple with the complex histories and traumatic legacies of South Africa and Iran. Personal experiences of conflict and change are channeled through their work, presenting a multifaceted discussion about areas of commonality and divergence between post-Apartheid South Africa and post-revolutionary Iran.
10h00 - 14h00

170 Buitengracht St

Salon 91 | walkabout

Sarah Pratt | Migration
Migration is a whimsical look at animals in diaspora. This is not the first time that Pratt has employed the animal in her works, but her employment of them remains vested in the juxtaposition of the unexpected, and the absurdity and humour of dreams

10h00 - 14h00
91 Kloof St, Gardens

Smith Studio | exhibition

Banele Khoza | LOVE?

Khoza’s concern with gender, masculinity and identity remain strong motivations in his new collection but with LOVE? he introduces a wistful and sardonic take on love in the technological age.

10h00 - 13h00
56 Church St

99 Loop | exhibition

Richard Mason | 放浪と学習の年 (Years of Wandering and Learning)
放浪と学習の年 (Years of Wandering and Learning) is an exhibition by Cape Town artist Richard Mason, in which he explores nostalgia as a form of escapism that can never be full realized, resulting in an ever-changing, and often disorientating, hybrid reality. For this new body of work, Mason chose to paint on Dibond, the go-to aluminum composite substrate as a replacement to canvas, due to its lightweight, rigid nature and excellent archival properties. It allows Mason to work into the surface in

09h00 - 13h00
99 Loop Street

WORLDART Gallery | group exhibition

WORLDART Gallery will display a selection of photographs by Jasmin Valcarcel. Newly graduated from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Valcarcel’s work explores the complexities and challenges she faces as a woman of colour. The selected portraits are from her graduate exhibition ‘Complex(ion)’. In addition to Jasmin Valcarcel’s work, we have partnered with Warren Editions and will be displaying the works of Christian Nerf and Jan Henri Booyens. Our exhibition will also include a selection of paintings from WORLDART artist’s Claude Chandler and Norman O’Flynn.

10h00 - 13h00
54 Church St

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sun
18 Feb

Investic Cape Town Art Fair | open to the public

11h00 - 19h00 | CTICC, 1 Lower Long St

The Investic Cape Town Art Fair showcases a diversity of work, bringing contemporary art from Africa to the world, and the world to Cape Town.

Talks | Performances | Screenings | Walks |  Book signings | Workshops

Visit www.investeccapetownartfair.co.za for more information.
Tickets available online.

Zeitz MOCAA | talk

Making the Invisible, visible: A discussion with Thania Petersen

Zeitz Cultural analyst and author Ashraf Jamal sits down with multi-disciplinary artist Thania Petersen to discuss her series of works, I am Royal, Queen Colonaaiers, Her Weapon of Destruction and Barbie & Me, currently on show in the inaugural exhibition, All things being equal… Petersen’s work questions colonialism and post-colonialism in an effort to locate “place” in contemporary society.

This event is free.
RSVP by emailing Gcotyelwa Mashiqa on gcotyelwa.mashiqa@zeitzmocaa.museum

16h00 | Silo District, S Arm Road, V&A Waterfont