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18.07

Masterclass: Cultural Entrepreneurship in the Context of Informality

18/07/2024
18/07/2024
French Institute of South Africa, located at 62 Juta St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
The French Institute of South Africa is thrilled to invite you to the first in-person Masterclass of the Création Africa programme, to take place at the French Institute of South Africa, on Thursday 18 July from 10:00 to 12:00. The Masterclass will address Cultural Entrepreneurship in the Context of Informality and will be led by Avril Joffe, an economic sociologist with over 20 years of professional experience in cultural policy, development, and the cultural economy, primarily in Africa. Avril heads the Cultural Policy and Management programme at the Wits School of Arts, in Johannesburg and is an active member of UNESCO’s Panel of Experts for Cultural Policy and Governance, contributing to global cultural policies and strategies. This interactive session will provide opportunities for cultural entrepreneurs and guests to navigate key challenges of authenticity and relevance to community as well as reflect on finance and funding strategies, using existing infrastructure, networks and collaboration, trust and relationships, pricing and markets, digital technologies and leadership all within the context of the continuum of formality and informality. To confirm your attendance in person in Johannesburg, please RSVP using the following link (limited space available): https://bit.ly/3LcgfqL For those unable to attend in person, you are welcome to join us online via IQOQO: https://iqoqo.org/video-conferencing/

20.07

SANKOFA in Cape Town

20/07/2024
20/07/2024
Artscape Theatre, Cape Town
Cape Town, are you ready? Thandiswa Mazwai's highly anticipated album, Sankofa, will be brought to life on stage at the ArtsCape Theatre on the 20th of July 2024! The album, a beautiful blend of heritage, identity, and self-discovery, has already captured our hearts, and we can't wait to experience its magic live. From soulful melodies to powerful lyrics, Thandiswa continues to inspire and empower through her artistry. Tickets are available on WebTickets, so don’t miss out on this incredible show! Prepare for an unforgettable night filled with the spirit and soul of African music.
Thandiswa Mazwai for her 3rd studio album, SANKOFA.

25.05

When We See Us: A Century of Black Figuration in Painting

25/05/2024
27/10/2024
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
In what ways have artists from the African continent and its far-flung diaspora processed the experience of the quotidian in their painting over the last 100 years? Koyo Kouoh, Director and Chief Curator of the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, South Africa, and her team undertook extensive research to find out. The result is a comprehensive show that brings together works by 120 artists: a kaleidoscope of Black figurative painting over the last 100 years. Also scheduled to be on show at the Kunstmuseum Basel, Zeitz MOCAA has created a groundbreaking exhibition that demands to be seen. The exhibition’s title is inspired by the 2019 Netflix miniseries When They See Us by African-American director Ava DuVernay, which focuses on how Black youth are seen as potential criminals and thus as a threat. Replacing “they” with “we” in the title indicates the crucial perspectival shift: The works on show bring into focus the artists’ lived realities as subject of their own art. Amounting to over 150 pieces, the artworks are grouped into six distinct thematic categories entitled “The Everyday,” “Joy & Revelry,” ”Repose,” “Sensuality,” “Spirituality,” and “Triumph and Emancipation.” This multifaceted special exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart introduces viewers to figurative painting by Black artists from Africa and the African Diaspora dating from the 1920s through to the present. Sound stations and atmospheric staging provide complementary contextual elements as aids to interpretation. A multilayered series of public programmes designed in collaboration with external partners provides additional approaches to the exhibition.

01.08

The 'Vintage With Love' Big Sale

01/08/2024
04/08/2024
Cruise Terminal, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Vintage With Love is an initiative of selling vintage/pre-loved fashion and decor items to support various charity organisations. The Big Sale is an exciting fashion treasure hunt of the best picks of pre-loved designer clothing and accessories. It is an opportunity to give a special fashion item a home in your closet and to be part of a good cause.

18.07

Durban International Film Festival

18/07/2024
28/07/2024
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is an annual event that showcases over 100 submissions of feature-length, short, documentary and even student films. The festival also offers screenings in township areas where there are no cinemas.

18.02

Dr Esther Mahlangu’s Retrospective Exhibition

18/02/2024
11/08/2024
Iziko South African National Gallery
The exhibition, curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, aims to research, document, present, and celebrate Dr Mahlangu’s enormous contribution to contemporary art over 7 decades. The exhibition has been supported by the National Arts Council and BMW and will tour to the Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg and then to museums in the US, Europe and other continents thereafter.

16.11

Metamorphosis

16/11/2023
14/08/2024
The Atrium at Norval Foundation
Norval Foundation presents the sculptures of Walter Oltmann. In colours of black, grey, and gold as well as having forms that have merged human and insect features together, the sculptures are a contemplation of time and existence through the scopes of passage as well as transcendence. 

26.10

Seekers, Seers, Soothsayers

26/10/2023
24/10/2024
Zeitz MOCAA
Seekers, Seers, Soothsayers features seven artists whose lens-based work explores accounts and experiences connected to the nonphysical world. This invisible world can be thought of as spiritual, supernatural, psychological, or abstract. It is an otherworldly realm.

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