The Jozi art shows you need to see this week
New exhibitions across the city
Posted: Feb 06 2018
Jozi’s going art-wild this month. With exhibitions opening across the city, we’ve put together a list of the ones to check out this week.
History: A Waste Of Time by Johan Stegmann
A mechanical engineer by day, and an artist by night, Johan Stegmann is an interesting character. His new show, History: A Waste of Time opens at Rosebank’s CIRCA gallery this week and will contain his signature monochromatic works, etchings and charcoal drawings. Pull through to the opening this Thursday 8 February for some wine and great art.
The Oldest Mountain by Jonathan Freemantle
For Gallery MOMO’s inaugural 2018 exhibition, Jonathan Freemantle has produced a body of painted works. Each piece showcases the artists explorations and navigations in and over the Magaliesburg mountain range, one of the ten oldest mountains in the world. Beyond just painting what he sees, Freemantle has even collected rocks from the mountain range, ground them up and used them in his paint! If you’re looking for an escape from the city, but don’t have the time to drive to the Magaliesburg, head through to Parkhurst’s Gallery MOMO this Thursday 8 February instead.
I Don’t Know by Michael Linders
In partnership with SMITH Gallery, Kalashnikovv presents a brand-new exhibition by Cape Town-based artist Michael Linders. Linders was born in Zurich Switzerland in 1983, and then moved with his family to Johannesburg in 1987. His work takes its premise from prior experiences and makes use of cultural signifiers and social landscapes throughout his own life. Check it out this Thursday 8 February.
The Sanlam Portrait Awards at UJ Art Gallery
Taking place at UJ’s Art Gallery, the Sanlam Portrait Awards exhibition runs from 7 February to 7 March and will showcase some of the best portraiture in the country. Taking home the top prize for this year’s competition is Kate Arthur’s Genna and Felix, a double portrait renders in oil paints. All 40 works were selected by an independent panel of judges, including the UK-based Peter Monkman. Monkman was assisted by Nkule Mabaso, curator of the Michaelis Galleries at the University of Cape Town, and Pretoria-based retired lecturer, Carl Jeppe.