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Art exhibitions to catch this May


Themba Shibase: Give-and-Take, Push-and-Pull

SMAC Gallery will present Give-and-Take, Push-and-Pull, an exhibition of new paintings by Durban-based painter, Themba Shibase
Shibase’s concepts  are  rooted in the interrogation of current socio-political issues within a pan-African context .  This body of work has provided the prolific painter an opportunity to reflect on the themes and ideas explored through the physicality of painting, subsequently wrestling with the idea of giving and taking, as manifested in various ways. Drawing influence from Cornel West’s seminal text, A Matter of Life and Death (1992), Shibase articulates the intricacies of desire, the life-death dichotomy and – ultimately – how the poetic dynamic between giving and taking, adding and removing, revealing and withholding informs painting as a narrative.
Where: SMAC Gallery, Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank

Date: 4 May 2017 – 27 May 2017



BEING HER(E): Meditations on African Femininities

!Kauru Contemporary African Art in conjunction with the Department of Arts and Culture and Constitution Hill presents Being Her(e): Meditations on African Femininities taking place from 10 May – 9 June 2017.Being Her(e) examines the historical and contemporary understandings of what it means to be a female body in contemporary Africa. Invoking the notion of time and temporality as it pertains to womxn and girls on the African continent, it implies not only a presence denoted through Being Her(e) but an unmistakable and defiant female presence which articulates itself as unquestionably Being Here.


Being Her(e) will feature the works of female artists from across the African continent.

Where: Constitution Hill, Johannesburg

Date: 10 May 2017 – 9 June 2017



The Winter Sculpture Fair

The Winter Sculpture Fair offers the perfect day out in the country for art, food and wine enthusiasts. Artlogic have partnered with Franschhoek Tourism to bring the finest chefs and winemakers from the Cape Valley to the spectacular NIROX Foundation Sculpture Park, in the Cradle of Humankind. The NIROX Foundation Sculpture Park, which is not usually open to the public, is undeniably one of Gauteng’s most beautiful locations. Along with great food and wine, you and your family will be able to enjoy a larger-than-life artworks on display.

Where: NIROX  Foundation Sculpture Park, Krugersdorp
Date: 13 May 2017 – 14 May 2017



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