What’s Brewing? Events This Week

August 16, 2017

 

Name of Event: Jozi Art Skyline Painting Workshop Series

Location/Address: Hangout Jozi

1 Eloff, Corner of Eloff & Wemmer Jubilee Streets (Salisbury Claims, Johannesburg CBD)., 2000 Johannesburg, Gauteng

Date: Saturday, August 19

Time: 11:55 AM – 3 PM

Details: If you have a keen interest in painting and have always wanted the opportunity to paint the Jozi skyline then, this workshop is the perfect one for you. The sessions are hosted by Hangout Jozi, and headed by master art teacher, Anne Davidson Turner who will be responsible for guiding the painters as they work on the different vantage points of the across J-Sec skyline as it runs. What’s dope is that, it’s not only limited to the craft but, it also offers a nice social environment filled with food and wine in the mix. These paint workshops require a pre-paid amount of R395 per person, and they will be running for seven sessions on weekends starting with this one, up until the 9th of December. The amount also guarantees a free canvas and other equipment needed with the exclusion of an apron. It is something nice to kill an a Saturday afternoon  being creative under the warmth of the sun.

Name of Event: 4th Annual GOLDEN MIC SESSIONS

Location/Address: Uncle Toms Hall

Orlando West, 1804 Soweto, Gauteng

Date: Sunday, August 20

Time: 12 PM – 7 PM

Details: The S. A branch of the organization, Rappers Without Borders is headed to the Hector Peterson Museum to host their 4th annual music and art event called Golden Mic Sessions. The ticket is a small fee R20 pre-sold; and a more than decent R30 damage at the door for something that contains over forty solo artist and crews on the line-up. It is more than having a good time, for this NPO organization is set on giving those artists a stage to showcase their skills in all their glory. As their motto says, they’re resolve is set on educating, motivating, and inspiring people.

Name of Event: 
The Foxy Five Womxn’s Month Screenings

Location/Address: The Bioscope Independent Cinema, 286 Fox Street, 2094 Johannesburg, Gauteng

Date:  August 18 -24

Time: 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Details: August 18th is a special date for The Foxy Five… it marks the start of our Season 1 Screening Week in JHB at The Bioscope! After a successful premiere on July 12th, we were
asked to come back for more.

If you haven’t heard about us or seen any of our episodes, now is your chance! The Foxy Five is a web-series that deals with issues of intersectional feminism and follows the lives of five womxn who are finding themselves in the young democracy that is Cape Town.

Each womxn represents a different struggle and ideal within feminism. Despite their ideological differences and the clashes they often cause, the Five are a tight-nit sisterhood that always manages to band together in overcoming The Man. And as you watch each episode you get insight into each character’s life and personal struggles.

The creator, writer and director – Jabu Nadia Newman – was particularly inspired during the #FeesMustFall movement to create this fictional web-series on the the new concepts and ideas she had recently learned.

For Jabu, however, The Foxy Five is more than just a series on Youtube – it’s a mentality. The all female crew and cast hope to inspire other females and people of colour that the moment in making change is now. Feminism needs to delve deep into the issues that black womxn face everyday, something the series tries to deal with in each episode.

Screenings will take place from the 18th Aug till 24th Aug with different screening times in the afternoon and evening.

For more information visit www.thebioscope.co.za and you may purchase tickets online at https://tickets.tixsa.co.za/event/foxy-five

Name of Event: 4 Dilemmas – An Archival  Encounter

Location/Address: Market Photo Workshop, c/o Market Square, 138 Lilian Ngoyi St
Entrance at Margaret Macingana Street, Newtown

Date: Wednesday, August 16

Time: 12 PM – 7 PM

Details: Four Dilemmas is an encounter with the archival through the Market Photo Workshop’s picture holdings. Four Dilemmas began as an exhibition project and inquiry into womxn-lead photography produced through the Photo Workshop’s courses, mentorships and public projects from 2004 – 2017, and developed into an interrogation of the archival as a system that unfolds across economics, ownership, memory, capitalism, community and representation.

The inquiry revealed four essential dilemmas in negotiating this territory of images – the question of photographic accesibility, circulation and erasure; the effects of an archival gaze on photographic works that negotiate female subjectivity; the complicity of the process of archiving with colonial taxonomies and knowledge regimes; and finally, the effect of entering images that have not been very visible into the space of an exhibition.

The project presents a selection of womxn’s photographic work that negotiate archives through landscape, the body and the photo album, alongside placeholders and cues for further interogations – from symbolic voids that can be encountered as the negative spaces of loss or as positive spaces that demarcate ground to build on, to various texts that complicate the exhibition and the archival.

Four Dilemmas invites propositions through the space that holds it and through a parallel public programme that will unfold in relation to the dilemmas expressed. The project attempts to lay an initial ground for engagement that can be taken forward and beyond the dilemmas that it frames through this iteration.

Photographers: Keorapetse Mosimane, Doris Nzimande, Lebohang Kganye, Samantha Simons, Zanele Muholi, Phumzile Khanyile, Simangele Kalisa, Babalwa Mtanga, and Sydelle Willow Smith.

Four Dilemmas was developed through conversations between Thato Mogotsi and Mika Conradie.

About the Market Photo Workshop
For over twenty-seven years, the Market Photo Workshop has played a pivotal role in the training of South Africa’s photographers, ensuring that visual literacy reaches neglected and marginalized parts of our society. World-renowned photographer, David Goldblatt contributed vastly to the establishment of Market Photo Workshop in 1988 – 1999. Since then, the Photo Workshop has been an agent of change and representation, informing photographers, visual artists, educators, students and broader communities of trends, issues, and debates in photography and visual culture.

The Market Photo Workshop also runs a number of Public Programmes, which are a series of events involving and directed at professional photographers, visual artists, educators, students as well as the broader public. These Public Programmes seek to inform the trends, practices, methods, and contemporary ways of working and thinking in South African photography practice through exposure to a broad understanding of visual culture as well as a networking platform that encourages critical thinking and engagements.

Showcasing a number of high profile local and international photographers, as well as student and alumni photography work, the Market Photo Workshop has been able to build a strong and consistent audience base around our gallery, ‘The Photo Workshop Gallery’ in Newtown, which is on the same premises as the school. Since 2005, when the gallery was initially launched, the kind of platform it has engendered encourages not only emerging students to experience and enter into professional practice, but has distilled a new type of photographic practice amongst the greater artistic community. Various critical discourses, especially around the role documentary photography, have been stimulated by the multitude of exhibitions that have shown at The Photo Workshop Gallery creating dynamic interactions between students and the greater photography community. In 2017, Market Photo Workshop relocated to its new state of art photography facility at Market Square premises by the Mary Fitzgerald Square.

For more information, please contact:

Khona Dlamini
Manager: Projects and Programmes
T +27 (0) 11 834 1444
E-mail: khonad@marketphotoworkshop.co.za

 

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