The Weekend Guide
Fragile by Wolfgang Tillmans: German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans’s touring exhibition, which has made stops in Kinshasa and Nairobi, is now in Johannesburg. Fragile takes a look at Tillmans’s multifaceted skills set, including large-scale prints, sculptural objects, video projections, music and curatorial work. A catalogue authored by the likes of Christine Eyene, Ashraf Jamal, Khwezi Gule and Neo Muyanga will be available. Details: Fragile is on at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, King George Street, Joubert Park, in Johannesburg until September 30. Call 011 725 3180 for more details.
notes on spectrality, sorcery and the spirit: Artworks in the Norval family’s Homestead Art Collection examine the different modes in which spirituality is manifested for Africans. The exhibition seeks to offer a reading of contemporary black art and thought, to draw attention to Africans’ return to the spiritual. Artists include Gladys Mgudlandlu, Noria Mabasa, Jackson Hlungwane, Cyprian Shilakoe, Gerard Sekoto, Trevor Makhoba, Dumile Feni, Thomas Kgope, Sithembiso Sibisi, Peter Clarke, Phuthuma Seoka and Billie Mandini. Details: The exhibition is on at the Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Road, Steenberg Estate in Cape Town, until October 22. Admission is R140 a person. Visit norvalfoundation.org for more details.
Photo Focus: This programme invites audiences to explore the impact that documentary photography has had on contemporary art, design and publishing. Participants in the exhibition include the Market Photo Workshop, 21 Icons, Alon Skuy, James Oatway, Fourthwall Books, Stephen Hobbs presented by David Krut Projects, Vatic Studio Capsule, Mr Vinyl, True Design and Anatomy Design. Details: This programme will run under the banner of Art and Design Saturdays at Keyes, at 19 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank in Johannesburg on July 14. Entry is free, but visitors are encouraged to donate blankets or “gently worn” jackets for charity. There will be a collection box in the Atrium during the month of July and all items will be donated to the Rosebank Homeless Association. Visit keyesartmile.co.za for more details.