The Weekend Guide
Practicality Everywhere: Inspired by the disorder and decay of urban ecosystems, Dokter and Misses’ solo exhibition showcases a series of collectable furniture such as sculptural cabinets in timber, steel and glass. Details: The exhibition runs until May 8 at the Southern Guild, Shop 5B, Silo 5, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. For more information visit their website.
A Trap for the Escape Artist: Chris Valentine, who continues to stay true to his practice as a muralist, uses this exhibition to unravel his paradoxical experiences that have led to internal battles between meaninglessness, madness and spirituality.
Details: The exhibition is on until March 30 at 99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop Street, Cape Town. For more information visit their website.
From Yann Macherez’s Today-Stonetown. Photo: Supplied
Today-Stonetown: For 24 hours, photographer Yann Macherez explored the identity, rhythm and movement of Stone Town, Zanzibar. This is an exhibition of 24 photos, one representing every hour. Today-Stonetown forms part of a photo project that aims to educate the public on diversity. Details: The exhibition is runs until March 31 at Alliance Française du Cap, 155 Loop Street, Cape Town. For more information visit their website.
The Making of William Kentridge: That Which I Do not Remember: Join David Krut Projects as they unpack Kentridge’s making of That Which I Do Not Remember from the Triumphs and Laments woodcuts series. “This work is not only about the loss of memory, [but also] about the things that society wants us to forget,” Kentridge says. He invites the viewers to “fill the void of all things that we refuse to remember”. Details: The exhibition takes place until March 31 at David Krut Projects, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg. For more information visit their website.
Woza Albert! The production is celebrating 41 years of protest theatre. Veteran actors Percy Mtwa and Mbongeni Ngema use Christ’s second coming to explore ideas about race and class by contemplating how it would change the lives of black people and how white apartheid authorities would be affected. Details: The play is on until March 31 at the South African State Theatre, Pretoria. Tickets cost R100 to R110 and can be purchased from Webtickets. No under-13s are allowed. For more information visit their website.
Taunting Reality: Artist Daniel Eugene Botha says her work aims to taunt reality by choosing to exist in and depict planes that are not influenced by human nature. Details: The exhibition runs until March 26 at ArtBox, 86 Skilpad Road, Monument Park, Pretoria. For more information visit their website.
Philip Badenhorst’s Cave Letters exhibition make use of biblical references. Photo: Supplied
Cave Letters: Philip Badenhorst’s paintings draw from biblical anecdotes. Viewers can expect to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and other letters from antiquity discovered in archaeological history. Details: The exhibition runs until March 20 at the Tina Skukan Gallery, Plot 6, Koedoeberg Road, Pretoria. For more information visit their website.
Francois Roux Retrospective: This exhibition takes a look at the Zimbabwean artist’s use of the paint brush to reflect his need of exploration, curiosity and boyhood. Born in 1927, the artist’s subject matter was abstract. Details: The exhibition takes place until March 30 at the University of Cape Town’s Irma Stern Museum. For more information visit their website.
Too Late by Gibson Kente: Set in the era of apartheid police brutality, pass laws and ongoing tragedy, Too Late is a humorous but heartbreaking picture of life in Soweto during the 1970s. Details: The production runs from March 8 to 10 at the Joburg Theatre, 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Tickets cost R120 and are available from Webtickets. For more information visit their website.
Dance Spectrum — Bridges & Arches: Featuring leading choreographers Kitty Phetla, Shanell Winlock-Pailman, Nadine Buys and Rosana Maya, this work sees dancers adapt to the demands of dance forms from contemporary and neoclassical ballet to flamenco, Tswana and Khoisan dance. Details: The show will take place on March 9 and 10 at the Joburg Theatre. Tickets cost R120 and can be purchased from Webtickets. For more information visit their website.
Royal Moscow Ballet: The artistic director of the Royal Moscow Ballet company, Anatoly Emelianov, has prepared a programme for South African viewers. The former principal dancer of the Metropolitan Classical Ballet company in the United States is bringing the best graduates of Russian choreography. Details: The ballet takes place on March 9 at The Playhouse Company, 231 Anton Lembede Street, Durban. Tickets cost R150 to R350 and are available from Computicket. For more information visit their website.
Common and Class: Performers Ian von Memerty and Gino Fabbri have collaborated to bring viewers a blend of culture clashing and stand-up comedy. Details: The show takes place on March 19 and 11 at The Playhouse Company, Durban. Tickets cost R150 and can be purchased from Computicket. For more information visit their website.