!Kauru Contemporary African Art will be hosting the exhibition Close at the Johannesburg Art Gallery from 24 May to 24 June.
The exhibition will be curated by Zingisa Nkosinkulu from South Africa, Violet Nantume from Uganda, and Nyambura Waruingi from Kenya. Currently in its 7th year, !Kauru Contemporary African Art promotes cultural diversity and stimulates discourse about issues affecting the continent using contemporary visual arts.
Close features works by 11 established and emerging artists from Africa and the African diaspora including Lungiswa Gqunta, Yaye Kassamali, Stacey Gillian Abe, Lady Skollie, Jenny Nijenhuis, Henry ‘Mzili’ Mujunga, Nondumiso Msimanga, Athi-Patra Ruga, Neo Musangi, Minette Vári and James Muriuki.
The exhibition will explore themes of proximity, intimacy, personal space, tension, between things, perspiration, violence, discomfort, gender binaries and breathlessness.
All programmes are free and open to the public at the Johannesburg Art Gallery in Joubert Park.
- Public opening
6pm to 9pm
- Africa Day art and activism panel discussion
12pm to 3pm
- Curator walkabout, seminar and panel discussion
11am to 2pm
- First Thursday jazz and art
6pm to 10pm
- Youth Day film screening and discussion
To be announced
- Youth workshop and curator masterclass with Nyambura Waruingi
20 June and 22 June
10am to 5pm
12pm to 3pm