Contemporary art show at JAG

South African artist Lady Skollie will be exhibiting work at the !Kauru Contemporary African Art Africa Month exhibition.

 

!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

24 May

6pm to 9pm

  • Africa Day art and activism panel discussion

25 May

12pm to 3pm

  • Curator walkabout, seminar and panel discussion

26 May

11am to 2pm

  • First Thursday jazz and art

7 June

6pm to 10pm

  • Youth Day film screening and discussion

16 June

To be announced

  • Youth workshop and curator masterclass with Nyambura Waruingi

20 June and 22 June

10am to 5pm

  • Finissage

24 June

12pm to 3pm

Details: kauru.co.za

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By Andrei van Wyk

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