The National Department of Arts and Culture - together with the SAPS, Interpol, SAHRA and other partners - have initiated a poster campaign relating to the theft of recently stolen heritage objects, including artworks.
A month-long program curated by Euridice Kala
The Parking Gallery 2013 will be starting the year on Wed 6 Feb at 6:30pm, with an evening curated by Bettina Malcomess.
On the 5th of December, VANSA will once again be taking over the Parking Gallery for the last session of 2012. We will be launching our new book about the Two Thousand and Ten Reasons to Live in a Small Town project, in combination with a book donation drive for our growing resource centre. Curator and writer, Bettina Malcomess will be speaking about the project and the publication.
VANSA has had a busy year, from Shanghai to Lagos to Dakar and Polokwane we have looked at copyright, cultural consumption in cities, the creative economy and produced a book, another website and found a new home. But are we going in the right direction?
In 2012 ArtsWork series: Women in the arts in Africa, under the topic Refiguring Women will be hosting a workshop that looks at different contributions from women artists in the field of visual arts.
Happening this Wednesday (14/11) at 6:30. Parking Gallery @ the VANSA Space.
This week, Christian Nerf is living at the Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art in Joburg. We are really intrigued and excited by his project. It is best described by him, so you can read his description below. It involves three of his friends who do not exist in the physical world anymore.
This Wed (17 Oct) will be made up of a screening of French artist Philippe Parreno‘s self erasing video Continuously Habitable Zones (2011)
If I close my eyes you are not there, if we close our eyes together the world is not there. 10- 31 October 2012.
The Sober & Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art (SLICA) invites you to celebrate the launch of their first Annual at the Parking Gallery in Johannesburg this Wednesday.
Now that we have more or less settled in our new space, we would like to invite you to come and celebrate this new chapter for VANSA with us on Wednesday evening as we officially launch the space! We will be sharing the evening with the penultimate event marking Play Urban's September occupation of the Parking Gallery.
CCTV - a space for local ideas in global practice, launches as a ticket (R50) to a group event titled CIRCUS, to be held on 14 September, hosted at the new VANSA offices at the King Kong building, parallel to the Play/Urban urban project. CIRCUS includes Johannesburg-based artists: CUSS, Kadromatt, Rangoato Hlasane, joburg.radio (hosted by Kagiso Mnisi), The Nation, Dokta Spizee, Mathoto, Muptee, Sexjaro, Ntone Edjabe (CT), Mma Tseleng and Reggiani (FR).
This year we are present at the Art Fair in a number of ways. Over the last number of years VANSA has been involved in a variety of research projects concerned with mapping different dimensions of the contemporary arts in South Africa, and exploring ways of making visible this knowledge base.
VANSA (and the Parking Gallery) will occupy a new and exciting space on the 1st floor of the King Kong Building on Verwey Street in New Doornfontein. It is a short stroll from the Maboneng Precinct and around the corner from the Troyeville Hotel.
Please join us this wednesday for a presentation by Grégoire Zabé on Play>urban 3d : actual worlds we will also have a public discussion on the materials, audiences and processes that PLAY>URBAN problematises.
Pleased note that from Thursday the 23rd of August 2012 our phone numbers will change. Our new land line numbers in Johannesburg are +27 (0) 11 402 2085/6. Fax and email remain the same.