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.
This Wednesday the Refiguring Women Series will be hosting its last talk at the Parking Gallery with the closing topic on Tensions between the documentary and the activist dimension in the work of art. Speaking to this is: Rike Sitas, Mary Corrigall and Khwezi Gule (as moderator).
Surrogacy in Telling The African Story in News Media, Thursday, 16th August 2012
This week the Refiguring Women Series will be focusing on Queerness, Identity and Sexuality within the Arts.
'Aporia' a graduate show by the Advance Programme in Photography 15 August 2012 6pm.
This week, the Refiguring Women Series will be focusing on the use of the female body in performance art under the theme Locating the Body. Featuring Kemang Wa Lehulere's video work on the noord Taxi Rank mini skirt incident titled Behave or You Jump #1 (2010) and Pamela Sunstrum's Home is Here (2008).
The Artworks project, under the 2012 theme ReFiguring Women, will be launching its first series of talks on different topics about women in the art world at the Parking Gallery in August.
On Wed 25th July, the Parking Gallery will feature a performance by: Mohau Modisakeng. Entitled, 1st Rehearsal [Dikubu], this piece forms part of a series of 3 open rehearsals planned as preparation for a 3-day intervention to be staged in the Johannesburg inner city over the next few months.