The female as the subject. The woman as the muse. These are familiar concepts, popular roles for women to ‘play’ in art. Traditional western art created clear gender roles in art, as well as the art industry. The male gaze was prioritized, making the female the subject of the work. The South African art industry has imported these roles.
By curating work from predominantly black female artist, we challenge traditional gender roles in art. We look at the contemporary dynamic that surrounds the female as artist, as well as subject.
Featuring Tshepiso Mabula, Puleng Mongale, Boitumelo Mazibuko, Sinawo Bukani, Rita Kantu and Ramoloti Kganakga, Muse explores issues like mental oppression, Societal constructs, Female sexism and its commercialism.
Umuzi is transforming the creative industry by improving access to creative education and careers. We offer a one-year learnership that develops the next generation of creative professionals. To find out more, please visit www.umuzi.org and check out what we're up to on Facebook and Instagram.
3 Reserve Street Braamfontein
Kalashnikovv Gallery is proud to present our participation in March's First Thursday with Sikelela Damane's Solo Opening in our new viewing room space.
Damane’s work draws attention to popular culture while confronting conversations, controversies and events. The artist uses materials such as acrylic paint, oil paint, aerosol, paper, marks, earth, and photography. He has participated in group exhibitions both locally and internationally. He currently lives and works in Johannesburg.
"Avant-garde noise poetry of Bobby James III, along with an ambient opening set from Healer Oran will be injecting a dose of experimentalism into the Braamfontein Streets!
Bobby James III: Bobby James III who also goes under the producer name "THIRDXJAMES" (pronounced third james) has been producing music since 2007 and released his first official EP “Fragments of Divine Beasts” in 2015 which was subsequently followed up by a sequel - (A). VOID in 2016. Both EPs', fused with deep vocals, melancholic/aggressive beats and dense lyrical content, addresses themes such as family/relationship pressures, anxiety, reclusiveness, self medicating and the questioning and quest for one's own identity.
"The music was and still is, for myself, the most appropriate platform to express yourself infinitely. There's no need to hold back or feel weird about it. With no boundaries of what you can or cannot, the possibilities of expression is limitless.”
James is currently in the process of writing his 3rd EP, "So Far, So Bad..." Which will continue to explore previous themes but from a more mature perspective."
Kalashnikovv is a contemporary fine art gallery, consultancy and project space which is dedicated to providing support to both emerging and established South African artists.
153 Smit Street
Once in Joburg
Once in Joburg is a contemporary "Poshtel" in central Braamfontein,a hybrid between a comfortable hotel and vibrant Backpackers Hostel.The in-house bar "The Immigrant" serves up great drinks and chow.
The Grove, 90 De Korte Street Braamfontein
LEEU DON TRILLBY EmEsKay Andrew the DJ Mama Wati
FREE ENTRANCE BEFORE 9:30
Lekker Vibes only
Local pub by day (the second oldest in Johannesburg) and where the party's at by night. We pride ourselves on having the most progressive music policy out there showcasing fresh and forward thinking music with some of the best DJs in the country (and from all over the world) to support that. The vibe is relaxed and real, no judgements here. The place is an institution... you won't find a better night out.
Our Thirst Thursdays happens every First Thursday and is free until 21:30.
An Andrew the DJ Project™ in association with Broaden A New Sound.
Kitchener's Corner De Beer and Juta
The Orbit - Home of Jazz
The Orbit - Live Music and Bistro is the home of jazz in Gauteng. Live music, mostly SA jazz, 6 nights a week from Tuesday to Sunday.