The Latest Art Exhibitions Around The City


We went in search for the best up-coming art exhibitions in the city. Here’s what we found.

The Latest Art Exhibitions Around The City

Standard Bank Arts 

A Resilient Visionary: Poetic Expressions of David Koloane

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019 – Friday, 06 December 2019.

Standard Bank Arts presents a poignant tribute to the late David Koloane at their gallery in Johannesburg. Showcasing the life’s work and massive contribution to the South African art canon by Koloane, the exhibition features works from his own personal collection. Curated by Dr Thembinkosi Goniwe, A Resilient Visionary: Poetic Expressions of David Koloane is well worth visiting.

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Everard Read Gallery

Lionel Smit: Manipulated Image

Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019 – Friday, 20 December 2019.

Lionel Smit returns to the Everard Read Gallery in Rosebank for his fourth solo exhibition. Titled Manipulated Imagethis exhibition showcases a series of new works inspired by the digital age and manipulation of the image. Using meticulous techniques, Smit creates a unique series of multimedia paintings that are a combination of silkscreen and oil layering of repeated imagery. Featuring portraits of Cape Malay women, his work is distinctive and ethereal, bringing life to subjects who may have been otherwise forgotten.

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The Goodman Gallery

Kendell Geers In Gozi We Trust 

Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019 – Saturday, 18 January 2020.

Acclaimed visual artist, Kendell Geers presents his latest body of work, In Gozi We Trust at the Goodman Gallery. Returning to the gallery for his sixth solo exhibition, Geers mediates on the perceptions of the city of Johannesburg and the element of physical danger that comes with living here. With a clever play on words, he weighs up our faith in a higher power with the inevitable danger of residing in one of the most complex cities in the world. The exhibition hearkens back to Pierneef’s landscapes, evoking a resurrection of the spirit of nature.

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Stevenson Gallery

Steven Cohen: There’s Glitter In My Soup!

Date: Saturday, 09 November 2019 – Friday, 24 January 2020.

The Stevenson Gallery presents Steven Cohen’s There’s Glitter In My Soup! An incredibly introspective body of work, this exhibition invites the viewer to a first hand look into his 30 year artistic practice. Known for his disturbingly beautiful costumes, Cohen is a master of metemorphosis. Now, peeling back the mask, he presents audiences with a series of portraits constructed from the very makeup which once covered his face. Eerie and transient, this is one you definitely won’t want to miss out on.

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Victoria Yards

Night of a 1000 Drawings

Date: Friday, 27 March 2020 – Sunday, 29 March 2020.

The annual Night of a 1000 Drawings is officially four months away! So, get out those pens and start doodling. This event brings together artists from all over the city to present their doodles and sketches at the largest A5 exhibition in Joburg. You can participate as an individual or join a doodle session prior to the exhibition. Once you have all your drawings completed, simply drop them off at one of the 1000 Drawings drop-off box locations.

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