We took a meander down Loop Street, anticipating a dreary lunch in some streetside shop, with a Coca-Cola sponsored sign. Luckily for us, good karma and the will of the gods places in front of Open Art. Nosey parkers as we are, we wandered up the stairs (and what may as well have been along the yellow-brick road) to have a peek. What a fantasmagorical place. Firstly, the gallery. It is so so rare that I like that much modern art in one place. In addition, my attending lunch-mate and I, NEVER agree on art. So that fact that we were both standing there smitten at the sight and smell of oils and enamels, is really quite something. The gallery has that "we tidied up the garage" feel to it. Nothing pretentious, nothing clinical.
Daniel Levi is a South African Artist currently based in Cape Town. Since graduating with Honors in painting from Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT), Daniel has worked in contemporary art and film; having focused on music videos, photography and painting for the last decade in London and South Africa. Levi has directed music videos for the likes of Massive Attack, Interpol, Prodigy and more. Having been signed as a features Director at UTA in America, Daniel is currently developing his first feature film. Daniel Levi's recent painted work explores the symbolic world of abstraction. On the canvas his aesthetic senses intermingle with his intuitive, cathartic responses in a non-literal way, allowing
blank projects is pleased to host the first solo exhibitions of two of Cape Town's most promising young artists Ian Grose and Abri de Swardt from Wednesday 11th May 2011 at 18:00. The Exhibition will close on 11th June. Ian Grose. Twin Apparition (The Shining) Abri de Swardt. Bartholomeu Dias Tropical: Terra Incognito (Bermuda Triangle). blank projects is an independent, artist-run exhibition space founded in Cape Town by Jonathan Garnham in 2005, and is dedicated to new developments in contemporary South African Art and encourages experimental practice from both emerging and established artists, building a context for the dissemination of ideas around contemporary African arts
The Tenacious Tree Huggers A solo exhibition by Michael Taylor Whatiftheworld Gallery Exhibition dates: 20th April 2011 - 28th May 2011 Michael Taylorʼs new series of paintings, ʻThe tenacious tree huggersʼ, portray a cast of awkward characters and their relationships to their personal environments. The paintings are character sketches of individuals struggling against the unpredictable ways of nature. These imagined people are not only confounded by the shifting occurrences within their environments, they are also troubled by their own individual natures. Through facial expressions and the powerful language of physical exaggeration, the portraits express misguided ideas around environmental
Acclaimed visiting Austrian artist Linde Waber is exhibiting work at 6 Spin Street Restaurant, Cape Town. The exhibition will be opened by Truida Prekel, with special performances by violinist Anele Mhlahlo and cellist Kwazi Mkula, at 17:30 on Thursday 2 December 2010. 6 Spin Street Restaurant is situated in Idasa's Democracy Centre on Spin Street in central Cape Town. For more information: Tel 021-461 0666 or email email@example.com http://www.6spinstreet.co.za/
Cape Town's been very quiet this week - we've been nursing our once-flourishing social calendars and wishing for sunburn. But what we have fast forgotten is that winter brings wine, fireplaces and excuses for shared body-heat... Until Friday, The V&A spends the week swaying with the inebriated influence of dozens of boutique and reserve wines. With curling leaves and early evenings comes the annual V&A Wine Affair. The backdrop of a Table Mountain-marked cityscape makes The Waterfront's look out a perfect rooftop for some indulgent-out-of-doorsness. This well-loved tasting/sipping soiree is a palate party. Think sushi, oysters, imported cheeses and charcuterie... the menu boasts the
This weekend brings a repeat performance of the infamous SIX - Southern Ink Exposure - returning to the Motherland. Big name body artists Paul Booth, Bob Tyrrell and Hailin Fu will be making guest appearances. Not to mention living ink legends Manuela Grey, Simon White, and more. Click Tyler Murphyhere for the full line-up. SIX promises a season of collaborative artgasms, with exhibitions. live performances and a series of the sickest parties: Friday Jan. 22 – Lady Luck Party @ MercuryLive Featuring: The Ragdolls + Jack Parow + Throatball + DJs Saturday Jan. 23 – Man’s Ruin Party @ the Assembly Featuring: Damn Right + The Mochines + Them Tornados + Rudimentals + DJs Party tickets are purchased at
For those of you who were at Friday night's big draw, you are well-versed in that sky-high, tangible hum that has hit the city since. Big banners screaming "Cape Town is Ready" and soccer themed street art, that seemed like cheesy overkill last week, have somehow become resonating illustrations of the South African cultural climate this week. In the spirit of Fifa Fever, iArt Gallery has collaborated with South African publishing powerhouse - David Krut - to bring an inspired exhibition of the Official Art Posters for 2010. The artist line-up includes big names like William Kentridge and Marlene Dumas, doing their part for the love of the game. This exhibition is only on for another two days (until the