Turn-up Talk Series Episode 3

The ‘Turn-up Talk Series’ is a collection of discussions in which young Jo’burgers share their nocturnal lives: stories and reflections from the city’s dancefloors. The candid conversations explore nightclubs as stages for young people’s negotiations of identity, belonging and power. ‘In this episode, we talk about music, moves and what they say about us’

Artist Dineo Seshee Bopape on Soil, Self and Sovereignty

Artist Dineo Seshee Bopape recently had her first solo exhibition in the United States. The installation commissioned by Art in General titled sa ____ ke lerole, (sa lerole ke ___), examines gender, and the politics of place, memory and self embedded within land. This installation is characteristic of how she webs together natural elements with…

Georg Gatsas – Exploring Cities Through Portraiture

The work of Swiss photographer Georg Gatsas has been published by magazines such as Wire, Dazed, i-D and Beat. Georg has been operating between London and Zurich for the past couple of years. He recently spent some time in Johannesburg as part of an artist residency organized by Pro Helvetia. I caught up with him…

The Olugbenga Experience – YOH House Party

I’m standing in the garden area of an undisclosed town house in Vredehoek, Cape Town, with a sticker of a crude but charmingly-drawn house on my shoulder. The picture of the house had been fashioned out of three letters that Cape Town nightlife had come to know well over the years: YOH. If this sticker…

Turn-up Talk Series Episode 2

The ‘Turn-up Talk Series’ is a collection of discussions in which young Jo’burgers share their nocturnal lives: stories and reflections from the city’s dancefloors. The candid conversations explore nightclubs as stages for young people’s negotiations of identity, belonging and power. This weeks episode is about how we ‘carve out space in nightclubs’. Produced by Beth Vale…

NEWWORK 16 Gradshow: dismantling exhibition space

In conversation with Reshma Chhiba, the exhibitions coordinator at the student-run space The Point of Order, she mentioned the above quote as a question that has often been addressed by the final year fine art students at the Wits School of Arts. NEWWORK is the graduate show and has been running for 6 years. “The…