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Events held at Studio-X Johannesburg unless otherwise noted.

30 Days and a City Opening at Studio-X Johannesburg

Johannesburg, Friday 13 March 2015

30 Days and a City is a collaborative multi-medium urban art project, curated by Rendani “Missblacdropp” Nemakhavhani in collaboration with Studio-X Johannesburg. This exhibition consists of a series of artists who were asked to document the city as they see it. Thus, it presents emerging representations of Johannesburg that challenge dystopian representations of everyday life in Johannesburg. The exhibition invites the viewer to explore the hidden, violent, surprising, and sensual qualities of the city in an array of temporalities. It provides a physical platform for these young artists who are exploring diverse narrative techniques (film, photography, text, typography and street art) that capture the affective and sub-cultural qualities of the city, which are often overlooked by planners and urban geographers. In surfacing these perspectives, the exhibition interrogates the intellectual and creative possibilities of re-thinking the city as a site of desire and creativity.

Press Release

Image by Rendani Missblacdropp


Exhibition Launch

Friday 13 March 2015
18H00 – 21H00

Guest speaker: Maria McCloy
Organized by Columbia University GSAPP and Sticky Situations

Mpho Matsipa, Studio-X Johannesburg
Rendani Nemakhavhani, Joburgmyhomeburg
Jennifer van den Bussche, Sticky Situations

Image by Hazel Mpande

Artist Walkabout and Discussion

Thursday 19 March 2015
18H30 – 21H00

Facilitated by Molemo Moiloa, VANSA (Visual Arts Network of South Africa)

Kevin Makonga (multimedia designer)
Sindiso Nyoni (multidisciplinary artist)
Andile Buka (photographer)
Dali Gaga (graphic designer/illustrator)
Sharplee-Mthimkulu (graphic designer/illustrator)
Lerato Mbangeni (journalist)
Nozuko Mapoma (musician)
Hazel Mpande (photographer)
Jeffrey Rikhotso (photographer)
Rendani Missblacdropp Nemakhavhani (illustrator/graphic designer and curator)

Image by Dali Gaga

LOT-EK Workshop

Saturday 14 March 2015

LOT-EK workshop with Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano + Thomas de Monchaux
Facilitated by Lorenzo Nassimbeni

The workshop brings together 12 Master's degree students from GSAPP in NY with 12 Master's degree students from WITS in JB. They will engage in DESIGN SPEED DATING through which they will share their work and discuss the impetus, ideas and process that generates their most personal concepts of architecture.


Cityscapes Launch Event

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Save the date for the Cityscapes magazine launch at Studio-X Johannesburg, hosted in collaboration with the South African Cities Network (SACN).