ROOM is pleased to announce the solo presentation of a multimedia body of work by Kitso Lynn Lelliott, titled I was her and she was me and those we might become.
Duration of exhibition 2 September – 14 October 2017
In the exhibition, the artist interrogates the philosophical underpinnings and ontological construct of race that emerged during the European Imperial era, which in turn have resulted in the production of an ”Othering” using hegemonic colonial languages. Her research further elaborates into the perpetuation of the idea of “racially marked beings” with the associated violent omissions, erasure and deletion of knowledges carried in diverse languages.
The artist explores her contestation of these predominant narratives utilizing the language of the ghostly to allude to a sense of simultaneous presence and absence of elided knowledge and histories. Lelliott makes the processes of erasure visible by referencing history, imagining, mythology, memory and a multitude of ancestral histories, thus utilizing a multi-epistemological approach to knowledge in relation to de-colonial accounts of history.
EVENTS AT ELLIS HOUSE & NEIGHBOURHOODS
When the clock strikes Midnight (This will fit in your survival Kit)
Opening: 2 September 2017, 3 pm
Apocalypse-sized Artwork by
WAYNE BARKER // FLORIAN DELLA CORTIGLIA // ODETTE GRASKIE // GEORGINA GRATRIX // SHEEKHA KALAN // JEMMA KAHN // ANDREW LINDSAY // IO MAKANDAL // COLLEN MASWANGANYI // MMABATHO GRACE MOKALAPA // NKHENSANI RIHLAMPFU // CLAIRE WATERS // JOÅO RENATO ORECCHIA ZÚÑIGA
Exhibition duration 7 – 10 September 2017
Joburg Fringe 2017 Edition
Opening: 6 September, 4 pm
Featuring 60 artists on the Juried Show 2017 and our annual special shows with guest curators:
VideoART! curated by Sikhumbuzo Makandula, titled WE WON’T MOVE!
Young Capital curated by Mbali Tshabalala, titled WHITE NOISE
Exhibition duration 7 – 10 September 2017
Victoria Yards, 24 Victoria Rd corner Viljoen, entrance in Viljoen opposite Nando’s Headquarters
Dead Bunny Society
Sacred and Profane: Selected Works
Opening: Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10 am – 12 pm
The works on show explore a range of processes that draw on ideas and interpretations of the Sacred and the Profane. It stems from the need of every era to reinvent “spirituality” for itself. Art has the potential to lead us to a place of vision that unites the material and ethereal worlds (Hart 2005:3). Human experience has the possibility to be ordered by the sacred and to create fundamental meaning in the world.
Repast by Ann Marie Tully
Finissage: Sunday, 10 September 2017, 11 am – 3 pm
The title repast refers in this showing to a body of work that both encompasses mealtime crockery, and ceramic much associated with the decorative and culinary arts. Repast constitutes a meal of visual-thinking-in-the-world.
Dead Bunny Society Project Space, 2nd, Floor Ellis House, 23 Voorhout Street, New Doornfontein
Piece South Africa
Downtown Joburg through artist’s eyes: Talks by James Delaney
Saturday, 9 September from 2 pm
Sunday, 10 September 10 am – 12 pm
Piece South Africa, 5th Floor Ellis House, 23 Voorhout Street, New Doornfontein
Soul Songs…the shape of my head by Thokozani Mthiyane
The exhibition is an innate journey of self realisation and reconciling of both the singing voice and the groaning ones. Where the spirit meets the head as though in a conference, about space and time in a life. Here I bring the rituals of poetry and image making as an act excavating religious memory, while projecting on the new language of spiritual wellness.
Art Eye Gallery, 5th Floor Ellis House, 23 Voorhout Street, New Doornfontein
The Free School for Art and Other Necessary ‘Fings
Event takes place: Sunday, 17 September at 3:15 pm, followed by Tjovitjo at 8 pm
You are invited to invite you to MAROPENG, a talk on the role of language in decolonizing society, led by Masello Motana in conversation with bilingual author Nape Motana.
Keleketla! Library,6 Verwey Street, Troyeville, 2094 Johannesburg, Gauteng
The House of Marvels
Opening: 23 September 2017, from 6 pm
Both installation and performance, The Portal uses audio and visual projections, kinetic sculptures and painting in an experiment of sensory stimulation. The Portal invites you to come view and participate in this process of reimagining, repurposing and representing, and travel to the other side.
Contributing Artists: Evl Jon Brophy, Florian Della Cortiglia (Tzo Tzo), Mpapa Simo Majola, Victor Mphathi Othandwayo, Al Buck, Ivan Ballack
The Bakery, 5 Voorhout Street, New Doornfontein