Stand out with these 3 summer looks!
Cape Town hosts its first art fair at The Lookout, V&A Waterfront, Granger Bay, from Friday to Sunday. Under the auspices of global exhibition giant Fiera Milano, which hosts art fairs such as MiArt Italy and Art International Istanbul, the Cape Town Art Fair offers serious and aspiring collectors a way to view and engage with the developments on the South African contemporary art market. Some 40 galleries and more than 130 artists will expose visitors to a wide range of media and genres and an installation of new video work will feature contemporary artists such as Mikhael Subotzky, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Barend de Wet, Khanyisile Mbongwe, Kudzanai Chiurai and Cameron Platter. For more information, check www.artforme.co.za
ART DE SADE, 6 Vrede Street, Gardens. Tel: 021 462 4978:
Brink of the Ocean. Paintings by Paolo Bini. Until Friday.
BARNARD GALLERY, 55 Main Street, Newlands. Tel: 021 671 1666:
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. Jaco van Schalkwyk again revisits spiritual and religious ideology, exploring the intertwined nature of faith and art. Until December 5.
BRUNDYN +, 71 Loop Street, CBD. Tel: 021 424 5150:
Demonstrations: Performing Being Black. Six photographers are tasked with producing one “authentic” image of “township blackness”, curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa. Ends November 2.
CAPE BAPTIST CHARITY HALL, 23 Kloof Street, Gardens. Tel: 082 344 2601:
Beauty of Minstrels. A photographic exhibition by Laurence Savary. Tuesdays to Thursdays.
THE CAPE GALLERY, 60 Church Street, CBD. Tel: 021 423 5309:
Observations of life. A group exhibition by Penny Howson, Runette Louw, Ken McGillivray, Mimi Pienaar, Willie Steyn, Elona van Helsdingen, PC Janse van Rensburg and Izak Vollgraaff. Ends Saturday.
CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE, Castle Street, Cape Town. Tel: 021 787 1260:
In the Granary: Fired. An exhibition of South African ceramics which received the Best New Museum Project 2012/13 award from the Western Cape government.
COMMUNE.1, 64 Wale Street, CBD. Tel: 021 423 5600:
Entangled. Angela Briggs’s paintings invoke presence rather than depicting places or objects, to suggest elemental experiences. Ends November 21.
Fissure. A group exhibition featuring artists occupied with translating the boundless and chaotic natural world into corporeal art objects. Ends November 21.
CULTURE URBAN + CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, 1st Floor, Woodstock Exchange Building, 66 Albert Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 447 3533:
Lovely Creatures. Anja Venter, Mariette Bergh and Shirley Fintz explore the human-perceived beauty and its cost to the Earth’s natural splendour. October 31 to December 14.
David Krut Projects, Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue. Tel: 021 685 0676:
Recollection. Works on paper by Senzo Shabangu (who works primarily in the relief linocut method). Ends November 30.
D-Street Gallery, 112 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch. Tel: 021 883 2337:
Morality Monkeys. A group exhibition by Christiaan Diedericks, Clare Menck, Peter van Straten, Elizabeth Gunter, Shany Van den Berg, Judy Woodborne, Matthew Brittan, Corlie de Kock, Aidon Westcott (curator) and others on a controversial matter. Saturday to November 24.
Everard Read, 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront. Tel: 021 418 4527:
Peninsula. An exhibition of botanical sculptures by Nic Bladen. Ends November 4.
IZIKO RUST EN VREUGD, 78 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, Tel: 021 464 3280:
Between Words and Images. An interactive sound installation which dramatises the imagined experiences of an unknown woman, as illustrated and narrated in the late 18th century travelogue of French explorer François Le Vaillant, the result of a collaboration between curator, Ernestine White and poet, Toni Stuart. Le Vaillant travelled through the Cape between 1781 and 1784 and resided at Rust en Vreugd. Thus the venue serves as the most appropriate backdrop to unpack this site-specific work. Ends Friday.
IZIKO SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL GALLERY, 25 Queen Victoria Street, Company’s Garden, Cape Town. Tel: 021 481 3800:
Objects in the Tide. An exhibition showcasing Iziko National Gallery collections. Ends March 31.
Against the Grain. Cape sculptors Isaac Makeleni, Ishmael Thyssen, Shepherd Mbanya, Timothy Mafenuka and Thami Kiti are featured. These works question the marginalisation of sculptors within the South African art world, and the low visibility of black African wood sculptors in the broader discourse of contemporary African art. Ends November 17.
JOHANS BORMAN FINE ART, 16 Kildare Road, Newlands. Tel: 021 683 6863:
The Colour of Light. Paintings by Philip Barlow. November 1 to 23.
LA MOTTE MUSEUM, R45 Main Road, Franschhoek Valley. Tel: 021 876 8850:
Works from the Cape Town triennials. Contemporary South African art that was first exhibited in the triennials exhibitions then acquired by the Rembrandt van Rijn Art Foundation.
LOVELL GALLERY, 139 Albert Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 447 5918:
Walking Man. Solo exhibition by André van Vuuren
Upstairs gallery: Storyline. Contemporary South African prints focused on story, the sense of a narrative in a visual, tangible form. Ends Saturday.
RUST & VREDE GALLERY, 10 Wellington Road, Durbanville. Tel: 021 976 4691:
Salon A: Plant Portraits by Susan Grundlingh.
Salon B: Escape by Johann Badenhorst .
Salon C: A Human Cosmos Observed by by Shui-Lyn White. Ends November 7.
SALON91 CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION, 91 Kloof Street, Gardens. Tel: 021 424 6930:
The Witching Hour. Candice Ježek and Jade Klara use a whimsical and powerfully feminine style to create rich narratives of unexpected yet somehow familiar themes expressed through various mediums of painting, sculpture and print. Ends November 9.
Sasol Art Museum, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch. Tel: 021 808 3695:
Form/Stilte. Mid-career retrospective exhibition of drawings and paintings by Vivian van der Merwe. Ends Saturday.
STEVENSON, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. Tel: 021 462 1500:
Kin. “A meditation on the ideals of home, both familial and humanistic. It explores the tenuous ties that both bind us to and repel us from others.” Pieter Hugo’s photographic exhibition. Ends November 23.
UCT IRMA STERN MUSEUM, Cecil Road, Rosebank. Tel: 021 685 5686:
An irreal realm. Painting as a means of reflecting on oneirism. Daydreaming is the theme of this exhibition of paintings in oil on various supports and ink on paper by Bridget Simons. Ends November 2.
WHAT IF THE WORLD, 1 Argyle Street (corner of Argyle and Albert roads), Woodstock. Tel: 021 802 3111:
Block. An exhibition of rich evocative paintings in which mark and meaning-making meet the painterly gesture in Maja Marx’s signature minimalist approach. Ends November 23
• To be listed in the Gallery Guide, e-mail your exhibition and gallery information to theresa.smith@ inl.co.za. Please put “gallery” in the subject line of your e-mail.