It is a well-known fact that there is always something happening in Jozi- whether it’s a gig in Braam on Friday, the Fourways Farmers Market on Sunday morning, or phuza Thursday at the Baron on Friedman, there is literally something for everyone no matter the taste.
This weekend I’ve picked out two events that offer something a little different from the norm, because who wants to repeat the same Saturday and Sunday over and over again, like you’re stuck in a scene from Groundhog Day?
First up is an exhibition by one SA’s best known artists, William Kentridge. In early 2016, William Kentridge worked on a monumental frieze that was installed along the banks of Rome’s Tiber River. The 550 meter work was stencilled onto the wall of the river from Ponte Sisto to Ponte Mazzini and is called Triumphs and Laments. This magnificent artwork makes up Rome’s largest contemporary art piece and consists of scenes from the cultural and political history of Rome and was based on drawings that Kentridge had created in his studio in Johannesburg. This Saturday, 8 June, David Krut Projects is hosting the official exhibition of The Making of Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts: Mantegna, The Flood, and Lampedusa. This is an ongoing series of large-scale woodcuts by William Kentridge made in collaboration with David Krut Workshop. Entrance is free and a talk on the exhibition will take place on Saturday 22nd of July at 11am. The exhibition runs to the 30th of July 2017. Find more event info here.
William Kentridge The Flood, 2016-2017 Medium. Relief, printed from 11 woodblocks on Somerset Velvet, Soft White, 300 gsm. Final work comprised of 15 individual sheets adhered by 30 aluminum pins. Wood used. Panga Panga, Ash, Poplar, Maple, Saligna, and African Walnut. Dimensions. 181 x 213 cm (edges irregular). Edition. 12
For those who maybe went a little too hard on Friday night and are looking to do something with a chilled-out vibe, every 2nd Saturday the Field Market happens at the Field & Study Park in Parkmore. This Saturday, 8 July, sees their latest monthly edition open at 10 am (for the early risers and those looking for hair of the dog). Entrance is free and you can expect tonnes of awesome curated stalls that will lure and inspire you with quality local handcrafted items and deli products. And after you’ve got your shop on, you can dig in to some delicious gourmet food and craft drinks and jam away to the live music in the warmth of the winter sun. Find out the details of the market here, but trust me when I say this is a market worth going to.