A brief recap of happenings that we didn’t cover throughout 2014, the year that was:
Word On The 5treet Wheatpastes
WordOnThe5treet is a collection of interactive (unsanctioned) street art pieces, presented as ‘wheat paste-ups’ in public locations all over Johannesburg. The project is the collaborative work of Sindiso ‘R!OT’ Nyoni and Isaac Zavale, Minenkulu Ngoyi and Zwelethu Machepha of Alphabet Zoo.
The pieces were created as screen-printed posters accompanied by a blank heart shaped speech bubble. The aim is to communicate directly with the public at large and the artists are prompting the public to locate these artworks, and engage with them by creating a message in the speech bubble shape that accompanies each poster. The messages may have socially relevant content, attract attention to a cause or merely be a form of “art provocation”, ultimately representing themes that are on the minds of everyday Jo’burgers.
The synergy of artist and bone.
Book featuring a range of artists including a couple young graphic designers and tattoo artists that dabble in graffiti and street art.
Murals by Anja Venter, Atang Tshikare, Ninjabreadboy and Jade Klara.
Images via Between 10 & 5
The Gloks: Issue 1 Fanzine
Images via Shelflife
A retrospective of exhibition highlights from the past year (2013), as well as introducing some exciting new works.
Jade Doreen Waller
20 YEARS 94: MTN Celebration Wall in Frankfurt, Germany
Video featuring Indian, Alpha Joe, Cor, Bud, Jebo (South Africa), Hype, Sartreal, Wish.
New Balance x Shelflife x Dr.Z “City of Gold” 574.
South African sneaker boutique, Shelflife, and local designer, Dr.Zulu (www.drzulu.com) have teamed up with international sneaker brand New Balance for a collaborative project.
Night of 1000 Drawings
Live art mural at the Cape Town showcase.
Featuring Anwar Davids, Rayaan Cassiem, Martin Lund, Chris Auret, CareOnelove, IsjaOne.
Redbull Doodle Art
“This is an urban experiment. It is a questioning of what the city is, what it has been, and what it will be. It is a re-framing of buildings that have been forgotten. they re-appear before us through pink. It is a re-invention of space. a celebration of the unapologetic.”
Their motto: To terrorise the powers that be, the tokoloshe emerges from obscurity. It reminds South Africans, young and old, that freedom and justice remain elusive unless we are willing to fight for it.
“Anonymous graffiti activists Tokolos Stencils are waging a war against a city which, they say, only works for a few. Cape Town City Press interviews them about their politics and the storm following their reversioning of the Mandela Ray-Ban sculpture.” READ ARTICLE
CORE and co. in UAE (United Arab Emirates)
CORE Collective and two other talented artists were invited to Sharjah for the Al Qasba Street Fiesta.
Images by Klaus Warschkow & Alaa Alssadi Photography
Falko One @ PArt 2014
Artist-curator Alex Hamilton brings together some of our country’s biggest names in contemporary art for this group exhibition at the Prince Albert Art Festival.
Photo: JP Meyer
Photo: Alex Hamilton
Instawalk: #pa_art #karoo#princealbertinstawalk
Friends Zine Issue #01 (coming January 2015)
The 2nd installation of “RIOT”
Brought to you by Kalashnikovv Gallery and Constitution Hill in association with Secret Service - A group exhibition with 20 artists in celebration of 20 years of Freedom.
Riot showcases art inspired by original military helmets used in various riots and uprisings in South Africa throughout the 1970s and 80s, re-articulated in a creative and positive manner.
Photos: Derek Smith
Mandela Day in KwaMashu
Various Durban artists, including Pastelheart and Mook Lion, spent the day beautifying the local township.
Photos: Peter John
Grolsch has invited 13 South African artists, designers and photographers to customise SMEG fridges.
Thato S. Nhlapo
Mpho Madi & Grace Rampa