19 September 2019 - 18 November 2019
The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), the Embassy of France in South Africa and the French Institute of SA are pleased to present The Art of Comics, an exciting new exhibition that showcases the fascinating worlds of South African comics and French bandes dessinées, the famous French comic style.
23 October 2018
Curated by Khwezi Gule, the chief curator of the Johannesburg Art Gallery, All Your Faves Are Problematic is intended to provoke different ways of thinking about South African art.
FNB JOBURG ART FAIR '18
6 September - 9 September 2018
For this year’s FNB Joburg Art Fair, the Johannesburg Art Gallery will be selling works that were donated to be sold, to raise seed money to start a fund for the restoration of the JAG building.
Wolfgang Tillmans' Fragile
8 July 2018 - 30 September 2018
Wolfgang Tillmans’ touring exhibition, Fragile, is coming to the Johannesburg Art Gallery this July after making stops in Kinshasa and Nairobi. This exhibition, which will be touring many more cities on the continent over the next few years, is presented by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen/ Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa) in collaboration with Tillmans and the Goethe-Institut.
24 May 2018 - 14 June 2018
CLOSE, a contemporary art exhibition presented by the !Kauru Contemporary African Art Project, is curated by Zingisa Nkosinkulu (South Africa), Violet Nantume (Uganda) and Nyambura M. Waruingi (Kenya).This exhibition features the work of 11 artists from the African continent and the diaspora. They are: Lungiswa Gqunta (SA), Yaye Kassamali (Kenya-USA), Stacey Gillian Abe (Uganda), Lady Skollie (SA), Jenny Nijenhuis (SA), Henry “Mzili” Mujunga (Uganda), Nondumiso Msimanga (SA), Athi-Patra Ruga (SA), Neo Musangi (Kenya), Minette Vári (SA), and James Muriuki (Kenya). Read More >
22 April 2017 - 17 June 2018
Beauchamp describes himself as an artist, multimedia designer, and art director. For the last 12 years he has created artworks by means of painting, spray-paint and stencils to comment on social issues and on the politicians and events that make up the South African social landscape. More recently he has used silk-screening in order to bring the content of the work (that is, critical observation of people and events) closer to a ‘media’ based technique. Read More >
07 May 2017 - 30 July 2017
Johannesburg Art Gallery will host South Facing, Ângela Ferreira’s first solo exhibition at a public institution in South Africa. The exhibition, which opens on May 7, includes recent and previously unseen work, as well as a newly commissioned work by Ferreira that responds to the Gallery’s Meyer Pienaar extension. Read More >
11 November 2016 - middle May 2017
The Evidence of Things Not Seen, a reference in part to James Baldwin’s book of the same title, speaks to the intangible but pervasive nature of identity. Using works from the JAG collection exclusively by artists of colour, the exhibition explores various forms of identity and explores issues of feminism, queerness, revolution and culture in Black identity. Read More >
05 July 2016 - 07 July 2016
Following on from the enormous success of the JAG’s (Johannesburg Art Gallery) collection of Multiples exhibition at TAF’15, we are delighted to announce that this year’s exhibition will showcase a juxtaposition of the works of Francisco Goya and Diane Victor, one of South Africa’s most respected contemporary artists. Read More >
12 May 2016 - end October 2016
BLEEK encompasses a number of photographic series and audio visual works that set out to interrogate the performance of white masculinity from different points of entry. Strydom sees portraits as sites of entanglement and becoming – more specifically the entanglement of context (social, historical, postcolonial, Africa), the performance of identities (white, postcolonial, male) and networks (artist, model, viewer, artwork). Read More >
12 May 2016 - end October 2016
Free From My Happiness is an exhibition showcasing the work of three young South African photographers, Sibusiso Bheka, Tshepiso Mazibuko and Lindokuhle Sobekwa. It was first shown at the Ghent International Photography Festival, in Belgium in June last year. Proponents of the “Of Soul and Joy” project, funded and created by the Rubis Mécénat Cultural Fund that aims to train and assist aspiring photographers with skills and opportunities. Read More >
10 November 2015 - end October 2016
To mark its centenary JAG is hosting the mother of all art events, with a lineup of celebratory exhibitions drawn from its impressive permanent collection. The official centenary celebration on Tuesday 10 November promises to be a highlight of the season’s social calendar – attended by the city’s art stars, culture lovers, urban trendsetters and Afropolitan glitterati. Read More >