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This year marks three significant events that had a great impact on our world: the centenary of the beginning of World War I, the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II and the 20th commemoration of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda that targeted the Tutsi minority.

Various international and local organisations have come together to curate a series of featured events to commemorate and reflect on these momentous world events and learn about their influence on:

    •    The development of modern warfare – from WWI to the genocide in Rwanda
    •    The effect of war and violence on civilian populations in the last 100 years
    •    War, genocide and mass atrocities – how to prevent them, and who should take responsibility?

Between 11 November and 10 December 2014, the events are being held in various institutes, museums, education centres and universities around Johannesburg with local and international partners. The programme includes lectures and panel discussions by international academics, authors and filmmakers, as well as a series of films, education workshops and a theatre production.

To download the full programme click on the following link.

11 November 2014 - 10 December 2014

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The Joburg Photo Umbrella is the first public photography-specific programme in the city of Johannesburg to bring together and network a wide range of photography content, exhibitions, activities and dialogue. Joburg Photo Umbrella is a festival of photography initiated by the Market Photo Workshop in collaboration with the British Council’s Connect ZA and the Brighton Photo Biennial.

Key to the Joburg Photo Umbrella's intention is to extend photography content to a wide public and to ensure accessibility through extending photography to public domains.

It includes a primary co-commission produced from the collaboration between South African photographer Thabiso Sekgala and British photographer Kalpesh Lathigra. This co-commission will be exhibited at the Brighton Photo Biennial in October 2014, and then curated for the Johannesburg to be installed at the Mary Fitzgerald Square as part of the Joburg Photo Umbrella on 8 November 2014.

For the full programme visit: JPU Programme


01 November 2014 - 28 November 2014

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Building on the success of the first three editions of the City Of Gold Urban Art Festival, Grayscale Concepts will host South Africa’s only annual graffiti/street art festival for the fourth time in 2014.

The aim of City Of Gold is to assist the growth of the local street art community by establishing Johannesburg as a destination for urban artists from around the world. Interaction with other artists from various backgrounds is very important for an artist, especially one with not much experience, it is instrumental in the learning process as well as providing invaluable inspiration and skills. It is difficult for young South African artists to travel abroad and experience this so the next best thing is to have international artists visit our city. This has two benefits, it provides the local scene with the cultural and
creative exchange it needs, while at the same time adding a beautiful aesthetic to the urban environment.

Over the past three years we have invited 16 world-renowned graffiti and street artists to participate in the project, all of them have left with a love for Johannesburg and have spread the word across the international street art community, putting South Africa on the map as a place to visit.

We have noticed a definite increase in the amount of international urban artists coming to Johannesburg since 2011, there has also been a notable improvement in the quality of the work by local artists.

In addition to this the festival seeks to highlight the positive aspects of this art form as well as involving the general public to create a heightened awareness and appreciation for it. Various events will take place at different locations in the city of Joburg which will showcase the finest in both international and local artists. The individual events and mural projects will attempt to activate and enhance sites in the Johannesburg CBD that are often feared or forgotten by the city's inhabitants.

The individual elements that make up the week long festival include an exhibition, large-scale mural projects, a film-screening and talk, and street art tours.

International Artists:

WANE (New York City), MR DHEO (Porto), SOLO ONE (London)

Local Artists:



For more information visit: www.cityofgoldfestival.co.za/

05 October 2014 - 11 October 2014

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'For the third year A MAZE. is welcoming african and international game developers, digital artists, forward thinkers, entrepreneurs, and digital activists in Johannesburg to exchange tools, skills and ideas in the fields of independent games and playful media. Since we are the first festival of that kind in Africa we have the responsibility to create a platform that grows from inside to secure the longterm goals like a national funding systems, more and effective international collaborations between universities, institutions, cultural agencies, studios and creatives. A MAZE. / Johannesburg is an annual evolving platform for African and International playful media artists. A playground for everyone who wants to experience the Human-Human-Machine interaction. A MAZE. provides an intensive program with lectures, panels, screenings, games, interactive installations, street games, workshops, concerts, performances and party.

— director Thorsten S. Wiedemann

Wednesday September 10th
19:00 – 01:00 @Tshimologong Precinct, iClub?Festival opening including official speeches, keynote by Peter Lee, music and games
Music by Noka Kikulu, Escapism Refuge, Rambo, Robert Rumney, Skelemton

Thursday September 11
9:30 – 22:00 @Tshimologong Precinct, iClub?Exhibition, Workshops, Micro Game Jam, Talks Panel, Swedish Day, Swedish reception
21:00 – 2:00 @Kitcheners?A MAZE. First Touch Party with music by Skelemton, Noka Kikulu, Dr. Khumalo, Satori, Hawkword, Kozilek and DJ Storno aka T/ Racer

Friday September 12th
09:30 – 22:00 @Tshimologong Precinct, iClub ?Exhibition, Workshops, Talks, Panel
22:00 – 02:00 @Liberty building?Tetrafix Party with music by Ravish Momin, Yuri Suzuki, DJ Spoko and more

Saturday September 13
22:00 – 02:00 @Tshimologong Precinct, iClub?A MAZE. Jump 'n' Run Closing Party with music by Dion Monti, Stolen Pony, Ootz, Data Takashi, Lobst3r, Zharp Zharp

For more information visit: www.amaze-johannesburg.co.za


10 September 2014 - 14 September 2014

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FNB Joburg Art Fair is located in the heart of Johannesburg, Africa’s financial capital. Johannesburg is home to a burgeoning and vibrant art scene, and a new order of art communities that are seizing the contemporary art agenda around the world with international significance. The event attracts a wide audience, creating a platform for dialogue and exchange, which goes outside the realms of the arts. The Fair spearheads a diverse ‘Joburg Art Week’ with various events happening around the city from open studios, gallery openings, workshops and debates.

Over the past six years, the FNB Joburg Art Fair, the first international art fair on the continent, has played a leading role in supporting contemporary art with a pan-African focus. The Art Fair has become an important place for the continent’s artists, curators, collectors, writers and art lovers to congregate.
The 2014 event will see a strong focus on Nigeria; the FNB Art Prize; a dynamic Special
Projects schedule; as well as the exhibits of 37 Galleries, Young Galleries and Art Platforms
hailing from 8 different countries.

One of Artlogic’s primary aims with the FNB Joburg Art Fair is to cultivate new audiences for contemporary art from Africa. Since its inception in 2008, First National Bank has remained the primary sponsor of the Fair. Artlogic would like to thank FNB for their ongoing support of the Fair.
Artlogic would like to thank all of our participating galleries for their loyal commitment over the years, Arts Alive and the City of Johannesburg, the Gauteng Provincial Government, the Department of Trade and Industry, Pirelli, Grolsch, the Goethe Institut, the French Institute, the Spanish Embassy and the University of Johannesburg.

Talks Programme 2014:

Friday 22 August

11.30 – 12.30
From Jung and Marcel Duchamp to the Illuminati and the Underground
Kendell Geers (Artist)

12.30 – 13.30
Current Tendencies of the Nigerian Art Scene
Joseph Gergel  (Curator at African Artists’ Foundation and co-curator at LagosPhoto Festival)
Oliver Enwonwu (Director of Omenka Gallery and founder of Omenka Magazine)
Moderator: Bronwyn Law-Viljoen

14.15 – 15.45
Collectors Forum: Focus on Nigeria
Sammy Olagbaju (Collector)
Prince Yemisi Shyllon (Collector and founder of Omooba Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon Art Foundation, Lagos)
Kavita Chellaram (CEO of Arthouse Contemporary, Lagos)
Moderator: Bomi Odufunade

16.00 – 17.00
Greek Myths and Other Sculpture Histories
Helen Pheby (Senior Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park)

17.30 – 19.00
Just Ask! Book launch and Discussion
Simon Njami (Editor of JustAsk!, independent curator, art critic, co-founder of Revue Noire)
Akinbode Akinbiyi (Photographer)
Mimi Cherono Ng’ok (Photographer)
Saturday  23 August

10.30 – 11.30
The Picasso Club
Ahmed Kathrada (Ahmed Kathrada Foundation)
Moderator: Usha Seejarim

11.45 – 12.45
The Uncensored Yellow
Raimi Gbadamosi (Associate Professor at the WITS School of Arts, artist, writer, curator)
Moderator: Usha Seejarim

13.00 – 14.00
The Freedom to Express the Black Queer
Zanele Muholi (South African Photographer and Visual Activist)
Moderator: Usha Seejarim

14.00 – 15.00
New Models for Art Organisations in Africa-First Floor Gallery Harare: A Case Study
Valerie Kabov (co-founder of First Floor Gallery Harare)
Marcus Gora (co-founder of First Floor Gallery Harare)
Moffat Takadiwa (Artist)
Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude (Artist)
Wycliffe Mundopa (Artist)

15.15 – 16.45
Dialogues with Masters: Artists’ Reflections
With Artists:
Philiswa Lila
Blessing Ngobeni
Ziyanda Majozi
Themba Shibase
Asanda Kupa
Matshepo Matoba
Moderator: Thembinkosi Goniwe (Curator of Dialogues with Masters)

17.00 – 18.30
Ponte City Book Launch
Mikhael Subotzky (Photographer)
Patrick Waterhouse (Artist)
Ivan Vladislavic (Writer)
With readings by Melinda Silverman and Harry Kalmer
Sunday 24 August

11.00 – 12.00
The New Church Museum
Kirsty Cockerill (Director of The New Church Museum, Cape Town)
Moderator: Rory Bester

14.00 – 15.00
Working Title: Create, Curate, Collect
Gabi Ngcobo (Curator)
Megan Mace (Artist)
Dawood Petersen (Collector)

13.00 – 14.00
Collaborative Practice in a Multi-Disciplinary Environment
Phil Sanders (Master Printer)
Stephen Hobbs (Artist)

22 August 2014 - 24 August 2014