Screening of Art21: Johannesburg

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 6 – 8 pm

688 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Join us for a screening and discussion of Art in the Twenty-First Century's new episode focusing on artists of Johannesburg: David Goldblatt, Nicholas Hlobo, Robin Rhode, and Zanele Muholi (who has shown work at Weinberg/Newton Gallery before, in our exhibition In Acts). Since the dramatic fall of apartheid in 1994, Johannesburg has emerged as the artistic capital of sub-Saharan Africa. This episode tells the story of four South African artists from a range of ethnic backgrounds, identities, and generations working across photography, painting, sculpture, and performance. Collectively, the artists in this hour use their work to empower marginalized communities, reexamine history, and pursue their visions for South Africa’s future.

We will have supplies on hand to make and send postcards (postage included!), inspired by the theme of interconnection that flows through the featured artists' practices. Who do you want to connect to? Are they nearby or far away? How far can the idea of being a neighbor reach?

We will also discuss the episode's potential relationships to Block Building, our current exhibition presented in partnership with My Block, My Hood, My CityBlock Building juxtaposes the past and present while tracing both a rich history and vibrant future for Chicago’s block clubs – ultralocal civic organizations that have deep roots throughout the city.

Refreshments will be provided!

This event is produced in collaboration with Art21, a nonprofit global leader in art education, producing preeminent films on today’s leading visual artists and education programs that inspire creativity worldwide.