City Buzz | Tshepiso Mametela:
In a bid to address decades-old structural decay, a temporary three-month closure to the over 100-year-old Johannesburg Art Gallery (Jag) was announced on 1 February. However, on 7 May, the South Facing exhibition by the Lisbon-based artist and lecturer, Angela Ferreira officially lifted the lid on the gallery’s temporary hiatus.
According to Ferreira, the exhibition aimed to interrogate the inherent structural problems within the gallery by critically examining colonial-era mining in South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The narrative particularly focused on the contentious barrel-like copper-vaulted roofs that constitute Jag’s infrastructure…read more
Image | Supplied | Exhibits of the Meyer Pienaar extension during construction in 1989