If A Tree…Seipone

So finally, the If A Tree.. project and programme is coming to a close. Over the last weekend, Lerato Shadi completed a new performance entitled ‘Seipone’ in the space of the exhibition, and Clare Butcher made herself busy faxing archival material and closing up business at Parking Gallery. As part of the final week of […]

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If A Tree…wrapping up, unfolding, faxing

Facsimile |fakˈsiməlē|nounan exact copy, esp. of written or printed material.• another term for fax .verb ( -led, -leing) [ trans. ]make a copy of : the ride was facsimiled for Disney World.PHRASESin facsimile as an exact copy.ORIGIN late 16th cent. (originally as fac simile, denoting the making of an exact copy, esp. of writing):modern Latin, from Latin fac! (imperative of facere ‘make’ ) and simile (neuter of similis ‘like’ ). Parking Gallery, If A Tree, archive in process. Images by Clare Butcher

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Wednesday 18 July at the Parking Gallery

Following last week’s heated discussion around ‘Biennial Necessities’ and the possible future of the Johannesburg Biennial, the ‘If A Tree…’ programme at the Parking Gallery continues with further developments in its growing archive as well as a screening of the documentary, Culture in the Contact Zone (48 min or 52 min). The film, screened in October […]

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Biennial Necessities – a recap

After an incredibly heated discussion last night, concerning the question of a 10th Johannesburg Biennial, it seems that the only thing left to say was said by Bongi Dhlomo (one of the evening’s generous contributors): “been there, done that, and (quite literally), got the t-shirt.” Bongi arrived bedecked in one of the 1997 biennial’s colourful […]

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Broken routes and embedded information

Following the opening of the ‘If A Tree…’ exhibition and programme last week, and in preparation of our discussion on Wednesday night (11 July) about the future of the Johannesburg Biennial, I’ve been reflecting on the necessity of creating unholy alliances. This is a phrase which myself and Kathryn Smith have been bashing around for […]

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Wed 11 July at the Parking Gallery: Biennial Necessities – after the Bible and WB Yeats

  Wed 11 July, 2012 Starting at 18.30, Parking Gallery  Biennial Necessities – after the Bible and WB Yeats : A discussion about the future of the Johannesburg Biennial   On the 11th of July, the Parking Gallery with guest curator Clare Butcher, will host a discussion with guests from arts practice and administration whereby […]

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IF A TREE…

You are invited to the opening of IF A TREE…James Beckett, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Heman Chong with Eduardo Cachucho, Yvonne Dröge Wendel, Paul Edmunds, Simon Gush, Nicholas Hlobo, Phillip Raiford Johnson, Antonis Pittas, Colin Richards, Robin Rhode, Lerato Shadi, Kemang Wa Lehulere Curated by Clare Butcher On Thursday 5 July, 6-8pm

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Launch of If A Tree… programme and artist’s talk with Antonis Pittas

  Antonis Pittas at the Parking Gallery on Wed 4 July, 2012 For the month of July, the Parking Gallery will host an archive and discussion programme running alongside the exhibition If A Tree…, opening on the 5th of July, 2012 at Stevenson Johannesburg. The exhibition sets out to investigate the ripple effects and possible […]

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