Looking for something a little different this long weekend? These are the events in Johannesburg you should get yourself to.
Bandage the knife not the wound by professors Broomberg and Chanarin
For the past twenty years, Broomberg & Chanarin have engaged in a forensic and paranoid interrogation of the medium of photography in search of its source code; the cultural, emotional, political and financial currency of photographs.
In Bandage the knife not the wound, the artists reflect on their precarious sense of place and belonging to their homeland (South Africa), to photography and to each other by turning to the handful of images that remain meaningful to them. These include a profile of Pasolini’s head taken in the morgue, an anonymous figure falling through space, scanned from a police instruction manual and David Scherman’s photograph of Lee Miller in Hitler’s bath – images that refuse to be deleted and that resurface again and again in their exchanges.
The exhibition is on at The Goodman Gallery until May 26.
Dine with Soweto
Dine With is a platform that bridges the gap between townships and cities through hosting conversational dinners accompanied by African cuisine in different households. This Freedom Day, enjoy a delicious conversational dinner in Soweto. R300 buys you dinner, a street tour and you’ll be transported to dinner in Soweto, all you need to do is take a bottle of wine.
The Pantry Market at Keyes Art Mile
The Pantry Market at Keyes takes place on the last Saturday morning of every month and specialises in small-batch, artisanal food products. It brings to the district everything from olive oil and honey to fresh produce, charcuterie, confectionery, sourdough bread and whole grains.
Some of the producers include:
- Esposito Natural Foods: Acorn-fed, free-range pork products from the Midlands farm of Franco Esposito.
- Gudgu: A selection of sugar-free and regular cordials to enjoy on-site by the glass and take home by the bottle.
- Juice My Roots: Cold-pressed, energising juices made from ingredients as wide-ranging as fennel, radish and pear.
- Kula Organics: Fresh, organic, seasonal produce sourced from local Joburg farmers.
- Lorian’s Cheeses: A carefully curated selection of artisan cheeses from around the country. Enjoy a platter on site or buy cheeses to take home.
- The Grainery: Whole grains such as buckwheat, quinoa and black rice, sold in eco-friendly muslin bags, as well as a selection of healthy, fresh bowls to enjoy on site.
- Tonka Bean Patisserie: Croissants, donuts, and pastries from the famed Riversands bakery.
- Urban Apiary: Raw, small-batch honey harvested responsibly from the suburbs of Johannesburg. Bring your own jar to fill, or buy a filled jar on site.