ROOM is an independent multidisciplinary

gallery and

project based

space focused

on dialogue, collaboration,

and exchange.

NEWS/ROOM

 

JAZZ GIG AT ROOM     ARIEL ZAMONSKY, JUANA PIRES RAFAEL & YONELA MNANA

9.02.2018 from 19h30

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I MAKE AFRICA

30.11.2017

ROOM is pleased to announce the performance of the Argentinian acoustic duet Ariel Zamonsky (Double bass) and Juana Pires Rafael (vocals) in collaboration with pianist Yonela Mnana.

 

The duet generates a sense of intimacy with the listener through the exploration of the vast possibilities of dynamic and emotional range of their repertoire.

 

Each performance is different, as improvisation is one of the main ingredients and the expression varies from deep, sometimes even visceral, to celestial crystal-clear sounds.

 

Their repertoire navigates through traditional south American folklore, the North American song book (jazz standards) and original compositions.

 

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PHOTOLENS ENCOUNTERS

17.02.2018 from 10h00 - 13h00

A 1 day interactive exhibition and installation. The exhibition forms part of a larger project consisting of the exhibition and a web documentary detailing everyday people creating in Africa’s cities.

 

With the climate of political change, the first instalment of the project was filmed in Harare (Zimbabwe), where 6 rousing individuals chose to share stories about their lives, experiences, hopes and works in the city.

Through storytelling by fusing art and virtual reality technology, South African multimedia artist & art director Mr MediaX collaborates with Zimbabwean based graphic designer Vuyi Chaza and local film-making duo Mel Media to help give a unique insight into the real lives of the people on the streets of Harare, away from the stereotypical images and perceptions usually driven by the media.

 

Individuals profiled include Carol Nyazika | Skincare formulator, avid traveller and entrepreneur Danayi Madondo | Fashion stylist and creative spirit Debbie Mupako | Young entrepreneur, yogi, aspiring photographer & lover of life Rutende Denise | Ceo of Rticulate PR, plus size model & unapologetically Zimbabwean Tinashe Muchuri | Poet, performing artist & journalist Zelipa Miti (Phroetiq) | Social media influencer & feminist.

 

The project is proudly supported by Pro Helvetia & Swiss Arts Council and Zasttra.com.

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I WAS HER AND SHE WAS ME AND THOSE

WE MIGHT BECOME     KITSO LYNN LELLIOTT

02.09 – 04.11.2017

Alastair Mclachlan, Amazing Grace

As part of the PhotoLens Encounters rubric, which opens for discussion photographic content by early- , mid-career and aspiring photographers. In the latest edition the work of Alastair Mclahlan who for 12 years has documented Johannesburg's CBD streets and rooftops from the vantage point of his home, a derelict laboratory space, on the 19th floor, of the Lister Medical Building, which  subsequently functioned as a gallery, event space and artisan studios. The conversation will extend with presentation of ongoing series of works by Sibusiso Gcaba, titled "Fear as an illusion".

 

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BHEKA@PLAY

3.02 & 24.02.2018 from 10h00 - 12h00

ROOM was honoured to present the solo exhibition of a multimedia body of work by Kitso Lynn Lelliott, titled I was her and she was me and those we might become.

 

In the presentation, the artist elaborates on her interrogation of the philosophical underpinnings and ontological construct of race that emerged during the European Imperial era, which in turn have resulted in the production of an ”Othering” using hegemonic colonial languages. Her research further delves into the perpetuation of idea of “racially marked beings” with the associated violent omissions, erasure and deletion of knowledges carried in diverse languages.

 

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Instigated by Zinhle Zwane and Senna-Marie Bosman, the first iteration for the Bheka Window Residency in 2018 is a project that focuses on children, adults, street games & role-play.  Bheka initiated a dialogue between the window space and the residents of New Doornfontein. The dialogue interrogates the idea of role-play, the rules it enforces on each role and how this affects the way a game is played.

 

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THE CARPET SERIES

 

ROOM hosts an open platform for dialogue and exchange of ideas and perspectives that consists of informal discussions related to each of the exhibitions and projects presented at ROOM. These encounters also form part of building ROOM’s archive as they are recorded with a view to present the information to a broader audience.

 

 

 

THE READING ROOM

 

ROOM GALLERY stocks art related publications and limited edition exhibition catalogues. Titles include:

 

Chimurenga Magazine & Chronic,

Art South Africa,

CCTV by Keleketla! Library,

I,JOBURG by Dean Hutton,

Co-Production by Myer Taub &

In This City by Mack Magagane among others.

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