ART – 17 – 23 Feb 2012

Smitten by Theo Paul Vorster

Art in the Forest presents Theo Paul Vorster’s ‘Smitten’.  Inspired by the month of love, this exhibition combines linocuts by famed artist Theo Paul Vorster and ceramics by Art in the Forest resident artist Madoda Fani showing symbolic meanings of love, sayings and quotes. 18 February – 31 March

ART in the FOREST, Cecilia Forest, Off Constantia Nek, Tel: (021) 794 0284

Mark Dion & Context Exhibition by Fabian Saptouw

Concurrent to  his visit is Context- a show curated by Michaelis lecturer Fabian Saptouw. The work on the show  investigates the book and its text as an artwork. 15 February – 7 March

Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town, 31 – 37 Orange Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 480 7170

The Raging Storm

Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Muse, Nigel Kennedy, Peter Gabriel, The Cranberries, Black Sabbath, Audioslave, The Mars Volta, Anthrax, Catherine Wheel, Alan Parsons, Ian Dury, Steve Miller, Disco Biscuit, Biffy Clyro and others. 20 February – 10 March , R40

6 Spin Street, opposite Church Square, Cape Town Central, Tel: (021) 461 0666

On the Beat – Photography Now

Our first exhibition for 2012 features works by photographers recently shown at Photo LA art fair, including Melanie Cleary, David Lurie, Erik Chevalier, Lindeka Qampi, Jurgen Schadeberg and Gary Van Wyk. We are thrilled to announce that Cleary’s photograph Piano Girl from her new series Home Schooling was a firm favourite with visitors and collectors at the fair. Until 25 February

Erdmann Contemporary & the Photographers Gallery, 63 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town, Tel:  (021) 422 2762

Rose Korber’s 20th Art Salon

Among the renowned artists exhibiting on the Art Salon and who are regular participants at international biennales, art fairs and ‘blockbuster’ shows on five continents are William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas, Sam Nhlengethwa, Zwelethu Mthethwa and Claudette Schreuders. Other notable names that have become increasingly well-known both locally and abroad Until End of February

Rose Korber Art, 48 Sedgemoor Road, Camps Bay, Cape Town

On the Beat

A selection of fine photography, a selection of fine photography, in a combination of styles and genres.  Included is Melanie Cleary’s Piano Girl, from a series entitled Home Schooling, which was launched at Photo LA art fair at the beginning of this year.  Melanie Cleary, David Lurie, Erik Chevalier, Lindeka Qampi, Jurgen Schadeberg, Gary Van Wyk Ruvan Boshoff, Mikhael Subotzky, Geoffrey Grundlingh & Hugo Platt. Until 25 February

Erdmann Contemporary & Photographers Gallery, 63 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 422 2762

Perceptions of Beauty by Dion Cupido

Our perceptions of celebrities are mostly influenced by the images and information that we are exposed to through the various media that we consume – willingly and unwillingly. Besides the limited information that it offers, there is also a decision aspect at work, meaning that we are exposed to someone else’s perception or decision of what we will like or appreciate” says Cupido. Until 27 February

Worldart Gallery, 54 Church Street, Tel: (021) 423 3075 / 082 901 5045

Abstract

Presenting abstract paintings of two of our leading contemporary local artists, Gavin Risi and Frans Smit.  The Gallery is proud to also showcase sculptures by Richard Forbes, Uwe Pfaff and Jacques Dhont in The Gallery and The Project Room.

‘The Cathedral’ features the rarely seen collage ‘Emit’ by Gavin Risi and offers visitors the opportunity to view his paintings in context to this monumental artwork. In addition, a large selection of artworks, by eminent South African artists, is on display in The Cathedral. Until 7 March @ 10am – 6pm (Open Daily @ 10am – 6pm

The Gallery @ Grande Provence, Tel: (021) 876 8630

Go Big or Go Home – Artist Will Alves & Lisa T

“We’ve been painting and exhibiting together since our Jo’burg days back in 2000. You would have found us on a Sunday morning at the Rosebank Rooftop Market, hungover from painting all night, covered in paint, with still drying-extra-large-bright and funky pop-paintings, leaning against any available pillar, ready to shock every passer by with outlandish crazy art. Until February

Sunset Beach Studio, Café Manhattan, 74 Waterkant Street, Green Point, Tel: (021) 421 6666

Siliva Zulu

An exhibition of black and white photographs taken by controversial Italian anthropologist Lidio Cipriani (1892-1962). Until 30 April 2012

Iziko Slave Lodge, Tel: (021) 481 3836