Art guide for Cape Town – 9 to 15 March 2012

Nuclear Disaster Stories by Jan Smith

Jan Smith documents remote and isolated modern-day ruins, constructs of nuclear disasters.  He sensitively focuses his lens on the catastrophic effects of nuclear disasters, and illustrates the improbability of life in these radioactive wastelands.

Until 17 March

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

New York State of Mind Photographic Exhibition

In this series of New York photographs he presents an aesthetic symmetry of the city while reflecting the street level buzz, great diversity and simplicity of styles in this melting pot of urban culture.

From 7 March

Grand Café & Beach, 35 Victoria Road, Camps Bay

Honey Thieves & Egg Eaters

Cape Town artist, Jop Kunneke’s latest collection delivers satirical social commentary, masked by his masterful depiction of creatures at the fringe of the animal kingdom. The quirky themes of ‘survival of the sneakiest’ and ‘adapt or die’ are presented through a narrative visual exploration of ‘pointed snouts, darting tongues and curving claws’.

11 March – 25 April

The Gallery, Grand Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Tel: (021) 876 8630

Imperfect Librarian

Joanne Bloch, Jessica Brown, George Mahashe, Brenton Maart, Andrew Putter, Jon Whidden and Clare Butcher (curator) with the ARC (the visual university and its columbarium focus, University of Cape Town) present new body of works in progress, developed over the last year. The group enter into “the library” a set of unorthodox practices and materials which challenge the notion of archival practice.

12 – 26 March

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

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.
Until 31 March

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

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.

Until 10 March – R40

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

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