JUNE JULY 2018 PROGRAMME
WHAT & WHERE
Throughout June and July
The Reading Room
Gamebox Opening: Football Video Games
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GOETHE-INSTITUT SHOWCASE & OPEN DAY
17 June 4 July
EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE
KutalaChopeto World Refugee Exhibition
Performance on 20 June 7pm
THE POINT OF ORDER, BRAAMFONTEIN PITCHING & NETWORKING SESSION
Imagination Night #5: Hub@Goethe special edition GOETHE-INSTITUT FILM FESTIVAL
21 June 1 July
The European Film Festival 2018
23 June 30 June
ISEA2018, the 24th International Symposium on Electronic Art
JOHANNESBURG, CAPE TOWN, PRETORIA SYMPOSIUM
VARIOUS VENUES IN DURBAN FILM SCREENING
9 July 30 Sept
Wolfgang Tillmans: Fragile
Opening on 8 July 4pm JOHANNESBURG ART GALLERY (JAG),
PITCHING & NETWORKING SESSION
Imagination Night #6: Thuba Moyo presents Sustainable AfriKa GOETHE-INSTITUT EXHIBITION, FILM & LIVE PERFORMANCES
Sesâ€™fikile - siwu mndeni
CLUB ZER021, CAPE TOWN FILM SCREENING GOETHE-INSTITUT
On The Cover: Wolfgang Tillmans, Greifbar, 2014
All events are free of charge, unless otherwise stated
THE READING ROOM 01 + 02 June 2018 | 10-5pm | All Day Screenings 07 June 2018 | Public Zine Workshop with Alphabet Zoo Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood (Gallery) This project offers a sustained engagement with Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi’s body of work Heroes. Alphabet Zoo (artists Minenkulu Ngoyi and Isaac Zavale) will initiate a series of workshops in which artists respond to Nkosi’s portraits in various forms, creating new readings of the work. Check our website for latest dates.
SHOWCASE & OPEN DAY
GAMEBOX OPENING: FOOTBALL VIDEO GAMES Saturday 16 June, 12.00 – 18.00
Photo by M Rajaonary
Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood (Auditorium)
The first curated video game showcase in our Gamebox focuses on football. Join us for the opening and a fun filled family day all around the beautiful game. • Try out brand new football video games created by local game developers • Discover our high end game box with gaming consoles, HD flat screen, FIFA Soccer, Pro Evolution and other games • Play analogue football board games and table soccer • Try your luck at our freekick wall • Meet football freestylers and let them nutmeg you • Watch the day’s world cup fixtures on a giant canvas
Photo by Setumo-Thebe Mohlomi
EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE
KUTALACHOPETO WORLD REFUGEE EXHIBITION Opening & Performance: Wednesday, 20 June, 6pm, running from 17 June - 4 July 2018 The Point of Order, Corner Bertha & Stiemens St, Braamfontein KutalaChopeto (KC) is the collective name of artist-duo Teresa Kutala Firmino and Helena Uambembe, whose practice centers on memory and the retelling of stories derived from their Angolan, Portuguese-speaking community of Pomfret. By restructuring memory as a means of confronting difficult questions and of their experiences in their hometown, the artists hope to provoke processes of healing. The exhibition is a collection of stories from three different Angolan communities that live across South Africa – Pomfret, Pretoria, Lethabile, Oskraal and Zeerust. The full performance is made up of five unique stories, with each one acting as a separate record for each community and performed by a different actor in front of a live audience. Realised in collaboration with “Goethe-Institut Project Space” (GPS). GPS is a multi-disciplinary roving project space which supports work realized all over South Africa ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; including visual art, literature, film, music, dance and theatre projects. More information on goethe.de/joburg/gps.
PITCHING AND NETWORKING SESSION
IMAGINATION NIGHT #5: HUB@GOETHE SPECIAL EDITION (HOSTING OURSELVES) Wednesday 20 June 6.30 for 7pm
Photo by Siyabonga Gcezengana
Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, Library-Gamebox-Hub
In the sixth edition of our #ImaginationNight series, we are hosting our own project, Hub@Goethe. Come and hear why we identify as a startup ourselves, what our vision looks like and how you can be part of our journey.
Photo by Shirin Motala
The #ImaginationNight is a new series of pitching & networking sessions hosted by entrepreneurs working from Hub@Goethe.
THE EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 21 June 2018 â€“ 01 July 2018 Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria
In true cinema style, the European Film Festivalâ€™s curtains will be drawn on the 21st of June 2018 as South African film enthusiasts get an opportunity to experience the best in European cinema titles. The festival will run until 01 July in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town showcasing 10 award winning films from 11 European countries including the UK, Germany, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Poland, Belgium & Flanders, Sweden, Austria and Denmark. Some of the selected film for the 5th edition of the festival include I Am Not A Witch (UK), Amateurs (Sweden), Verano 1993 (Spain), Mademoiselle Paradis (Austria) and In The Fade (Germany) with more titles still to be announced. The 5th European Film Festival 2018 is a partnership between the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa and SterKinekor, funded by the 11 participating EUNIC member countries and coordinated by the British Council South Africa. Kepp up to date with ticket prices, film list, venues and screening times on www.eurofilmfest.co.za
ISEA2018, THE 24TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONIC ART
23 - 30 June 2018
Photo by Stephen Hobbs
Various venues in Durban
The 2018 edition of the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2018) will be presented in partnership with Durban University of Technology’s Digifest and Innovate Durban’s Innovation Festival. ISEA2018 will bring together scholarly, artistic, and scientific domains in an interdisciplinary discussion and showcase of creative productions applying new technologies in art, interactivity, and electronic and digital media. In support of the ISEA programme, the Goethe-Institut will support the Urban Media Art Academy (UMAA), which will be presented during ISEA2018. UMAA is a platform for experience and participation, during which Berlin-based Public Art Lab members Susa Pop and Tanya Toft Ag will explore, together with local culture producers, artists and curators, the question of what urban media art can do for Durban. On 30 June, the results of UMAA will be showcased during a public event in the Durban inner city. As part of the Moving Africa programme, eight digital artists from across the African continent have been invited to ISEA. Moving Africa is the Goethe-Institut’s pan African exchange Programme which gives artists the opportunity to travel to selected cultural festivals on the continent.
ABSURDISTAN (2008) Monday, 25 June 2018, 7pm Goethe-Institut Johannesburg The Idea for this comedy is based on a small newspaper article: In 2001, women in the Turkish village Sirt went on strike. As long as the men didnâ€™t repair the water pipes, they refused to have sex. Director Veit Helmer was fascinated by the comic and dramatic potential of the strike. Together with Gordan Mihic and Zaza Buadze he developed the script for a love story between two teenagers in the time of war between man and women ... Please RSVP to email@example.com
WOLFGANG TILLMANS: FRAGILE Opening: Sunday, 8 July, 4pm Running from 9 July 2018 â€“ 30 September 2018 Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Cnr Klein and King George Streets, Joubert Park
Wolfgang Tillmans, Deer Hirsch, 1995
After stops in Kinshasa and Nairobi, the new touring exhibition Fragile, showing works by German artist Wolfgang Tillmans, comes to Johannesburg Art Gallery this winter. The work of Wolfgang Tillmans occupies a prominent position in the contemporary art world. Ever since his first exhibitions and publications in the early 1990s, he has constantly been redefining photography both as an image and as a material artefact.
Wolfgang Tillmans, Kelela, 2014
Wolfgang Tillmansâ€™s oeuvre encompasses his pictures of club culture in the 1990s, abstract works based on extreme formal reduction, the beauty of the everyday and pictures of the sublime, a sensual gaze full of physical desire and an analytical perspective with great social and political awareness. Fragile provides a comprehensive overview of the manyfacetted and different forms of artistic expression in the work of Wolfgang Tillmans, from large-scale prints to sculptural objects, video projections, and music, to his curatorial work in making the exhibition. The selection for this ifa touring exhibition comprises more than 200 works from 1986 to 2018. Presented by ifa in collaboration with Wolfgang Tillmans and the Goethe-Institut
Photo by Setumo-Thebe Mohlomi
PITCHING AND NETWORKING SESSION
IMAGINATION NIGHT #6: THUBA MOYO PRESENTS SUSTAINABLE AFRIKA Wednesday 11 July 6.30 for 7pm Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, Library-Gamebox-Hub Thuba Moyo runs the platform Sustainable AfriKa, which aims to tell an authentic African narrative about projects related to sustainable development goals on the continent. A main goal for Thubaâ€™s time at Hub@Goethe is the development of an app that will complement the existing platform. The #ImaginationNight is a new series of pitching & networking sessions hosted by entrepreneurs working from Hub@Goethe.
Photo by Daniel Walton
EXHIBITION, FILM & LIVE PERFORMANCES
SES’FIKILE - SIWU MNDENI Friday, 20 July 2018, 7pm Zer021, 46 Canterbury Street, District Six, Cape Town Ses’fikile - siwu mndeni (We’re here, we’re family) is a free event that includes a film premiere, an exhibition of imagery and live performances. Celebrating inclusive queer spaces within club culture, it will be hosted at club Zer021, which has a long history of creating parties that cater to a marginalized group of queer individuals within the city of Cape Town. The event will host performances by FAKA, Angel-Ho, Queezy, and more. The film premiere will screen a short film directed by Jabu Nadia Newman & Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose, highlighting the importance of representation in mass media of queer and trans bodies of colour. The exhibition will showcase imagery taken on set by Daniel Walton, a body of work that will includes large and dramatic portraits of brown and queer bodies. Realised in collaboration with “Goethe-Institut Project Space” (GPS). GPS is a multi-disciplinary roving project space which supports work realized all over South Africa ranging from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; including visual art, literature, film, music, dance and theatre projects. More information on goethe.de/joburg/gps.
HANNAH ARENDT (2011/12) Monday, 30 July 2018, 7pm Goethe-Institut Johannesburg
In the award-winning Hannah Arendt, the sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta (Vision, Rosa Luxemburg) for a brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils—introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.” Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 July 2018.
OTHER THINGS WE DO
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OPEN CALL: APPLY TO JOIN OUR HUB@GOETHE
• Are you running a young creative industry, cultural or social start-up? • Does your business focus on gaming, arts & culture, design, media, sustainability or a related sector? • Are you looking for feedback, practical business advice, prototyping and networking opportunities? THEN YOU SHOULD APPLY TO MOVE INTO HUB@GOETHE FOR A 6 MONTH PERIOD AND BECOME PART OF OUR GROWING COMMUNITY: • Access a work desk with unlimited high speed internet connection • Make use of our meeting, presentation and lounge areas • Be part of a vibrant community of like-minded creative entrepreneurs • Benefit from one-on-one mentorship, events and round-table discussions • Host an Imagination Night and present your business to the public • Access training events hosted by other hubs that collaborate with Hub@Goethe • Use our fully equipped Gamebox to test and showcase your games • Get access to a growing collection of small business development resources in our library Residency period: September 2018 to February 2019 Visit www.goethe.de/joburg/hub to apply Application Deadline: 10.06.2018 Contact: 011 442 3232 or email@example.com
INTERNATIONAL GERMANOLYMPIAD IN FREIBURG 2 national German Olympiad winners have received a GoetheInstitut scholarship to represent South Africa at the world’s biggest competition of German as a foreign language Shane Lottriet from Helpmekaar Kollege and Talyah Greyling from Bloemhof Girls High School qualified in the national round run by the ‘German Teacher Association in Southern Africa’. In Germany, they will be competing with more than 140 national winners’ aged 14-17 from approx. 70 countries at the Goethe-Institut in Freiburg. The international German Olympiad aims to excite young people all over the world about the German language, science and culture. Shane and Talyah will be accompanied by German language teacher Lize Kapp from Bridge House School in Franschhoek. She will participate in a seminar that focuses on new impulses for teaching, which will also include visits to schools in Freiburg. VIEL ERFOLG! BEST SUCCESS! NGI KUFISELA INHLANHLA YONKE! BAIE SUKSES!
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GOETHE-INSTITUT PROJECT SPACE (GPS)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2019
• GPS supports projects realised all over South Africa: from workshops to exhibitions, events and performances; including visual art, literature, film, music, dance and theatre • Applicants have to partner with a particular space, such as festivals, theatres, museums or community halls • Successful applicants receive up to R 60.000 for their project to be realised in 2019 Now in its third year, GPS is envisioned as a non-commercial, artist-centered free platform, designed to support not only the artists and their projects, but also the many structures, spaces and festivals that currently exist and need partnerships of this nature in order to continue their work. GPS enables actors, artists, performers, curators, choreographers, writers, dancers, composers, directors, and musicians to select the space and infrastructure they wish to work with. If awarded, a GPS grant would support both the hosting space and the project itself. The new project signals a move to decentralise, supporting smaller spaces, and also those situated outside of the large metropoles. The Call for proposals is presided over by an independent jury of arts professionals, who make the project selection. For more information, visit www.goethe.de/joburg/gps Application Deadline is 10 August 2018. Some of the 2017/18 GPS projects (clockwise from top) Any Body Dance Lab, Cape Town. Photo by Lindsey Appolis The Big Hole Narrative, Kimberley. Photo by Francois Knoetze Theatre in the Backyard, O’Kiep. Photo by Ruth Smith
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