COLLABORATION WITH WARREN EDITIONS
NEW WORK BY DOKTER AND MISSES
Stripes Tom Cullberg
Soft ground, spit bite aquatint, wash resist aquatint, aquatint and burnishing on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 20
Paper Dimension: 49 x 38 cm
Image Dimension: 29.5 x 23.5 cm
WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce the launch of a collaboration with Cape Town-based print studio Warren Editions.
The WHATIFTHEWORLD/ project space at CO-OP in Braamfontein will focus primarily on limited edition contemporary prints and works on paper with new pieces being released on on a monthly basis. Artists whose work will be represented in the WITW/ Warren Editions print cabinet include:
DOKTER AND MISSES submitted two pieces for the Southern Guild show at the Everard Read gallery in Joburg this year.
The Kassena Server, a hand-painted White Beech server, pictured above together with one of their Tears Soapstone lamps, and the powder coated steel LA LA Drinks Cabinet (below). Both pieces are currently on show at CO-OP.
More info about Southern Guild
images : Adriaan Louw
To mark Kudzanai Chiurai’s dOCUMENTA13 debut, CO-OP is currently showing a new edition of posters together with a selection of specially customised posters by the artist.
The show entitled Conflict Resolution grapples with the issue of conflict in the contemporary moment in Africa. He says “The spaces within which conflict has been taking place vary to
the extent of our own understanding of what defines conflict. Our understanding of resolution is therefore also brought to the fore as we question the validity and nature of force used in
our attempts at peace.”
The new series consists of seven posters.
ABOUT KUDZANAI CHIURAI
Born in 1981 in Zimbabwe, Kudzanai Chiurai is an internationally acclaimed young artist now living and working in South Africa. He was the first black student to graduate with a BA Fine Art from the University of Pretoria.
Regarded as part of the “born free” generation in Zimbabwe – born one year after the country’s independence from Rhodesia – Chiurai’s early work focused on the political, economic and social strife in his homeland. Chiurai consequentially began to tackle some of the most pertinent issues facing southern Africa such as xenophobia, displacement and black empowerment. Boldly stenciled figures and anonymous text provide running commentary, leading viewers on a journey through his intricately painted turn-of-the century buildings, bustling streets and congested transit systems.
Chiurai has participated in a number of local and international group exhibitions, including the Dakar Biennale, Senegal; Africa Now, a travelling exhibition in Scandinavia; as well as New Painting, a local travelling exhibition in 2006. The Goodman Gallery has exhibited his recent work at Paris Photo 2009, the 2010 Armory fair in New York, and Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 and 2010. His work featured on two major international exhibitions in 2011: Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which has recently acquired Chiurai’s work for their collection.
more about the artist
9 JUNE 2012 6 PM ( performance starts 6:30 )
A party for those who won’t be at the opening of dOCUMENTA(13), the world famous art exhibition held every five years in Kassel, Germany. Organised by Kudzanai Chiurai, whose works will be presented at this year’s dOCUMENTA, the show opens concurrently with Chiurai’s installation on the same date in Germany.
Juta Street will host two video installations accompanied by Thandiswa Mazwai, Joao Orecchia and the BLK JKS.
CO-OP will show Chiurai’s new edition of posters, while photographs of the installation at dOCUMENTA will be displayed at ROOM.
The poster show entitled Conflict Resolution grapples with the issue of conflict in the contemporary moment in Africa. He says “The spaces within which conflict has been taking place vary to the extent of our own understanding of what defines conflict. Our understanding of resolution is therefore also brought to the fore as we question the validity and nature of force used in our attempts at peace.”
STATE OF THE NATION Lines Vol.3
A magazine curated by Kudzanai Chiurai featuring graphic and written contributions by
AKIN OMOTOSO / ALEXIS SCHOFIELD / BENEDIKT SEBASTIAN / BLACK KOKI / BLATCH / CHRIS SAUNDERS / CUSS / ELLO XRAY EYEZ / KATARINA HEDREN / LUCKEY MAKENA / MATHOTO MATSETELA / MICHELE MATHISON / NEO RAKGAJANE / NHAMO RUPARE / SEAN O’TOOLE / SINDI-LEIGH TENIELLE MCBRIDE / ZAC ‘HOST’ MODIRAPULA
Ongoing: starts 11 June
Olaf Hajek is currently one of the most internationally renowned and sought-after illustrators. His colourful work can be seen in publications including The New York Times and The Guardian, as well as on stamps for Great Britain’s Royal Mail. Drawing on the diverse influences of folklore, mythology, religion, history, and geography, Hajek’s paintings transport us to a world of surreal juxtaposition and rearranged realities to explore a realm that is always strangely off kilter.
Using his impressions of Africa as a departure point for this series of new works, Hajek combines a sense of wonder inspired by the continents natural beauty with a darker look at its social and political reality. The result is a body of work that whilst visually beguiling at first glance expresses a series of more complex concerns.
Working between the borders of reality and imagination, Hajek reshapes the rough with the smooth, creating dreamlike tableaux that are skillfully rendered in his signature use of color and technique. His work has been exhibited in London, Berlin, New York, Alanta, and Buenos Aires.
Hajek’s recently published monograph by Gestalten is also available for purchase from CO-OP.
Our neighbours over at 70 Juta are opening their doors
Sunday November 7th
Join us 2pm - late
70 Juta Official Opening Facebook Event
Opens Thursday 4th November
Low profile designer Xandre Kriel’s ever-growing collection of playful, yet practical pieces appeals to a new generation of design collectors.
These handmade crafty-futuristic pieces feature surprising details such as multi-functionality and leather trimmings, compliments of accessory designer girlfriend Missibaba.
Titled DOMESTIC ANIMALS, the exhibition features new products from the XK workshop as well as a selection of designs from the recently launched SS 2010 Collection by Missibaba.
WHATIFTHEWORLD / DESIGN STUDIO
ALSO ON JUTA STREET
Pieter Hugo: Permanent Error
Opening 4 November at 18:30 at Brodie / Stevenson
62 Juta Street
For more information
VINYL THURSDAY at Kitchener’s Carvery Bar
4 November 20:00 - late
Corner Juta and De Beer St
9 SEPTEMBER – 30 OCTOBER
Opens 6:30 PM Thursday 9 September 2010
insideout is a furniture and product exhibition that crosses the threshold between
what goes in and what goes out.
Products by Joe Paine
ABOUT JOE PAINE
1982 Born in Johannesburg
1999 Completed a history of art assignment on the Bauhaus
2004 Finished his design studies at WITS technicon, excelling in the subject of “computer literacy”.
2007 Left his manufacturing job to contribute to the opening of the first DOKTER AND MISSES store at 44 Stanley JHB.
2008 Tripped over an overgrown creeper’s tendril, fracturing his hip, inspiring him to design products for plants
2008 Kreep planter won the EDIDA outdoor award
2008 Established JOE PAINE as a product and furniture design label aiming to design products that are inventive but simple, sophisticated without pretension, with a focus on outdoor applications, plants and bird life.
2009 Survived 2009
2010 Witnessed the culmination of culture, raw achievement and physical strength: The 2010 FIFA soccer world cup.
2010 First solo exhibition of furniture and products.
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
FRIDAY 3 SEPTEMBER. 6pm. CO-OP.
The Black President is Volume 2 of Kudzanai Chiurai’s magazine series titled LINES.
The magazine features contributions by avant car guard / blatch / bongani madondo / charles nhamo rupare / chris saunders / emory douglas / dylan lloyd / faith47 / givan lötz / jclanquetin / judd van rensburg & des tak / khaya sibiya / lamelle shaw / lisa-anne julien / m18j92t / masello motana / meres-sia gabriel / mkay & sanele xolo / mphutlane wa bofelo / neo rakgajane / paul miller / smiso zwane / zac ‘host’ modirapula / xander ferreira
This publication was made possible by GOODMAN GALLERY
Catch the last day of Greener on the Other Side, Chuirai’s third poster series in collaboration with Dokter and Misses. The show explores the franchise of democracy.
“The franchise is open for business, but can you afford the product?
Many have had to come to accept that they are simply window-shoppers.”
9 JULY - 5 SEPTEMBER
Opens 6:30 PM Friday 9 July 2010
Greener on the Other Side is Kudzanai Chuirai’s third poster series in
collaboration with Dokter and Misses.
The show explores the franchise of democracy.
The franchise is open for business, but can you afford the product?
Many have had to come to accept that they are simply window-shoppers.
This show will run until 7 August
Born in 1981 in Zimbabwe, Kudzanai Chiurai is an internationally acclaimed young artist now living and working in South Africa. He was the first black student to graduate with a BA (Fine Art) from the University of Pretoria. Regarded as part of the “born free” generation in Zimbabwe because he was born one year after the country’s independence from Rhodesia, Chiurai’s early work focused on the political, economic and social strife in his homeland. Seminal works like Presidential Wallpaper depicted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a sell-out and led to Chiurai’s exile from Zimbabwe.
Chiurai’s large mixed media works now tackle some of the most pertinent issues facing Southern Africa such as xenophobia, displacement and black empowerment. His paintings confront viewers with the psychological and physical experience of inner-city johannesburg, the continent’s most cosmopolitan melting pot where thousands of exiles, refugees and asylum-seekers battle for survival alongside the never-ending swell of newly urbanized South Africans. The actuality of these environs is reinforced by Chiurai’s use of photographic transfer. Boldly stenciled figures and anonymous text provide running commentary, leading viewers on a journey through his intricately painted turn-of-the century buildings, bustling streets and congested transit systems.
His latest sell-out exhibition Graceland offered striking commentary on issues related to black economic empowerment and inner-city rejuvenation in South Africa. From his home/studio located in one of Johannesburg’s most notorious crime hotspots (now earmarked as a rejuvenation zone), Chiurai produced a body of work that featured buildings, residents and signage seen from his own balcony. And while stereotypical benchmarks of urban development, such as the new BMW-driving suburban black elite, were challenged and often ridiculed, a subtle yet powerful ray of hope and progress also emerged. Works like since 1900 and fela heralded the perseverance and longevity of ‘mom and pop’ neighborhood businesses and indigenous african icons. Chiurai offered a deeply personal glimpse of his version of ‘graceland’ and signaled a fresh direction for future works.
PREVIOUS POSTER SERIES
The Black President and One Vote
Comeback boys is an exhibition of miniature portraits of imaginary men and invented idols. An ensemble of fictional, yet quintessential, heroes, icons, alter egos, and assorted gentlemen. The young men in these images represent the cast from a stereotypical tragicomedy – which in this case is, the legend of the modern man.
These character sketches serve as a sort of regimen for the artist, a catalogue of actors who form part of Taylor’s picture lexicon, and every so often make an appearance his work. In Comeback boys they are portrayed in intimate, miniature works on paper, suggesting a kind of specimen of contemporary, masculine identities.
In the process of selecting works for the show, Taylor draws together the variety of mediums he investigates when working on paper, ranging from simple pencil sketches to monotype prints, the show looks at how different drawing mediums inform the characterisation of the male subjects.
Michale Taylor Michael is a South African artist who was born in 1979 and grew up in Johannesburg. He attained his MA in Visual Art in 2006 (Cum Laude) and has been working as a professional artist since then. He also holds a part-time lecturing post at Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, teaching Illustration and Design Discourse. Michael lives and works in Cape Town. This is his debut exhibition at CO-OP.
Die Laaste Braai is a functional braai sculpture piece, designed by Adriaan Isak Hugo and Zander Le Roux Blom. This monumental object is built from black granite and steel and is available in an edition of five.
Size: 850mm x 900mm x 360mm
Materials: Teflon coated stainless steel and granite
Die Laaste Braai is n funksionele braai beeldhou stuk, ontwerp deur Adriaan Isak Hugo en Zander Le Roux Blom. Gebou uit swart graniet en staal, hierdie monumentale objek verskyn in n edisie van slegs vyf.
Grote: 850mm x 900mm x 360mm
Materiale: Teflon bedekte flekvrye staal en graniet
THE SPIRIT IS NOT AN IDEA, SAYS THE PENGUIN / GROUP SHOW
18 MARCH - 17 APRIL 2010
The Spirit is Not and Idea, Says the Penguin demonstrates current curatorial work with contemporary artists from Johannesburg and Cape Town. This exhibition introduces the gallery´s conceptual work as a platform for emerging positions.
A solo exhibition by Peter Eastman shows a series of 16 Portraits of different sizes.
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CO-OP is pleased to present Rowan Smith’s newest body of work, recently launched at Whatiftheworld / Gallery in Cape Town. This will be the Artist’s first solo exhibition in Johannesburg, and will include new works produced specifically for CO-OP, as well as the catalogue launch and Artist walk-about. Please join us for the opening reception on Wednesday, 11 November 2009, featuring a specially commissioned performance by Joao Orecchia.
Rowan Smith’s new body of work, titled ‘If you get far enough away, you will be on your way back home,’ considers the effect that space flight and expansion has had, and continues to have, on the public and scientific imagination. A lonely, though beautiful and thought provoking exhibition, If you get far enough away, you’ll be on your way back home is a fitting and worthy sequel to Smith’s highly successful debut, Future Shock Lost.
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08 October - 07 November 2009
In collaboration with the Spring Art Tour 2009, CO-OP will present its debut exhibitions titled Manifesto and Morf, showcasing a selection of recent works by some of South Africa’s most exciting young artists together with design by Dokter and Misses.
Manifesto will offer the first glance into an upcoming program that aims to present the best of emerging contemporary South African Art to the city of Johannesburg. The exhibition will also include the first presentation by ‘Blom & MacGarry Presents’, a new initiative focused on young artists not currently represented by galleries.
In the adjoining ramp space, Dokter and Misses will present Morf, a selection of mutated versions of their latest utilitarian bent metal range of storage and furniture.
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Furniture by DOKTER AND MISSES
Cameron Platter, Special limited edition case for ‘Black Up That White Ass II,’ Video, Approx. 30 mins, Edition of 5
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