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Artists Residency – Suddenly A Dissident

Artist Admire Kamudzengerere and Wallen Mapondera in residence at The Point of Order from 11 July to 5 August 2016 Please see event details below Exhibition opening: Weds 27th July 6pm Pre-exhibition open studio: Tues 19th July 11am-2pm Walkabout with artists: Sat 30th July 11-12am Performance Lecture: Thurs 4th August 5.30-6.30pm Late night opening: 4th August 6.30pm-9pm #FirstThursdays The exhibition “SUDDENLY A DISSIDENT” is inspired by a poem written in 1986 by the ‘anarchic’ Zimbabwean novelist, poet and social rebel Dambudzo Marechera, “There’s a dissident in the election soup”. Concerned with broader themes of power, authority and resistance, and the recurring frustrations of humanity, artists WALLEN MAPONDERA and ADMIRE KAMUDZENGERERE re-examine Marechera’s prophetic poetry through a contemporary lens. The exhibition is part of their 3-month Johannesburg residency with GUNS & RAIN. They keep in view the creation and fragmentation of a Zimbabwean diaspora as a result of ongoing political and economic crisis, at the same time as reflecting on the local and global rise of “dissidence”: multiple and multi-layered forms of protest against ethnic, racial, gendered, economic and other forms of inequality. If opposing something is what makes person a dissident, depending on what or whom one is opposing, we all are likely to be dissidents in one way or another. Through this body of work Kamudengerere and Mapondera also dissect, examine, question and respond to relationships between literature and visual media. **DISSIDENT** ˈdɪsɪd(ə)nt/ noun: a person who opposes official policy, especially that of an authoritarian state. THE TERM DISSIDENT has multiple histories. It was used in the Soviet Union after Stalin’s death until communism fell, to describe citizens...

Everything Under the Sun

13 April | Everything Under the Sun | The Point of Order |18:30 The Point of Order presents Everything Under the Sun a solo exhibition of recent work by Vincent Baloyi. Known better as a sculptor and printmaker, Baloyi will present a series of paintings created between 2015 and 2016. Working from his home courtyard as his studio, Baloyi’s body of paintings have developed on natural sunlight and bear colours symptomatic of weather conditions of over the past two years or so. His colour palette makes evident environmental uncertainties whilst simultaneously escaping being affected by power outages that become more intensified in winters. The sun thus becomes a recurring motif and metaphor in this body of work; it relates to Baloyi’s childhood memories as it does to the context in which the work was created. Baloyi’s courtyard functions both as an open-air studio and a meeting place, where his friends and fellow artists gather over a drink, jazz music listening sessions and impromptu critique sessions. These conversations and sounds sneak into the work, creating an array of colours, characters and creatures. Vincent Baloyi was born in 1954 in Newclare, Johannesburg. He first attended school in Soweto where his family moved in 1961. He studied art at the Fred Clarke Higher Primary School in Soweto. In 1972 he met Eric Mbatha and began studying under him at the YWCA in Dube, Soweto. In 1974 Baloyi embarked on the two-year course at Rorke’s Drift. On completion of the course the following year, Baloyi joined the National Arts Society and the SAAA and began working full-time as an artist. In 1981 he began teaching art at the Open School until 1986, and then at FUBA until 1987. In 1986 he joined FUNDA as a Guest Artist. He is currently working as the technical...

[…] WSOA Journal Launch

The Wits School of Arts invites you to the Launch of […] a new online peer reviewed journal that focuses on creative practice. LAUNCH Friday, 18th March 2016, 6pm ROUND TABLE Saturday, 19th of March at 11am – 2pm VENUE The Point of Order Project Space Noswal Hall Corner Stiemans and Bertha Street Braamfontein The journal is a contribution by WSOA to the ongoing and urgent debates around knowledge production and specifically engages with projects that open up discussions and provide possibilities of alternative forms of knowledge production and research. Editors Christopher Letcher > Pervaiz Khan > Jenni-Lee Crewe > Talya Lubinsky > Zen Marie Contributors ANDILE KHUMALO > BETTINA MALCOMESS > CAMERON HARRIS DOMINIQUE MALAQUAIS > DUBMORPHOLOGY > ELEONORE HELLIO JYOTI MISTRY > KADIATOU DIALLO MADE YOU LOOK> MIEKE BAL > MICHELLE WILLIAMS GAMAKER MWENYA B. KABWE > STACY HARDY > SPARCK […] is an experiment with form. It is a project that prioritizes sonic, visual, oral, performative, visceral, embodied, spatial and temporal forms of practice that are critical and invested with the questioning of how knowledge is produced and what the relevance of this knowledge is. […] is the title of the journal / online platform. In part, […] denotes a grammatical convention used to signal omitted elements from a text. As a title, […] is unpronounceable, resists being easily saved as a file or turned into a URL. All of these features have given the editorial board and the design team a few collective headaches. But it is precisely for these deviant features that […] (with no prefix or suffix) works as an appropriate title for...