Five Recommendations for First Thursdays Cape Town - June Edition.
This month’s edition of Cape Town’s First Thursdays series takes place tomorrow. Traverse through the city’s central district to see the best in local art, food, fashion and design.
Mohau Modisakeng - “Ditaola” at Brundyn+:
Ditaola is South African visual artist Mohau Modisakeng’s debut solo exhibition at the gallery. His current body of work engages several discourses related to the political economy of the racial segregation, institutionalised/systemic racism, militarisation, and civil unrest of apartheid South Africa and the African continent at large. The work engages both individual and collective narratives informed by the realities of living in South Africa. The constructed narratives engage the black body as a site of fragmentation, distortion, and degradation.
Sydelle Willow Smith - “Soft Walls” at AVA Gallery:
Hosted at Cape Town’s Ava Gallery,Smith’s Soft Walls figuratively investigates the subtle ways in which African nationals and South Africans, in relationships, make sense of their space, experiences and complexities.
Stable at 65 Loop Street:
Stable brings together the best of South African design, curated by Aidan Bennetts the range consists of tables, lighting, seating, home-ware, art and accessories. New designers are added on a weekly basis. Their June exhibit is titled, “This is Africa” (T.I.A.) and looks at design in the diaspora.
SAM (South African Market) at 107 Bree Street:
Support South African designers by visiting this one-stop-shop full of clothing, jewelry, accessories, stationery and furniture - all by local designers.
Walking tour at Church Square:
Meet at Church Square at 6pm, outside the Slave Lodge museum on the corner of Bureau and Adderley Streets, for a free guided hour long historic walking tour of the area.