Simphiwe Ndzube wins 2016 Tollman Award

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Simphiwe Ndzube is this years recipient of the prestigious Tollman Award.

The award is accompanied by a grant of R100 000, and is awarded to a young artist who has critical acclaim but limited resources to realize the full potential of their work.

Previous winners include: Wim Botha, Churchill Madikida, Mustafa Maluka, Zanele Muholi, Nicholas Hlobo, Paul Edmunds, Sabelo Mlangeni, Serge Alain Nitegeka, Ian Grose, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Portia Zvavahera and Mawande Ka Zenzile


Dan Halter in 100 Geographies

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce that Dan Halter will be included in the group exhibition 100 Geographies, at the Stellenbosch Museum. The exhibition, hosted by the SSAG (Soceity of South African Geographers, will take place 29 September to 21 December 2016. The reception will take place at 18h30 on 29 September, at the Stellenbosch Museum, 52 Rynerveld Street, Stellenbosch.

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WHATIFTHEWORLD at Joburg Art Fair 2016

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to announce its participation in the 2016 FNB Joburg Art Fair with a group presentation by artists Sanell Aggenbach, Mohau Modisakeng, John Murray, Simphiwe Ndzube, Athi-Patra Ruga, Rowan Smith, Ruby Swinney and Moffat Takadiwa (Booth 76).

The Joburg Art Fair is taking place from 9 – 11 September in the Sandton Convention Centre. Opening times are as follows:

Friday: 12h00 – 20h00
Saturday: 10h00 – 18h00
Sunday: 10h00 – 17h00

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Lyndi Sales at CIRCA

Castle in the Air is Lyndi Sales’ second solo exhibition at Circa Gallery in Johannesburg.

This new body of work exists at the interface of art and rationalism, reason and wonder. Working with hand-woven textiles, sculptural installation and collage, she uses the “basic building blocks of the universe” as a departure point for her artistic enquiry.

Whilst located in a scientific register – an interrogation of the properties of light or the cold crystalline structure of chemicals – this original departure point is refracted through the lens of art and infused with a deeply personal aesthetic sensibility. Conceived symbiotically, Sales’ surprising melding of art and science take on new and curious configurations. For Sales, it is wonder that binds art and science in mutually beneficial exchange.

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WHATIFTHEWORLD & Southern Guild in Johannesburg

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to introduce the launch of its new gallery space in Johannesburg, in collaboration with Southern Guild.

The gallery is located at Trumpet, 19 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg.

This collaboration of contemporary art and collectible design presents a strong focus on leading artists and designers from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal and South Africa.

Gallery operating hours are as follows:
Tues. – Fri. : 10h00 – 17h00
Sat. : 10h00 – 15h00