The Firth annual Soweto Art Week (SAW) is set to take place 25th – 29th September 2019, in the vibrant, bustling township of Soweto. This year’s showcase is centred on the main theme “The Revolution Will Be Televised”. Featuring works by, Mbalemnyana Radebe, Nthabiseng Kekana, Reshoketswe Motau, Bolelang John, Motheo Moiloa, Bongani Mahlati, Themba Shabalala, Ras Silas Motse.
Soweto Art Week 2019 seeks to explore and reveal parts of our history present and future as this next generation of Artists and the complexities we are currently faced with in this country regarding the social aspect of our history and how it affects the nature of our environment, life cycle as a people within the 20th Centaury.
The multiple voices and different mediums will converge into a smorgasbord of contemporary art that aims to tackle, challenge and explore the changing narrative of African artists. Soweto Theatre in Jabulani, memorial Ache, Native Rebels and Eyethu Gallery in Mofolo will host a multitude of artists and programmes throughout the week as they express what it means to be an African in these times of land reform and economical revolution in South Africa today. All the Featured visual artists, will be exhibiting a minimum of 5 works each throughout Soweto Art Week, while various performance artists, poets and musicians will also be part of this year’s programme.
This Year Soweto Art Week has partnered up with Joburg Arts Alive and to celebrate the culture through the arts during Heritage Month to celebration this country’s diversity through music, dance, theatre, community festivals, educational workshops and art exhibitions throughout the week long program and expressing the revolution and how we act upon it.
Soweto Art Week Programme:
Wednesday 25 September – Soweto Theatre
Grand Opening Night – (Walk About)
The Review of the artwork
• Mbalemnyama “BlackRose” Radebe
• Reshoketswe Motau
• Nthabiseng Kekana
• Bolelang John
• Themba Shabalala,
• Bongani Mahlathi
• Motheo Moiloa
Thursday 26th of September: Native Rebels 6pm
Music and Poetry
Doccie (Kasi Rap Doccie)
Friday 27th of September: June 16 Memorial Acre 6pm till late
Doccie at Memorial Acre (Number One House ever to be documented in Soweto)
Discussion on matters affecting African Revolution
Saturday 28th September: 12pm till late (Eyethu Lifestyle Gallery)
• Ras Silas Motse (Solo Exhibition)
Sunday 29th of September: 12pm – 9pm – Soweto Theatre
Seven Colour Sundays – “
Food Market “Turn up for the Arts”
With a packed Line Up of Great Dj’s