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  • !?!?!? at Flore, Basel | 2023

    A jazz performance with Lee Thompson, Jason Reolon and Kevisan Naidoo in Basel.

    12 Jun 2023

  • Book launch: ‘ArtThrob: 25 Years of Art Writing in South Africa'

    Marking the launch of ArtThrob: 25 Years of Art Writing in South Africa, ArtThrob’s editors offer anecdotes and personal reflections.

    6 May 2023

  • Book launch: Ernest Cole’s ‘House of Bondage’ (2022)

    Marking the launch of Ernest Cole’s newly reissued House of Bondage, invited speakers offer insights into Cole’s life and work alongside a material engagement with the printed book.

    23 Mar 2023

  • Screening: Jonas Mekas’ ‘Zefiro Torna'

    A4 participates in a global event to celebrate avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas.

    17 Dec 2022

  • Panya Routes

    African Centre for Cities at UCT celebrates the launch of Panya Routes with author Kim Gurney in conversation with Neo Muyanga and introduced by Edgar Pieterse.

    11 Aug 2022

  • !?!?!? at Flore, Basel | 2022

    A jazz performance with Adrian Mears, Lee Thompson, Jason Reolon and Kevisan Naidoo in Basel.

    13 Jun 2022

  • Umcimbi, Back to School x A4

    Poetry and performance in Goods.

    29 Jan–3 Feb 2022

  • Knots

    Open Production in A4’s gallery concludes with a conversation between Igshaan Adams and Josh Ginsburg.

    12 Nov 2020

  • Close – Looking

    An open conversation between Isaac Facio and Elizabeth Pope held via Zoom.

    5 Nov 2020

  • Measures of Closeness: A Lexicon of Gestures

    A safe-distance performative encounter with Ofri Cnaani, Stella Geppert and Evann Siebens.

    28 May 2020

  • Karoo – Land of Thirst

    Book launch and exhibition of David Lurie’s Karoo – Land of Thirst.

    14 Nov 2019

  • Finissage: Ikhono LaseNatali

    The closing event for the exhibition Ikhono LaseNatali.

    7 Nov 2019

  • Bare Stories: Screening Simon and I

    Film Screening of Simon and I, directed by Beverley Palesa Ditsie and Nicky Newman.

    31 Oct 2019

  • Informal Interface

    A conversation with Kathryn Smith and Alana Blignaut.

    12 Oct 2019

  • Bonolo Kavula presents Art Times

    A stand-up comedy routine and accompanying zine by Bonolo Kavula.

    3 Oct 2019

  • Polite Force

    Polite Force patrols the east City.

    3 Oct 2019

  • SPOOR by Roger Palmer

    The launch of SPOOR by Roger Palmer, with a conversation between the author and Michael Godby.

    19 Sep 2019

  • Open Book 2019

    Open Book is a festival of literature, poetry, ideas, and illustration held annually in Cape Town since 2011.

    4–8 Sep 2019

  • Bare Stories: Inaugural Bare in Conversation event with Sir Professor Zanele Muholi

    A series of public talks.

    29 Aug 2019

  • How We Listen Determines What We Hear: Conversation

    A conversation about the curatorial process towards Sounding the Void, Imaging the Orchestra V.1.

    15 Aug 2019

  • A Story of Sahel Sounds – Screening

    Movie night: A Story of Sahel Sounds.

    4 Jul 2019

  • Unfinished Business

    A panel discussion re-imagines the use of the Foreshore Freeway in Cape Town.

    4 Jun 2019

  • Tattooist of Auschwitz

    A conversation with Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

    20 May 2019

  • Colourful Erasure

    An interaction with Dan Perjovschi’s Black & White Cape Town Report.

    10–11 May 2019

  • Provoke: A lecture by Matthew S Witkovsky

    Matthew S Witkovsky presents a slide lecture about the Tokyo-based movement Provoke.

    18 Apr 2019

  • The Truth Shall Bloom

    Launch of The Truth Shall Bloom, a book of poetry self-published by Tobogo Nong.

    28 Mar 2019

  • Sette Stagioni dello Spirito – Controracconto (Seven Seasons of the Spirit – Countertale)

    A film about the project by Italian artist Gian Maria Tosatti.

    28 Feb 2019

  • Unit 11 – Bloody Agency

    A group of Masters of Architecture students from the University of Johannesburg’s Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) take a field trip.

    25 Feb–1 Mar 2019

  • FAQ

    A live-action Frequently Asked Questions at A4 Arts Foundation.

    21 Feb 2019

  • A Presentation by Dan Perjovschi

    “What I am really interested in, is condensing a complex issue into a few lines”: Artist Dan Perjovschi shares his work and processes.

    15 Feb 2019

  • Open studio

    Open studio with artists in residence Jabulani Dhlamini and Sabelo Mlangeni.

    1 Dec 2018

  • Sikkum

    ‘Sikkum’: Summary, to summarise, usually at the end of a session.

    1 Dec 2018

  • Everyone is Present: Essays on Photography, Memory and Family

    Launch of Everyone is Present: Essays on Photography, Memory and Family by Terry Kurgan.

    22 Nov 2018

  • CAS Summit: Private in the Public Realm - Towards New Alliances

    The Contemporary Art Society’s Curatorial Summit at Frieze London.

    4 Oct 2018

  • On Curating: Institutions and Their Social Fabrics

    A workshop showcasing various approaches to integration considers the social fabric that makes up arts and culture institutions in Chicago and beyond.

    10 Sep 2018

  • Open Book 2018

    Open Book is a festival of literature, poetry, ideas, and illustration held annually in Cape Town since 2011.

    5–9 Sep 2018

  • NRNA launch

    4-piece noise ensemble NRNA launch their new EP Kalahari Elegy.

    2 Aug 2018

  • The Black Lunch Table

    An oral history archive project with the Black Lunch Table.

    16–17 Jul 2018

  • Algorithmic Temporalities of the Neocolony: The Case of African Mathematics

    A presentation by Professor Martin Scherzinger.

    23 May 2018

  • In the World

    Book launch of In the World: Essays on Contemporary South African Art by Ashraf Jamal.

    12 Apr 2018

  • Digital Technology

    A solo dance performance by Mårten Spångberg.

    25 Jan 2018

  • Zumbi Somos Nós (We Are Zumbi)

    Conversation and film screening with Daniel Lima & Amílcar Patel. This event forms part of How to Remain Silent, a publication and video exhibition by Juliana Caffé.

    31 Oct 2017

  • Shabaka and the Ancestors

    Music performance by Shabaka and the Ancestors with special guest Louis Moholo-Moholo.

    22 Oct 2017

  • A Game Show Double Bill: J Bobs presented by Kiri Pink Nob

    Kiri Pink Nob presents ‘Location | Lekeyshini | Lokasie’ and ‘Off The Record’, a double-bill game show that playfully interrogates the ‘anonymity’ most assume on social media networks.

    20 Oct 2017

  • August House is Dead, Long Live August House!

    Book launch of August House is Dead, Long Live August House! by Kim Gurney.

    6 Oct 2017

  • Open Book 2017

    Open Book is a festival of literature, poetry, ideas, and illustration held annually in Cape Town since 2011.

    6–10 Sep 2017

  • 3rd Space Symposium

    3rd Space Symposium is an interdisciplinary event that explores ideas around the imperative to decolonise the university, the role of creative arts in provoking change, and the dialectic between the settled nature of academic curricula and the spontaneity of transformation.

    24–26 Aug 2017

  • Storied Women

    Five young women working as novelists, story writers and poets in South Africa come together to talk literature and share stories.

    15 Jun 2017

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