Your January art roundup

2017-01-29 06:01

Johannesburg - City Press brings you a roundup of art to look out for in January:

Skollie brings heat to London

We weren’t able to be there, but watching the Instagram frenzy around last week’s opening of Lady Skollie’s first international solo, at Tyburn Gallery, London, was enough for us to fall in love with the artist all over again. Designer Laduma Ngxokolo’s fabulous pictures of himself in front of her spectacular pop-up mural – a flaming khoi medusa – made us superproud to be South African.

- The exhibition is on until 4 March so, if you’re in London, check it out and send us a picture

Jana Babez’s calendar is out, and it’s delicious

Our days will now be marked by the fabulously pink, Dolly Parton-esque imagery of Cape Town performance artist Jana Babez’s Miss Debutante 2017 calendar, released last week at Beijing Opera eatery. She explains the work as "the feminine ideal duplicated to the point of parody", "a silent violence" made for the pleasure of others.

- you can email her at to get your own calendar, for R349.

Perform like Steven Cohen

It’s rare that a Steven Cohen performance happens in South Africa, and rarer for it to be free, so don’t miss the Live Art Festival 2017. Artists from Africa will be staging public, collaborative and often transgressive performative works that hope to "disrupt public spaces across the Mother City". Also check out Cohen’s Body Scenography workshop, which will be something special.

- The festival starts on 10 February, running in Cape Town until 26 February. Go to for the full programme.

(Photos: Supplied)

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