Hypersampling Identities, Jozi Style

FADA Gallery / University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Sep 2015 - 06 Oct 2015

Hypersampling Identities, Jozi Style

Photograph: Chris Saunders, Introducing Dr. Pachanga, 2014, NOT x Chis Saunders | A Fashion & Photography collaboration from New York to South Africa featuring Dr. Pachanga. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Centre (VIAD), in association with Life-style and Trend Analyst, Nicola Cooper, VIAD Post-Doctoral Fellow Daniela Goeller, and the FADA Gallery, presents Hypersampling Identities, Jozi Style

The exhibition of photographs, videos, garments, films, archival materials and installations focusing on emergent and established performances of fashion(able) and fashion(ed) identities by South African subcultural groups the Swenkas, Pantsulas, Isikothane and Sbhujwas; design collectives DearRibane113, Khumbula, the Sartists, the Smarteez; as well as cultural practitioners and photographers: Anthony Billa, Tyrone Bradley, Andile Buka,Christian Courrèges, Don Dada, Harness Hamese, TJ Lemon, Mack Magagane, Justin McGee, Macdee, Jamal Nxedlana, Dr Pachanga, Chris Saunders, Jürgen Schadeberg, Alexia Webster and Simon & Mary. These vibrant, dynamic, youth-orientated forms of production currently taking place in the urban Afropolitan environs of Jozi express a range of ever-emergent and ever-changing transnational, transhistorical, transcultural, Afro-urban and Afrofuturist black masculine identities.

Also including work by UK-based design duo, Art Comes First (Sam Lambert & Shaka Maidoh).

Images courtesy of Baileys African History Archive (BAHA); content support from the Warren Siebrits Collection; and City Outfitters.



Opening reception: Monday 21 September from 18h00
With opening night performances by the Swenkas, Soulistic Fusion Trio and Intellectuals Pantsula


Public Lecture | Dr Christine Checinska
Wednesday 30 September 2015, 18h00 for 18h30, FADA Gallery

Thursday 1 October 2015 at 19:00, FADA Auditorium


FADA Gallery
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg / South Africa



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