OPEN CALL: TURN2 ResidenciesCuratorial Research Residencies in Johannesburg for curators and cultural practitioners based in Germany. For Residencies in Berlin for curators based on the African continent, please click here.A joint project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), the ZK/U – Center for Arts and Urbanistics and the Triangle Network.In collaboration with and … Read more

EXHIBITIONLevy Pooe: Mphe mphe ya lapisa20 FEB – 12 MAR 2021The Bag Factory is pleased to present Mphe Mphe ya Lapisa, a solo exhibition of new work by Levy Pooe, winner of the prestigious 2020 Cassirer Welz Award presented by the Bag Factory in partnership with Strauss Education.This body of work is an extension of … Read more

Bronwyn Katz: Erf

Working primarily with discarded bedsprings sourced from forgotten and neglected spaces in Johannesburg’s CBD, Katz has produced a body of work titled Erf. The exhibition is a continuation of Katz’s process-based work, through which she explores the potential of her material to serve as markers and representations of space and memory.Artworks/ Installation/ Openning Featured Articles Video interviews 

Inside Jobs – a solo project by Pebofatso Mokoena

20 SEP – 4 OCT 2018 Engaging in theories of time, chaos, probability and randomness, the exhibition marks the artist’s consistent push to make sense of the chaotic nature of overwhelming global cultures, socio-politically, psychologically, and personally.In short – the works on this exhibition are rooted in conversations about the nature of one’s individuality mingled around … Read more Inside Jobs – a solo project by Pebofatso Mokoena

What is South Africa, even? Vol.2 Curated by Carlyn Strydom

Curated by Carlyn Strydom28 February – 20 March 2019   ‘What is South Africa, even? Vol.2’, a group exhibition curated by Carlyn Strydom, recipient of the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios 2018 Curatorial Development Programme, features works by Jasmin Valcarcel, Thina Dube, Ronald Muchatuta, Vivien Kohler, Neo Gilder, Andrew Ntshabele and Simphiwe Buthelezi. The exhibition is … Read more What is South Africa, even? Vol.2 Curated by Carlyn Strydom

MalebonMamoloyi, Ba Re Wa Loya: F*#k Your Fake Ass History

Mmamoloi, Moloi, Mamoloyi, Ba Re Wa Loya: Fuck Your Fake Ass History (Presented By Mamoloyi Healing Ministries) “The settler makes history and is conscious of making it. And because he constantly refers to the history of his mother country, he clearly indicates that he himself is the extension of that mother-country. Thus the history which … Read more MalebonMamoloyi, Ba Re Wa Loya: F*#k Your Fake Ass History

Bag Factory Internship Programme 2020/21

Opportunity DescriptionPost:Contract:Remuneration:Hours:Location:Closing date:Interviews:Commencement:Project Assistant (Internship)Fixed term, 4 months (1 December 2020 – 31 March 2021)R 5,700 per month (cost to company)9am-5pm, 3 days per weekBag Factory, JohannesburgWednesday 2 December 2020 (10am SAST)Thursday 3 December 2020 (via Zoom)7 December 2020The Bag Factory has two paid internship positions available as part of the Presidential Stimulus Programme supported … Read more Bag Factory Internship Programme 2020/21

ONLINE EVENT Are we not makers of history? Digital publication launch and panel discussion 02 DEC 2020, 7pm (SAST) / 6pm (AST) | Facebook Live Join us for the launch of the digital publication, Are we not makers of history? edited by Luamba Muinga (Angola) and Sara Carneiro (Portugal/Mozambique), produced during the Luso-Linkup virtual curatorial … Read more