Alight-Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival Street Party
18h00 – 00h00
This massive street event will feature dazzling light sculptures, architectural light installations, light-based games, projection mapping and music.The Alight
Street Party will bring together top South African electronic and hip-hop musicians as well as technologists to create a mind-blowing, technology-enhanced
Martyrs, Saints, and Sell-Outs: Exhibition
18h00 – 20h00
The Market Photo Workshop will be showcasing the photographs of anti-apartheid photographers Benny Gool, Zubeida Vallie and Adil Bradlow in this first
ever group exhibition.
18h30 – 21h00
Curated by Nomusa Makhubu and Nkule Mabaso Fantastic seeks to re-ignite critical thought about the fantastic in contemporary art and visual culture. The
exhibitionopening will host a Public Conversation that grapples with this body of work.
Wits Young Artist Award
18h30 – 21h00
The Wits Young Artist Award (formerly known as the Martienssen Prize) responds to the urgent call ringing from universities across the globe to rethink what
an Art Award means in a Pan-African University. This year not only sees a change in the name of the award, but also enables further interrogation by challenging
the notion of artistic excellence.
PAN!C ART WEEK JOBURG Party Featuring FOKN Bois and NickyB
19h00 – 00h00
Ghanaian hip-hop duo FOKN Bois, will be performing at the ART WEEK JOBURG’s opening roof-top party at King Kong in New Doornfontein on Friday, 2
September.Regarded as being on the cutting edge of satirical African Hip Hop in their commentary on the realities of modern Ghanaian life, FOKN Bois describe
their politically-charged style of music as “gospel porn Christian rap”.South African musical giant NickyB, producer and presenter of The World Show on Kaya
FM will be the DJ for the night. She is famously known for her unparalleled sets, as she cuts across continents, bridging genres and generations.Entrance is free.
Coz ov Moni: South African Premiere
19h00 – 21h00
FOKN Bois will be presenting their celebrated film Coz ov Moni. The film is dubbed “the world’s first pidgin musical”.Directed by King Luu,it reveals the daily
struggles of the country’s working class youth. The film will be screened atAfrikan Freedom Station in Westdene. FOKN Bois will be in attendance for a
question and answer session.