Johannesburg Contemporary Art Foundation

JCAF is an academic research institute, a platform for museum exhibitions and an innovative technology laboratory.


Otherscapes: Four Installations by Four Contemporary South African Artists

28 June – 4 November 2023


Otherscapes proposes surveying the scene of contemporary South Africa through the artistic practices of four contemporary South African artists whose installations can be viewed as ‘scapes’. These address a local context by interrogating the tension between utopia and failure. Four contemporary South African artists: Siemon Allen, Wim Botha, Sethembile Msezane and Nicholas Hlobo reflect their subjective views of South Africa by embodying narratives that elucidate the complex issues in which the country is entangled.

The exhibition introduces the South African-focused programme taking place at JCAF during 2023, which will culminate in the inaugural journal launch in December.

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JCAF is a learning institution committed to engaging with the art and ideas of our time, while acknowledging the role of the past.

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As a future-oriented institution, JCAF aims to explore the intersection of art and technology in the 21st century.

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JCAF aims to present pioneering exhibitions of museum quality that are grounded in rigorous research, develop a critical discourse and help to generate knowledge.

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