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Neighborhood 3, from In-Glorious series, 2009.

FNB Joburg Art Fair: Focus on photography

FNB Joburg Art Fair remains an important annual event on the South African art calendar and the Goethe-Institut has been involved since its inception in 2008. This year, we proudly present a photographic journey to Johannesburg's iconic Ponte City tower, the launch of a new guide to contemporary African photography and a brand-new exhibition by South African photographers Thabiso Sekgala and Musa Nxumalo, and Kenyan Mimi Cherono Ng’ok. More ...


Europeans Only. 1956.

20 Years of Democracy:

Interviews and more
Rush Hour

Architecture & Urbanism:

Durban hosts architects and ideas
Image from Ponte City book

Joburg Art Fair:

Focus on contemporary African photography

Current Projects

Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life   deutsch

After acclaimed runs in Munich, Milan, and New York, this unprecedented photographic exhibition is now showing in Johannesburg until 29.06.2014.

Music in Africa  

Music In Africa is a groundbreaking new web platform that allows users to enhance their knowledge of African music scenes while effectively networking and promoting their work for free.

African Metropolis   deutsch

6 Films from 6 African Cities – screening at international film festivals worldwide

Goethe on Main  

Multidisciplinary art space in Johannesburg’s inner city. Visit one of the current exhibitions.

The Spoken Word Project   deutsch deutsch deutsch deutsch

Stories travelling through Africa in poetry slams: Spoken word artists are keeping the tradition of storytelling alive.

Writing about Africa   deutsch deutsch deutsch deutsch

Welcome to a voyage of discovery of new German literature representing images of diverse Africa

Weblog: Moving Africa   deutsch deutsch deutsch deutsch

Pan-African exchange is the main goal of the Moving Africa program, which enables African artists to travel to the most important festivals in Africa. On this blog, they share their experiences.


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