An Artist-Run Project Space

Goethe On Main © Goethe-Institut Johannesburg

The Goethe-Institut’s multi-disciplinary project space GoetheOnMain in Maboneng closed its doors on 26 November, after having hosted more than 70 exhibitions, workshops, events and performances from the fields of visual art, literature, film, music, dance and theatre since May 2009. From 2017 on, the new initiative Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) carries forward GoetheOnMain’s idea of a multi-disciplinary space for artistic experimentation, while widening the scope on work realized all over South Africa.

Click on the slideshow below to see some of the most exciting images of seven years at GoetheOnMain.

Below is a list of the projects which took pace at the GoetheOnMain:

Mai Mai on Main - Sabelo Mlangeni

Trolley Works - Ismail Farouk

Red Ants - Moshe Sekete, Kabelo Mofokeng

Domestic: A Women’s Day Exhibition - Jackie McInnes

Rhythm Tap - Dinkies Sithole

Mosako Wa Seipone - Lerato Shadi

Sutherland Reflected - Marcus Neustetter, Bronwyn Lace 
Celebrating Simplicity - Puleng Plessie, Shonisani Maphangwa, Rangoato Hlasane

Sebenza e-mine - Philip Miller

Urban Niches - Marietta Kesting, Aljoscha Weskott

Lime Light on Rites - Sello Pesa, Humphrey Maleka

Shifting the Goalpoasts - Adam Davies, Dan Halter

feedingspace - Hannah le Roux

Aleph - James Webb

Housing and the Informal City - Anne Graupner, Thorsten Deckler

LooOoBhY' - Pascale Marthine Tayou

Alterating Conditions: Performing Performance Art in South Africa - Anthea Buys, Claudia Marion Stemberger

Closed Space - Emeka Udemba

Sharing a sin - Cherice Mangiagalli

Florence - Myer Taub

Trapped - Zinzi Princess Mhlongo

Two Thousand and Ten Reasons to Live in a Small Town - Doung Anwar Jahangeer, Lester Adams

Harare Files - Munyaradzi H. Chidawanyika

Inhabitant - Sello Pesa

Roadkill - Nick Warren, James Cairns

09:21:25 - Jyoti Mistry

Abangxolayo - Mamela Nyamza

Fragments from the City - Abdulrazaq Awofeso

Ekspedisies: A Sensual Journey through Africa - Heike Gehring

Split Facades - Thato Mogotsi, Kutlwano Moagi

Chant - Nhlanhla Mahlangu

Standing By - Athena Mazarakis

Streetlights - Vaughn Sadie

Looking Glass - Eduardo Cachucho

Dis/play - Portia Malatjie

Dithogako - Brian Mtembu

WITNESS and RE/NAISSANCE  - Théogène Niwenshuti

Inter-sections on Fox - Dirk Bahmann, Jason Frenkel

Stardust - Sally Gaule

Not No Place - Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Bettina Malcomess
interface2012 - Doung Anwar Jahangeer

Umjondolo - Phumulani Ntuli

Things are odd - Christian Nerf

Sfeer - Naomi van Niekerk

Unlearning - names not signs not names - Francis Burger

The Brother Breaks The Bullion - Siyabonga Mthembu

Life of Forms - Zen Marie

Xenoglossia - Gabi Ngcobo

Aerolithe Ilusion - Bianca Baldi, Bridget Baker

Transatlantic Saudades - Kitso Lynn Lelliott

Separ(n)ation - Alex Opper

The Nancy Holt Teleportation Device - Lauren von Gogh, Robyn Cook
The Politics of Bling: An East Rand Culture Quest  - Muntu Vilakazi

The Impermanence Museum - Naomi van Niekerk

Nesting Narratives - Thato Mogotsi, Ruth Sacks

Where Paradise Grows - Ingrid LaFleur

re-trace [part3] - Karima Ashadu

AlphabetZoo - Johannesburg Street - Minenkulu Ngoyi, Isaac Zavale

Corner Loving - Molemo Moiloa Gapare, Nare Mokgotho

Afflecktion - Nkosinathi Joachim Gaar

What the hell happened to this place! - Thabiso Pule

The last supper - Gina Kraft

Xpressions! Picture of a thousand words - Sandile Nkambule, Freddy-Loyiso Ngobeni

Black Dog - Thulani Chauke

No Other Country: The Gospel according to Chris Hani - Gabi Ngcobo

Roach - Claudine Ullman, Toni Morkel, Khutjo Green

The Cradle - Dean Hutton, Alberta Whittle

Umhobe we Sizwe - Thando Mama
Extra Ordinary - Sifiso Seleme

To be determined - Skye, Karin

What Does it mean? - Nkosinathi Khumalo, Themba Mbuyisa

Dance, if you want to enter my country! - Michikazu Matsune

Fail Deadly - Vincent Bezuidenhout

The Con-struction Cartel - Niren Tolsi, Peter McKenzie

Di Dikadika Tsa Dinaledi - Lerato Shadi, Joan Legalamitlwa

Woza Moya - Mbali Dhlamini, Marie Fricout