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Hey, New York! Only one more day until ‘Johannesburg – a South African Experience‘ opens its doors at Brooklyn’s Okay Space.

From June 14-19, the pop-up exhibition will celebrate the release of the mini-album ‘Johannesburg‘ and showcase Gentlemen of the Road photos from across the years.

It will also look at the culture and beauty of South Africa, putting a spotlight on some of the country’s best contemporary artists, photographers and musicians.

The exhibition will be open from 1-5pm every day to the public. Artists on display include: Ted Dwane, Marcus Haney, Chris Maas, Ty Johnson, David East, Kristin-Lee Moolman, David Tshabalala, Dahlia Maubane and Andile Buka.

The below events will run from 6-10pm unless stated otherwise – spaces may be limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

TUESDAY 14TH JUNE
SOUTH AFRICAN DJs + SOUTH AFRICAN WINE TASTING
Sets from Safiyya Quintilian and Xander Ferreira

WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE
PANEL DISCUSSION: YOU’VE GOT TO HEAR THIS.
A night of musical discovery and stories from your favorite DJs, musicians, and artists including Rich Medina and friends. They will take us on an interactive journey through the African or African-inspired music that has influenced them the most.
Our storytellers will use personal anecdotes and snippets of tracks to illuminate what sounds have been most formative and inspirational in their journeys as creators

THURSDAY 16TH JUNE
SCREENING: “THE PEOPLE VERSUS THE RAINBOW NATION”
40th anniversary of YOUTH DAY. A South African holiday commemorating the 1976 student uprisings in Soweto
We’ll host a screening of “The People Versus the Rainbow Nation“, a documentary by Lebogang Rasethaba that looks at the current student uprisings, and how they link historically

FRIDAY 17TH JUNE
LIVE MUSIC CURATED BY OKAYAFRICA

SATURDAY 18TH JUNE
DAYTIME (4-6PM): FOUND SOUND NATION‘S PORTABLE STREET STUDIO
Make music from found sounds around the area with Freshlyground’s Kyla-Rose Smith and emcees from the township of Nyanga in Cape Town, South Africa
EVENING (7pm): LIVE SET FROM BEATENBERG

SUNDAY 19TH JUNE
BIOSCOPE FILM SCREENINGS: INCLUDING “LOVE THE ONE YOU LOVE”
The Bioscope is curating an afternoon of short films including “Love The One You Love” by Jenna Bass. The Bioscope is the only truly independent cinema in Johannesburg screening local content, documentaries and cult classics

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Gentlemen of the Road, OkayAfrica, Vevo and South African Tourism USA.

Head to the official event page on Facebook for more information and to confirm attendance.

VISIT EVENT PAGE

If you can’t make it down to the pop-up, don’t worry! We’ll be sharing some scenes from the exhibition and events throughout the week.

Hope to see you very soon!

M&S HQ x

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