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Centre for the Less Good Idea

POPArt is proud to be working with the very awesome Centre for the Less Good Idea on Season 2.

Season 2 will be a 4 day festival ( 11 – 14 October) of incredible interdisciplinary art events created by over 40 top practitioners under the guidance of curators Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Tegan Bristow and Jamal Nxedla, as well as founder William Kentridge and animateur Bronwyn Lace.

Check out the 4 main season events below. There are immersions, there are brilliant performers, there is music, poetry and there is even an invisible exhibition!!! It’s going to be HUGE.

Booking is essential so make sure to get to to secure your spot!

AT THE CENTRE : 11 – 14 October at 7pm 

An evening of interdisciplinary, interactive and immersive, digital and analogue, sound and movement performances…

Featuring  Tegan Bristow, Cameron Harris, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, Mwenya Kabwe, Gerard Bester, Xolisile Bongwana Thabang Mkhwanazi Simphiwe Bonongo, Sbusiso Shozi, Penwell Langa, Gregory K. Mabusela, Lulu Mlangeni, Teresa Phuti Mojela, Thandazile Sonia Radebe, William Kentridge and Waldo Alexander


A full film immersion presented by the Cuss Group 

The film is made up of 3 chapters which will be presented in a multiple screen installation.

The experience will include live music, DJ sets and performances which transport the visual and sonic narrative (present in the film) into real life.

Featured artists include Jamal Nxedlana, Ravi Govender, Christopher McMichael, Zamani Xolo, Lex Trickett,  Waldo Alexander, Mandisi Msingaphantsi, thegooddokta, Langa Mavuso, Agord Lean and FAKA.

CHANT : 14 October at 4pm 

 Chant is Nhlanhla Mahlangu’s seminal body of work, directed by Gerard Bester and designed by Noluthando Lobese

A grandmother, a dog named Penny and a young boy in a space and time crippled by war.

Chant tells a personal story that journeys from the suburbs of Alberton to the squatter camp in Phola Park during the 80’s and 90’s

THE INVISIBLE EXHIBITION : 11 -14 October from 12:30pm – 5pm 

Over the course of Season 2 Johannesburg based visual artists were invited to develop sculptural drawings using Tiltbrush, a room scale 3D painting virtual reality application developed  and published by Google and loaned to the Centre by Dondoo Studios.

Creative technologists  Rick Treweek and Gareth Steele from Alt Reality have worked closely with some of South Africa’s most celebrated visual artists to create the Invisible Exhibition.

Bookings is essential for ALL events. Make sure you book HERE 

Looking forward to seeing you when you #ChooseLive