Day 2, I ventured out on my own, downtown Joburg, to visit two galleries. One gallery turned out to be closed without notice. Nonetheless, I was glad to have at least been able to visit one. I also met up with my cousin for lunch and then he took me around to his old neighbourhood and we rode the public transportation together. The weather was perfect so it was a great way to start off the exploring.
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My first morning in Joburg I watched the sunrise from my window.
I visited the Johannesburg Art Gallery to see their exhibit called Evidence of Things Not Seen. It’s an exhibit made up entirely of black artists and I’m really glad I got the opportunity to see it.
‘The Leftover Eaters (Democratic Bloodbath)’
This piece is called ‘Modern Marriage’… it is the artist’s interpretation of the ups and downs in marriage.
‘Alter of God’
Federated Union of Black Art
This is the photo wall which I didn’t realize until after I left the museum.
My cousin Jean-Luc and I in a taxi.
This photo was taken, at lunch, by my cousin. We went to Greenside, an area that has a lot of vegan/vegetarian restaurants, cafes, as well as organic grocery stores. My cousin calls this photo “The Magic Bowl” lol! I was so intrigued at the story behind the bowls that the man, pictured above, makes by hand at his shop in Zimbabwe. At that moment he was explaining the entire process to me.
I ended up buying the previous smaller bowl but when i saw how lovely this one was I had to take a picture to remember this wicked bowl. If I had need for such a large bowl I’d have brought it back to Korea with me.
Exploring my cousin’s old neighbourhood.
I remember saying, hey the streets are clear how about a picture?
This is when I rode in a taxi which in SA isn’t like the ones in North America. The ones in SA are a van that seats quite a few people and is a lot more affordable than a taxi. Passengers are able to request a stop along the way so it kind of works like a bus. It is the preferred method of transportation for South Africans as buses are unreliable.