May 25, 2022 - March 01, 2023

SCENORAMA combines the words ‘panorama’ and ‘scene’ in order to present a viewpoint of shared networks of experiences, belief and knowledge systems across different localities in Africa and the Diaspora.

This curatorial project activates the gallery space as a living and changing space, with works growing and at times spilling out into the outside areas of the Javett-UP. SCENORAMA is an experimental platform initiated as a place maker/marker that is ever-shifting in form. The project will be layered over months allowing for situations and propositions sitting adjacent to each other to shift and morph into each other giving space for performances and other actions to mark and transform the space and therefore our ideas about concepts explored by artists and their collaborators.

SCENORAMA features research and artistic positions by Luana Vitra, Paulo Nazareth, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Zara Julius, Amanda Mushate, Manyaku Mashilo, Oscar Murillo, Nyakallo Maleke, Thierry Oussou, Simnikiwe Buhlungu and Tessa Mars.

This curatorial project is made possible through partnerships, collaborations and assistance from the Frequencies Institute and Oscar Murillo Studio, Stevenson Gallery, Insite/ Commonplaces, Thiago de Paulo Souza, First Floor Gallery, I’ve Seen Your Face Before via Goethe Institut, Sao Paulo and the Javett-UP.

SCENORAMA is curated by the Javett-UP Curatorial Director Gabi Ngcobo working closely with the Javett-UP curatorial team.