"Friends and Family" ART Dinner Experience

Thu Sep 28, 17:00 - Thu Sep 28, 23:00

Brutal. Project Space and Gallery


"Friends and Family" Exhibition

Art Dinner Experience

Brutal Gallery _ 48 Albert Road , Woodstock 

Thursday 28th Sept 2023 


FB Event Page - https://fb.me/e/1dpqbSJHj

Food art by award winning chefs

Stephanie Proctor from See.Taste.Experience 

Dylan Laity from Salt of the Earth Food Company

Live Jazz by Lee Thomson

Curated By Jared Aufrichtig 

Artists Including

Walter Battiss

Roger Ballen




Zanele Muholi

Angelika Sauer

Shepard Fairey


Tyler B Murphy


Stefan Smit

Ryan Shava


Fhatuwani Mukheli

Samurai Farai

Alice Goldin

James Thomas


Max Wolpe

Paul Senyol 

Ray Barbee


Sam Nhlengethwa

Ticket Info -  

30 Earlybird R490 Standard Ticket

10 Premium Tickets R960 Includes a beautiful creative surprise (small artwork, sculpture or print)

Time / Activity Schedule 

5pm-6pm - Early Birds - Welcoming Drinks - Vinyl Music - Pre Prepared Snacks

6pm-7pm - Introduction / Walkthrough 

7pm-8pm - Vinyl Music - Starting Live Art 

8pm-9pm - Live Jazz Music (Lee Thomson Trumpet)

9pm-10pm - Finishing Live Art

10pm-11pm - Closing Drinks - Vinyl Music - Goodbyes 

Ticket Includes - Multi-course Art Dinner Experience, Dessert, Specialty Welcoming Cocktail or Coffee, Dinner beverage, Live Music and More...

"Friends and Family" Art Exhibition Unveils a Kaleidoscope of Artistic Connections in Cape Town

Brace yourselves, art enthusiasts, for a groundbreaking exhibition that transcends the boundaries of time, craft, and medium. Curated by the multidisciplinary contemporary artist, Jared Aufrichting, the "Friends and Family" exhibition is set to take Cape Town by storm at a local hidden gem of the art world, Brutal: Gallery and Project Space. This artistic showcase is captivating audiences throughout the entire month of September, including an impressive and diverse array of artists spanning generations and disciplines.

Prepare to be enchanted by a unique blend of artistic brilliance as "Friends and Family" features artworks and anecdotes of renowned talents like Walter Battiss, Roger Ballen, MF DOOM, RETNA, RISK, Zanele Muholi, Angelika Sauer, Shepard Fairey, KRONK, Tyler B Murphy, DALEAST, Stefan Smit, Ryan Shava, MOTELSEVEN, Fhatuwani Mukheli, Samurai Farai, Alice Goldin, James Thomas, Gaia, Max Wolpe, Paul Senyol, Ray Barbee, FAITH 47, and Sam Nhlengethwa.

What sets "Friends and Family" apart from other exhibitions is the personal connection between curator Jared Aufrichting and the artists featured in the show. Born in Los Angeles and based in South Africa for half of each year over the past decade, Jared Aufrichting's connections run deep. "Walter Battiss was my grandmother's close friend," Jared reveals, "one of the pieces in the show is inscribed 'to Edith, thank you for my first exhibition.'"

Jared continues to weave this intimate tapestry of relationships, explaining how Max Wolpe attended Ruth Prowse art school with his mother and how his grandmother Edith was friends with Max's father, who owned a gallery. He also notes that Alice Goldin is a relative through marriage, and it was her grandson Blaise Janichon who played a pivotal role in nurturing Jared's relationships with other artists in the show through his gallery, "The Bin."

The core narrative of "Friends and Family" revolves around community and mentorship, two essential elements in the world of art. The exhibition seeks to highlight these connections and emphasize their pivotal role in the creative process.

Among the exhibition's gems are four personal Polaroid photographs, all captured by Jared Aufrichting. These include a collaboration with Roger Ballen, as well as portraits of iconic figures such as Tyler the Creator, DALEAST pictured in his Cape Town studio, and the celebrated Zanele Muholi.

Elad Kirshenbaum, of Brutal. Gallery and a prominent Cape Town entrepreneur, believes that art collections should evolve over a lifetime, each piece representing a unique moment in time. He asserts, "Jared is a very talented curator and a very good networker. He always brings some interesting angles to the mix."

"Friends and Family" is a testament to the power of artistic connections and the enduring impact of mentorship. It invites visitors to embark on a journey through time and craft, celebrating the diverse talents that enrich Cape Town's vibrant art scene.

One of the exhibition's highlights is a ticketed Art Dinner Experience on Thursday, September 28th, offering an exclusive opportunity to engage with various artists and their works, as well as the curator himself. Details for this unique event can be found at https://fb.me/e/1dpqbSJHj. Additionally, the exhibition will culminate in a grand closing event on Saturday, September 30th, featuring DJs and refreshments, open to the public.

Don't miss the opportunity to witness this extraordinary exhibition, which promises to be a landmark event in Cape Town's cultural calendar. Join us at Brutal: Gallery and Project Space throughout September, and be part of the "Friends and Family" experience.

For more information and updates, please visit https://brutalcuration.com/ or follow on social media @brutal_curation

Media Contact:

Natalie Poppy Smit

Artist Manager

[email protected]

069 255 6168


"Friends and Family" ART Dinner Experience
Brutal. Project Space and Gallery
48 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915
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