Apr 3, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Le Bal is showing what promises to be a very interesting exhibition centered around Ponte City — the tallest inhabitable structure in Johannesburg, South Africa. During the apartheid era, Ponte City was the pre-eminent residential address in the city. Post-apartheid, it became the symbol of a decayed Johannesburg as rich whites left the center city for the suburbs.
Today, the tower has been bought by new owners and has become a symbol of the rebirth of Johannesburg as a multi-ethnic metropolis. Subotzky and Waterhouse spent five years documenting the tower and the day-to-day lives of its inhabitants and the traces left behind by previous residents.
By all accords, this should be an excellent show. For more information, please visit Le Bal's website: http://www.le-bal.fr/
Le Bal is open until 22h00 on Thursdays, so we can meet at 19h00 and still have several hours to explore the exhibition.
Admission to Le Bal is 5€.
See you on Thursday!