Medhi Sefrioui | Handing a Pink Slip to Fashion’s Black List

Mehdi Sefrioui | Handing a Pink Slip to Fashion’s Black List

Handbag Racism, a catchall phrase thrown around in the summer of 2013. It describes the outer boundaries of racism in our supposedly post racialist society. Even though not always overt, racism drifts the…

Athi-Patra Ruga | This Future Myth Sublimated In 2D

Athi-Patra Ruga | This Future Myth Sublimated In 2D

In eras past they were considered of higher standing and more precious than painting or sculpture. According to a recent New York Times article tapestries are making a ‘comeback.’ This century they hang within…

Hamba Khale Baba, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba.

Hamba Kahle Baba, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela – Madiba.

A tribute and letter of farewell. Hamba kahle Baba. Go well Father. Portrait of Nelson Mandela from 21 Icons. © Adrian Steirn and courtesy 21 Icons | South Africa.   Queuing at the…

Athi-Patra Ruga | Azania Must Go Pagan

Studio Visit in Azania with Athi-Patra Ruga

The future holds an exotic interest for artist Athi-Patra Ruga. Athi’s fate is one governed by classical forms of camp and the spirits of utopia; another dimension in which a Xhosa traditionalist and…

Jackie Nickerson |  Cause and Effect

Jackie Nickerson | Our Daily Bread

While getting ready to speak with Jackie Nickerson about ‘Terrain’ my main interests were the aesthetic and sculptural qualities of the compilation, with some inquiries orbiting the place labourers hold in national psyche. In…

Sartorial Elegance | Forgotten Face

Sartorial Elegance | Forgotten Face

There are two gents in Johannesburg who have found catharsis from the dead ends of Apartheid that attach to most youngsters still living close to poverty in South Africa. For many of those…

The Krijno Solution | Old As New

The Krijno Solution | Old As New

In the separate-but-equal South Africa of the past, ‘homelands’ encapsulated the ideology of Grand Apartheid; where thirsty places far from industrial nodes were made ‘the home’ of millions of ‘non-whites.’ In the same…

Ian Engelbrecht | Seed Of Memory

Ian Engelbrecht | Tripping Down Memory Lane

A generational relic found in so many South African homes is the ‘Kist’; a chest used for storing linens and clothes. In my childhood home it was used to store porcelain clowns and…

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