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Cape Town’s Newest Art Fair Re-Imagines Space and Place

Publisher Art South Africa launches new fair for young and emerging African artists during Cape Town’s art week. Entering That Art Fair during the morning press preview, I am immediately engaged with the set-up (or…

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The Sound of James Webb

  A pioneering artist working with sound in South Africa, James Webb often crafts cinematic and theatrical installations and masterly subtle public interventions. Inspired by the notions of belief and communication, his conceptually…

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Tracing Emerging Artistic Practice in South Africa

With planning underway for the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art and on the back of the announcement of Johannesburg as one of Phaidon’s 12 Future Art Cities, there is an air of…

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Next Chapter: Rowan Smith on distinguishing a new generation of practicing artists

Employing a multi-disciplinary approach to his artistic practice that includes sculpture, painting and photography, Smith’s work examines the complexities of 21st century South Africa, through the acts of appropriation, defacement and reparation. ©…

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Next Chapter: Mohau Modisakeng on investigating the impact of cultural histories on contemporary society

Working across the disciplines of performance, sculpture and photography, with an interest in exploring the relations between post-colonial societies and their connected histories, Modisakeng’s work,“emerges from a dark past, striding forward into the…

In Conversation with Manthe Ribane, a Soweto based Performance Artist

In Conversation with Manthe Ribane, a Soweto based Performance Artist

NOT x Chris Saunders | A Fashion & Photography collaboration from New York to South Africa featuring Manthe Ribane Manthe Ribane is a performance wunderkind. She is the muse in the NOT x…

In Conversation with Macdonald Mfolo, an Orange Farm based Costume and Puppetmaker

In Conversation with Macdonald Mfolo, an Orange Farm based Costume and Puppetmaker

NOT x Chris Saunders | A Fashion & Photography collaboration from New York to South Africa featuring Macdonald Mfolo Macdonald Mfolo, aka Macdee a costume and puppetmaker. Photo | Chris Saunders.   Think…

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Berlin to Bulawayo: In Conversation with South African artist Thabiso Sekgala

© Thabiso Sekgala. Jane Nkuna, Londing (Kwandebele) 2010. Courtesy the artist & The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg and Cape Town.   I first met Thabiso Sekgala in June 2013 at The Walther Collection in…

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