Author

 
Matthew Krouse

Matthew Krouse

Matthew Krouse is the arts editor of the Mail & Guardian, a position he has held since 1999. He has edited two anthologies: Positions (Steidl, Jacana Media 2010) about artists engaging with politics in South Africa today, and The Invisible Ghetto (GMP, 1994) a compilation of creative writing about gender. His essays have appeared in collected works about arts and culture here and abroad. He has worked in the theatre for over a decade as an actor, writer and senior publicist at the Market Theatre.
Thing of beauty: The black photo album
Thing of beauty: The black photo album
A deep look into history through stark studio portraits of South Africans.
Curating Jo'burg's FoodWineDesign Fair
Curating Jo'burg's FoodWineDesign Fair
From scouring Twitter to braaiing burgers, curator Roberta Coci speaks to the M&G about puting the pieces of this year's FoodWineDesign Fair together.
Ringing in the changes
Ringing in the changes
Hand made avant-garde rings created by one of South Africa's most talented jewellery designer, Carine Terreblanche.
Kasi food lifted to new heights
Kasi food lifted to new heights
The message from the star of a popular food programme is that good food can be found in the humblest surroundings.
Art imitates a life of illicit love
Art imitates a life of illicit love
The longevity of the Out in Africa festival,is a miracle on a homophobic continent — and in a country with constitutional protections.
Lust for dreamers
Lust for dreamers
Sleek lines and a magical finish give Xavier Lust's Credence an otherworldly presence.
Donna Kukama: Life is a laughing matter
Donna Kukama: Life is a laughing matter
Donna Kukama is tired of the gallery space — but she intends to stay inside the system and to make the most of it by subverting it.
Chatting to Standard Bank's young artist winner Donna Kukama
Chatting to Standard Bank's young artist winner Donna Kukama
Donna Kukama - winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Performance Art - speaks to the M&G about breaking a leg and "being f***ing real".
Tight-laced, not strait-laced
Tight-laced, not strait-laced
A chance trip to the shopping haven of 44 Stanley Avenue in Jo'burg, brought me into contact with something quite unexpected.
Thing of beauty: Take Jo'burg with you wherever you go
Thing of beauty: Take Jo'burg with you wherever you go
Some of Jo'burg's buildings have become meaningful markers for people in need of a sense of belonging in the alienating metropolis.
Art Fair forced to reinstate Mabulu painting after Goldblatt threat
Art Fair forced to reinstate Mabulu painting after Goldblatt threat
The Jo'burg Art Fair will allow Ayanda Mabulu's controversial painting to stay after featured artist David Goldblatt threatened to quit in protest.