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Matthew Partridge

Matthew Partridge

    Polaroid, Kodak and the art of black and white
    Polaroid, Kodak and the art of black and white
    Exploring “the radical notion that prejudice might be inherent in the medium of photography itself” the title of the Goodman Gallery’s latests exhibition To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse at Night, by the London based duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver...
    Valerio Berruti's portrait for posterity
    Valerio Berruti's portrait for posterity
    The landscape changes quickly as you head north out of Jo’burg. Passing through Honeydew and Diep­sloot, the arid scrub begins to take on a...
    A chance to celebrate Chiurai's chutzpah
    A chance to celebrate Chiurai's chutzpah
    Chiurai will stage an event, Left Behind, on Saturday night, June 9. And judging from a prior party ­— when he opened his Goodman Gallery...
    Spare us the schoolboy satire of 'The Spear'
    Spare us the schoolboy satire of 'The Spear'
    Brett Murray's painting. The one causing all the controversy. The one with President Jacob Zuma and his bits on show. They're not even his...
    The Wits Art Museum collection: From garage to gallery
    The Wits Art Museum collection: From garage to gallery
    ‘Before, the space seemed to hold its breath,” said curator Julia Charlton, ­looking down at the core gallery of the new Wits Art...
    Different strokes for different folks
    Different strokes for different folks
    Giant portraits of friends and family litter the Smac art gallery in Stellenbosch. "The paint is decadent and the subject matter is indulgently...
    Man on the move: Federico Freschi
    Man on the move: Federico Freschi
    'The most you can ask of art," Federico Freschi says with a glint in his eye, "is for it to alter your perceptions, even if for a nanosecond."
    Mind over matters
    Mind over matters
    Since they left the country in 1985, Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky, working collectively as Rosenclaire, have remained relatively unknown...
    Lingering meditation on the life of a market
    Lingering meditation on the life of a market
    The final image of Dave Southwood's recently published photo book, ­Milnerton Market, is a grainy black-and-white image of a small boy,...
    Everyday but far from the obvious
    Everyday but far from the obvious
    "You know you work hard as an ­artist when you're on a first-name basis with your Fed-Ex guy," ­Cameron ­Platter says. "His name is Kevin...
    Toxic past stains Pierneefs
    Toxic past stains Pierneefs
    Standing on the stairs of the magistrate's court in downtown Jo'burg, Julian Gous points across the road to a spot where a red VW is parked....
    Horse sense on a grand scale
    Horse sense on a grand scale
    Erstwhile Boer General Koos de la Rey rides on horseback into the ­foreground of a monochromatic painting by John Meyer. On the opposite wall...