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Rory Bester

Rory Bester

    Sekoto’s song builds up to an imperfect cadence
    Sekoto’s song builds up to an imperfect cadence
    It is a pleasure to walk into an exhibition filled with the whispers and footsteps of a wandering audience, pointing and gesturing at works, and...
    Exploration of mining taps into rich seams
    Exploration of mining taps into rich seams
    "On the mines." How familiar (or unfamiliar) is this phrase, following the worst police killings in South African history since...
    Out of the shadows
    Out of the shadows
    Since the mid-1990s Santu Mofokeng’s different photo essays and projects have travelled all over the world but never in as comprehensive a form...
    Brett Murray: Putting it bluntly
    Brett Murray: Putting it bluntly
    Brett Murray has been around for a while, poking fun at the drunkenness of power and the commodification of culture. His sculptures from the late...
    Disturbing discontent
    Disturbing discontent
    It's dark in the Standard Bank's main gallery.
    Making a lasting impact with first impressions
    Making a lasting impact with first impressions
    When Ross Douglas was researching international art fairs, looking for a model that would work in South Africa, he realised a local iteration...
    A mystic's hard words
    A mystic's hard words
    Bull. Pig. Racist. Vulture. In a few words Willem Boshoff seems to be at war with the world in more overt ways than ever before.
    Out of step with march of time
    Out of step with march of time
    'What are you?" I asked William Kentridge again towards the end of our late-afternoon interview. I had ignored his initial response because it...
    The many faces of King Ferd
    The many faces of King Ferd
    On the day before the Thursday-night opening of Battiss and ­Company at the Goodman Gallery, curator Neil Dundas entertained 19 requests...
    That's entertainment
    That's entertainment
    The Race of Man is right at the back of the gallery. But this 19-minute film is remains centerpiece of Michael MacGarry's new solo show,...
    Border War brought home
    Border War brought home
    Angola feels a little closer now than it did three decades ago.