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Sean O' Toole

Sean O' Toole

    All’s fair in art out of Africa
    All’s fair in art out of Africa
    Manhattan isn’t Paris, but for a few hours in early March an overcrowded exhibition hall on the Hudson River resembled the la-di-da Parisian art...
    Jettison the idea of a SA national pavilion in Venice
    Jettison the idea of a SA national pavilion in Venice
    Hospitality. It is an idea as much as an action, one that Jeremy Rose and Christopher Till, the curators of the South African Pavilion at this...
    Thabiso Sekgala: Suicide stills another rising star
    Thabiso Sekgala: Suicide stills another rising star
    There is a passage in Phaswane Mpshe's 2001 novel Welcome to Our Hillbrow that speaks to the mystery that finally compelled Thabiso...
    Schadeberg can't beat the Drum years
    Schadeberg can't beat the Drum years
    One night in 1955, five years after he had arrived in South Africa from Berlin, Jürgen Schadeberg walked into a Sophiatown dancehall with his...
    The art of telling our history
    The art of telling our history
    Colonialism, that vast European enterprise that involved shipbuilding, mapping, deal-making, mosquito swatting and guile, was backbreaking work. At...
    Brick or stone, Mr Ito?
    Brick or stone, Mr Ito?
    The grid is fundamental in architecture, but, as Japanese architect Toyo Ito reminded audiences at the 25th world congress of the International Union...
    Durban prepares to host international architecture congress
    Durban prepares to host international architecture congress
    A mood of nervous excitement and busy enterprise characterised parts of central Durban over the weekend as the city made final preparations to host...
    Nadine Gordimer: A light shining into the dark
    Nadine Gordimer: A light shining into the dark
    "It was ugly," wrote Nadine Gordimer in 1973, making no apology for the brutalised landscapes she grew up in and called home for nine decades.
    Love, hate and the most eccentric edifice in Cape Town
    Love, hate and the most eccentric edifice in Cape Town
    Originating near the ­historic Grand Parade, Cape Town’s functionally named Main Road follows an arcing easterly route around the bulge...
    Hamburger writes book
    Hamburger writes book
    When Ntokozo Tshabalala decorated his central Johannesburg flat a decade ago, he drew on a cheap resource: newspaper posters.