Author

 
Sean O'Toole

Sean O'Toole

    Opulent beach houses and the art of the leisure colonist
    Opulent beach houses and the art of the leisure colonist
    The growing number of extravagant homes built along South Africa's coastlines brings ethics – as well as aesthetics – into question.
    Alexandra, Sandton and bridging the economic divide
    Alexandra, Sandton and bridging the economic divide
    The historically divided suburbs of Alexandra and Sandton will soon have a bridge to link them. This time utilitarianism might win out over symbolism.
    Architectural solutions to slums and earthquakes
    Architectural solutions to slums and earthquakes
    Presentations on earthquake readiness and slum settlement solutions at a global architecture congress have highlighted contributions to human dignity.
    A lover of dirty, smelly and unsightly architecture
    A lover of dirty, smelly and unsightly architecture
    Industrial archaeologist David Worth champions the bleak monuments of South Africa's industrial architecture.
    ?Is Nathi Mthethwa the right man for the job?
    ?Is Nathi Mthethwa the right man for the job?
    After a game of ministerial musical chairs that saw Nathi Mthethwa replace Paul Mashatile, Sean O'Toole wonders if Mthethwa is suited for the arts.
    Through the lens: Exploring land and photography in SA
    Through the lens: Exploring land and photography in SA
    From mine dumps to city skylines, four new books bring South Africa’s diversity into focus, writes Sean O'Toole.
    Images of an icon, real and imagined
    Images of an icon, real and imagined
    Portraits of Nelson Mandela over the years — from the reverential to the interpretive — have firmly entrenched his status in popular culture.
    Art brings home the grain drain
    Art brings home the grain drain
    A Cape Town landmark will soon become a major international museum that will focus primarily on work of African origin.
    Pieter Hugo: Melancholy etched in the flesh
    Pieter Hugo: Melancholy etched in the flesh
    Photographer Pieter Hugo's latest exhibition is a? "jolting meditation" on family, kinship and decaying nationhood.
    Welcome to the cabaret of art
    Welcome to the cabaret of art
    Artists are dressing up - or undressing - to make a point about who they really are. But is the spectacle more than just cheap drag?
    'We don't seek art in their misery'
    'We don't seek art in their misery'
    While Nelson Mandela lies gravely ill, a grim tragi-comedy unfolds. A prominent political family is disassembling in public view.