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Sean O’Toole

Sean O’Toole

    Story of South Africa's first black Olympians keeps us guessing
    Story of South Africa's first black Olympians keeps us guessing
    In 1908, South Africa became the first African nation to participate officially in the modern summer Olympics. But four years before Durban-born...
    Zapiro's hurdy-gurdy a no-go show
    Zapiro's hurdy-gurdy a no-go show
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    Migrants: Unexpected guests trapped in time and space
    Migrants: Unexpected guests trapped in time and space
    Parts of the Western world are gripped by a crisis of strangers. Men, women and children – collectively we describe them as civilians, citizens and...
    Brett Murray: Small on penises, big on satire
    Brett Murray: Small on penises, big on satire
    Okay, so maybe Brett Murray’s new exhibition, Again Again, has a few suggestive protuberances. Some are merely belly buttons, but one is...
    When art and the Bible meet, nothing is sacred
    When art and the Bible meet, nothing is sacred
    Among the diverse counsel offered by the Bible, there is wisdom on booze ("And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be filled with the...
    How selfies are changing the way we see ourselves and the world
    How selfies are changing the way we see ourselves and the world
    Every year rival dictionary makers announce their word of the year. 
    Monstrous shades colours perceptions about role of art
    Monstrous shades colours perceptions about role of art
    Mandla Msiza, a parliamentary officer who shuttles between Johannesburg and Cape Town for work, was in Gauteng last Thursday when artist Michael...
    Zooming in on Namibia's fashionable, young OvaHimba men
    Zooming in on Namibia's fashionable, young OvaHimba men
    It is a 700km drive northwest of the Namibian capital of Windhoek along a tarred road to Opuwo, a town of roughly 15?000 people. The OvaHimba,...
    The fine art of moulding the essence of cities
    The fine art of moulding the essence of cities
    Earlier this month, shortly after presenting a talk about two architectural projects in Benin and Chad to an audience at the 25th world congress of...
    Liza Lou: Knee-deep in SA's paradoxes
    Liza Lou: Knee-deep in SA's paradoxes
    In 2005, artist Liza Lou made a trip from her hillside home in Topanga Canyon, outside Los Angeles, to Hartford, a town four hours north of New York...
    Architecture: A scarce skill monopolised by whites
    Architecture: A scarce skill monopolised by whites
    The 25th world congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA), a professional body representing 1.3-million architects in 124 countries,...
    Leist's book of photographs: 'Another Country'
    Leist's book of photographs: 'Another Country'
    Reiner Leist’s new book of photographs, Another Country, shares the same title as the English-language translation of Karel Schoeman’s...