Art and Design

A history of violence - Lerato Shadi's work asks: Are we really a 'post' colony?
A history of violence - Lerato Shadi's work asks: Are we really a 'post' colony?
There are moments of extreme discomfort that come with watching performance artist Lerato Shadi’s ...
Wangechi Mutu: Collagist and ‘cultural anomaly’ is returning home after 20 years
Wangechi Mutu: Collagist and ‘cultural anomaly’ is returning home after 20 years
Mutu spoke to author and cultural philosopher Greg Tate before her return to her native country this year, after 20 years in New York. This is...
​The Quiet Violence of Dreams – a double exhibition based on the book
​The Quiet Violence of Dreams – a double exhibition based on the book
“Perhaps we do not fear the scrutiny of daylight enough. I walk because of them (the politicians) and all the ugliness they have left us. But the...
Tech artist bends the net to create decolonial, spiritual therapy for the digital age
Tech artist bends the net to create decolonial, spiritual therapy for the digital age
Tabita Rezaire gives warm, sincere hugs. She’s a head taller than my 1.60m and is not bothered by my pyjamas and slippers when I visit her...
It's Turbine Art Fair time again in downtown Johannesburg
It's Turbine Art Fair time again in downtown Johannesburg
The Turbine Art Fair features a main exhibition of work by Spanish master Francisco Goya next to South African artist Diane Victor’s work.
The rise of citizen-led design as an answer to century-old models
The rise of citizen-led design as an answer to century-old models
During the What Design Can Do conference held in Amsterdam...
Ayanda Mabulu on his explicit Zuma painting: 'I am exposing the naked truth'
Ayanda Mabulu on his explicit Zuma painting: 'I am exposing the naked truth'
Fine artist Ayanda Mabulu has defended his controversial painting depicting President Jacob Zuma performing a sexual act with businessman Atul...
Henri Matisse: Clawing at glory and Jazz
Henri Matisse: Clawing at glory and Jazz
The exhibition Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning, which has opened in Jo’burg, gives us an idea of the ageing master’s last grand...
Master printer Legate has a pressing need to start a communal arts centre
Master printer Legate has a pressing need to start a communal arts centre
Leshoka Joe Legate keeps a small, photocopied portrait of American-born master printer Robert Blackburn above his desk at the far end of his Bag...
Gatekeeping, knowledge and access to resources deemed main issues in black art
Gatekeeping, knowledge and access to resources deemed main issues in black art
Nelson Makamo says he neither wants to be named the poster child of anything nor is he forming a movement. But still, a...
Clay art cracks NY scene
Clay art cracks NY scene
South African artist Andile Dyalvane’s solo exhibition Camagu opens at New York gallery Friedman Benda this month.
Classic Mieville takes us into a partly known world
Classic Mieville takes us into a partly known world
A recurring image in China Mieville’s 140-page novella This Census Taker is that of a deep pit concealed in a dark cave: a place for discarding...
A taste of Deep Fried humour
A taste of Deep Fried humour
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Sex exhibition is fair on representation but short on alternative heterosexual sex
Sex exhibition is fair on representation but short on alternative heterosexual sex
Sex in South Africa is in a state of emergency and has been since the colonial birth of the nation. But, since Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006,...
Branding buzz over The Honey
Branding buzz over The Honey
The last post on allhailthehoney.tumblr is an invitation...

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