Art and Design

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...
A bird’s-eye view of the truth
A bird’s-eye view of the truth
When Seattle photographer and videographer Johnny Miller first arrived in South Africa, the disparity between the rich and poor hit him at eye level....
Nolan Oswald Dennis on South Africa's shattered dreams and the future
Nolan Oswald Dennis on South Africa's shattered dreams and the future
"What happens to a dream deferred?” Langston Hughes once asked. In a condensed version of the poem Harlem, he explores the...
Overlooked late artist Albert Adams remembered
Overlooked late artist Albert Adams remembered
“I am fascinated by those who have been left behind or forgotten,” says Marilyn Martin, the co-curator of Bonds of Memory, 
Picture Africa: Cut from designer cloth
Picture Africa: Cut from designer cloth
“There’s a real danger, when speaking of African design, in the tendency to have a theme park kind of attitude towards it when it should be the...
Moshekwa Langa and the mass of a poem
Moshekwa Langa and the mass of a poem
Abstract art is what it is not. It’s not always founded in linear logic. It misshapes reality. Rearranges it. Turns the tangible into something...
Cape Town artist explores fanciful portrayals of everyday life and discovery
Cape Town artist explores fanciful portrayals of everyday life and discovery
Artist and illustrator Kirsten Sims has just published her first children’s book. It’s called Balthazar the Great and it’s about a...

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