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The Brother Moves On: Mourning Nkush in a befittingly spectacular occupation
The Brother Moves On: Mourning Nkush in a befittingly spectacular occupation
“This is exactly how we are transforming... how we are transforming issues of redress and the like. Art is learned, in this context.” – (Itai...
Ghana's 'Chale Wote' festival creates opportunities and fosters knowledge production
Ghana's 'Chale Wote' festival creates opportunities and fosters knowledge production
To understand the potency of the multi-sensory intoxication that is the Chale Wote Street Art Festival held in Accra, Ghana annually, I begin in...
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...
​A sangoma connects the art of performance and of healing with a search for identity
​A sangoma connects the art of performance and of healing with a search for identity
For multimedia artist Buhlebezwe Siwani, performance art is as versatile as reenacting rituals associated with ukuthwasa (training to be a...
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,...
[Video]The rise of Thokoza's creative class
[Video]The rise of Thokoza's creative class
A Thokoza artist and entrepreneur is launching a creative hub for local artists, providing a space where they can meet, work and collaborate.
Poetic justice lights up an artist's life
Poetic justice lights up an artist's life
More often than not, when artists stumble into each other they chat about the state of the arts.
Essop brothers' exhibit probes stereotypes, violence and anonymity
Essop brothers' exhibit probes stereotypes, violence and anonymity
The winners of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for 2014, Hasan and Husain Essop, are exhibiting Unrest, a new body of work that...
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...
Artists in firing line as they test the limits of freedom of expression
Artists in firing line as they test the limits of freedom of expression
“The role of the artist has always been to provoke debate and to raise issues for discussion — even contentious ones,” says Peter Rorvik,...
[Video]Ayanda Mabulu on Marikana painting: The battle of expression continues
[Video]Ayanda Mabulu on Marikana painting: The battle of expression continues
[ARCHIVE] Artist Ayanda Mabulu, in a 2013 interview with M&G, talked about the controversy surrounding his 'Black Man’s Cry' painting

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