Using words to convey the experience of visiting a photo exhibition means converting the event into a different currency of communication. But the coinage of text can't recreate the imagery, or evoke the space of a gallery. What it can do is dig into the meaning of the Then & Now exhibition, which opened in Grahamstown last month.
A kaleidoscope of African images and themes is a fitting backdrop for the debate the Jo'burg Art Fair, which opened to the public on Friday, has sparked about what it means to be African and an artist. The fair also has the art world buzzing about tensions between art and commerce.