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Anthea Buys

Anthea Buys

    The quiet activism of exposing everyday fragility
    The quiet activism of exposing everyday fragility
    For a long time it has been considered improper, at least in critical circles, to hold the belief that a photograph could have universal interest....
    Bopape rattles biennale cage
    Bopape rattles biennale cage
    Berlin is celebrated as a city that understands contemporary art. Its institutions are not just functional but pristine, and have programming...
    Thing of beauty: Athlone Power Station
    Thing of beauty: Athlone Power Station
    Unless you are looking at Table Mountain, Cape Town’s skyline does not have much to recommend it. The so-called high-rise buildings in the...
    Collection gets luxury objects down to an art
    Collection gets luxury objects down to an art
    Luxury goods designers in South Africa are going places that most artists only read about when soaking up paint spills with last week’s...
    The evolution of love
    The evolution of love
    In Grahamstown, audiences vote with their feet. They come and go mid-performance as if, for the 10 days of the National Arts Festival, theatre...
    Observers of the settlers' town
    Observers of the settlers' town
    Griffiths Sokuyeka’s laughter is misplaced. He uses it to punctuate trifling facts, such as the age of the building, or the common names of...
    Pedal at your peril
    Pedal at your peril
    Last month, I bought myself a bi­cycle, the first I have owned since I was 12. I did it for several reasons, the most noble of which was to do...
    Jo'burg art pick: April 29 2011
    Jo'burg art pick: April 29 2011
    Norwegian artists' collective KNUT started in 2009 when three art students named Knut (which, I am told, is the Norwegian equivalent of 'John”)...
    Jo'burg art pick: April 22 2011
    Jo'burg art pick: April 22 2011
    Seldom do local commercial galleries rummage through their storerooms to put on exhibitions.
    Jo'burg art pick: April 8 2011
    Jo'burg art pick: April 8 2011
    Animal subjectivity, though somewhat under-examined in the fields of philosophy and cultural theory, has often been adopted by artists as a...
    Jo'burg art pick: March 18 2011
    Jo'burg art pick: March 18 2011
    Seldom do exhibitions curated as a footnote to conferences stimulate any more interest than the conferences themselves do.
    Jo'burg art pick: March 11 2011
    Jo'burg art pick: March 11 2011
    Brothers Humberto and Fernando Campana, who make up the industrial design duo Estúdio Campana, have an eye for junk.