Matthew Partridge

Polaroid, Kodak and the art of black and white

The racist practices inherent in the history of photography are reflected in its technology.

Valerio Berruti’s portrait for posterity

Nirox has hosted some impressive artists, but its latest guest has installed something that is certain to capture the wonder of future visitors.

A chance to celebrate Chiurai’s chutzpah

Braamfontein's trendy Juta Street shopping strip will be the site of Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai's launch into international art stardom.

Spare us the schoolboy satire of ‘The Spear’

Some random cock and balls plonked onto a picture of the president does not good satire make, writes Matthew Partridge.

The Wits Art Museum collection: From garage to gallery

The Wits Art Museum collection is as vast and complex as the building, which incorporates a former petrol station and car dealership.

Different strokes for different folks

Naive painting is now all the rage and two artists' work reveals what makes it work and what doesn't.

Man on the move: Federico Freschi

"The most you can ask of art," Federico Freschi says with a glint in his eye,"is for it to alter your perceptions, even if for a nanosecond."

Mind over matters

South African born artists Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky have returned to the country to showcase their work.

Lingering meditation on the life of a market

Dave Southwood began documenting the goings-on at Milnerton Market in 1999 and since then has become a surrogate member of this community.

Everyday but far from the obvious

In his latest show, <em>Fucking Hell</em>, at Whatiftheworld in Cape Town, Cameron Platter exhibits new drawings.

Toxic past stains Pierneefs

A massive restoration project is giving valuable artworks housed in the Johannesburg Magistrates Court a new lease on life.

Horse sense on a grand scale

An exhibition featuring works by about 60 artists reveals the magnificant beasts in their many facets.

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