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Nkgopoleng Moloi
The fiction, fantasy and horror of ‘Joburg Selected’
The fiction, fantasy and horror of ‘Joburg Selected’
“In the wake, the past that is not past reappears, always to rupture the present.” — Christina Sharpe
See our history in buildings
See our history in buildings
Buildings serve as a kind of injured body; they have a visual and narrative capacity to help us think through history. They are brimful and shudder...
‘Five Bhobh’ is a taxi to the end of an era
‘Five Bhobh’ is a taxi to the end of an era
Painting has taken on a different beauty at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town. Its show, Five Bhobh — Painting at...
Celebrate anniversary of black artist’s union
Celebrate anniversary of black artist’s union
Most professionals, artists, academics and students can tell you about the isolation of working within institutions of power. They talk about the...
African Mobilities and the African City
African Mobilities and the African City
If you were able to travel at the speed of light, time would cease to exist. The faster you travel, the slower time will pass. Time is simultaneously real and unreal, and is tied to movement....
Creating harmony and melody through the lens
Creating harmony and melody through the lens
Somewhere between the phrases “Africa, your time is now” and “the Dark Continent” lie stories of nuance and complexity. How do we start to...
Architecture should be based  on people’s needs
Architecture should be based  on people’s needs
Ethiopia is rich in architectural diversity. From the density, chaos and musicality of Addis Merkato, once the largest open-air market in Africa,...
​The healing he(art) of women
​The healing he(art) of women
‘The cameraman will chase a girl on a street with a camera persistently until he corners her in an alley, and, if possible, until she is in a...
​Pulane Kingston, a patron of Africa’s art
​Pulane Kingston, a patron of Africa’s art
Despite its emphasis on progressiveness, the art world can be a closed bubble. It isn’t often that individuals come out of the art space fully...
​Gunn-Salie sculpts the presence of the past
​Gunn-Salie sculpts the presence of the past
Seventeen figures crouch, headless and handless. There’s singing. Sounds of gunshots usher in expressions of mourning and memory. Upon looking at...
​Women shaping Africa’s art
​Women shaping Africa’s art
An exhibition titled Women’s Work: Crafting stories, subverting narratives sought to puncture the distinction between art and craft.
Billie Zangewa's self in a patchwork of silk
Billie Zangewa's self in a patchwork of silk
Using the traditional techniques of tapestry, Billie Zangewa meticulously weaves silk into collages.