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Rory Bester

Sekoto’s song builds up to an imperfect cadence

It is time to celebrate Sekoto's place in South African art history, but this major exhibition doesn't get it quite right, writes Rory Bester.

Exploration of mining taps into rich seams

Not only the subject, but also the approach and concerns of two renowned photographers lend weight to a new combined exhibition.

Out of the shadows

A comprehensive retrospective of Santu Mofokeng's work deserves a better showing at the Wits Art Museum.

Brett Murray: Putting it bluntly

Rory Bester believes that the violent outrage at Brett Murray's painting of Jacob Zuma is as unsurprising as Murray's work itself.

Disturbing discontent

Award-winning artist Michael MacGarry's exhibition uses parody to slice through layers of meaning.

Making a lasting impact with first impressions

When Ross Douglas was researching international art fairs he realised a local iteration needed a special project

A mystic’s hard words

Willem Boshoff's self-assigned role as a druid gives him the space to take on major social issues.

Out of step with march of time

Kentridge explains the planning -- and the role of the unplanned -- in his latest collaboration.

The many faces of King Ferd

A new Walter Battiss exhibition that includes never-seen drawings brings in millions -- and makes interesting links.

That’s entertainment

Michael MacGarry's new solo show is sharp-witted and playful, but also just serious enough to be startlingly poignant.

Border War brought home

There is a concurrence of three substantial photographic projects that delve into the complexities of the Border War in southern Angola.

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