Author

 
Same Mdluli

Same Mdluli

    Symposium for black artists steps out of the colonial prism
    Symposium for black artists steps out of the colonial prism
    As South Africa delves into yet another themed month, the arts have come into focus because of their close relation to questions about culture and...
    Stolen moments of prison life
    Stolen moments of prison life
    When I first came across Fatima Meer’s paintings in 2008 I had no idea they would inspire my master’s degree. I had just been appointed the...
    SA artists to poke holes in African stereotypes in Venice
    SA artists to poke holes in African stereotypes in Venice
    South Africa’s participation in the Venice Biennale is marred by political exclusion during apartheid and, nowadays, the controversy about...
    Exhibition toasts SA sculpture world’s 'stars of the north'
    Exhibition toasts SA sculpture world’s 'stars of the north'
    In the early 1980s, South African art audiences were introduced to the sculptural work of artists from Limpopo through a number of large-scale...
    Zanele Muholi frames a brave new 'normal'
    Zanele Muholi frames a brave new 'normal'
    It is no coincidence that the publication of South African photographer Zanele Muholi’s latest book coincides with the campaign for 16 days of...
    Walter Battiss: Back to the past for the future
    Walter Battiss: Back to the past for the future
    African art historians and critics have been preoccupied with modernism in African art, but there appears to be a misguided idea about the...
    Art and the grey area of 'betweenness'
    Art and the grey area of 'betweenness'
    The self-reflective phase South Africa finds itself in 20 years into democracy is a precarious place between the end of one era and the beginning...