A season of auctions, exhibitions and books devoted to Irma Stern upends perceptions of her stuffy legend
As much as artists might rebel against it, art fairs and private enterprise are the new drivers
The growing number of extravagant homes built along South Africa’s coastlines brings ethics – as well as aesthetics – into question.
The historically divided suburbs of Alexandra and Sandton will soon have a bridge to link them. This time utilitarianism might win out over symbolism.
Presentations on earthquake readiness and slum settlement solutions at a global architecture congress have highlighted contributions to human dignity.
Industrial archaeologist David Worth champions the bleak monuments of South Africa’s industrial architecture.
After a game of ministerial musical chairs that saw Nathi Mthethwa replace Paul Mashatile, Sean O’Toole wonders if Mthethwa is suited for the arts.
From mine dumps to city skylines, four new books bring South Africa’s diversity into focus, writes Sean O’Toole.
A Cape Town landmark will soon become a major international
museum that will focus primarily on work of African origin.
Portraits of Nelson Mandela over the years — from the reverential to the interpretive — have firmly entrenched his status in popular culture.