Art and Design

Variations on a difficult blue
Variations on a difficult blue
If knowledge is bodily, is it possible to receive ideas in orgasmic ways? Beyond our cerebral computation of quantitative “hard” facts, there...
SS Mendi ritual breaks new ground
SS Mendi ritual breaks new ground
Seven feminine figures, seven red-stained lips, seven sets of heels, six white jumpsuits, one figure in an umbhaco holding an iTsoba — Lhola...
A guide to couch potatoing
A guide to couch potatoing
Despite what pop culture makes us believe, the holidays aren’t just about pool parties, family dinners, road trips and other things that involve...
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
Premier of Ambuya? Zimbabwe’s Queen of Mbira: Ambuya Stella Chiweshe is in Johannesburg at the invitation of Kelekatla! Library...
El Anatsui comes back to Africa
El Anatsui comes back to Africa
Over the years I have often found myself embroiled in passionate debates both at home and abroad about what constitutes contemporary art.
But some of us are brave
But some of us are brave
Athi-Patra Ruga’s avatars are black women — subversive, confrontational, playful, complex, brave. His oeuvre fucks with the exclusion that...
Ruga explores exile within
Ruga explores exile within
Athi-Patra Ruga’s work involves a communal process of weaving together personal and shared histories, moving towards the formation of a new...
Print, publish, distribute
Print, publish, distribute
You may think of Lephephe Print Gatherings as a strategy for person-to-person distribution or perhaps as an event to recognise the place of print...
For an Arts fix don't miss this
For an Arts fix don't miss this
Flotsam by Caryn Scrimeour. Why do we collect and arrange miscellaneous objects and trinkets in an attempt to fill...
Self-care through the art of drag
Self-care through the art of drag
“Drag is a statement of my queer imagination. It allows me to express myself in such a fearless and fierce way,” says Belinda Qaqamba Fassie,...
Casting history to his own Drum beat
Casting history to his own Drum beat
“I did some research about African photographers but it was rather dispiriting. It seemed there were none … Finally, I discovered that the...
Beware the white gaze
Beware the white gaze
A woman stands before a bright turquoise wall. She clutches a sweet inside its wrapper, close to her chest. She is looking down, head tilted...
Things you shouldn't miss this weekend
Things you shouldn't miss this weekend
The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. Be blown away by innovative design, food, wine and all things “well made in Africa”....

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