Art and Design

​Honey for the history books
​Honey for the history books
When Johannesburg-based graphic designer and art director Rendani Nemakhavhani partnered with photographer Kgomotso Neto Tleane in 2016, their...
Subtle views reframe Sharpeville
Subtle views reframe Sharpeville
In the public imagination, the memory of Sharpeville is frozen on March 21 1960, the day 69 people were shot and killed by the police during an...
Kentridge's idea lights up Jo'burg
Kentridge's idea lights up Jo'burg
At Arts on Main in Maboneng, where his private studio has been located since 2009, William Kentridge has opened The Centre for the Less Good Idea....
​Poignant images from postcolonial diasporas
​Poignant images from postcolonial diasporas
The scale of Let Me Begin Again, which is the second edition of South-South, a Goodman Gallery Cape Town instalment of exhibitions focusing on the Global South, floods the senses....
Reflections on Home: Exploration of a fallacy
Reflections on Home: Exploration of a fallacy
Jo’burg will make you cling to every single one of your gods. Every one of your spiritual guides, your ancestors, your vices. You’ll create rigid...
Dineo Seshee Bopape: The madness of the holes in the whole
Dineo Seshee Bopape: The madness of the holes in the whole
Consider Dineo Seshee Bopape. Right now she is a voice. Disembodied. Streaming out from the screen. A blinking machine. The voice is rough with...
Horrors hidden in plain sight
Horrors hidden in plain sight
Under Dr Wouter Basson’s supervision, Project Coast, apartheid South Africa’s chemical and biological warfare programme, mastered the idea of...
Graffiti and Herman Mashaba's bid to erase public art histories
Graffiti and Herman Mashaba's bid to erase public art histories
In his piece The Public Art Hustle, curator Khwezi Gule argues that, in the same way backpackers are at the vanguard of bourgeois tourism,...
Aspire Art Auctions: From Pierneef to perfection
Aspire Art Auctions: From Pierneef to perfection
What Auction house Aspire Art is holding its inaugural sale of historical, modern and contemporary art on Monday 31...
Snatched images turn 'Horsemen' into pretty postcards
Snatched images turn 'Horsemen' into pretty postcards
Thom Pierce’s The Horsemen of Semonkong is arresting in its aesthetic beauty. The riders – men, women and sometimes children – look...
​Un/Settled: The absolution that wasn't, and the meaning of being white today
​Un/Settled: The absolution that wasn't, and the meaning of being white today
We grew up in the years just after apartheid ended and since primary school, we have been told we are children of the rainbow nation. Today there is...
​Joël Mpah Dooh’s latest work explores the idea of collective fragility
​Joël Mpah Dooh’s latest work explores the idea of collective fragility
Cameroonian artist Joël Mpah Dooh’s new work, Since We Last Met, is a “polite” way of introducing some of the trauma he has been processing since his 
Duo takes printing from A to Z
Duo takes printing from A to Z
When the Post-Its exhibition was staged at Constitution Hill in July, the media storm concentrated on Ayanda Mabulu’s painting of Atul Gupta and...

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