Art and Design

The Portfolio: Tshepiso Mabula
The Portfolio: Tshepiso Mabula
It was on a hot day in 2012 that I came across images by Santu Mofokeng. I was sitting in my uncle’s living room in Lephalale, Limpopo. There was...
The art in data science
The art in data science
Dimpho Mashile is a multidisciplinary storyteller. Sometimes her medium is visual and at other times it is numerical. It all depends on whether...
Ernest Mancoba’s genius is at long last acknowledged
Ernest Mancoba’s genius is at long last acknowledged
Invisible in France and not recognised enough in South Africa, South African artist Ernest Mancoba’s art and thoughts were celebrated for the...
The Portfolio: Andile Buka
The Portfolio: Andile Buka
It’s a Sunday afternoon, April 24 2016, when I meet FAKA, the Johannesburg-based duo founded by Desire and Fela Gucci.
William Kentridge examines ‘hesitation’
William Kentridge examines ‘hesitation’
The word “hesitate”, which recurs in the titles of both exhibitions of William Kentridge’s art at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African...
Art Week’s daring new darling
Art Week’s daring new darling
In the two years that she has been in the game, 24-year-old conceptual photographer Lunga Ntila’s name has been synonymous with the practice of...
Mandla Sibeko: Out of the old, came something new
Mandla Sibeko: Out of the old, came something new
According to Mandla Sibeko, FNB Art Joburg is more than the result of giving an old stronghold new ownership and a new name. Leading up to its...
A beginner’s guide to Art Fair Week
A beginner’s guide to Art Fair Week
A lot is happening in Johannesburg’s contemporary art scene this week. So I went around the newsroom answering questions that can help guide you...
Creating a broader art scene
Creating a broader art scene
For almost 12 years, the FNB Joburg Art Fair has been managed and owned by ArtLogic. Earlier this year ArtLogic relinquished its ownership of the...
The shifting meanings of that June 16 image
The shifting meanings of that June 16 image
In her article, “The thirtieth anniversary of the...
“The earth is full of heavenly bodies everywhere”
“The earth is full of heavenly bodies everywhere”
Skies are rarely the dominant feature in Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here...
More things in heaven and on Earth than are dreamt of
More things in heaven and on Earth than are dreamt of
Hemelliggaam or the Attempt To Be Here Now, is a project by Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler that makes connections between the...
The abject are the subject
The abject are the subject
“We tend to interpret portraits as though we were reading something inherent in the person portrayed … We easily link the...
Why David Koloane could not be taught
Why David Koloane could not be taught
Many artists have been known and remembered for their attitudes rather than their works. But not David Ntubu Koloane. Over the years, hundreds of...

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