Art and Design

Art and the heirs of redness
Art and the heirs of redness
Qab’imbola, Buhlebezwe Siwani’s new exhibition, opened during an oppressive heatwave in Cape Town, the type that thins the air so that...
Magugu fashions a new look for Sunday bests
Magugu fashions a new look for Sunday bests
Statuesque models lining the foyer’s walls look down on those who walk through the narrow aisle between them. People rush past with clipboards or...
Florine Demosthene's heroine rises from the ashes
Florine Demosthene's heroine rises from the ashes
Artist Florine Demosthene’s aesthetic has evolved, in part, from the restless nature of her practice. Over the past decade, the Haitian artist...
Creating harmony and melody through the lens
Creating harmony and melody through the lens
Somewhere between the phrases “Africa, your time is now” and “the Dark Continent” lie stories of nuance and complexity. How do we start to...
Mapping the city through graffiti
Mapping the city through graffiti
If you happened to take a trip through Johannesburg’s Braamfontein recently, you would have seen a number of new additions to the walls, rooftops...
Toich turns to the old masters
Toich turns to the old masters
Alice Toich is an artist with a strong disposition for solving problems, first through painting and then through baking.
Architecture should be based  on people’s needs
Architecture should be based  on people’s needs
Ethiopia is rich in architectural diversity. From the density, chaos and musicality of Addis Merkato, once the largest open-air market in Africa,...
On photographs and the art of ‘remixing’ images
On photographs and the art of ‘remixing’ images
M Neelika Jayawardane and Greg Marinovich explore the issues involved in artists’ reasonable or fair use of other people’s works....
​BKhz studio beckons to passers-by
​BKhz studio beckons to passers-by
‘Can I just call it a space? Perhaps it’s a mixture of a gallery, a studio and a project space. I don’t know the actual answer to this...
Who’s who at 99 Juta Street
Who’s who at 99 Juta Street
Design company Dokter and Misses, which makes items such as cabinets and tables decorated with Kassena motifs, has moved three blocks in Braamfontein to 99 Juta Street....
Façade reveals Jozi’s entrails
Façade reveals Jozi’s entrails
It is easy to imagine gentrification as a focus of artists working in the city limits of South Africa’s urban centres. It is the story of our...
Lens turns on Swiss neutrality
Lens turns on Swiss neutrality
Denise Bertschi’s art makes use of photography and video installations based on historic and contemporary research of political events.
​Pulane Kingston, a patron of Africa’s art
​Pulane Kingston, a patron of Africa’s art
Despite its emphasis on progressiveness, the art world can be a closed bubble. It isn’t often that individuals come out of the art space fully...
The art of naming things that already have names
The art of naming things that already have names
Theatrum Botanicum is Swiss artist Uriel Orlow’s ever-morphing body of work, primarily looking at the political and historical agency...

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