Art and Design

Evolving, cynical and everything in between
Evolving, cynical and everything in between
‘The African project of succession also designates this same configuration of its locus of creativity. In effect in the early 1960s, the...
Love as a bridge to art of the past
Love as a bridge to art of the past
Bondage. Perversion. Recognition. Retreat. These are among the forms in which love greets us as we enter the Johannesburg Art Gallery. We are here...
Sash immerses all his dreams into creative clothing
Sash immerses all his dreams into creative clothing
Dabbling in the world of all things colourful, considered and textile, Johannesburg-based visual artist and clothing designer Sakhile Cebekhulu is...
Ode to a landscape dreamer
Ode to a landscape dreamer
Leaving the Wits Art Museum at the tail end of the Moses Tladi exhibition, I’m a mix of excitement at the resurrection of this genius and...
Disruption all around us and we still haven’t learnt
Disruption all around us and we still haven’t learnt
Although the National Arts Festival is too gargantuan a terrain for a lone explorer to wrap his feet around, interpretations of this year’s theme...
'Bring back what was once mine'
'Bring back what was once mine'
The opening of the debut Nigerian Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale was preceded by a series of unfortunate...
Ranjith Kally, our unremembered reminder
Ranjith Kally, our unremembered reminder
I had forgotten how verdant Durban is: how lusciously green and warm it remains even in the winter. From the airport on the north coast, boundless...
Danger to white cube galleries
Danger to white cube galleries
On the fringe of Johannesburg’s tentacular gentrification, Danger Gevaar Ingozi Studio is home to those with critical imaginations and no qualms...
​Challenging the culture of rape at Rhodes
​Challenging the culture of rape at Rhodes
For Zikhona*, a fourth-year student at Rhodes University, life before the Reference List protests was nightmarish. As she moved around the campus,...
​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....

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