Art and Design

Mahobe  gets his chance to shine
Mahobe  gets his chance to shine
Growing up in Sophiatown and later in Western Native Township in the 1940s and 1950s, artist Monty Mahobe was kind of cajoled into drawing by his...
Resistance Against The Repatriation Of African Artefacts
Resistance Against The Repatriation Of African Artefacts
British Author and radio presenter Tiffany Jenkins published a piece in The Observer stating her reasons about western museums should keep...
Storyteller began his journey on a ‘dark, dark night’
Storyteller began his journey on a ‘dark, dark night’
Botswana storyteller Tanlume Enyatseng is becoming himself, and he will not have it any other way.
Coffins imbued with meaning
Coffins imbued with meaning
A pink fish, a fierce lion, an NBA basketball or even an octopus. These are all potential shapes for the figurative “fantasy” coffins made and...
Ngobeni’s beautiful nightmare
Ngobeni’s beautiful nightmare
A Note from Error marks Blessing Ngobeni’s second show at Everard Read Gallery — though he has had many more exhibitions elsewhere...
‘Five Bhobh’ is a taxi to the end of an era
‘Five Bhobh’ is a taxi to the end of an era
Painting has taken on a different beauty at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town. Its show, Five Bhobh — Painting at...
Struggling artists get a boost
Struggling artists get a boost
Three months ago, Banele Khoza launched his open studio and gallery BKhz and it is living up to its purpose — to be a place for young artists...
Celebrate anniversary of black artist’s union
Celebrate anniversary of black artist’s union
Most professionals, artists, academics and students can tell you about the isolation of working within institutions of power. They talk about the...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
The Joburg Film Festival: The festival will screen a selection of African and international films, which include documentaries,...
Frida Kahlo’s communist ideas revisited and rejected
Frida Kahlo’s communist ideas revisited and rejected
Since July, people have flocked to the first-ever exhibition of the works of Mexican Frida Kahlo in Budapest — except Hungary’s right-wing...
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...
African Mobilities and the African City
African Mobilities and the African City
If you were able to travel at the speed of light, time would cease to exist. The faster you travel, the slower time will pass. Time is simultaneously real and unreal, and is tied to movement....
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...

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