Art and Design

The art of being opaque: Why Zeitz should open its books
The art of being opaque: Why Zeitz should open its books
The resignation of Mark Coetzee, formerly the chief curator and director of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), has raised...
How Mark Coetzee's resignation may lift the lid on the arts industry's practices
How Mark Coetzee's resignation may lift the lid on the arts industry's practices
Arts journalist Matthew Blackman was among the first sceptics of Zeitz MOCAA, a position he has maintained through to last week’s resignation...
Mahlangu leads by example
Mahlangu leads by example
Shallow calabashes filled with clay and cow dung sit on the stoep of a hut on a farm just outside Middelburg in the late 1940s.
The art of taxi art
The art of taxi art
In 2014, as a part of the Joburg Photo Umbrella at the Market Photo Workshop, taxis were covered with works from photographer Jerry Gaegane’s...
Colouring the white cube
Colouring the white cube
In all her career as an artist, educator and writer, Germany-based Portuguese artist Grada Kilomba only last year staged her first pair of solo...
Fund the labour of cultural workers, Mr President
Fund the labour of cultural workers, Mr President
Many years ago, around the time my first novel came out, I received an email within a month of its publication from a gentleman called Peter Rorvik...
Together, like fish and chips
Together, like fish and chips
At first glance, business partners and friends Lebogang Tlhako and Nati Kgobe bring the term “bag lady” to mind. This is because of the way...
Visual artists hold thumbs for resale windfall
Visual artists hold thumbs for resale windfall
Last year, at a November auction run by Aspire Art Auctions, a 1991 William Kentridge drawing, Drawing from Mine (Soho with Coffee Plunger and...
It’s not all black and white
It’s not all black and white
Since 1994, the international art world has celebrated David Goldblatt’s professional endurance and longevity, and it has used the exhibition of...
The chameleon: Musonda Kabwe
The chameleon: Musonda Kabwe
Musonda “Müs” Kabwe is a 24-year-old Zambian-born, Jozi-bred illustrator and graphic designer.
The custodian: Khwezi Gule
The custodian: Khwezi Gule
Writer, arts activist and former chief curator at the Soweto Museums for seven years, Khwezi Gule, returned to the Johannesburg Art Gallery in...
Black doctor, white cube: ​Same Mdluli
Black doctor, white cube: ​Same Mdluli
Same Mdluli (35), who joined the Standard Bank Gallery as a manager in January 2018, believes people have to become the change they want to see....
Artist tells what we have done
Artist tells what we have done
In the same week as South Africa was removing its president, Cape Town-born artist Haroon Gunn-Salie was installing his latest artwork at the New...

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