Art and Design

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...
James Barnor: 'I’m finally getting recognition'
James Barnor: 'I’m finally getting recognition'
What unfolded in London? Was it what you expected?
Photographer James Barnor – Ever Young at 90
Photographer James Barnor – Ever Young at 90
Born on June 6 1929, Ghanaian photographer James Barnor celebrated his 90th birthday this month. His story as an African photographer in the world...
Lady Skollie: A pussy power prophet delivering us from Good and Evil
Lady Skollie: A pussy power prophet delivering us from Good and Evil
The Bible says that when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and into the land of milk and honey, he had been told to do so by the Lord, who...
Our starch cravings date back to cave dwellers
Our starch cravings date back to cave dwellers
Starches have been dietary staples for even longer than we thought. Archaeological evidence now confirms that humans have been cooking plant...
Trawling the streets of Asia for food
Trawling the streets of Asia for food
In a time when class lines are widening and people exist in smartphone silos, “street food is one of the few things left that glues people...

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