Art and Design

​Gunn-Salie sculpts the presence of the past
​Gunn-Salie sculpts the presence of the past
Seventeen figures crouch, headless and handless. There’s singing. Sounds of gunshots usher in expressions of mourning and memory. Upon looking at...
In praise of cultural exchange
In praise of cultural exchange
This year marks the 20-year anniversary of the South African liaison office for Pro Helvetia, the Swiss arts council. This anniversary coincides...
​History re-dressed by Africa
​History re-dressed by Africa
There is an optimism, albeit darkly edged, that lies at the heart of British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare’s practice.
​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...
​The healing he(art) of women
​The healing he(art) of women
‘The cameraman will chase a girl on a street with a camera persistently until he corners her in an alley, and, if possible, until she is in a...
​Madiba becomes one with the elements
​Madiba becomes one with the elements
In documentary photographer Bonile Bam’s latest exhibition Mandela’s Roots, curated by Thembinkosi Goniwe, we see Nelson...
​Women shaping Africa’s art
​Women shaping Africa’s art
An exhibition titled Women’s Work: Crafting stories, subverting narratives sought to puncture the distinction between art and craft.
​The divinity in the everyday
​The divinity in the everyday
Mmabatho Montsho’s exhibition at the Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill, is titled Manyano, an isiXhosa noun of the verb ukumanya,...
​Katz makes a jump from her mattress
​Katz makes a jump from her mattress
The Palais de Tokyo in Paris is hosting an exhibition of work by Bronwyn Katz. This is the artist’s first international solo exhibition since two...
The Transwerke transformation
The Transwerke transformation
From afar, the rectangular windows that line the five floors of Johannesburg’s Transwerke Building look as though they are covered by slightly...
Jabu Nadia Newman's exhibition asks what’s in a name?
Jabu Nadia Newman's exhibition asks what’s in a name?
Cape Town-based photographer and filmmaker Jabu Nadia Newman (23) has a keen focus on the politics of identity and how its various complexities...
Thokozani Mthiyane: Patching up the male psyche
Thokozani Mthiyane: Patching up the male psyche
On Thokozani Mthiyane’s walls, among photographs, heirlooms and works in progress, is a series of almost life-size oil portraits on canvases....
Billie Zangewa's self in a patchwork of silk
Billie Zangewa's self in a patchwork of silk
Using the traditional techniques of tapestry, Billie Zangewa meticulously weaves silk into collages.

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