Art and Design

On photographs and the art of ‘remixing’ images
On photographs and the art of ‘remixing’ images
M Neelika Jayawardane and Greg Marinovich explore the issues involved in artists’ reasonable or fair use of other people’s works....
​BKhz studio beckons to passers-by
​BKhz studio beckons to passers-by
‘Can I just call it a space? Perhaps it’s a mixture of a gallery, a studio and a project space. I don’t know the actual answer to this...
Who’s who at 99 Juta Street
Who’s who at 99 Juta Street
Design company Dokter and Misses, which makes items such as cabinets and tables decorated with Kassena motifs, has moved three blocks in Braamfontein to 99 Juta Street....
Façade reveals Jozi’s entrails
Façade reveals Jozi’s entrails
It is easy to imagine gentrification as a focus of artists working in the city limits of South Africa’s urban centres. It is the story of our...
Lens turns on Swiss neutrality
Lens turns on Swiss neutrality
Denise Bertschi’s art makes use of photography and video installations based on historic and contemporary research of political events.
​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...
The sour pleasure of the art industry
The sour pleasure of the art industry
The visibility of black practitioners in the South African visual arts is a favourable indication of a transformed cultural industry. It is 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...
​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,...

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