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Collab is manifestly dope
Collab is manifestly dope
Ghanaian rapper M.anifest is a serial collaborator. And he seems to have an obsession with South African musicians — he has collaborated with...
The Lists this week: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, King of the Belgians and Spoek Mathambo
The Lists this week: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, King of the Belgians and Spoek Mathambo
King of the Belgians. It’s a pity that the European Film Festival ended last weekend because it means that getting to...
The weekly pop sack: Winter is here
The weekly pop sack: Winter is here
Temperatures may be dropping outside but they have been climbing on Facebook and Twitter. And while the weather makes for soul-crushing small talk,...
Birds of a revolutionary feather
Birds of a revolutionary feather
Eleven artists in white stood atop crates of glass bottles, barefoot and silent, gazing ahead as an audience in Athens watched in silence, a...
Venice Biennale: African pavilions and the politics of space
Venice Biennale: African pavilions and the politics of space
The theme set by 2017 Venice Biennale’s curator, Christine Macel, is “Viva Arte Viva!”, intended to celebrate artists and “art for art’s...
Afropunk’s growing gains and pains
Afropunk’s growing gains and pains
Afropunk comes to Johannesburg, all grown up. With that comes potential and grown-folk problems.
Blooming reflection of society
Blooming reflection of society
SEASON OF CRIMSON BLOSSOMS by Abubakar Adam Ibrahim (Cassava Republic)
The Lists: Chimurenga Chronic, Lyric DVDs and celebrating comic books
The Lists: Chimurenga Chronic, Lyric DVDs and celebrating comic books
Manelis: Township Jupiter. Manelis has been tinkering with a new aesthetic pretty much since the Nineties, which is when...
Muyanga settles old scores on a visible stage
Muyanga settles old scores on a visible stage
As the featured artist at this year’s National Arts Festival, composer, librettist and performer Neo Muyanga and several collaborators will...
Black, white and Baldwin: I Am Not Your Negro review
Black, white and Baldwin: I Am Not Your Negro review
In 1979, James Baldwin attempted to tell the story of the United States through three infamously martyred civil rights leaders: Medgar Evers,...
The South Africans in Paris make most of ‘Being There’
The South Africans in Paris make most of ‘Being There’
One of the highlights of the Louis Vuitton Foundation’s large showcase of South African art, one of three exhibitions devoted to Africa currently...
Zadie Smith, Phuzekhemisi and 'Dear White People' — on our Lists this week
Zadie Smith, Phuzekhemisi and 'Dear White People' — on our Lists this week
Dear White People. Two years ago, the film was shown in movie houses but got tossed into the abyss of screenplays that...
SA artists to poke holes in African stereotypes in Venice
SA artists to poke holes in African stereotypes in Venice
South Africa’s participation in the Venice Biennale is marred by political exclusion during apartheid and, nowadays, the controversy about...

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