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What nebulous factors decide the price of an artist’s work?
What nebulous factors decide the price of an artist’s work?
In May 2015, Pablo Picasso’s 1955 painting Les Femmes d’Alge (Version ‘O’) made headlines when it fetched $179.4-million dollars...
Spaces are not neutral to the art they show
Spaces are not neutral to the art they show
“This ground is not neutral. This is what I am saying. None of this is neutral.’’ — Dorothee Kreutzfeldt on Extensions to...
17 people who have our attention in 2017
17 people who have our attention in 2017
There are more than 17 people in South Africa whose work is shifting consciousness, trading narratives with the future and relieving the damned...
Graffiti and Herman Mashaba's bid to erase public art histories
Graffiti and Herman Mashaba's bid to erase public art histories
In his piece The Public Art Hustle, curator Khwezi Gule argues that, in the same way backpackers are at the vanguard of bourgeois tourism,...
Breaking free from migrant status
Breaking free from migrant status
The psychic journey Zimbabwean people undergo when they leave their homeland has, unexpectedly, not come to shape the cultural production of...
​Art, consumerism and 'curated' gentrification meet at Keyes Art Mile
​Art, consumerism and 'curated' gentrification meet at Keyes Art Mile
The Keyes Art Mile, a new addition to Rosebank’s constant state of renewal, is...
The Brother Moves On: Mourning Nkush in a befittingly spectacular occupation
The Brother Moves On: Mourning Nkush in a befittingly spectacular occupation
“This is exactly how we are transforming... how we are transforming issues of redress and the like. Art is learned, in this context.” – (Itai...
Wangechi Mutu: Collagist and ‘cultural anomaly’ is returning home after 20 years
Wangechi Mutu: Collagist and ‘cultural anomaly’ is returning home after 20 years
Mutu spoke to author and cultural philosopher Greg Tate before her return to her native country this year, after 20 years in New York. This is...
​The Quiet Violence of Dreams – a double exhibition based on the book
​The Quiet Violence of Dreams – a double exhibition based on the book
“Perhaps we do not fear the scrutiny of daylight enough. I walk because of them (the politicians) and all the ugliness they have left us. But the...
​A sangoma connects the art of performance and of healing with a search for identity
​A sangoma connects the art of performance and of healing with a search for identity
For multimedia artist Buhlebezwe Siwani, performance art is as versatile as reenacting rituals associated with ukuthwasa (training to be a...
Sex exhibition is fair on representation but short on alternative heterosexual sex
Sex exhibition is fair on representation but short on alternative heterosexual sex
Sex in South Africa is in a state of emergency and has been since the colonial birth of the nation. But, since Jacob Zuma’s rape trial in 2006,...
[Video]Ayanda Mabulu on Marikana painting: The battle of expression continues
[Video]Ayanda Mabulu on Marikana painting: The battle of expression continues
[ARCHIVE] Artist Ayanda Mabulu, in a 2013 interview with M&G, talked about the controversy surrounding his 'Black Man’s Cry' painting

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