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Slice of Life: When ink is more than skin deep
Slice of Life: When ink is more than skin deep
The composition was clumsy. The placement was unflattering. 
A guide to embarking on an arts career in South Africa
A guide to embarking on an arts career in South Africa
Considering an artistic career in South Africa means entering into an old but all too relevant debate about what art’s role in society should...
Ghosts of the night watch
Ghosts of the night watch
THE FIFTH COLUMN
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...

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