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Art fair or just opportunist?

Galleries may thrive but will the planned Art Week, FNB Joburg Art Fair and Arts Alive festivities have any greater social or cultural ramifications?

Donna Kukama: Life is a laughing matter

Donna Kukama is tired of the gallery space — but she intends to stay inside the system and to make the most of it by subverting it.

Formerly censored Mabulu art work sells for R89K

Artist Ayanda Mabulu's painting commenting on President Jacob Zuma's perceived role in the Marikana shooting has sold for R89 000.

Jo’burg Art Fair censorship: Artists back each other up

The redeeming factor of the Jo'burg Art Fair was seeing one artist stand up for another, writes Percy Zvomuya.

Art Fair forced to reinstate Mabulu painting after Goldblatt threat

The Jo'burg Art Fair will allow Ayanda Mabulu's controversial painting to stay after featured artist David Goldblatt threatened to quit in protest.

New curator on the block

Silvia Pillon, in charge of the noncommercial side of the Jo'burg Art Fair, discusses her role in staging the event.

Eleven new galleries exhibiting at Jo’burg Art Fair

The FNB Jo'burg Art Fair has launched, with an announcement that 11 new galleries would be showing work at the fair for the first time.

Fair and fabulous

M&G's arts editor Matthew Krouse takes us behind the scenes at the 2012 FNB Jo'burg Art Fair, which took place in Sandton at the weekend.

Hugo lays bare society’s scars

Pieter Hugo's latest work, the Pirelli-commissioned At Home series of nude portraits of South Africans at home is all imperfect humanity.

Tracing a life gone awry

Turner Adams, at the centre of photographer Gordon Clark's latest body of work, is an extraordinary subject.

Ugandan finds weight in paper

Benon Lutaaya's big-city hardship compelled him to work in collage and enter competitions compulsively.

Keeping it fresh

The Art Fair Fringe's Claudia Schneider tells Matthew Krouse about her vision for showing new work in new spaces.

Art fairs lead to a rethinking of Africa

Chris Dercon, the director of the Tate Modern, was in South Africa for last weekend's Jo'burg Art Fair.

Tearing up the rule book

A collaboration between two young Johannesburg artists opens the doors to an interesting debate on the accessibility of art and gallery space.

Fringe comes into its own

When Claudia Schneider returned to South Africa as the first Jo'burg Art Fair geared up, a natural question to her was: "Where's the fringe".

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