Johannesburg Art Gallery

 
The Art of Comics and serving‌ ‌the‌ ‌public‌
The Art of Comics and serving‌ ‌the‌ ‌public‌
“We tend to model ourselves around certain European institutions but you find that even those institutions are having an identity crisis...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Poetry Heals: For a cultural and non-preachy alternative to a church sermon, poet Phiwe Gazu presents an offering of poetry that...
Invincible yet still mercurial
Invincible yet still mercurial
Although Albert Adams has had a number of posthumous retrospectives, the current one, entitled Albert Adams — An Invincible Spirit,...
More than one layer to the art and life of Tracey Rose
More than one layer to the art and life of Tracey Rose
A stillness is required to engage seriously with the work of Tracey Rose. Perhaps this has to do with the attractive, carnivalesque, risqué and...
JAG exhibition sparks new discussion on all your faves
JAG exhibition sparks new discussion on all your faves
Sometime in 2018, Johannesburg Art Gallery chief curator Khwezi Gule was poring over the gallery’s collection and its attendant archive with the...
​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...
She fights for artists’ rights
She fights for artists’ rights
‘Decentralisation is meant to give artists who are not in Johannesburg or Cape Town access to grants,” says Kabelo Malatsie, the recently...
The quiet activism of exposing everyday fragility
The quiet activism of exposing everyday fragility
For a long time it has been considered improper, at least in critical circles, to hold the belief that a photograph could have universal interest....
Wolfgang Tillmans brings Fragile to the Johannesburg Art Gallery
Wolfgang Tillmans brings Fragile to the Johannesburg Art Gallery
Euphony of visual poetics are the first words that come to mind as I meander through the Johannesburg Art Gallery, pushed and pulled by unframed...
The art of being opaque: Why Zeitz should open its books
The art of being opaque: Why Zeitz should open its books
The resignation of Mark Coetzee, formerly the chief curator and director of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), has raised...
The history of collecting art – a timeline
The history of collecting art – a timeline
Centuries ago, a lucrative culture of buying art was established. Rich people began buying art for three reasons: it looks beautiful, it makes...

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