Johannesburg Art Gallery

 
​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...
The custodian: Khwezi Gule
The custodian: Khwezi Gule
Writer, arts activist and former chief curator at the Soweto Museums for seven years, Khwezi Gule, returned to the Johannesburg Art Gallery in...
Love as a bridge to art of the past
Love as a bridge to art of the past
Bondage. Perversion. Recognition. Retreat. These are among the forms in which love greets us as we enter the Johannesburg Art Gallery. We are here...
JAG puts on show of a lifetime
JAG puts on show of a lifetime
"Anything is possible,” it says in red on the office notice board of the Johannesburg Art Gallery’s (JAG) chief curator, Antoinette Murdoch....
Acts of art put violence in the frame
Acts of art put violence in the frame
A dense reverberation fills a hollow room as one of the world's most prolific performance artists repeatedly strikes her bare-breasted chest...
Jo'burg gallery awash in sewage
Jo'burg gallery awash in sewage
A burst waste pipe at the Johannesburg Art Gallery has flooded the basement with sewage and is threatening to engulf two storerooms containing...
Art theft: Now you see it, now you don't
Art theft: Now you see it, now you don't
The theft of three valuable bronze works from the Johannesburg Art Gallery has highlighted issues of security in South Africa's public museums and...

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