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JP Mika is a Congolese artist in full bloom
JP Mika is a Congolese artist in full bloom
JP Mika is holding his first solo exhibition outside the Democratic Republic of Congo. The show, called Bisengo, is on display at Magnin-A...
Trump hangs painting of himself at bar with Republican presidents
Trump hangs painting of himself at bar with Republican presidents
It could be any Republican president's fantasy: hanging out at a bar with fellow conservative American leaders of years, decades, and even...
Stolen moments of prison life
Stolen moments of prison life
When I first came across Fatima Meer’s paintings in 2008 I had no idea they would inspire my master’s degree. I had just been appointed the...
Trace Zuma's trajectory by muted reaction to 'shock art'
Trace Zuma's trajectory by muted reaction to 'shock art'
When President Jacob Zuma was portrayed with his genitals exposed in The Spear in 2012, Brett Murray’s painting was defaced twice and...
Overlooked late artist Albert Adams remembered
Overlooked late artist Albert Adams remembered
“I am fascinated by those who have been left behind or forgotten,” says Marilyn Martin, the co-curator of Bonds of Memory, 
Keeping up with the Joneses
Keeping up with the Joneses
It was soon after Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, when much of the country was bubbling with rapture, hope and determination, that South...
Painting and the miracle of representation
Painting and the miracle of representation
As sounds of traffic float into Ian Grose's studio above Longmarket Street in Cape Town, the soft-spoken artist is telling me about the paintings...
An interrogation of post-colonial history
An interrogation of post-colonial history
The image of a stout-shouldered Boer goat is mesmerising. A man dressed in a teal-green farmworker's uniform, pant cuffs tucked into white...
Artist’s strongest ?suit is black
Artist’s strongest ?suit is black
It was Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 gangster movie Reservoir Dogs that popularised the black suit in its decade so that every man could...
Jo'burg's ghostly trail of Stones
Jo'burg's ghostly trail of Stones
A good art exhibition becomes part of your life’s journey. It transports you to places you didn’t know existed, or it rekindles...
Lawyer 'hijacks' art treasure
Lawyer 'hijacks' art treasure
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Artist who transcended apartheid
Artist who transcended apartheid
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