Latest articles on Sculpture

On Jackson Hlungwani: A close encounter with an artistic deity

A survey of Jackson Hlungwani’s practice presents a transcendental experience, even for non-believers

Nakanjani, Dada Khanyisa’s got a good feeling

Artist Dada Khanyisa on responding to the opportunities that their practice offers them, by all means necessary

Wa Lehulere’s new take on education

Although the artist is starting a whole new conversation, he picks up on threads from his earlier shows and expands on them.

Exhibition toasts SA sculpture world’s ‘stars of the north’

Instead of overanalysing the context from which these Limpopo artworks sprung, we should enjoy them for their individual merits.

Another public sculpture for Cape Town: Toy art?

For many hoping to see their work placed in the public sphere, the easy route seems to be an approach of "play-play".

Monstrous shades colours perceptions about role of art

A new sculpture that neatly aligns commercial interests with art and our history has the twitterati frothing about apparent opportunism.

An interrogation of post-colonial history

For Meleko Mokgosi, painting – as an act, object and commodity – is always political. And his approach to his work is unrelentlingly uncompromising.

US student rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany

A young American in Tübingen had to be rescued by 22 firefighters after getting trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina.

Art and the grey area of ‘betweenness’

Institutions need to engage more rigorously with "rural" artists such as Johannes Segogela and Jackson Hlungwani, writes Same Mdluli.

Frances Goodman’s manicured bed of nails

Frances Goodman is sanguine about giving territory and feminine identity the finger(nail) in a bold new exhibition.

#Savetherabbit on Mandela sculpture, says Twitter

Some South Africans have taken to Twitter in an attempt to save the rabbit etched in the statue of Nelson Mandela at the Union Buildings.

Art Fair in focus

What's waiting for you at this year's FNB Jo'burg Art Fair? We get a sneak preview of the weekend ahead and chat to curators and artists.

Top-flight printmaker takes off

Senzo Shabangu is going solo for the first time and his incursions into sculpture are going along for the ride.

Artist’s strongest ?suit is black

Norman Catherine's introspective works leave room to wonder about the artist's state of mind in the current South Africa.

Must-see: Nirox sculptures

We meet the curator and several sculptors currently exhibiting at the Nirox sculpture park. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday