South African art

 
Spaces are not neutral to the art they show
Spaces are not neutral to the art they show
“This ground is not neutral. This is what I am saying. None of this is neutral.’’ — Dorothee Kreutzfeldt on Extensions to...
A reflection on womanhood
A reflection on womanhood
Depending on which circles one moves in, one might know of Viviane Sassen as a fashion photographer who shoots covers for Dazed and Confused magazine and spreads for Vogue and Viktor & Rolf, or as an artist whose formidable body of works has hung on the walls of...
Ayanda Mabulu’s art of plundering phalluses: Rape, Mandela and his 'guerilla warfare'
Ayanda Mabulu’s art of plundering phalluses: Rape, Mandela and his 'guerilla warfare'
‘Mandela is a human being,” says artist Ayanda Mabulu, a mere 48 hours after yet another painting of the naked president — this time with...
Rezaire awakens what is within
Rezaire awakens what is within
It is the start of the Easter weekend and artist Tabita Rezaire holds a Kemetic yoga session in a nook bordered on either side by her graphic light...
Creative Mornings become a wake-up call for innovation, discussion and collaboration
Creative Mornings become a wake-up call for innovation, discussion and collaboration
If you’re in the Creative Mornings loop, you’ll know that one Friday a month is guaranteed to start with a new perspective on your own...
Artist Nelson Makamo – rural boy made good
Artist Nelson Makamo – rural boy made good
There is a verve to Nelson Makamo even as he plots a future without the support of a gallery.
Wa Lehulere's new take on education
Wa Lehulere's new take on education
When I was young I overheard a gangster threaten to kill someone who had kicked a stray dog, his logic was that dogs were ancestors. This would...
SA art on Bond Street
SA art on Bond Street
Giles Peppiatt, director of South African art at the London auction house Bonhams, is describing one of the important works in his forthcoming...
Finding the plot
Finding the plot
Nicholas Hlobo's ringing telephone is determined to thwart the tranquillity of his Doornfontein studio following last week's announcement that he...
Lemaoana's fabric of life
Lemaoana's fabric of life
Young artist Lawrence Lemaoana couldn't have had better luck with Art Extra's exhibition diary this year.
In living colour
In living colour
Thokozani Mthiyane's name may not be familiar in Johannesburg's mainstream arts and culture scene, but his enormous serpentine dreadlocks certainly...
Let the festivities begin
Let the festivities begin
It's bigger and better and back with a bang -- the 2008 Soweto Festival, brought to you by Adele Lucas Promotions (ALP) and hosted by the City of...

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