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Fictive world is not escapist
Fictive world is not escapist
Magical realism and Afrofuturism, as modes of conjuring alternate universes, are en vogue in today’s cultural practice. So much so that it might...
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...
Both physical presence, and authenticity
Both physical presence, and authenticity
How does one present a show that is expansive and yet retains coherence and intimacy? How does one curate a group show that affords each individual...
The Weekend Guide
The Weekend Guide
Nigerian Afro-beat with Femi Koya: The composer, saxophonist and singer combines West African highlife and jazz with his nostalgic...
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
Another One’s Bread: Taken from the Afrikaans expression “een man se dood is ’n ander man se brood”, Another...
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
Cape Town Festival of Beer: This is a celebration of the brewing heritage and craft both locally and around the world. Featuring...
Who no know
Who no know
This is what is known. Mame-Diarra Niang is a self-taught artist and photographer raised between Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and France. Her work...
Mame-Diarra Niang: A soul turned inside out
Mame-Diarra Niang: A soul turned inside out
I was not prepared to meet Mame-Diarra Niang. Prior to landing at her studio residency on the upper gallery of the Stevenson gallery, I had only...
Mame-Diarra Niang's vision for the invisible
Mame-Diarra Niang's vision for the invisible
In Mame-Diarra Niang’s constructed Black Hole, there is, quite immediately, little room for journalistic subterfuge. As the realisation settles...
Brave Beauties and the dark Lioness
Brave Beauties and the dark Lioness
On the last day of August — so-called Women’s Month — Stevenson Gallery in Cape Town hosted a Zanele Muholi retrospective of the...
Moshekwa Langa and the mass of a poem
Moshekwa Langa and the mass of a poem
Abstract art is what it is not. It’s not always founded in linear logic. It misshapes reality. Rearranges it. Turns the tangible into something...
Stevenson Gallery curates SEX in the city
Stevenson Gallery curates SEX in the city
Porn shops became a library for curator Lerato Bereng while she was preparing for the Stevenson Gallery’s latest group exhibition, SEX....

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