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Talking Bodies: Photographers use self-portraits to tell stories

Mandisa Buthelezi and Thembi Mthembu are adding depth to the photographic archive through their self-portraits with captions and historical reframing

Taking the battle to the grave: South Africa’s contested sites

In his swansong, Santu Mofokeng ruminates on mortality, ancestry and dispossession

In the world — but not of it

Portia Zvavahera uses her dreams and experiences to create her otherworldly works

More than one layer to the art and life of Tracey Rose

She might have softened her approach but her emotions still run high in all she does

Buildings with humans at their heart

South Africa’s architects may be low-key at Venice but their designs are helping correct social injustices

El Anatsui comes back to Africa

The world-renowned artist is being introduced to audiences with his latest exhibition ‘Meyina’

‘Bring back what was once mine’

How racial prejudice, a controversy and the outcome of a Boko Haram kidnapping all coincided ‘positively’ with Nigeria’s presentation at the Biennale

Venice Biennale: African pavilions and the politics of space

African artists’ work was much better represented at the national pavilions than at the biennale, a revealing actuality when it comes to black artists

SA artists to poke holes in African stereotypes in Venice

South Africa’s participation in the Venice Biennale is marred by political exclusion during apartheid. Same Mdluli speaks to Lucy MacGarry

Venice Biennale: View from the ground

The works of SA Pavilion's artists Mntambo, Lewis and Gunn-Salie bring the country's past and present issues into sharp focus at Venice Biennale.

Why Marx got Venice Biennale invite

Charlotte Higgins talks to Venice Biennale director Okwui Enwezor about Marxism, bigotry and how Rolls-Royce sponsorship squeezes into the mix.

Venice Biennale: the world is more than enough

Adrian Searle embarks on a long walk to enlightenment at this year's compendious Venice Biennale.

Kenyan artists’ outcry wakes up the government

The Kenyan pavilion at the Venice Biennale has became mired in controversy as five of the seven artists showing are Chinese, and one is Italian.

SA trips as Joburg lands on the steps of the Venice Biennale

Unlike the Joburg showcase, the SA pavilion will present a show that many believe does not reflect the demographics of SA.

Jettison the idea of a SA national pavilion in Venice

Sean O'Toole suggests taking a few pages out of Egypt's book and venture something brave for SA pavilion rather than big empty ideas.

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