David Otaru is a contemporary Nigerian visual artist canvassing his lived experiences in his upcoming exhibition ‘Face-Me-I-Face-You’
With the local art fair season about to kick off, we highlight some of the country’s – and Africa’s – most happening visual art events.
Bongani Madondo searches for elegance in a vast exhibition of photographic material documenting life in apartheid South Africa.
Former Constitutional Court justice Albie Sachs is bound to art and politics by love and lineage. He chats about this and his years of art collecting.
Shunned by the serious arts establishment, ?Paul du Toit embraced the naive and innocent.
Bronwyn Lace breathes new meaning into ?the detritus of ?once-living things.
SA artists have used the figure of Nelson Mandela as their muse and metaphor, depicting the many sides of the man people believe they know well.
Award-winning artist Mongezi Ncaphayi draws his audience in, hooking them in to a deeper reflection.
The Absa L’Atelier Awards are highly prized by young artists who may not have the resource to go abroad.
An exhibition opening at the University of Johannesburg aims to bring the 3D-printing movement into the public conversation.
Exhibitions of works by artists from Sudan and Benin have reflected a step change towards Tate’s more globalised view of modern art.
Hannelie Coetzee’s work spills out of her studio and into the surrounding streets.
A new exhibition reveals the silent language used by millions of South Africans to travel through life.
The theft of a painting of Nelson Mandela by South Africa-born artist Conor Mccreedy remains a mystery after it was stolen from a New York gallery.
Mary Sibande is moving on from a familiar character in her oeuvre and, by exploring an historical event, is digging for deeper meaning.
Kudzanai Chiurai’s exhibition titled "16SNLV" encourages people to scrutinise their reactions to everyday brutality.
The public figure of Nelson Mandela has returned to Johannesburg in Marco Cianfanelli’s newly unveiled sculpture, Shadow Boxing.
Kemang Wa Lehulere is one of two young artists awarded the 15th Bâloise prize at the 2013 Art Basel fair.
Local artist Stephen Hobbs is a kind of latter-day Piet Mondrian in our midst.
Artists Pamela Sunstrum and Thenjiwe Nkosi explore the notion of heroes and future mythologies in their "solo-collaborative" exhibition.
It is time to celebrate Sekoto’s place in South African art history, but this major exhibition doesn’t get it quite right, writes Rory Bester.
Artist Sue Williamson celebrates the women who helped to usher in South Africa’s liberation.
The Iraq pavilion at Biennale challenges the ‘rockets and bombs’ view of the country to showcase an art world emerging from years of Saddam and war.
Nicholas Hlobo’s concealment is revealed in this exhibition as the art of saying little and selling a lot.
In an industry dominated by male-made images, an extraordinary international project offers very personal points of view of five female photographers.
Ryan Arenson, who usually works in painting and printmaking, is drawing from a new well of expression through an unusual alter ego.
It is interesting to see who has laid claim to the legacy of Gerard Sekoto, now the subject of a massive exhibition commemorating his 100th birthday.
The world’s most famous galleries now offer phone and tablet apps to guide us through their collections.
Mary Wafer has stepped outside of her comfort zone to create a valuable exhibition about the tragedy at Lonmin’s mine.
Unlike contemporaries Ernest Mancoba and Gerard Sekoto, the elusive artist did not enjoy a late-career rebound.
Nirox is a fitting location for outdoor sculptures that encapsulate the fragility of humankind.
Incognito, he uses South Africa’s streets as his canvas – but his path to renown was international.