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Beyond Binaries

Beyond Binaries Artists: various Read The PDF Curated by: Qala! curatorial collective (Russel Hlongwane, Robin Moodley, Mario Pissarra Essays by: Mario Pissarra Galleries: Essence Festival, International Convention Centre, Durban; Durban Art Gallery, Durban; Kwazulu Natal Society of Arts Dates: 10 November 2016 – 13 November 2016, 11 December 2016 – 19 February 2017,  22 February …

#luansview

 #luansview View The PDF Artist: Luan Nel Essays by: Federico Monaco, Luan Nel Gallery: The Toffee Gallery, Darling Dates: 4 November 2017 – 3 December 2017 Website: http://thetoffeegallery.co.za/luansview/    Pages: 87 Sunrise and sunset, these are two key genre any contemporary artist does well to best avoid as subject. These as subject,  although of nature, have …

Carceral Spaces II: Anticipating the Sublime…

Carceral Spaces II: Anticipating the Sublime…    View The PDF In my body of drawings I specifically explore the transformative power of suggestion as a means towards containing a certain presence which could lead to an experience of the sublime – specifically the awesome in drawing. I focus on large scale portrait drawings of the …

Us and Them

Us and Them View The PDF Lekau Matsena’s debut solo exhibition, Us and Them, consists of the artist’s mixed media artworks which comment on ideological structures built into society. In this body of work, Matsena unravels, questions and challenges the uncomfortable space of political, social and racial divisions created by politics and the media in …

Come Hell or High Water

Come Hell or High Water View The PDF Come Hell or High Water by Hannalie Taute unfolds around an exploration of the ocean as a metaphor for identity. Taute masterfully intertwines the notion of identity construction with other conceptual threads, often resulting in shrewd commentary on society and popular culture. For her 11th solo

Equals & Averages

Equals & Averages View The PDF Time, history and memory haunt Nadja Daehnke’s exhibition Equals & Averages. The work reflects the relentless passing of time; and yet we obsessively relive this past in our memories in order to form our identities. Memories, necessarily re-imagined, hold us in their grip.

SORTiLEGiUM

SORTiLEGiUM View The PDF Sortilegium’s sculptures, paintings and prints hark back to ancient divination-by-chance rituals, or sortilege, which are still practised in some places. Romans and early Christians used a version of the ritual to obtain guidance from their holy books – after concentrating their minds, the believer would randomly open pages in the hope …

Terracotta 2014 – 2015

Terracotta 2014 – 2015 View The PDF The catalogue of an exhibition of fifty hollow hand built bisque fired terracotta sculptural works by Malcom Payne. Pre-Columbian, North African Nok and Southern African ancient sculpture are among ceramic traditions reflected upon as well as the tradition of funerary art in these contemporary sculptures.These works emanate from …

Candice Breitz + Mohau Modisakeng

Candice Breitz + Mohau Modisakeng View The PDF Artists: Candice Breitz, Mohau Modisakeng Curator: Lucy MacGarry, Musha Neluheni Producer: Ann Roberts Essays by: Nathi Mthethwa, Lucy MacGarry, Sisonke Msimang, M. Neelika Jayawardane, Zoé Whitley, and Hlonipha Mokoena Gallery: The South African Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia Dates: 13 May 2017 – 26 November 2017

The Rape

The Rape View The PDF Eclectica Contemporary presents a new solo exhibition by Sorrel Hofmann entitled The Rape. Following on from her debut exhibition at the UCT Irma Stern Museum, this body of work examines the harm inherent in seemingly healing gestures and therapies, ranging from the environmental to the psychological. Consisting of paintings, sculptures, …