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Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars View The PDF Digital technology changed both the photography and music industries. Remember the pop song, Video Killed the Radio Star? Horn, Downes and  Whooley who wrote the lyrics in 1978 said it referred to “the concerns of the impact of modern technology”. Through the works of six photographers we now explore how …

Throw Everything Together and Add

Throw Everything Together and Add View The PDF Zylla uses his art as a means to confront reality, as a tool for change. His steadfast principles and actions forced him to flee South Africa with his family in 1986, only to return seven years later in 1993. Zylla continues to work within a paradigm of …

Speechless

Speechless View The PDF Troubled by the state of the nation and rendered speechless by the dismal vaudeville of the President’s 2015 State of the Nation Address (SONA), South African comic artists present their own personal State of the Nation Address Response (SONAR). Free of captions or dialogue, these images are, quite literally, speechless – …

120 Days of Sodom

 120 Days of Sodom View The PDF Artist: Manfred Zylla Essays & texts by: Ashraf Jamal, Nomusa Mahubu, Nilas Zimmer et al. Gallery: National Arts Festival, Grahamstown & Erdmann Contemporary, Cape Town Dates: 2 July 2015 – 12 July 2015

Digital Sketchbook

Digital Sketchbook View The PDF Digital Sktechbook shows a collection of digital drawings composed by Nicolaas Maritz over a number of years. Maritz is often associated with a strong painterly and material feel to his work, so that the digital works show a fascinatingly different approach from the artist. The images are divided into a …

Ubulungiswa/Justice

Ubulungiswa/Justice View The PDF This collaborative artwork was created in response to the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes statue at the University of Cape Town, the #RhodesMustFall and Open Stellenbosch campaigns, combined with the re-eruption of xenophobic attacks and the  proliferation of racially fueled discourse in South Africa. The campaigns spurred national protest, government …

The Open City Project

The Open City Project View The PDF  The Open City Project approaches City space through the social reality of the streets as a dynamic place of experimentation and vitality. The project sees the construction and installation of wooden structures with artworks, layered texts, photos, images,  maps of evictions and resistances – present, historical and imagined. …

In Print/ In Focus

In Print/ In Focus View The PDF The lithographs were produced by participating artists during a two week workshop at the Michaelis School of Fine Art during November 2014. The workshop, organized by the Africa South Art Initiative (ASAI), was facilitated by Thembinkosi Goniwe, Andrea Steer and Stephen Inggs. The artists, some of whom are …

Imfihlo

Imfihlo View The PDF The discourses of ritual, culture and ethics has, over the years, been a primarily ethnographic, philosophical and dramaturgical concern in which secrecy plays a central role. Secrecy seems central in setting boundaries. Using ritual and culture as the common thread, I question the boundaries that are transgressed by contemporary South African …

Nirox Sculpture Winter 2015 Vol 1 & Vol 2

  Nirox Sculpture Winter 2015 Vol 1 & Vol 2 View The PDF The popular Winter Sculpture Fair returns to the Nirox Sculpture Park near the Cradle of Humankind. Mastercard, Artlogic and NIROX present a contemporary view through the eyes of over 50 artists – a choir of simultaneous voices presenting their concepts, in one …