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Nomusa Makhubu

Nomusa Makhubu View The PDF Nomusa Makhubu is an art historian and artist. She lectures Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Cape Town. She has presented research papers nationally and internationally and she has exhibited in South Africa, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Swaziland, Norway, Finland, Senegal, USA and Reunion Island. This digital …

Form & Substance

Form & Substance View The PDF Erdmann Contemporary Gallery presents a goup exhibition of contemporary South African Art, including emerging and established talents. Participants include Rory Emmett, Eleanor Turvey, Gerhard Human, Wim Legrand, Nomusa Makhubu, Clare Menck, Jeanne Hoffman, karlien de Villiers, Jan Neethling, St.John Fuller, Hannalie Taute, Nicola Roos & Verna Leigh Jooste.

#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 …

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

Jan Neethling

Jan Neethling View The PDF Jan Neethling has, over the years, made a name for himself as a  distinguished artist. For some fifty years he has creatively collaborated with one of South Africa’s foremost artists, Robert Hodgins. Until recently, Jan was little known outside Johannesburg. This, I believe, was partly due to his own modest …

Threshold: climate change and environmental concern

Threshold: climate change and environmental concern View The PDF ‘Threshold’ was an exhibition of environmentally engaged art held in the Michaelis Gallery in October 2011, curated by Michaelis senior lecturer Virginia MacKenny as part of her 2011 Donald Gordon Creative Arts Award. It responded, in part, to the most pressing concern of our time: that …

Evanescence

Evanescence View The PDF This is a story of my 67 year old mother, Vasanti Makan who is in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease. ‘Evanescence’ captures our story: of my mother’s gradual fading from my sight and existence, while I am steadily dissolved from her memory. As for the viewer, this series will ‘soon …

Nomalungelo: Threads to Freedom

  Nomalungelo: Threads to Freedom View The PDF  In 2014 South Africans are celebrating 20 years of democracy. Over the past two decades we have been touched by icons who have inspired our people through music and imagery. Through this exhibition we remember these icons and how their stories intertwine with our own. We also …

Vasant

Vasant View The PDF This unceasing emergence of the new, an ancient and infinite cycle, is a leitmotif in Amita Makan’s work, and it’s brought to beautiful fruition in Vasant: Spring. Some of the concepts that inform her works – usually reflected or hinted at in the titles of the pieces – draw on ancient …

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 …