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Nkululeko – Freedom

Nkululeko – Freedom View The PDF    Alex Msibi is the 2016 winner of the Thami Mnyle Mentorship Prize. Msibi’s solo project, Nkululeko – Freedom is an extension of the artwork, Dessicated In State Of Tranquility that he won the Thami Mnyele Painting Prize with. What appears to be in contrast with the title, his …

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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. …

Lonely Nights

Lonely Nights View The PDF  Lonely Nights by Banele Khoza, shows a break from the intimate digital and ink drawings that Khoza has gained traction with in the industry. Alongside his intimate works, he now creates large ethereal paintings. This exhibition reflects the artist’s experience during 210 consecutive nights spent mostly in isolation, whilst in …

35 Years: a Lizamore Perspective

35 Years: a Lizamore Perspective View The PDF Artists: A selection of artists who represent an overview of curator Teresa Lizamore’s time in the industry Curator: Teresa Lizamore Gallery: Lizamore & Associates, Johannesburg Dates: 2 February 2017 – 28 February 2017

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 …

Against the Grain

Against the Grain View The PDF Participating artists: Isaac Makeleni, Ishmael Thyssen, Shepherd Mbanya, Timothy Mafenuka, Thami Kiti Curator: Mario Pissara Essays by: Mario Pissara, Rooksana Omar, Johan vam Zyl Gallery: Iziko South African National Gallery, Sanlam Art Gallery Dates: 15 August 2013 – 17 November 2013, 3 December 2013 – 7 February 2014

OhFuckWhatNow

OhFuckWhatNow View The PDF  The exhibition consists of three parts. The first is a ‘life alphabet’ that gives insight into the artist’s existence at this point in time. Divorce, karma and skating make an appearance and are rendered in a purposefully craft-like manner. There is a strong  emphasis on the imperfection that surrounds the act …

Scintilla: An Alchemy Show

Scintilla: An Alchemy Show View The PDF Practice-led and oriented towards intuitive connections, artists reveal an encounter with the creatove impulse (the scintilla) in whichever form or guise it may take. Through the creative act, the artist-as-alchemist manifests aesthetic forms ofdiscovery and magic. In ‘Scintilla: An Alchemy Show’, a selection of South African and international artists …