Infecting The City (ITC) is a vibrant and innovative public arts festival that takes place every year in the City of Cape Town. The Festival strives to bring exceptional, socially engaged performance and visual art out of theatres and galleries and into the communal spaces of Cape Town’s Central Business District – transforming the city centre into an outdoor venue, where art is free and accessible to everyone.
In conversation with Uns Kattan, Art Dubai’s Education Manager and Project Coordinator for the Global Art Forum. This interview appeared in the March 'Innovation Issue' (13.3) of ARTsouthAFRICA.
More than 100 galleries and artists from 25 countries are set to descend on Dubai for World Art Dubai from April 8-11, 2015. World Art Dubai is a new platform for galleries and artists created to bridge the market gap by presenting affordable works for seasoned art lovers and budding collectors.
Have a look at ARTsouthAFRICA's talks programme for Cape Town Art Fair this year, and come and visit us and pick up your copy of the latest March Issue (13.3)!
'Africa Is Now 2015,' a Design Indaba project now in its second edition, will introduce the work of five dynamic art collectives from across the African continent. The exhibition, a central feature at Design Indaba Expo 2015, shifts the focus from products to the people and processes behind the creation of new work.
The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative for 2014-2015 has paired Congolese artist Sammy Baloji with his mentor, distinguished Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.
The Space WIRED Creative Fellowship is on the hunt for talented individuals who are leading the way in digital arts and culture.
The Ernest Cole Award is now bi-annual! This the 4th award named in honour of committed photographer Ernest Cole and his legacy, dedicated to creative photographic responses to South African society. The Award supports an existing body of work in progress. The successful applicant will receive a grant to complete a book and exhibition.
Celebrate the diverse music and culture of Africa and the diaspora with a month-long film-festival on your screen, presented by AfriDocs.
ARTsouthAFRICA recently had the exclusive opportunity to speak to reknowned South African artist Robert Slingsby in his Cape Town studio. What follows is our conversation with him about his last solo exhibition, 'Crossing the Line,' the symbolism in his work, and how travelling in Africa has shaped his practice over the years. This interview is published in full in the February Digital Issue of ARTsouthAFRICA.
William Kentridge, arguably South Africa's best-known living artist will be speaking, performing and presenting at the 2015 Design Indaba Festival.
Andrew Lamprecht, the recently appointed Editor of ARTsouthAFRICA's new sister publication, ComicArtAfrica, sent out a series of questions to a number of comic art practitioners for comment. The full response of Anton Pretorius (currently a post-graduate student at Stellenbosch University specializing in Illustration) follows below. Selected extracts from other respondents are included in pull-quotes throughout the supplement and will be published online and in ARTsouthAFRICA’s digital editions over the next few months.
The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) is an annual competition and exhibition presented at the Design Indaba Expo. A panel of experts – including acclaimed photographer Zanele Muholi and Mike van Graan from the African Arts Institute – were asked to nominate what they deem to be the most beautiful object in the country.
Art Jameel launches its second year of Artist Residencies in Brooklyn, New York City for artists from the Middle East and Africa!
In anticipation of our interview with Rabbit founder Harry Ravelomanantsoa in the upcoming March Issue (13.3) of ARTsouthAFRICA, we’d like to remind you of the incredible 3D printing technology available at your fingertips in the heart of Cape Town.
ARTsouthAFRICA 13.2 is the Controversy Issue. Collector, curator and owner of (S)ITOR Gallery in Paris, Sitor Senghor speaks to Yvette Greslé at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London. This is the full interview as published in the December issue (13.2).
Andrew Lamprecht, the recently appointed Editor of ARTsouthAFRICA's new sister publication, ComicArtAfrica, sent out a series of questions to a number of comic art practitioners for comment. The full response of Andrew Cramer (comic book colourist, illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Cape Town) follows below. Selected extracts from other respondents are included in pull-quotes throughout the supplement and will be published online and in ARTsouthAFRICA’s digital editions over the next few months.
Graffiti South Africa is a new graffiti and street art book by Cale Waddacor; the first book to showcase South Africa’s graffiti on the international stage. The book complies a complete documentary record of the history of South African graffiti through hundreds of high quality pictures in all major cities, from walls to trains, and action shots, as well as interviews with top South African graffiti artists, including Rasty, Falko, Mak1one, Faith47, and Mars. ARTsouthAFRICA spoke to the author about the launch of this important archive.
20 years after the first Johannesburg Biennial, Same Mdluli speaks to reknowned South African artists Sam Nhlengethwa and David Koloane about the progress we've made as art and art history move towards the so-called 'global turn.'