Jepchumba has been listed by Forbes as one of the 20 Youngest Power Woman in Africa (2012) and by Guardian Africa in their Top 25 Woman Achievers. We know her as the digital curator, designer, artist and founder of African Digital Art (ADA) - an online platform that showcases the work of digital creatives from Africa. ARTsouthAFRICA spoke with Jepchumba about "dreaming in digital" and the possibilities that lie ahead for digital art on the continent. This interview was published in full in the March 2015 Innovation Issue (13.3) of ARTsouthAFRICA magazine.
The significant collection of Sindika Dokolo, a Congolese art collector and businessman who started the Foundation of the same name, has more than five thousand works of art, including paintings, prints, photographs, videos and installations by 90 artists from 25 countries. The contemporary art exhibition ‘You Love Me, You Love Me Not,’ curated from the Sindika Dokolo collection, is on display from 5 March – 10 May 2015 at the Municipal Gallery Almeida Garrett in Oporto (Portugal).
Artes Mundi, the UK’s leading international art prize, is calling for nominations for Artes Mundi 7. Following a critically acclaimed Artes Mundi 6, the Wales-based prize invites nominations from individuals working within the global arts community including curators, artists, writers, critics, gallerists and art historians.
Kenyan animator, director and artist, Ng'endo Mukii was a featured speaker at the 2015 Design Indaba Conference. Her talk focused on the use of "documentary animation" to convert the image of post colonial / ‘indigenous’ people in the current media. We spoke to her to find out more about her practice, and how platforms like Design Indaba are instrumental in supporting innovative work in Africa. This interview appeared in full in The Innovation Issue (13.3) of ARTsouthAFRICA.
Dieter Wickert-Ludemann and Keith Seaford are DK Conservators, a Cape Town-based paper conservation and restoration studio. DK Conservators have worked closely with ARTsouthAFRICA previously to restore an artwork by Sam Nhlengethwa, A Black Car (2001), a print that had been damaged by dust and water. With the support of the Department of Public Works, DK Conservators undertook a project for the Groote Schuur Estate in Cape Town, completed earlier this year, restoring a collection of books and works on paper.
In an open letter to Jochen Zeitz and Mark Coetzee of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), Cape Town, Matthew Blackman addresses a number of critical concerns. From the comments on the original article (which appears on ArtThrob), it would appear that this kind of direct address might be long overdue.
The ninth edition of the Global Art Forum takes on the theme of technologies and their impact on the world of art and culture. Titled 'Download Update?', the Forum is co-directed by Turi Munthe and Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, with Shumon Basar as Director-at-Large and Uns Kattan as Project Coordinator (you can read our interview with Kattan for The Innovation Issue (13.3) here).
Andrew Lamprecht, curator, senior lecturer at Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT) and former guest editor of ARTsouthAFRICA 13.2, recently had the opportunity to speak with RoseLee Goldberg about her involvement at this year's Cape Town Art Fair. This interview was published in full in the March Innovation Issue (13.3) of ARTsouthAFRICA.
ARTsouthAFRICA's founder and editor-in-chief, Brendon Bell-Roberts, in conversation with El Anatsui. This interview was published in full in the March Innovation Issue (13.3).
Thuli Gamedze writes an illuminating article about the space of 'the art fair' in contemporary Cape Town, drawing comparisons between Cape Town Art Fair and THAT ART FAIR, both of which took place between 27 February and 1 March 2015. This article originally appeared on Art Meets Camera, published on 11 March 2015.
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.