With the deadline for applications for Infecting the City 2015 fast approaching (15 August 2014 for the Ideas Phase), we spoke to Jay Pather about this year's festival, performance art and Cape Town.
The Durban International Film Festival takes place from 17 – 27 July 2014. The festival includes more than 200 theatrical screenings and a full seminar and workshop programme, as well as the Wavescape Film Festival, the Wild Talk Africa Film Festival.
Art South Africa pays tribute to Nadine Gordimer (1923 - 2014); Nobel Laureate for Literature, anti-apartheid activist, cultural great and inspirational South African leader.
Accidental Art is a public art project sponsored by Nando’s and directed by Yellowwoods Art. Its core concept is to "take art outside" – making art accessible to a wider audience, while celebrating Nando’s ongoing involvement and investment in local art.
Upon reading Boris Gorelik’s biography of Tretchikoff, I was stricken by the similarities between Laurence Graff and Vladimir Tretchikoff, dubbed respectively the ‘King of Diamonds’ and ‘King of Kitsch’.
As part of the cultural programme of the 25th World Congress on Architecture (Durban, South Africa), Faith47 is painting six walls, on four of the supporting columns of the main freeway overpass adjacent to the Early Morning Market in Warwick.
Matthew Partridge spoke to Okwui Enwezor about 'Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life', co-curated with Rory Bester.
For the first edition of Ama Culture, Art South Africa's new weekly lifestyle column, Christine Lundy looks at Glenelly Wine Estate’s famous Glass collection.
Skattie Magazine will be launching the first in a series of projects celebrating emerging South African artists/creatives with an event to be held at Blank gallery in Woodstock, Cape Town, on Thursday July 10 2014.
Titled Skattie Celebrates… the first in the series features illustrator Unathi Mkonto.
International band Didier Labb'e Quartet(France) partnered with iKapa Dance Theatre contemporary dancer Mbulelo Ngumbombini to create an exhilarating piece 'ECHO TO ABDULLAH IBRAHIM'. Art South Africa spoke to Mbulelo, one of the founding members of iKapa Dance.
277 lots of Important South African and International art are set to go under the hammer at Strauss & Co's Johannesburg auction on 30 June 2014.
KLA ART 014 is Kampala’s biennial contemporary art festival. Throughout the month of October, the festival will showcase contemporary artists from Uganda and Uganda’s neighbouring countries to the public.
The Turbine Art Fair (17 - 20 July 2014) Talks and Film Programme will be extended to include a wide range of artists, art professionals and collectors, including Art South Africa's Brendon Bell-Roberts.
Introducing Ama Culture, Art South Africa’s new lifestyle column: [Re]discover and experience South Africa’s unique culture.
by Morgan Quaintance
Throughout colonial history, occidental forces seeking to capitalize on natural and human resources in their respective colonies employed the dehumanization of natives as a strategy to justify and maintain subjection on a massive scale. It was a project designed to equate the west with “civilization” and the rest with savagery, barbarism and the primitive mind. Abroad, not content with the domination and emasculation of peoples by force, coercive methods of western colonial practice advanced beyond the bloodied battlefield into the fertile grounds of foreign minds. The trick was to convince the native of his or her inherent inferiority. Utilizing science, religion and technology, colonizers sought to demonstrate to the native their moral, intellectual, natural and spiritual superiority.
by Sean O'Toole
He is best known for his black and white portraits of Nigerian women sporting elaborate sculptural hairdos, but J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere – or simply “Pa” Ojeikere to his many Lagosian admirers – also made colour photographs. In 1966, while working for West Africa Publicity Ltd., a specialist marketing company that grew out of a colonial business offering advertising services, Ojeikere took on his first job with Lintas, the in-house advertising department of Lever Brothers, the British company behind Lux soap.
Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
In the frame of Art Basel’s Salon, C& presents a rare talk with the internationally renowned artist El Anatsui in conversation with the Founding Director of Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Bisi Silva and Yvette Mutumba, Co-initiator of C& and curator at Weltkulturenmuseum in Frankfurt.
Art South Africa's Fay Jackson attended the 'Styles from the Streets' exhibition in Johannesburg and spoke to some of the artists involved. Hosted by Grayscale concepts and David Brown Fine Art, 'Styles from the Streets' exhibited works by 12 of South Africa's young graffiti and street artists.
Art South Africa attended two exciting events in Cape Town on Thursday 5 June 2014, hosted by US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard and the 'Art in Embassies' programme. The events were centred around collaboration between US and SA artists; Art South Africa spoke to some of those involved about this exciting initiative.
Art South Africa in conversation with Xolane Maswana, Langa TAG resident and tour-guide.
Art South Africa in conversation with Lawrence Lemaoana, one of the South African artists invited to participate in the 'Art In Embassies' events held in South Africa
Art South Africa in conversation with Sanford Biggers and Robert Pruitt, two of the American artists invited to participate in the 'Art In Embassies' events held in South Africa
Art South Africa in conversation with Tony Elvin, social entrepreneur, on the Langa Quarter and his vision for Cape Town
Art South Africa in conversation with Deborah Willis Ph.D - Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University - on her involvement in the 'Art in Embassies' events in South Africa.
Art South Africa in conversation with US Ambassador Patrick Gaspard on the events surrounding the arrival of his new collection, part of the 'Art in Embassies' programme: a hands-on mural project with US and local artists and residents in Langa; and a conversation about identity, race and history in contemporary art.
The Michaelis School of Fine Art seeks to appoint a Gallery Curator at the Michaelis Gallery from 1 January 2015 or soon as possible thereafter.