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Standard Bank Young Artists Award Winners Announced

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The National Arts Festival on Tuesday night named an unprecedented eight young South Africans winners of the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award, bringing to 125 the total number who have been honoured since Standard Bank began sponsoring the Awards three decades ago.  

Sterns to Rock the Art Market

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Four scintillating Stern paintings are set to seduce the local art market when they come to auction this month. Following recent international interest in the artist, the paintings to be offered at Strauss & Co’s 21 October 2013 auction at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town, establish Irma Stern as a leading Modernist painter and, furthermore, as an intrepid collector of top quality African art.

Zanele Muholi wins Fine Prize at Carnegie International

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Zanele Muholi has won the Fine Prize for an emerging artist at the 2013 Carnegie International, at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Carnegie International is North America’s pre-eminent survey of contemporary art from around the world and is held every three to five years. The Fine Prize, created in 2008 to honour an emerging artist in the survey, carries a $10 000 award, funded by The Fine Foundation.

Art South Africa launches new website at the FNB Joburg Art Fair

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Contemporary Tribalesque: Evermore The Rage

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Colonial chic has been around for quite a few decades, with earthy monochromes, starched linen, dark wooden figurines, mosquito nets and slow G&T’s on ample porches adorning magazine covers into the wrong side of the naughties.

Black Swan Rising: SA comics: WTF?

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Joe Dog was walking down Long Street, Cape Town, towards Clarke’s Bookshop a month or so ago, when he became aware of an intense presence – an old man with a large camera, his gimlet eyes scanning the crowded street.

FONG confirmed for the FNB Johannesburg Art Fair

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Strauss & Company are assisting the Friends of the National Gallery (FONG) with their attendance at this year’s FNB Johannesburg Art Fair.

“With most of our public Museums and Galleries faced with ever restricted budgets we are delighted to be able to help the Friends at this level,” says Stephan Welz, Managing Director at Strauss & Co.

In Coversation with Ross Douglas, Founder of Art Logic

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Founded in 2004 by Ross Douglas, Artlogic is a Joburg-based events company responsible for producing the FNB Joburg Art Fair, an annual contemporary art fair which was the first of its kind in Africa. Now in its sixth year, the fair is one of the world’s premier forums for contemporary South African art. Art Media Agency spoke to Douglas to find out more about the work of artists and gallerists in the region, and to gain an insight into Artlogic’s work.

FNB Joburg Art Fair Talks

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Every year the FNB Joburg Art Fair holds a talks programme, through which we invite curators, artists, collectors and other interesting personalities from the art world to present talks to visitors.

Photography at the FNB Joburg Art Fair

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For the sixth annual FNB Joburg Art Fair, we turn our focus to photography. A host of Special Projects are dedicated to the medium, and we'll be bringing both iconic names and new talent to the Sandton Convention Centre, where you can view the largest collection of photography from the continent under one roof.

FNB Art Prize Winner

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The winner of the third edition of the FNB Art Prize is the video installation Uncles & Angels, a collaboration between South African artist Mocke J Van Veuren and South African performer and choreographer Nelisiwe Xaba.

Sommerakademie 2013

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Every year in August, the Sommerakademie invites emerging artists and curators from around the world to Berne to attend a ten-day theme-specific workshop, and to network.


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