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ART SOUTH AFRICA Art Talks at the Cape Town Art Fair

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Art South Africa is hosting the Art Talks at the Cape Town Art Fair on Saturday 1 March; to be held at the IMAX Theatre, BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront. The Talks will feature a host of panel discussion and talks, covering topics ranging from 'The Art Economy and Audiences' to 'Urban Acupuncture.' Featuring top artists, designers, curators and creatives, the Art South Africa Art Talks are sure to be a highlight of the upcoming Cape Town Art Fair
 

Rorke’s Drift Arts & Craft Centre: A Remarkable Legacy

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The battlefields of Rorke’s Drift are world famous and one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. However more recently another, quieter “battle” also took place around the Swedish Mission whose defence had seen much bloodshed in 1879. The story of the Anglo-Boer War battle is well known in our history books but the different battle some eighty years later was one which, unlike its predecessor, resulted in birth rather than death – the birth of an art explosion.
 

We Are Love

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Aptly entitled "We Are Love" closes tomorrow in Lagos Nigeria.
"We Are Love" is the Africa Artists' Foundation's (AAF) first Art Salon of 2014. It features recent work by nine Nigerian artists who explore the concept of love through varied artistic practices including painting, photography, collage, and mixed media.

Be a part of the network of Change Agents

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We would like to thank those of you who participated in the first phase of our project 100 GOOD IDEAS: Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy. It was an amazing process for us, and an incredibly inspiring book to put together. It reminded us of why we decided to do this project in the first place and emphasized just what a great country South Africa is to work and live in.

Art Fair puts Cape Town on track to become a global art capital

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The Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) takes place 28 February - 02 March 2014 at The Pavilion, V&A Waterfront and brings together the very best South African contemporary art under one roof. Building on its successful debut, the Cape Town Art Fair 2014 welcomes a number of newcomers to the existing gallery participants including Stevenson, Goodman and Everard Read, who are enthusiastic about how the Cape Town Art Fair is promoting the city as a global art capital. “It’s encouraging to see that the Cape Town art world is becoming a denser, more layered fabric of spaces and events,” says Joost Bosland of Stevenson, which is presenting a solo booth by Zander Blom at the CTAF.

2014 Cape Town Art Fair

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An art fair is traditionally about commerce. It’s a forum to unite artists and prospective buyers and a tool to encourage investment in the creative industries. The Cape Town Art Fair, the newest landmark on South Africa’s dynamic cultural landscape, is no exception.
 

Meet the Artist: Cyrus Kabiru and Timothy Prus

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Join the African Artist's Foundation for their first 'Meet The Artist' event of 2014, as they welcome Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru and British curator Timothy Prus to the African Artists’ Foundation, Thursday, 30th January, 2014, at 4 PM at AAF Gallery.
 

Hare-raising artists

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Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, the artists who created the 9m bronze-plated statue of Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, have apologised for the rabbit that was secretly added to the work.

Collecting and the Market for African Art

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Collecting and the Market for African Art,
Tracy Murinik and Federico Freschi.
Featured in the Art South Africa December digital edition.
 
What is the present-day valence of contemporary art from Africa for collectors around the globe? Who wants it? Why do they want it? Who is involved in developing the market for it? Where and how is this market developing? And is an ‘evolution of consciousness’ required to take place – for the collector and the market – for a collection to be considered truly successful?

South African Artist Shines Light On Dangers Of Arms Dealing In Stunning Photos

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South African Artist Shines Light On Dangers Of Arms Dealing In Stunning Photos
 

For his series "Ghosts," South African artist Ralph Ziman photographed Zimbabwean street vendors yielding handmade replicas of AK-47s, adorned in traditional Shona style beading. The vibrant multimedia project, though beautiful, shines a light on the ugly truth that brings danger and suffering to many African citizens -- the unrelenting domination of international arms dealing.

100 Good Ideas: Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy

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100 Good Ideas: Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy embraces South African creativity. From iconic people and worthwhile innovations to inspiring designs and useful trends, the 100 good ideas presented in this book are as extraordinary as they are diverse.

“I’m an activist first, being a photographer allows me a greater and more influential audience"

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C& author Pamella Dlungwana talks to the activist and photographer after Zanele Muholi is honoured with the prestigious Prince Claus Award.
 
Pamella Dlungwana: You’ve always stated that picking up the camera was an attempt to write black South African lesbian identities into our visual history, and looking at your work, in particular Faces and Phases, this is not where you’ve stopped. Why?
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