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.
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 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.
The organisers of Art for Me: Contemporary Art Fair Cape Town have partnered with the Maboneng Township Arts Experience, taking place in Gugulethu on Saturday, 26 and Sunday, 27 October 201.
www.artsouthafrica.com talks to international audiences and places South African and African artists and industry at the forefront of the global art conversation. We are constructing a new African network by linking the different areas of Art South Africa to form a digital creative hub that connects people across the African continent.
Goodman Gallery statement on David Goldblatt at FNB Joburg Art Fair
In 2012, Fiera Milano set up their offices for Africa in Cape Town and in keeping with their philosophy to showcase art and to make it accessible to the “new” consumer, they launched Art for Me, a South African contemporary art fair which will be staged at The Look Out, V&A Waterfront, October 25 to 27 this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16-20 October 2013
Brendon Bell-Roberts (Founder and Publisher, Art South Africa) has been invited to participate in a panel discussion at 1:54, the first contemporary African Art Fair, which will be held in London between the 16-20 October 2013.
Amongst many exciting projects, two must-see projects are Dan Halter's Heart Land and the BRICS Project by the Goethe Institut.
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.
Ashraf Jamal interviews Lyndi Sales
South African artist Steven Cohen was arrested yesterday during a performance in Paris for sexual exhibitionism.
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.
This week our online fundraising auction features work by Kagiso Patrick Mautloa
After winning the South African Mbokodo Award and her appointment as
Honorary Professor at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany,
South African photographer Zanele Muholi (Umlazi, 1972) was awarded a
Dutch Prince Claus Fund Award on the 6th of September.
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.
Ashraf Jamal Interviews Phillemon Hlungwani
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.
Winner of the SPI National Portrait Awards
Ashraf Jamal Interviews Heather Gourlay-Conyngham
Ellerman House is looking for art guides.
Since 2012 the FNB Joburg Art Fair has been a part of the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival. This year the festival, which turns a symbolic 21, will take place from 31 August to 9 September across different venues in Johannesburg.
Ashraf Jamal Interviews Norman Catherine