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V&A Waterfront partners with Jochen Zeitz to create Africa's first major Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Cape Town, 20 November 2013 - the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz announced a unique partnership to create a major new cultural institution that will focus on collecting, preserving, researching, and exhibiting cutting edge contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora. The museum will be named Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in honour of the renowned Zeitz Collection, which will form the museum’s founding collection.

'the fourth Butcher Boy'

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On Monday night the bank of telephones taking bids from outside the room fell ominously quiet when lot 248 came under the hammer. Selling for R5.4m Jane Alexander’s Untitled dubbed ‘the fourth Butcher Boy’ set a new record for South African sculpture moving ahead of Anton van Wouw’s previous high of R2.2m.

LagosPhoto: The Megacity and the Non-City

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The fourth edition of LagosPhoto 2013, themed The Megacity and the Non-City, opens October 26th, 2013.
This year’s theme, The Megacity and the Non-City, explores how the development of urban centers in Africa and the technical advance of photography have transformed our sense of place in a globally connected world.

Art Talks at the Cape Town Art Fair

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Don't miss the Art Talks at the Cape Town Art Fair (25 - 27 Oct). An exciting line-up of talks from Friday to Sunday in the Conversation Lounge, with topics ranging from curatorship and auctions to a Druid Walk by Willem Boshoff and a documentary on artist Lindeka Qampi.

Top SA artists’ blood, sweat and tears used in special promotional acrylics for Absa L’Atelier 2014

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Absa has adopted a compelling creative campaign to promote the 29th edition of the Absa L’Atelier art competition. The campaign concept, Great art takes blood, sweat and tears, comprises a number of different elements – the most provocative of which is a series of acrylic paints made from the actual blood, sweat and tears of renowned local artists Willem Boshoff, Diane Victor and Bambo Sibiya.

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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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.

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