The 2010 Michaelis School of Fine Art graduate exhibition, which opens tonight at 18:00, is a good-looking and sometimes weird smelling exhibition
The National Gallery is currently hosting a showcase of African photography, a further group exhibition at the same venue presenting work from further afield
A new Johannesburg exhibition and book showcase Deborah Bell's collaborative printmaking from the last decade
University of Stellenbosch graduate Abri De Swardt is singled out for a highly stylised video installation reinterpreting the Last Supper
David Adjaye and Simon Njami are at the helm of a new pan-African exhibition due to travel across the continent in 2011
Businessman Kenny Kunene's recent birthday party is the subject of national debate, and now also a satirical photograph by Zanele Muholi
January 28, 2011
Two paintings which previously shook the South African art market are to be offered for sale at auction again in March.
JH Pierneef's masterpiece Extensive Landscape Northern Transvaal made auction history in 1985 when it became the first South African painting to break the one hundred-thousand rand mark, selling for R120 000.
Currently on view at MoMA, the exhibition Small Scale, Big Change presents eleven architectural projects on five continents that respond to localised needs in underserved communities
January 21, 2011
While Irma Stern still holds the record for the highest price ever paid for a South African painting on home soil, achieved when her Gladioli sold for R13 368 000 at Strauss & Co's October 2010 auction, two paintings are competing for the top honours at Strauss & Co's March 2011 auction.
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen discusses the content's of her debut issue as Art South Africa's new editor
In receiving the R4.17-million Kyoto Prize yesterday, William Kentridge joins an illustrious circle of past winners, including John Cage, Issey Miyake and Nam June Paik
This past summer in Berlin, five senior artists of African descent showed work at venues managed by the German city's leading public museum
VISUAL ARTS GRADUATES BREAK WITH CONVENTION AND CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE
A group of rural KwaZulu Natal crafters quietly consolidated their place on the London contemporary art scene
Positions, a new book profiling a diverse group of local creative practitioners, is Goethe Institute's Peter Anders' swansong before he leaves for China
One of photography's most eloquent contemporary commentators, writer and essayist Luc Sante chats to Art South Africa about Congo, Tintin, dancehalls and looking at the subject's eyes
Cape Town artist James Webb is planning to host two solo exhibitions on the same night, one of which will be his Johannesburg one-person debut
The South African author, scholar and curator Jane Taylor has been appointed as an "honorary advisor" to the forthcoming Documenta
Jatti Bredekamp retires post as chief executive officer of Iziko Museums
A client bidding on the saleroom floor at London auction house Bonhams doubles the existing world record for a South African art work bought at auction
Ernest Cole's black and white photographs from the 1950s and 1960s record, as he once put it, the "extraordinary experience to live as though life were a punishment for being black". By Sean O'Toole
Two South African online video makers recognised by peers in New York at Guggenheim
Photographer David Goldblatt, currently showing work in Johannesburg and New York, has a new solo show opening in Cape Town in November
Four South Africans are currently showing work on the eighth edition of the influential pan-African dance biennial, Danse l'Afrique danse!
A major retrospective of the artist Vladimir Tretchikoff, entitled Tretchikoff: The People's Painter, will open at the Iziko South African National Gallery in 2011. The exhibition organisers are issuing a general call for original works (as opposed to prints) to be exhibited on this show. Originals paintings tend to have a textured, layered surface.
Last night's successful sale has contributed greatly to auction house Strauss & Co.'s bumper year
The winners of the prestigious ACT Awards were announced at a luncheon held on Friday 5 November at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Riason Naidoo, director of Iziko South African National Gallery, talks to Bronwyn Law-Viljoen about life before taking up his job in Cape Town, reading Fanon for the first time, Mali, art education and why parliamentarians don't visit his museum
The recent group exhibition, 1910-2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective, represented an important attempt to break away from colonialism and articulate a sense of national modernism, argues visiting Nigerian scholar Okechukwu Nwafor
Brett Murray is back with a new body of satirical work that continues his acerbic attacks on abuses of power, corruption and political dumbness
Andrew Putter presents new work at the Michaelis Galleries
serialworks, the lowercase particular venue in Kathryn Smith's Woodstock loft, is this week hosting two one-night exhibitions
Johannesburg artist Kemang Wa Luhelere wins 2010 MTN New Contemporaries Art Award in Durban
Fresh after winning another major award, Michael Meyersfeld is due to exhibit his new work in Johannesburg.
Choreographer Jay Pather's adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar delivered on its promise of a massacre
10+Years 100+Buildings, a critical survey of post-apartheid architecture edited by Ora Joubert, has been awarded the Corobrick SAIA Award for Excellence and a further Award of Merit
While abstract art has a rich and controversial history locally, South Africa claims no convincing abstract painter in the present tense