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The Art of Environmental Responsibility

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Not only is Cape Town boasting the construction of the greenest hotel in Africa, but the hotel owners and operators – who are taking environmental responsibility, awareness and education very seriously – have extended the green thinking into classrooms.

Candice Breitz at ACMI in Melbourne

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The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne will be hosting a solo exhibition by Candice Breitz titled Candice Breitz: The Character this December.

Candice Breitz: The Audition, 2012; Courtesy: White Cube (London), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg)

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne will be hosting a solo exhibition by Candice Breitz titled Candice Breitz: The Character this December. Breitz will be at the ACMI on opening night, being a guest speaker for In Conversation while on Friday December 7, Breitz will host a creative workshop for 13 – 20 year olds called Intermix. The exhibition runs from 6 December 2012 – 11 March 2013.

William Kentridge at MAXXI

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The exhibition Vertical Thinking by William Kentridge rotates around installation The Refusal of Time, produced on the occasion of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel and presented in Italy for the first time at MAXXI.

Rise and Fall of Apartheid at ICP

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Works by Jodi Bieber, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Thabiso Sekgala and Sue Williamson feature on Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life at the International Centre of Photography in New York.

David Goldblatt at SFMOMA

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The exhibition South Africa in Apartheid and After at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) examines the work of three photographers — David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, and Billy Monk.

Maggie Laubser exhibition at the Sasol Kunsmuseum, Stellenbosch

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The 21st birthday of the Eben Dönges Centre of the Stellenbosch University, home of the well known Sasol Art Museum, will be celebrated on the 3 October with a private function (by invitation only) and the opening of the retrospective exhibition ALTYD LIG Maggie Laubser (1886 -1973). Prof Muller Ballot is the guest curator.

Honours in Curatorship 2013

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The Honours programme in Curatorship is offered by the Michaelis School of Fine Art's Centre for Curating the Archive, in close collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa.

Kentridge drawing to sell on auction

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Kentridge's Sleeper a unique working proof: This large reclining male figure has its origin in Ubu Tells the Truth, a portfolio of 8 etchings produced in 1996-7 and the theatre production Ubu & the Truth Commission, which premiered in Weimar, Germany, launching an international tour that culminated in 1998 at Spier in Stellenbosch.

Beverley Price Hybridisation in art

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An artwork by Beverley Price, a Mandela neckpiece consisting of a concentric photographic chronology in a hybridised Xhosa neckpiece, will be shown at MAD ( Museum of Art and design), New York curated by Urusl Ilse-Neumann - exhibition, "Multiple Exposures" - regarding photography in Jewellery art.

Seminal painting links African and Western traditions

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An important part of the art of Walter Battiss is a confluence of specific African and Western pictorial traditions. The Western bequest was passed on to him by local art institutions modelled on European establishments. His African heritage is the bounty of his own research.1

The Home Movie Factory

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The Home Movie Factory, brainchild of acclaimed French director Michel Gondry, has anchored in Johannesburg and is currently hosted by the Bioscope theatre as part of France–South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013.

Meet us at the Fair?

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So here's the assumption; you're passionate about South African contemporary art, so you've been inundated with emails about the upcoming FNB Joburg Art Fair.

FNB Joburg Art Fair's Featured Artist and Roundtable discussion

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The Featured Artist this year is Deborah Poynton. Poynton's work entitled Arcadia comprises 11 paintings hung together tightly in a single room and creates the sense of standing in a decayed concrete folly at twilight and looking out through the pillars into a liminal, overgrown landscape that surrounds the viewer on all sides.

Vuleka winners announced!

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Vuleka, meaning "open" in Xhosa, is a competition initiative of the Arts Association in Bellville.  It is held annually at the ArtB Gallery, a space administered and managed by the City of Cape Town's Directorate of Tourism, Events, and Marketing and Marketing.

Call for bursary applications - 2013 Academic year

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The National Arts Council invites post graduate students and registered education and training institutions that are involved in studies or provide tuition in the fields of theatre, dance, crafts, literature, music and visual arts to submit applications for bursary funding.