In Order & Division, which opens at BRUNDYN + GONSALVES, 71 Loop Street, Cape Town on 22 August, Heyer explores the empty corridors and bathrooms of a school building by meticulously rendering them in oil paint.
Cape Town-based documentary photographer Dale Yudelman is the winner of the prestigious inaugural Ernest Cole Photographic Award.
The Rainbow Nation Contemporary sculpture from South Africa displays the colourfulness and variety of forms of contemporary art in South Africa., is on exhibition in The Hague until the 30th September 2012.
The International Centre for Photography in New York will host an exhibition entitled the Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life and includes work by photoraphers Jodi Bieber, David Goldblatt and Thabiso Sekgala.
From the 30th of August to the 6th of October 2012 the CIRCA on Jellicoe, Rosebank, Johannesburg will showcase a Solo exhibition by Wayne Barker entilted Love Land.
Until August 22 The Barnard Gallery will be converted to a nursery, replete with baby bric-a-brac,like bottles, toy duckies, teething paraphernalia and the rest of the essential tools required for raising children.
The Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Texas is hosting a major retrospective of the work of South African artist Jane Alexander titled Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope). The exhibition opens on 11 August and runs until 4 November 2012.
ArcelorMittal South Africa and Southern Guild have collaborated to produce a a six-week exhibition of South African collectable design at the Everard Read Art Gallery in Johannesburg. The exhibition launched last week and runs until 9 September 2012.
Robyn Cook and Lauren van Gogh, of the the Sober and Lonely Institute of Contemporary Art (SLICA) in collaboration with artists' collective Machine Project in Los Angeles, are hosting a sunchronised running race which will take place simultaneously in Johannesburg and Los Angeles on 12 August 2012.
The Moscow City Court ruled last week that three members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot will spend another six months in detention awaiting trial.
Scholar, psychiatrist, and former Arabian Gulf University president Rafia Obaid Ghubash has founded and recently opened the Women's Museum of the United Arab Emirates in Dubai's Deira neighborhood.
Art South Africa's 10th birthday is around the corner! That's right, September 2012 is the 10th anniversary of Art South Africa Magazine, and to celebrate we're developing all sorts of new goodies for our readers. We're hard at work on an amazing new website, which we will launch on 1 September, and a fabulous digital edition that our readers using iOS devices will be able to download as an app.
The Mori Museum of contemporary art in Japan host's the country's first ever exhibition of art from the Arab world. The exhibition, titled Arab Express, offers a survey of contemporary Arab art presented through three themes considered most relevant to artistic contexts and cultural politics in the Arab world.
The well-known art information hub e-flux has applied for the rights to develop and administer a new web domain that will be defined by the suffix .art. Thus far, e-flux is the only member of the arts community to apply for the administration rights, and all other applicants are from corporate and non-art-related contexts.
"My five-year-old could've painted that." We all know someone who says this sort of thing. They usually sell insurance for a living and have peach leather sofas in their lounge. They think nothing of dismissing the career of many a degreed, revered painter as juvenile freewheeling. They are awful, and we take comfort in the thought that they are simply wrong - no one would be fooled by the doodlings of their (equally awful) offspring.
Art South Africa is looking for its next Genius Intern. Following the departure of our previous Genius Intern to London to pursue graduate studies, we are one man or woman down in our small team of hardworking writers, designers, editors and publishers. Could you be the missing link?1
William Kentridge will mentor Columbian artist Mateo López as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative for 2012-2013, the luxury timepiece brand announced this week.
Johannesburg businessman and nightclub owner Kenny Kunene has joined the fracas around Brett Murray's painting "The Spear", offering to buy it in order to burn the painting publicly.
In the wake of the record-breaking auction sale of Irma Stern's 1945 painting "The Arab Priest", which went under the hammer at Bonhams in London last year for R26,6 million, another of Stern's Zanzibar paintings, "The Arab" (1939) will be coming up in Strauss & Co's Johannesburg auction on 11 June at 2pm. The reserve price is estimated at a modest R7 - 9 million. However, it is likely that the painting will fetch a significantly greater sum. In September 2011, Stern's painting "Two Arabs", also from 1939, set the record for South African art prices, when it was sold by Strauss & Co. for R21 166 000.
The Leopold Senghor Grand Prize at the 12 Dak'art Biennale in Dakar, Senegal, went to Morocco's Younes Baba-Ali for his installation "Horn Orchestra." The prize was offered by senegalese President Macky Sall.
The 25th anniversary of musician Paul Simon's groundbreaking album Graceland, released in late 1986, has been commemorated by a documentary film by American filmmaker Joe Berlinger. Titled Under African Skies, the film revisits the controversy surrounding Simon's visit to South Africa in 1985 to record the album with South African musicians including guitarist Ray Phiri and vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
The annual Wits Art and Literary Festival (WALE) kicks off today, 9 May, with an impressive program of art, music, theatre, dance, film, and public discussion, presented by distinguished professionals in the arts, many of whom are Wits University alumni, students or staff.
For his forthcoming solo exhibition a the Johannesburg Art Galelry (JAG) artist James Webb is producing a Johannesburg-specific edition of his work "Prayer", an installation in which sound recordings of prayers of diverse religious groups are played concurrently in a single environment.
The Department of Arts and Culture has blocked an application made to the Western Cape High Court under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) for information regarding the commissioning process and spending for South Africa's participation in the 2011 Venice Biennale.
After six years in abeyance, the Parking Gallery reopens in Johannesburg on the evening of Wednesday 11 April. A non-commercial, artist-run space, the Parking Gallery was founded by Simon Gush in 2006, and operated out of a parking garage in one of Johannesburg's darker downtown streets.
The Michaelis School of Fine Art would like to invite you to a Nancy Dantas lunchtime lecture, titled: 'Mr Min Meets Marcel'
From the Press Release: "In celebration of Africa Day (May 25), from May 27 - 29, Johannesburg will enjoy a weekend festival like no other: Sanaa Africa, The Spirit of Celebration will embrace Africa's rhythmic heart and vibrant soul by hosting some of the continent's most exhilarating art, entertainment, music and more.
From the Press Release: "The Museum has extended its major exhibition of photographs by David Goldblatt. For those interested in photography, the Company's Garden is certainly the place to be this Sunday because in addition to Goldblatt's outstanding Kith Kin & Khaya exhibition, for free at the Jewish Museum, there are two terrific photography exhibitions on next door at the National Gallery where major collections of Ernest Cole and Roger Ballen's works are on display.
VIP Art Fair is the first art fair to mobilize the collective force of the world's leading contemporary art galleries with the unlimited reach of the Internet. Its inaugural fair will take place exclusively online for one week only, January 22-30, 2011, at www.vipartfair.com. An unprecedented event, VIP Art Fair gives contemporary art collectors access to artworks by critically acclaimed artists and the ability to connect one-on-one with internationally renowned dealers—from anywhere in the world and without leaving home.
CAPE TOWN, Dec. 24, 2010 - "By the time I decide that a painting is finished it has already been so many other paintings," Cape Town artist Trasi Henen tells Sean O'Toole, "and even then they could still be something else." Read more here.
LONDON, Dec. 22, 2010 - The world's largest museum of decorative arts and design with a holding of some four and half million objects, London's Victoria and Albert Museums will next year host a modest (comparatively speaking) exhibition of 150 photographs by 17 South African photographers.
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CAPE TOWN, Dec. 22, 2010 - Artist Simon Gush is one of five young artists who have been awarded the 2011 Donald Gordon Creative Arts Fellowships by UCT's Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA). Read more here.
CAPE TOWN, Dec. 21, 2010 - First released in 1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word, the word processing application Microsoft Word has become an ersatz design tool for many. Programmer and motion designer Michelle Son used this insight to create her first art installation. Read more more.
DURBAN, Dec 21, 2010 - Michael Croeser is a Durban-based draughtsman known for his ambitious charcoal drawings. His works take months to create, writes Gideon Unkeless, and even longer to sell. Read more here.
JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 20. 2010 - Artright is a new online professional resource for the visual arts community due to launch in February 2011. Art South Africa spoke with the project's co-founders, Brendan Copestake and Joseph Gaylard. Read more here.
SYLT, Germany, Dec. 13, 2010 - For over a century, writers and artists have been drawn to the bucolic German island of Sylt. In recent years, a number of South African artists have also made the pilgrimage to this UNESCO World Heritage Site to produce work. Read more here.