Category Archives: Art Exhibitions

BASA Award nominees

  One of the most exciting things for the arts is the formation of a sponsoring partnership with a corporate sponsor.  The BASA Awards are based on the premise of drawing attention to these corporate sponsors, and acknowledging the role … Continue reading

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The Confessional, art at Absa

The Confessional is a group exhibition curated by Liberty Battson, 2014 Absa L’Atelier winner which had its inaugural run in April at the KKNK arts and culture festival held Oudtshoorn. The Confessional was conceptualised and created for the KKNK, and aligned … Continue reading

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I’m sorry I’m missing Nil today

Gavin Krastin is a talented and challenging performance artist.  I am sorry I will not be at the National Arts Festival to see his new work, Nil. Part show-and-tell and part actionism, Nil is loosely inspired by “The 12 Labours … Continue reading

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Masilo’s Gutsy Giselle

Giselle is best known as a pretty, classical ballet from the Romantic era, to pretty music by the little known Adolphe Adam.  If that’s what you want, do NOT go out to see Dada Masilo’s Giselle. You won’t find any … Continue reading

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One more tribute to Judith Mason

I am not an art fundi.  I went to see the Judith Mason exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg a few years back and I was introduced to her work from there. I visited the Constitutional Court works … Continue reading

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A little money to spare?

“Invest in art that you love, art that speaks to you, art that you want on you walls – and if it appreciates sharply in value, then you have that as a bonus.” So says Dr Paul Bayliss, curator of … Continue reading

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In the Presence of Absence, a solo exhibition by Mandy Johnston.

Absa Gallery in downtown Johannesburg is playing host to a solo exhibition by Mandy Johnston. The exhibition is about governance and negotiation of space.  Material and objects are used to speak about collective formation/fabrication of value.  Within these works are … Continue reading

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UCT Summer School teaches art as students burn it.

Even as students at UCT are burning artworks in protest of UCTs failure to feed, clothe, house and educate them free of charge, UCT’s Irma Stern Museum is hosting a programme at the gallery named in honour of Irma Stern … Continue reading

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Wits Art Museum Endowment Auction 2015

On 27 May 2015 the Wits Arts Museum held its annual Art Auction which raised a total of R2 million for exhibitions, education and programming. Major sponsors include Bidvest, Hollard, Business and Arts South Africa, Spier and Strauss & Co.  … Continue reading

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Visual Artist Kemang Wa Lehulere makes waves

Press release Kemang Wa Lehulere makes waves as the winner of the SBYAA for Visual Art Cape Town-based visual artist Kemang Wa Lehulere has been named by the National Arts Festival as the 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual … Continue reading

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