New Perspectives: A three way dialogue on sheltering spaces
ESSAY is an exhibition that showcases a cross-generational dialogue through the works of three artists - Sam Nhlengethwa, Katlego Tlabela, and Cinthia Sifa Mulanga. The exhibition, which forms a Special Project at RMB Latitudes, and is presented by Lexus in collaboration with Goodman Gallery, explores the complexities of identity, culture, and artistic heritage through a nuanced approach to colour and line.
Why we aren’t dismissing figuration (and you shouldn’t either)
2020 was a landmark year for contemporary African art. The pandemic expedited the digitisation of African art and saw many artists turning to social media to create awareness around their work, hoping to stay afloat under extremely challenging circumstances.
Innovative technology makes professional art tools accessible
Milan-based Artshell is an art software development company that specialises in archiving and managing collections of artworks. The Covid-19 pandemic not only gave them new purpose but drove more innovation that would benefit art dealers and art fairs.
Collecting Art: A guide to finding the next big artist
Are you looking to discover new, exciting artists? Many collectors and art enthusiasts seek the advice of experts when it comes to finding emerging artists with great potential but the key to this is often about redefining what ‘potential’ means.
Writing a contemporary South African art history
For many, “art history” is a charged term and one that still brings to mind the notion of a rigid, linear timeline of European art movements taught in schools and universities. In South Africa, what function does art history perform? What role has the art historian played in South Africa over the years, and what does the writing of art history look like, today?
Honesty and optimism, post-lockdown, post-hype strategies in African art sectors
Post-lockdown, post-hype strategies in African art sectors: How the turbulence of the post-lockdown art market is also proving to be a dynamic and optimistic time for art in Africa and, most excitingly, primarily thanks to local initiatives.
A taste of Africa’s creative spirit at RMB Latitudes
The exciting new art experience will include a dynamic food and wine offering. RMB Latitudes has partnered with the Franschhoek Wine Valley, one of the most celebrated wine destinations in South Africa, to bring 12 top vignerons to the event. Visitors will also be able to enjoy fare by sustainable chef, James Diack.
Photography, not quite mainstream, is always emerging, always surprising
It is perpetually summer and winter with photography from South Africa, the news both good and bad, all at once. On the upside, there is much to be enthused by. A new generation of photographers, among them Tatenda Chidora, Lebohang Kganye and Lindokuhle Sobekwa, are exhibiting widely, publishing well-received books and winning prestigious awards.
South African fashion label VIVIERS at Milan Fashion Week's official calendar
The collection is an exploration of the changing landscapes of South Africa, framed through our abundance of raw materials and beauty. KARROO, Land of Thirst, is inspired by the surreal beauty of the magical Karoo landscape, that only really reveals itself, as one drives through this scorched, thirsty land.
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