Examining the portraiture genre, beyond speculation in the art market
There is a perception that the current infatuation with portraiture is a market-driven phenomenon galvanised by white or Asian art collectors looking to profit from sharp rises in value. With this in mind, Latitudes examines whether the relationship between art and commerce can be beneficial to advancing a movement in art.
Stellenbosch University unveils iconic functional art piece – the RMB Think Bench
Donated to the University by GT Ferreira, a Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) founder and SU alumnus, the 13-metre sculptural public artwork, designed to celebrate and encourage innovative and collaborative solutions, will now be a permanent fixture on the lawn in front of the Faculty of Engineering complex in Banghoek Road.
Luxury fashion house, Gucci collaborates with Cinthia Sifa Mulanga for its latest campaign
Cinthia Sifa Mulanga has rapidly risen to international recognition, with her representations of female subjects trapped in interior spaces striking a particular chord during the pandemic. Now the 25-year-old Latitudes artist has caught the eye of Italian fashion house Gucci, who have commissioned her to create an artwork that celebrates their iconic Diana tote bag.
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