A-SWIVEL: 7 asides on abstraction
Everywhere, it seems, abstraction is the resurgent signifier. How so? Because we are tired of being told what to see and value? Because ours is a world riven by identity politics, split by extremism on the Left and Right, consumed by the spectre of fascism – by Absolutes.
Joburgers are clamouring to see a trio of paintings
Is it possible to hold an exhibition with only three paintings? More importantly, can you drum up an audience without disappointing them? Surprisingly, a Joburg-based curator, Clive Kellner, director of the Johannesburg Contemporary Art Foundation (JCAF), has managed to achieve both with the latest exhibition, Kahlo, Sher-Gil, Stern: Modernist Identities in the Global South.
William Kentridge Solo Show Studio Life Gravures
David Krut Projects and Jillian Ross Print are pleased to present a new body of work. The exciting global collaboration brings together William Kentridge, Master Printer Jillian Ross and the David Krut Workshop, photogravure experts, Steven Dixon in Edmonton, Canada and Zhané Warren in Cape Town, South Africa.
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.
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