The Nature of NIROX Artist Residency
The NIROX Residency invites artists from around the world to the Cradle of Humankind.
18 May 2021
K.Skit’s Three Balloons Embraces the Gift of Life Beyond Trauma
Self-taught artist’s multimedia series uses balloons to convey quest for joy and freedom in the midst of struggle, writes Sandiso Ngubane
Guest Curator Roger Sivuyile Lupuwana
Roger Sivuyile Lupuwana knows the beat of South Africa’s creative pulse by heart. We asked him to do some window shopping on Latitudes to choose the artworks he’d most want to take home.
11 May 2021
A Sudanese Artist’s Journey to Find His Place in the World | Hussein Salim
Mary Corrigall meets with Hussein Salim on the occasion of his largest solo exhibition in Joburg.
"Interesting things happen on the edge." | An Interview with LR Vandy
A conversation with artist LR Vandy on the life of a maker, art with meaning, and superhero women.
04 May 2021
Family Weekend at Norval Foundation
One weekend a month, Norval Foundation invites families of all ages to enjoy Family Weekend for artist talks, yoga and art treasure hunts.
26 Apr 2021
Latitudes is excited to announce CuratorLab, a practice-based, online curatorial residency for emerging curators in South Africa.
20 Apr 2021
Behind the Artwork: Jenny Nijenhuis 'This is South Africa'
For 'This is South Africa', Jenny Nijenhuis sewed the used underwear of rape survivors into a South African flag to be hung upside down - a signal for distress. We go behind the artwork.
14 Apr 2021
Latitudes ArtistLab - Empowering the Artists of the Future
Latitudes ArtistLab is a skills development programme for artists looking to make a name for themselves in the industry.
12 Apr 2021
Joburg Alight in Sibusiso Gcaba’s Street Photography
Sibusiso Gcaba's photographs press pause on the relentless reel of the city.
Folly, Frailty and Fear | A Virtual Walkabout with Diane Victor
Renowned South African artist Diane Victor’s latest solo exhibition opens at UJ Art Gallery on the 14th of April 2021 with a live-streamed virtual walkabout.
[BR]OTHER | A Visual Record of Xenophobia in SA
“No African is a foreigner in Africa! No African is a migrant in Africa! Africa is where we all belong!” - Professor Achille Mbembe
29 Mar 2021
The Open Call Collection Auction
The Lockdown Collection (TLC) and Latitudes present an online auction, created by 21 emerging artists, the proceeds of which will go towards benefitting artists affected by Covid-19.
17 Mar 2021
Contemporary Art for your Zodiac Sign
Art has never been a career that one gets into for the stability. It’s more often than not an urgent calling that can’t be ignored...
23 Feb 2021
Behind the Artwork: Wim Legrand’s ‘we’re Toast!’
An artwork is generally published with a title, a date, a size and a price. There’ll be some information about what it was made with...
15 Feb 2021
An enclosure and an opening: Jeanne Gaigher's 'tango'
An interior is a place that keeps the people inside safe from rain, wind, sunstroke, heatwave, wild animals, other people, and various threats of other kinds.
08 Feb 2021
Why Art makes the best gift: Works for under R10,000
With the festive season hurtling towards us, it's time to start thinking about how to celebrate the people who got us through 2020.
24 Nov 2020
EXHBITION: Io Makandal's 'Terra Visions'
A couple of years ago, I was working as an assistant at a gallery. We were hosting a group show in which one of the works...
17 Nov 2020
Further Reading In Articles
'ARE THERE ANY LEFT?’
A sales frenzy at London's 1-54 Fair reflects the heated demand for African Contemporary Art.
20 Oct 2021
Collector Mark Ramirez On Art That Gives Him A Physical Reaction
US-based collector Mark Ramirez believes if you dream about an artwork, you should buy it.
12 Oct 2021
African Artists Playing With Fashion
Contemporary African artists are painting a picture of globalisation, creativity, technology and individuality on the continent through their subjects’ personal style.
27 Sep 2021
Paul Emmanuel's Substance of Shadow
Social anthropologist, Mark Auslander, reflects on Paul Emmanuel’s solo exhibition Substance of Shadows.
15 Sep 2021
Explore Innovative Works by Four Daring Zimbabwean Artists on Artnet Auctions
Fadzai Muchemwa, curator of the 2022 Zimbabwe Pavilion at the Venice Biennale writes about four up and coming Zimbabwean artists featured in Africa Present on Artnet Auctions.
07 Sep 2021
Sadie Clayton’s Positive Vibrations
Getting to know the UK artist in 10 Questions.
23 Aug 2021
Latitudes co-curates Artnet's Africa Present auction
Latitudes will be co-curating the 'Meet' section of Artnet Auctions’ second Africa Present sale, an auction designed to highlight the work of up-and-coming as well as established artists from the African continent.
20 Aug 2021
Celestial Callings and Ancestral Portals
Also known as Ndebele Superhero, artist Zana Masombuka talks about the making of ‘Umseme Uyakhuluma’ with a power team of all women.
17 Aug 2021
Benji Reid Laughs At Gravity
Choreographer and photographer Benji Reid takes flight in his first solo show at October Gallery.
10 Aug 2021
Glitch Art: Quick Five with Artist Tristan Baia
A quick-five with artist Tristan Baia by CuratorLab participant Jordan Anthony for her show En(In)vision.
04 Aug 2021
Not Setting History In Stone
We chat to artist Talya Lubinsky, a participant in Chelsea Selvan’s CuratorLab exhibition, What shapes us? Makes us? Guides us? as she shares her thoughts on the material relationship between permanence and disintegration embodied in memorial sites and cemeteries.
28 Jul 2021
A critique of pure Art: Lesego Moncho’s Creative Index
A feature on Lesego Moncho's works in '‘O mang? O tswa kae? O ya kae? Heritage curated by Boitumelo Maditshaba Makousu's exhibition, written by Abongile VuliZulu Keswa.
27 Jul 2021
JH PIERNEEF: IN/SIGHT
Strauss & Co presents a single-artist auction devoted to one of South Africa’s most renowned and iconic painters, JH Pierneef.
21 Jul 2021
Translating Home: On works by Assaf Shoshan and Manyaku Mashilo
‘Translating Home’ is an online exhibition of artworks produced by artists from Southern Africa and France. Curator Bontle Tau, a participant of the 2021 Latitudes CuratorLab programme, reflects on the meaning of home and invites us to journey through works by two artists in her group exhibition.
Memory as a Location
Artist Bulumko Mbete reflects on the meaning of memory in her work feartured in the exhibition LOCUS/LOCATION curated by Lesole Tauatswala.