Mihloti ya Ntsako: Reflecting on the art collection as a journey
The book Mihloti ya Ntsako – Journeys with the Bongi Dhlomo Collection, is both a chronicling of a collection and a biography of its collector, the accomplished artist, curator and arts administrator, Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa, better known as Ma Bongi Dhlomo.
Simon Njami on Jean-David Nkot's Corps de P@ges
The Melrose Gallery presents Jean-David Nkot's solo show Corps de P@ges. Jean-David Nkot is above all, at least for the moment, a painter. His work, even when it contains elements of abstraction, is essentially figurative, obsessed with the body and its representation.
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.
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