All aboard the LuCAC express
When Norwegian-based Zambian Artist Victor Mutelekesha began to conceive of a space that would function as a repository of the arts, it naturally followed that LuCAC would become a station that highlights the multiplicity of cultural identities present in the capital city.
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.
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.
The impact of war on the Ukrainian art and social sector
Yana Barinova recently joined the viennacontemporary team as a Development Officer approaching the main statement this year: Ukraine. They discuss the importance of cultural heritage, Barinova's professional breakthroughs and the impact of war on the Ukrainian art and social sector.
A Short Life with Bungalow Bliss by Stephen Hobbs
Since relocating to Ireland in December of 2019 and returning to South Africa in July of 2021, Hobbs’ practice has undergone a significant revision; where his approach to art making – while remaining within the conceptual realm of aesthetics and war, psychology and the body, art and architecture – was tested by the hard lockdowns experienced in rural Cork.
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