The film, which is set in the Cape Flats, home to the notorious Number Gang factions of the Western Cape, was South Africa's Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards and an International Press Academy 2014 Satellite Award Nominee for Best International Film.
Over two years ago I developed the concept of pairing Art and Wine, to share and convey unique stories about the two sometimes intimidating and complex forms of expression - namely visual art and fine wines.
Accidental Art is a public art project sponsored by Nando’s and directed by Yellowwoods Art. Its core concept is to "take art outside" – making art accessible to a wider audience, while celebrating Nando’s ongoing involvement and investment in local art.
For the first edition of Ama Culture, Art South Africa's new weekly lifestyle column, Christine Lundy looks at Glenelly Wine Estate’s famous Glass collection.
277 lots of Important South African and International art are set to go under the hammer at Strauss & Co's Johannesburg auction on 30 June 2014.
Introducing Ama Culture, Art South Africa’s new lifestyle column: [Re]discover and experience South Africa’s unique culture.
by Morgan Quaintance
Throughout colonial history, occidental forces seeking to capitalize on natural and human resources in their respective colonies employed the dehumanization of natives as a strategy to justify and maintain subjection on a massive scale. It was a project designed to equate the west with “civilization” and the rest with savagery, barbarism and the primitive mind. Abroad, not content with the domination and emasculation of peoples by force, coercive methods of western colonial practice advanced beyond the bloodied battlefield into the fertile grounds of foreign minds. The trick was to convince the native of his or her inherent inferiority. Utilizing science, religion and technology, colonizers sought to demonstrate to the native their moral, intellectual, natural and spiritual superiority.
by Sean O'Toole
He is best known for his black and white portraits of Nigerian women sporting elaborate sculptural hairdos, but J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere – or simply “Pa” Ojeikere to his many Lagosian admirers – also made colour photographs. In 1966, while working for West Africa Publicity Ltd., a specialist marketing company that grew out of a colonial business offering advertising services, Ojeikere took on his first job with Lintas, the in-house advertising department of Lever Brothers, the British company behind Lux soap.
Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
In the frame of Art Basel’s Salon, C& presents a rare talk with the internationally renowned artist El Anatsui in conversation with the Founding Director of Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, Bisi Silva and Yvette Mutumba, Co-initiator of C& and curator at Weltkulturenmuseum in Frankfurt.