In closing the Cape Town Art Fair, the Chairman and Founder of The Sovereign Group (sponsors of the Cape Town Art Fair) Howard Bilton said: “We asked children to put stickers next to their favourite artwork; the idea behind this was that Sovereign would then buy the kids’ most popular artwork.
Shonaquip, a social enterprise committed to improving the quality of life of people living with severe disabilities through appropriate seating devices and services, was honoured with the Design Indaba Expo 2014 Innovation award.
Comedian Casper de Vries explains how a whole new passion for painting has led him to retire from comedy… at least for now.
Art Dubai, the leading international art fair in the Middle East and South Asia, offers the opportunity to engage with the most comprehensive and promising line-up of artists from across the region and the world.
The Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) takes place 28 February - 02 March 2014 at The Pavilion, V&A Waterfront and brings together the very best South African contemporary art under one roof. Building on its successful debut, the Cape Town Art Fair 2014 welcomes a number of newcomers to the existing gallery participants including Stevenson, Goodman and Everard Read, who are enthusiastic about how the Cape Town Art Fair is promoting the city as a global art capital. “It’s encouraging to see that the Cape Town art world is becoming a denser, more layered fabric of spaces and events,” says Joost Bosland of Stevenson, which is presenting a solo booth by Zander Blom at the CTAF.
"Each scene is a place of meditation, of emptiness."
C& is media partner of the major show “The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Hell, Purgatory revisited by Contemporary African Artists” at the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst. As part of the show, C& will feature a series of exclusive conversations with the participating artists.
Design Indaba have announced some of the speakers for the 2014 Conference, with top SA artists David Goldblatt, Nandipha Mntambo and Zanele Muholi included among the line-up
Spier Architectural Arts' CONSTRUCT has been nominated as one of the Most Beautiful Objects in South Africa (MBOISA) by Sarah Jane Buitendach (Sunday Times Home Weekly and Fashion Weekly editor), in this year's Design Indaba competition.
The National Theatre's internationally acclaimed award-winning stage production of War Horse will release 130,000 new tickets for sale for the West End production taking booking at the New London Theatre to 14 February 2015.
Celebrated global galleries and institutions showcasing groundbreaking limited edition design, for the first time in Africa.
Directing talents from six African countries have been invited to festivals in Rotterdam and Santa Barbara.
Gerald Machona has chosen the Cape Town Art Fair to create a performance piece that invites the audience to critically engage with currency and its value. Central to this performance will be an attempt to explore the devaluation of currency through his character, Ndiri Afronaut (a space suit made of money), and his artistic oeuvre of decommissioned currency.
Design Indaba believes in nurturing new creative talent and knocking down the barriers to the industry for those just getting started… and so, the Emerging Creatives programme was established.
#ANOTHERLIGHTUP leverages street art with the capacity of crowd-funded community engagement.
An art fair is traditionally about commerce. It’s a forum to unite artists and prospective buyers and a tool to encourage investment in the creative industries. The Cape Town Art Fair, the newest landmark on South Africa’s dynamic cultural landscape, is no exception.
Art South Africa is hosting the Art Talks at the Cape Town Art Fair on Saturday 1 March; to be held at the IMAX Theatre, BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront. The Talks will feature a host of panel discussion and talks, covering topics ranging from 'The Art Economy and Audiences' to 'Urban Acupuncture.' Featuring top artists, designers, curators and creatives, the Art South Africa Art Talks are sure to be a highlight of the upcoming Cape Town Art Fair
Join the African Artist's Foundation for their first 'Meet The Artist' event of 2014, as they welcome Kenyan artist Cyrus Kabiru and British curator Timothy Prus to the African Artists’ Foundation, Thursday, 30th January, 2014, at 4 PM at AAF Gallery.
The battlefields of Rorke’s Drift are world famous and one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. However more recently another, quieter “battle” also took place around the Swedish Mission whose defence had seen much bloodshed in 1879. The story of the Anglo-Boer War battle is well known in our history books but the different battle some eighty years later was one which, unlike its predecessor, resulted in birth rather than death – the birth of an art explosion.
Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Janse van Vuuren, the artists who created the 9m bronze-plated statue of Mandela at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, have apologised for the rabbit that was secretly added to the work.
Art South Africa in conversation with Andrew Hart Adler on his recent solo exhibition, 'Light Whisperer,' at Res Gallery
A top global design Conference, an Expo of the best African design, a FilmFest and a Music Circuit – what more could you ask for? Welcome to Design Indaba 2014!
A Joint Exhibition Features 25 Artists and Collectives Based in South Africa, including David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi, Santu Mofokeng, Athi-Patra Ruga, and William Kentridge.
Collecting and the Market for African Art,
Tracy Murinik and Federico Freschi.
Featured in the Art South Africa December digital edition.
What is the present-day valence of contemporary art from Africa for collectors around the globe? Who wants it? Why do they want it? Who is involved in developing the market for it? Where and how is this market developing? And is an ‘evolution of consciousness’ required to take place – for the collector and the market – for a collection to be considered truly successful?
Aptly entitled "We Are Love" closes tomorrow in Lagos Nigeria.
"We Are Love" is the Africa Artists' Foundation's (AAF) first Art Salon of 2014. It features recent work by nine Nigerian artists who explore the concept of love through varied artistic practices including painting, photography, collage, and mixed media.
South African Artist Shines Light On Dangers Of Arms Dealing In Stunning Photos
For his series "Ghosts," South African artist Ralph Ziman photographed Zimbabwean street vendors yielding handmade replicas of AK-47s, adorned in traditional Shona style beading. The vibrant multimedia project, though beautiful, shines a light on the ugly truth that brings danger and suffering to many African citizens -- the unrelenting domination of international arms dealing.
We would like to thank those of you who participated in the first phase of our project 100 GOOD IDEAS: Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy. It was an amazing process for us, and an incredibly inspiring book to put together. It reminded us of why we decided to do this project in the first place and emphasized just what a great country South Africa is to work and live in.