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Black Luminosity foregrounded visibility as an act of refusal

The group exhibition at SMAC gallery, curated by Gcotyelwa Mashiqa, revisited the chromatic and social properties of blackness in contemporary South African visual art The post Black Luminosity foregrounded visibility as an act of refusal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Tim Clark, Friday, Visual Art, Colour, Jacques-louis David, Blackness, Ralph Ellison, SMAC, Art Exhibitions, South Africa (country, Young Gifted and Black, Smac Gallery, Zandile Tshabalala, Mary Sibande, Alexandra Karakhashian


In praise of African art: How Shona sculpting emerged

How Shona stone art came into its own after independence The post In praise of African art: How Shona sculpting emerged appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Tradition, Sculpture, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Philosophy, Henry Moore, Museum of Modern Art, Friday, British Museum, Symbolism, Civilisation, Tristan Tzara, Constantin Brancusi, Shona, Rhodesia


‘Photographs In Our Mother Tongue’: The new South Africa under scrutiny

A retrospective of photographic works at the Standard Bank Gallery offers a snapshot in time The post ‘Photographs In Our Mother Tongue’: The new South Africa under scrutiny appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, South Africa, Friday, David Goldblatt, Kathryn Smith, Marcus Neustetter, Jane Alexander, Santu Mofokeng, Candice Breitz, Jo Ratcliffe, South Africa (country, Virtual Exhibition, Obie Oberholzer, Andrew Tshabangu, Bob Choops, Daniel Naude


Matthew Krouse’s ‘mid-career retrospective of a no career’

An exhibition of Matthew Krouse’s underground films reveal an agitator awed by the tradition of ‘dirty queers’ The post Matthew Krouse’s ‘mid-career retrospective of a no career’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Writing, Films, Military, Friday, Ethereum, Clubhouse, Apartheid, Mark Gevisser, Queer, Adam Broomberg, NFTS, William Foster, SADF, Decentraland, Conscription


Chichu Art Museum: ‘A site to rethink the relationship between nature and people’

A visit to Japanese art island Chichu is both a meditation and an education The post Chichu Art Museum: ‘A site to rethink the relationship between nature and people’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Japan, Education, Meditation, Nature, Spirituality, Buddhism, Friday, Art Galleries, Openaccess, Seto Inland Sea, Claude Monet, James Turrell, Tadao Ando, Naoshima, Walter De Maria


The Portfolio: John Phalane’s art ‘gives me a sense of being myself’

Emanating from years spent behind the wheel, the artist’s style is part memory, part imagination The post The Portfolio: John Phalane’s art ‘gives me a sense of being myself’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Maps, Airports, Memory, Cars, Roads, Drawing, Buildings, Friday, Portfolio, Art Galleries, Germiston, Valiant, Driving Transport, Isando, John Phalane


Don’t Miss: Our selection of events and shows to indulge in over the Easter break

Fancy figuring how a torn-up shoe inspired Sechaba Morojele’s new film? Or sipping cocktails while listening to Tefo Mahola? Whatever your tastes, we’ve got you covered this long weekend The post Don’t Miss: Our selection of events and shows to indulge in over the Easter break appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Music, Film, Events, Shows, Auctions, Jazz, Friday, Easter, Gin, Long Weekend, Nduduzo Makhathini, Nelson Makamo, The Market Theatre, Sisonke Xonti, Don’t Miss


Reimagining Rasta, the father of Art Comedy

In theorising his oeuvre, it seems that the ‘people’s painter’ is most likely working in a new mode The post Reimagining Rasta, the father of Art Comedy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Painting, Humour, Friday, Happy Birthday, Rasta, Art Criticism, Dadaism, Art Comedy, by Beethoven? Bach? Mozart? Jerzy Koniński, Lebani Sirenje, Nicole Pesce, Samuel Ravengai


Don’t Miss:Your guide to in-person and virtual events

Art, theatre and literature events to feed your soul this long weekend The post Don’t Miss:Your guide to in-person and virtual events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Literature, Friday, Zakes Mda, Joburg Theatre, Niq Mhlongo, Soweto Theatre, Don’t Miss, Clive Mathibe, My VaginaWas Not Buried With Him, Napo Masheane, Patric Mellet, Shafinaaz Hassim, Time Of The Writer, Zabalaza Theatre Festival


The Portfolio: Robyn Field’s recurring archetypes

For the artist, creating work helps her make sense of her feelings around complex and heated subjects The post The Portfolio: Robyn Field’s recurring archetypes appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Painting, Ideas, Emotions, Debate, Friday, Artist, Social Conversations, Archetypes, MeToo, The Portfolio, Aaliyah archetype, Robyn Field, The occupation of Aaliyah


The Portfolio: Deseni Soobben

Deseni Soobben’s sensibilities have changed over the years, but she keeps revisiting then composition and design techniques she learned from her mentors The post The Portfolio: Deseni Soobben appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, Design, Teaching, Nature, Friday, Portraits, Mentorship, Composition, Concord, Durban University of Technology, Zanele Muholi, Patrick McGee, The Portfolio, Fred Khumalo, Christina Scott, Afrapix Collective


Remembering Rosemary Karuga: Artworks of alluring simplicity and extraordinary detail

The Kenyan artist, who recently passed away, was one of the most influential of her generation The post Remembering Rosemary Karuga: Artworks of alluring simplicity and extraordinary detail appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Collage, Kenya, Fine Art, Friday, Openaccess, Wangechi Mutu, Women Artists, East African art, Gallery Watatu, Kenyan art, Magdalene Wadundo, Paa Ya Paa Arts Centre, Rosemary Kagura, School of Fine Art Makerere University, Rosemary Karuga


Lerato Shadi: The body, the land and the toll of unsung labour

The artist continues to give voice to unrecognised labour through her expanding practice that includes durational performance, installation and video work The post Lerato Shadi: The body, the land and the toll of unsung labour appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Video, Friday, Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa (country, Lerato Shadi


The Portfolio: Geoff Dyer

In this extract from But Beautiful, the writer Geoff Dyer reflects on how photographs ‘work on you’ The post The Portfolio: Geoff Dyer appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Photography, Music, Writing, Jazz, Friday, Portfolio, Chet Baker, Ben Webster, Milt Hinton, Carol Reiff, Improvisation, Geoff Dyer, Red Allen, Synaesthesia, Pee Wee Rusell


The state of the (performing) arts: Theatres try to find their groove

Theatres are opening (and closing) again in fits and starts, driven by a fierce determination to bounce back The post The state of the (performing) arts: Theatres try to find their groove appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Drama, Theatre, Performing Arts, Friday, James Ngcobo, Lockdown, State Theatre, Department of Sports, Art And Culture, Theatre Arts, Market Theatre, COVID-19, Baxter Theatre, Adjusted Level Three, Allison Foat, Artscape Theatre


Black liberation dreaming: Nolan Oswald Dennis’s digital essay game ‘a sun.black’

Nolan Oswald Dennis’s digitial essay game, ‘a sun.black’, keeps all options available as it examines decolonisation The post Black liberation dreaming: Nolan Oswald Dennis’s digital essay game ‘a sun.black’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Images, Art, Games, Writing, Text, Reading, Code, Html, Philosophy, Essays, Friday, Ubuntu, Symbols, Octavia E Butler, Digital Artwork, Toni Cade Bambara


Ma Rainey robbed of complexity on a ‘Negro’ path leading nowhere

The life of blues pioneer Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey and her song Black Bottom have been turned into a film. Bongani Madondo laments its anticlimax The post Ma Rainey robbed of complexity on a ‘Negro’ path leading nowhere appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Viola Davis, Movies, Films, Theatre, Netflix, Adaptation, Blues, Friday, Authenticity, Angela Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey, August Wilson, Rainey, George C Wolfe


The rhyme and reason behind DOOM’s villainy

Hip-hop auteur Daniel Dumile’s rapping was fuelled by a remarkable erudition, his multiple characters broaching diverse topics with a beguilling playfulness The post The rhyme and reason behind DOOM’s villainy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Music, Life, Hip-hop, Friday, Mask, Doom, Character, Body Count, Mf Doom, KMD, Daniel Dumile, Zev Love X, Peachfuzz, Subroc, Born Like This


ByLwansta: Walking in the shadow of DOOM

Rapper, producer, designer and ardent DOOM fan ByLwansta shares the influence the masked villain had on his craft The post ByLwansta: Walking in the shadow of DOOM appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Drawing, Hip-hop, Eminem, Graphic Design, Friday, Mask, Doom, Branding, Emceeing, Mf Doom, Cover Art, Madvillainy, ByLwansta, Spijønget


Musical drama ‘Hlakanyana’ offers biting social comment

The theatre piece draws on folklore and an Afrofuturist world to interrogate social ills The post Musical drama ‘Hlakanyana’ offers biting social comment appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Theatre, Friday, Social Commentary, National Arts Council, Gender-based Violence, Arts and Culture Trust, Dionne Song, Hlakanyana, Janice Honeyman, Madevu Entertainment, Michael William Wallace, Musical Drama, Pieter Jacobs, Sne Dladla, UJ Arts & CUlture


Don’t Miss: An update of in-person and virtual events

From ballet, to art exhibitions to podcasts, there’s plenty on offer in the cultural world to capture your attention this weekend The post Don’t Miss: An update of in-person and virtual events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Music, Podcasts, Ballet, Friday, Zeitz MOCAA, Senzeni Marasela, Bongani Kona, Archive of Forgetfulness, Cape Town City Ballet, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO, Conversations with Neighbours, Gallery Fanon, Huda Tayob, Jaffer Modern Art Gallery, Keneilwe Mokoena


‘Kartografi’: The testing of our boundaries

Scott Eric William’s new art project challenges our ideas of mapping, moving into philosophical territory The post ‘Kartografi’: The testing of our boundaries appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Maps, Digital, Friday, Mapping, Drone Photography, Portals, Movement, Analogue, Cartography, Digital Art, Saidiya Hartman, Todd Gray, Burning Museum, Darkroom Contemporary Dance Theatre, Fugitivity


Picking up threads from the cutting room floor

Lesiba Mabitsela’s multidisciplinary project interrogates the influence of modernity through examining the intersections between fashion and architecture The post appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Fashion, Video, Music, Maps, Architecture, Cape Town, Friday, Oral History, Polaroid, Patterns, Salt River, Blueprints, Polaroids, Modernity, District Six


Don’t Miss: A weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events

From art exhibitions to live jazz, we’ve got your weekend programming sorted The post Don’t Miss: A weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Comfort, Jazz, Friday, Sarah Evans, Neo Muyanga, Untitled Basement, Robin Fassie-Kock, Sisonke Xonti, Stevenson gallery, Don’t Miss, Ancient Voices and Friends, Bkhz gallery, Blake Hellaby, Call Me when You Get There, Darren English


How the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation promotes ‘slow’ looking

The new Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation compels visitors to contemplate and luxuriate in art, writes Mary Corrigall The post How the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation promotes ‘slow’ looking appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Museums, Friday, Curation, Art Galleries, Bharti Kher, Nandipha Mntambo, Adi Enthoven, Berni Searle, Clive Kellner, Contemporary Female Identities in the Global South, Gordon Schachat, Johaburg Contemporary Art Foundation, Pierre Swanepoel, Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation, Mary Corrigall


Don’t Miss: Our weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events

From art exhibitions to film festivals, we’ve got your entertainment covered this weekend to the next The post Don’t Miss: Our weekly round-up of virtual and in-person events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Music, Film, Events, Friday, Film Festivals, Goodman Gallery, Gender-based Violence, Moffie, African Cypher, Aluta Amada, Basha Uhuru Creative Uprising, Cassi Namoda, Creative Uprising, Don’t Miss, Inkaba Yami


Don’t Miss: Our roundup of this week’s virtual and in-person events

From live music by the Reza Khota Quartet in Gugulethu to J.Bo’s live, online event, there’s plenty of culture to keep you entertained The post Don’t Miss: Our roundup of this week’s virtual and in-person events appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Music, Theatre, Events, Friday, Gugulethu, Jefferson Tshabalala, Ayabola Kekere-Ekun, Dalisu Ndlazi, Inevitable Calling, J.Bobs, Reza Khota, Soweto Theatre, J Bo


Black futures in the age of apocalypse

Curating the End of the World deploys Afrofuturism to respond to Covid-19, anti-black violence and capitalism The post Black futures in the age of apocalypse appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Science, Technology, History, Culture, Philosophy, Friday, Apocalypse, Afrofuturism, Blackness, Google Arts And Culture, Red Spring, Stacey Robinson, Sheree Renée Thomas, pan-Africanism, Black Speculative Arts Movement


Working alone, together: presenting the Wits Young Artist Award 2020 winners

Vick Bester, Pebofatso Mokoena and Jade Palmer, this year’s Wits Young Artist Award winners, each engage with with the particularities of the places where they live, inviting us in to their personal spaces The post Working alone, together: presenting the Wits Young Artist Award 2020 winners appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Intimacy, Friday, Ingrid Masondo, Thokoza, Athi-Patra Ruga, Alia Farid, and Tehillah Snyman, Artistic Practice, Ayabonga Magwaxaza, Danni Bowler, Gabrielle Goliath, Griffen Alexander, Jade Palmer, Jordan Cassidy Anthony, Ndabenhle Mthiyane


‘Elusive Spring’ reveals South Africa today

Mike van Graan’s 2012 political thriller comes to life again ― and its themes are more relevant than ever The post ‘Elusive Spring’ reveals South Africa today appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Theatre, Journalism, South Africa, Friday, Plays, African Cultural Policy Network, Arts & Culture Trust, Elusive Spring, Im4theArts, Mike Van Graan, Sustaining Theatre and Dance



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