‘Skattie Celebrates’ presents Thania Petersen at the AVA Gallery, Cape Town, on Thursday, July 30th. The emerging artist’s works, exploring identity, will be on display for one night only.
On June 24 2015, a panel discussion took place at the Association of the Visual Arts (AVA), Cape Town’s oldest non-profit public benefit organisation and art gallery. The objective was to discuss ‘Public Architecture, Heritage and the City,’ the exhibition which served as the backdrop for the debate chaired by Marilyn Martin. The panel, comprised of prominent figures of the artistic and intellectual landscape, included Andrew Lamprecht, Hayden Proud, Jo Noero and Matthew Blackman. Javiera Cadiz Bedini covered the discussion for ARTsouthAFRICA.
The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, has announced the launch of the Open Call for artists and curators to apply for the eighth edition of The Abraaj Group Art Prize. In addition, the Group announced the appointment of curator Dana Farouki as the new Chair of the award.
In an instance of synchronicity, the current Honours in Curatorship students have just returned from a whirlwind trip to Venice as Okwui Enwezor, the curator of the 56th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, was awarded the degree of Doctorate of Literature, honoris causa, by the University of Cape Town. The honorary degree was conferred during the shared Humanities and Science mid-year graduation ceremony, on the 12 June 2015.
ARTsouthAFRICA in Conversation with Esther Mahlangu, the prolific South African Ndebele painter about being rooted in tradition, the Esther Mahlangu Ndebele Art School, her recent large-scale mural commissions for the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA) at the end of last year and a solo exhibition celebrating her 80th birthday.
This interview appears in full in the 'Painting's Not Dead!' Issue (13.4) of ARTsouthAFRICA - on shelves at a store near you soon! You will also be able to read this exclusive content in the July Digital Issue (FREE download here for Apple and here for Android).
ARTsouthAFRICA in Conversation with Mehdi Ben Cheikh, founder and director of Galerie Itinerrance in Paris and Tour Paris 13 project (La Tour 13), as well as the organiser of Djerbahood, a beautiful open-air graffiti museum in Djerba, Tunisia.
This interview appears in full in the 'Painting's Not Dead!' Issue (13.4) of ARTsouthAFRICA - on shelves at a store near you soon! You will also be able to read this exclusive content in the August Digital Issue (FREE download here for Apple and here for Andriod).