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THAT ART FAIR partners with Videobrasil!

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Building on the partnership between Associação Cultural Videobrasil and ART AFRICA magazine, THAT ART FAIR is excited to extend this relationship with THAT FILM FOCUS, a week-long film festival held in collaboration with shnit International ShortFilmFestivalSunshine Cinema and Associação Cultural Videobrasil. The curated programme will showcase a broad spectrum of outstanding cinematic production from across the Global South, with a selection of feature length films and an evening dedicated to short films.

'The Double Layer of Mediation:' Online Exhibitions and Technology in Curation

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Dr. Julie Taylor, the founder and director of the online art platform Guns & Rain, writes about the rise of the Internet and of new, rapidly-evolving web technologies that have had profound consequences for all aspects of society and economy, in particular for the flow of information. This article explores some of the implications of the Internet for exhibition and curatorial practices.

THAT ART FAIR 2016: Participating Galleries & Artists Announced!

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We have had an overwhelming response to the call for applications for THAT ART FAIR 2016, receiving over 165 applications from artists and galleries from 21 countries, including Ghana; Mali; Senegal; Brazil; Ethiopia; Egypt; Cote d'Ivoire; Kenya; South Africa; Namibia; Angola; Mauritius and as far afield as Canada, Germany and Dubai! Have a look at the full list of confirmed participants for this year's fair – now only four weeks away!
 

ART AFRICA pays tribute to Stephan Welz and Jeremy Rose

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The South African art world mourns the sudden and untimely passing of two great minds and well respected professionals. In December 2015, we lost both the esteemed auctioneer Stephan Welz and acclaimed architect Jeremy Rose. Find out more about their significant contribution to the art world here.
 

Robyn Sassen In Conversation with Richard Smith

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ART AFRICA's Robyn Sassen met up with South African artist Richard Smith to discuss his current exhibition, 'New Paintings,' at Ebony in Cape Town. Smith began his career as a cartoonist, producing work for The Sunday Times, Punch and the Harvard Business Review. His current body of work is testament to his versatility as an artist. In the interview, Sassen speaks to Smith about his transition into oil painting, the naming of his work and the power of the accidental.

This article was published in the December issue of ART AFRICA, 'Whose South is it Anyway?' and is also available in the December edition of the Digital issue, available for download from the ART AFRICA app, HERE for Apple and HERE for Android.

Andrew Lamprecht in conversation with Gavin Rain

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Andrew Lamprecht met up with South African artist Gavin Rain at Worldart in Cape Town to discuss his creative process, neuropsychology, his Masters in Space Studies and his participation in the 54th Venice Biennale. Rain is best known for his op-art pointillist paintings that combine mathematics, precision and a love for analogue photography. Practicing as a painter throughout his career, he developed his specific pointillist style from 2003. Since then he has built up an impressive collection of pointillist portraits, cityscapes and other interesting subject matter. 

'A Concept in Flux:' Sabrina Moura's Positioning Piece for the December Issue of ART AFRICA

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In October ART AFRICA attended the 19th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc-Videobrasil: Southern Panoramas, in São Paulo. The following positioning piece - which appears in the December Issue of ART AFRICA, 'Whose South Is It Anyway' - was written by the fair's seminar curator Sabrina Moura as a continuation of some of the discussions that were held over the course of the festival. 

You can now also purchase a copy via our convenient electronic payment form! SUBSCRIBE or BUY A COPY today! You can also access this exclusive content in the December digital issue, available for download from the ART AFRICAapp, HERE for Apple and HERE for Android.

'Symptoms Articulated as Objects': FNB JoburgArtFair 2015 by Ashraf Jamal

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Award-winning Cape Town-based cultural analyst, writer and educator, Ashraf Jamal, reviews the 2015 FNB JoburgArtFair for ART AFRICA. "Just how ‘African’ is African art?" asks Jamal, "How transcultural? How diasporic? It would seem that each of these questions... proved critical to [Lucy] MacGarry’s directorship."

This article was published in the December issue of ART AFRICA, 'Whose South is it Anyway?' and is also available in the December edition of the Digital issue, available for download from the ART AFRICA app, HERE for Apple and HERE for Android.
 

First Thursdays Highlights: Exhibitions to See Throughout December 2015

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It has been an interesting and important year for art, especially within the African context. To round it off, here are a number of exhibitions that will see 2015 through. As part of First Thursdays - that took place on 3 December in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa - these were some of our highlights from last night's event. If you didn't make it out last night, don't dispair! Most of these exhibitions will be on throughout December and make for some excellent holiday browsing.

The Broken Monsters Charity Art Show, in Support of Book Dash

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To celebrate the launch of her latest book Broken Monsters (2014), local sci-fi thriller writer, Lauren Beukes joined forces with curator Jacki Lang to put on a pop-up art exhibition with a twist. Not only would artists be invited to create works on pages torn from Beukes’ book, but the proceeds raised would go directly to a charity nurturing young South Africans to develop a love of reading.

'It Is What It Is:' Zemba Luzamba at EBONY

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Anna Stielau reviews Zemba Luzamba's solo exhibition, 'It Is What It Is,' at EBONY, Cape Town. Luzamba was born and grew up in Lubumbashi, DRC during the 1970s. Due to rampant civil war back home, the artist decided to move to South Africa, where he has lived and produced art since 2000.

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