The most prestigious prize at the Michaelis School of Fine Art is the eponymous Michaelis Prize.
The really important issues have nothing to do with the President's private parts, writes Sandile Memela
Not only is Cape Town boasting the construction of the greenest hotel in Africa, but the hotel owners and operators – who are taking environmental responsibility, awareness and education very seriously – have extended the green thinking into classrooms.
A major video installation by William Kentridge recently donated to Tate will be displayed for the first time in the UK in The Tanks at Tate Modern.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne will be hosting a solo exhibition by Candice Breitz titled Candice Breitz: The Character this December.
Candice Breitz: The Audition, 2012; Courtesy: White Cube (London), Kaufmann Repetto (Milan) + Goodman Gallery (Johannesburg)
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne will be hosting a solo exhibition by Candice Breitz titled Candice Breitz: The Character this December. Breitz will be at the ACMI on opening night, being a guest speaker for In Conversation while on Friday December 7, Breitz will host a creative workshop for 13 – 20 year olds called Intermix. The exhibition runs from 6 December 2012 – 11 March 2013.
The exhibition Vertical Thinking by William Kentridge rotates around installation The Refusal of Time, produced on the occasion of dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel and presented in Italy for the first time at MAXXI.
Works by Jodi Bieber, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Thabiso Sekgala and Sue Williamson feature on Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life at the International Centre of Photography in New York.
Photographs by David Goldblatt will feature on the exhibition Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s at the Barbican Art Gallery in London.
The exhibition South Africa in Apartheid and After at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) examines the work of three photographers — David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, and Billy Monk.
The eagerly awaited announcement of the winners for the 2013 Standard Bank Young Artist Awards took place at a function in Johannesburg last night.
The 7th November 2012 was a night to celebrate for 50 year-old Zyma Amien as she emerged victorious at the 2012 annual PPC Cement Young Concrete Sculptor Awards (YCSA).
Responsible for the highest ever South African sale of a William Kentridge at R2,24 million in 2010, is about to sell another significant piece from the artist's landmark production of The Magic Flute and entitled 'Preparing the Flute' Figure 9as part of the auction house's expanding collection of important contemporary works.
To help visitors get the most out of their trip back in time, the gallery has put together a few events relating to its French Connections exhibition, which include works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse and South Africa's Gerard Sekoto.
This Monday past, 12 November, three seminal works by Alexis Preller were included in the auction by Strauss & Company namely; Girl with Oriole, Grand Mapogga III and Anubis.
The Bijou, home to AfrikaBurn HQ will be partaking in the ArtWalk happening on the 1st Dec.
The 21st birthday of the Eben Dönges Centre of the Stellenbosch University, home of the well known Sasol Art Museum, will be celebrated on the 3 October with a private function (by invitation only) and the opening of the retrospective exhibition ALTYD LIG Maggie Laubser (1886 -1973). Prof Muller Ballot is the guest curator.
The Honours programme in Curatorship is offered by the Michaelis School of Fine Art's Centre for Curating the Archive, in close collaboration with Iziko Museums of South Africa.
"Landscapes" is a two day printmaking workshop to be presented at Oliewenhuis Art Museum, Bloemfontein on 5 and 6 October 2012.
Assemblage is pleased to announce that the Newtown Artist Run Centre and Studios (NewARC) has been open for six months and is now home to a growing and exciting community.
Kentridge's Sleeper a unique working proof: This large reclining male figure has its origin in Ubu Tells the Truth, a portfolio of 8 etchings produced in 1996-7 and the theatre production Ubu & the Truth Commission, which premiered in Weimar, Germany, launching an international tour that culminated in 1998 at Spier in Stellenbosch.
An artwork by Beverley Price, a Mandela neckpiece consisting of a concentric photographic chronology in a hybridised Xhosa neckpiece, will be shown at MAD ( Museum of Art and design), New York curated by Urusl Ilse-Neumann - exhibition, "Multiple Exposures" - regarding photography in Jewellery art.
An important part of the art of Walter Battiss is a confluence of specific African and Western pictorial traditions. The Western bequest was passed on to him by local art institutions modelled on European establishments. His African heritage is the bounty of his own research.1
Visual arts is an important part of any respectable art festival and Clover Aardklop is no exception to the rule. A group of extremely talented photographers will add visual entertainment to this year's Clover Aardklop Art Festival's line up.
Visionary Africa – Art at Work is an itinerant urban exhibition of contemporary African artistic practices organized jointly by the European Commission and the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Centre for Fine Arts) in Brussels,including artist residencies, showcases of local artists, and workshops on art and development in modern urban centres in Africa.
The Home Movie Factory, brainchild of acclaimed French director Michel Gondry, has anchored in Johannesburg and is currently hosted by the Bioscope theatre as part of France–South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Sasol New Signatures exhibition and Mohau Modisakeng's solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum.
So here's the assumption; you're passionate about South African contemporary art, so you've been inundated with emails about the upcoming FNB Joburg Art Fair.
Includes a partnership with the French South Africa Season: a flagship event in the Arts Alive Days in September program and an exhibition showcase of the FNB Art Prize winner; Zimbabwean artist, Kudzanai Chiurai.
The Featured Artist this year is Deborah Poynton. Poynton's work entitled Arcadia comprises 11 paintings hung together tightly in a single room and creates the sense of standing in a decayed concrete folly at twilight and looking out through the pillars into a liminal, overgrown landscape that surrounds the viewer on all sides.
The Fringe runs concurrently with the Joburg Art Fair will again give art lovers the chance to see some extraordinary, possibly affordable, definitely discoverable emerging work; pieces that might push boundaries.
Vuleka, meaning "open" in Xhosa, is a competition initiative of the Arts Association in Bellville. It is held annually at the ArtB Gallery, a space administered and managed by the City of Cape Town's Directorate of Tourism, Events, and Marketing and Marketing.
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Stephan Welz is proud to announce the inclusion of Lot 479 A US DOLLAR SIGN CABINET BY ANDY WARHOL FOR HB, 1982
Wits Art Gallery hosts the Martienssen Prize Exhibition, 2012 from Thursday 24 August to Sunday 2 September
The National Arts Council invites post graduate students and registered education and training institutions that are involved in studies or provide tuition in the fields of theatre, dance, crafts, literature, music and visual arts to submit applications for bursary funding.
Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town will host and exhibition of these posters in the annex from 27 August to 30 September 2012
Johannesburg based contemporary artist Jacki McInnes has been awarded the 2012 Residency prize, which she'll take up at the Sylt Foundation's headquarters on the island of Sylt, Germany within the next few months.