Art

Graffiti Is An Eye-Catching Way To Create Lively Spaces In Cities

Whether it’s tagging (the stylised writing of an individual or crew’s name), posters, stickers, installations, murals or mosaics, graffiti has always been a contentious issue. Countries like the US, UK and Australia have adopted aggressi...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

#ArtAppreciation: African Traditions Of Hair-Braiding, Hats, Headscarves And Contemporary Urban Style

Born in the Mexican border town of Yuma, Arizona, Gary Stephens arrived in South Africa in 2008. He studied painting and drawing at the University of Arizona and the San Francisco Art Instiutute. For the past thirty years, he has worked ...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

Jonas Gwangwa’s Music And Life Embody The Resistance Against Apartheid

When South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently sent good wishes to hospitalised trombonist/composer Jonas Gwangwa, it represented far more than a routine official courtesy. Even before he became president, Ramaphosa relished the S...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

Young Artists Embrace The Realm Of The Ancestors

In a first in the history of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards, Young Artist of the Year for Dance Kitty Phetla joins forces with previous Young Artist for Jazz Nduduzo Makhathini (2015) in a brand-new production, GOING BACK TO THE T...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

African Art : @artnewsafrica

We plug breathtaking Instagram pages that share our values; changing the Africa narrative, shed light on Africa’s beauty & potential, promote black beauty, highlight black excellence and tell the stories of ALL THINGS AFRICA. This wee...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

Turbine Art Fair: Think Art On The Move

RMB Turbine Art Fair (RMB TAF) is on the move to a new and bigger venue for the 7th edition of the Fair. RMB TAF, since its inception in 2013, has grown extensively year on year and 2019 will see the most substantial Fair yet in a new lo...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

The Heart Has Many Rooms

 You are both present and undefined. Whenever I think of you, I am always other than myself.’  -Bernard Living, Untitled Text, 1995 Everard Read’s CIRCA Gallery is divided into two floors, separated and supported, one above the other. Sa...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

Double Vision: Capturing the Culture of Twinhood in West Africa

Land of Ibeji is a spellbinding photography project by French-Belgian duo Bénédicte Kurzen, a Lagos-based photojournalist, and Sanne De Wilde, a photographer specialising in genetics. The project explores the subject of twinhood among th...

Alice Bucknell·over 1 year ago

David Koloane Fought For The Right To Define Himself – And His Art

Dr David Nthubu Koloane, who was born in South Africa in 1938, was an extraordinary pioneer in the visual arts who fiercely defied any form of categorisation. As an artist, teacher, mentor, curator, arts administrator and author, he foug...

Ruth Simbao·over 1 year ago

African Art: Shaping The Continent Through Art

This photo series is inspired by African artists who have communicate the African narrative through visual art.

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

Burundian Refugee Escapes Conflict at Home to Create Art in Rwanda

Mike Katihabuga and Djamal Ntagara are two visual artists who met in Rwanda in 2017. Katihabuga had escaped Burundi at the height of the conflict in 2015. He found refuge in Rwanda and lived in a refugee camp before moving to the capital...

Joburg Post·about 1 year ago

18 Shots of the Revolutionary Art in the Streets of Egypt

Street art has always been a means of documenting events, dreams, ambitions, and messages. In Egypt, it has spread widely, especially after the revolution, when the art represented the images that the new generation wanted for the future...

Joburg Post·about 1 year ago

Mesh Photography Series

 ARTISTS : DANIEL “KGOMO” MOROLONG | HUGH MASEKELA GALLERY : CIRCA GALLERY JOHANNESBURG DATE : 31 AUGUST – 28 SEPTEMBER 2019 TIME : 10:30 – 13:00 Everard Read’s Circa gallery in Johannesburg is proud to present Mesh Photography Series, a...

Joburg Post·about 1 year ago

Chéri Samba | The Art Of Telling The Truth

Chéri Samba is one of the most famous African artists. His notoriety both in the West and in Africa exploded between the 70s and 80s, and is strictly linked to his ability to mix a bit of humor with a handful of paradox and deliver truth...

Joburg Post·about 1 year ago

‘Invasion’: An Exhibition That Presents An Artist’s Healing Touch

Some people disparage beautiful art because it seems to deny the painful complexity of life. They feel it is just sentimental and it leaves them with a sense that something is lacking. But for other viewers, beautiful art can also provid...

Stella Viljoen·about 1 year ago