Welcome to our July issue! It’s hard to believe that we are already entering the second half of 2019. Our cover story follows Olivié Keck’s vibrant artworks that are as appealing to the eye as they are thought-provoking. Her most recent exhibition, Drop Dead Gorgeous, was accompanied by the Virtual Reality experience Ophelia Forever which will be at our stand at RMB Turbine Art Fair, so make sure you come and explore another reality! We cover what to expect at RMB Turbine Art Fair, including who to look out for when you get to the space including: Candice Berman Gallery artist Juan Stockenstroom, Artist Proof Studio’s rising stars, Thomarts Gallery, Strauss & Co’s A Meeting of Minds and Jake Singer’s sculptures. Absa Gallery questions SA’s history and heritage in their current exhibition and RMB showcases Edoardo Villa’s monumental Confrontation. With the 50th anniversary of DIFF and DFM coming up, the Department of Arts and Culture had a look at the economic potential of film in South Africa and we took a look at acclaimed South African documentary Freedom Square and Back of the Moon. SAMRO is changing lives, one note at a time, Vuyani is building a new legacy, Sarafina! the Broadway musical returns to Joburg Theatre and we go behind the lens of the photographer responsible for our stunning May 2019 cover! Celebrate Mandela Day with DITSONG in light of what would have been Mandela’s 101st birthday this July. Get your hands on our latest issue, out now!