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Loyiso Mkize

African artists finding their unique voice

African art has come a long way since Pablo Picasso first saw the 1907 exhibition of African objects at the Trocadero Ethnographic Museum in Paris. With a marked increase in interest and invitations extended to African artists to showcase their work on international platforms –

Phoka Nyokong Absa L'Atelier Award winner

Phoka Nyokong | An ‘amazing and profound’ opportunity

The winner of this year’s Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award, Phoka Nyokong says that he is excited for the impact that this life-changing award will have. Phoka Nyokong’s winning portfolio of work is a series of photographic works. The main preoccupation of the work is

Nigerian Raji Bamidele Absa L'Atelier Award winner

Raji Bamidele | ‘The resilience of the human spirit’

As one of the Absa L’Atelier Ambassadors for 2019, Nigerian Raji Bamidele is thankful that the artworks he poured his heart into have received this recognition. Speaking about his Absa L’Atelier winning work, Raji Bamidele says, ‘My experiences as a young man have been moulded

Nkhensani Rihlampfu Absa L'Atelier Award winner

Nkhensani Rihlampfu | The beginning of a new journey

As one of the Absa L’Atelier Ambassadors for 2019, Johannesburg-based Nkhensani Rihlampfu says that, with the award behind him, he feels like he can now take on the rest of the world.  In his winning Absa L’Atelier work, Nkhensani Rihlampfu introduces us to his universe

Absa L'Atelier Tanzanian Winifrid Luena

Winifrid Luena | ‘Thinking the same’

Tanzanian Winifrid Luena, one of the Absa L’Atelier Ambassadors for 2019, says that the award will bring much-needed exposure. Winifrid Luena’s work for the Absa L’Atelier is a study of individuality over individualism. ‘There is a sense in the world, at times, that being an

Absa art gallery L'Atelier exhibition TRIPE

Absa L’Atelier winners present TRIPE

An ethereal, rubber environment with threads and tendrils has entered the Absa building. This otherworldly, sensory circumstance, which perhaps in one moment is a kelp forest of seaweed and anemones, the next an umbilical cord searching for its ‘mother’, or a hidden inner bodily microcosm.

Absa Gallery Africanacity

Bringing Africanacity to the Absa Gallery

On behalf of Creative Feel, Obakeng Nyokong sat down with Thabo Seshoka, Absa’s Associate Art Curator, to learn more about how the Absa Gallery will bring the diversity, boldness and vibrancy of the new Absa brand to all its activities and dealings with the art

A Letter To My 22-Year-Old Self Absa

A Letter To My 22-Year-Old Self

Through an eye-opening new exhibition at the Absa Gallery from 11 November 2018 to 25 January 2019, Banele Khoza shines the light on the difficulties experienced by young creatives trying to obtain an education and start their careers. One of the most promising artists to

True grit: Art powers Joburg’s unique urban transformation

The uniqueness of Joburg’s inner city lies in the vibrant artistic spaces that can be found scattered across the often rough and chaotic metropolis. There are many current and planned developments that are revitalising the City; dirty, neglected areas and no-go zones are being transformed

Absa L'AtTelier 2018 winners

Exclusive conversations with the top 5 breakthrough artists

Some artworks offered insights into the particular conditions and contexts from the artist’s countries of origin, others offered pressing political issues regarding land ownership in South Africa, and challenging fixed gender roles was again a prominent theme in this year’s Absa L’Atelier #GiveArtLight competition. Absa L’Atelier

BASA Awards

Winners of the 2018 BASA Awards announced

Taking place at Jozi’s fresh, new downtown venue, Victoria Yards, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) today announced the winners of the 21st BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard. The annual BASA Awards recognise and honour businesses that invest in an inclusive economy through art. Guests

Art in the Time of Africa Absa UJ

Art in the Time of Africa

Art in the Time of Africa: A post-colonial gaze on contemporary African art practice, criticism, publishing, theory and philosophy of art, within a Pan-African context, is a one-day colloquium taking place on 13 September 2018 at the Chinua Achebe Auditorium, APK Library, University of Johannesburg.

Performances of memory Onyis Martin

Performances of Memory

Onyis Martin, who won a merit award at the 2016 L’Atelier, will be showing his latest solo show Performances of Memory at the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg from 7 August to 31 August 2018. He shared the rationale behind his latest works with Creative Feel.

Banele Khoza

Introducing “To: The Unknown” by Banele Khoza

LKB/G is pleased to present Banele Khoza‘s  first solo exhibition in Germany: To: The Unknown. Born in 1994 in Hlatikulu, Swaziland, Khoza is a Pretoria based contemporary artist obsessed with expression of the current state of affairs in human relations. Banele moved to South Africa in 2008 and

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