Currently on at the Absa Art Hot Spot and running until the end of January 2022, is The Resilience of the Human Spirit, a collaborative exhibition showcasing a selection of recently produced artworks by 2019 Absa L’Atelier Ambassadors, Raji Bamidele from Nigeria, Winifrid Luena from
Absa in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA) have announced the last Absa Art Hot Spot exhibition for 2021 entitled, The Resilience of the Human Spirit. Opening on Thursday, 25 November and running until the end of January 2022,
The gallery is filled with things forgotten, or left behind – the former presence in the landscape, the detritus of existence. In Absa Gallery’s Remnant exhibition, the artists Asanda Kupa and Kirsten Eksteen come together to produce a cohesive show that speculates on the residual
Pan-African bank, Absa is set to continue its role of shaping the visual art landscape in South Africa when it hosts an exhibition titled Remnant from Thursday, 26 August 2021. The exhibition explores residual remnants of human existence, playing on the title of the exhibition
How do you effectively build a virtual platform that affords art-lovers an engaging and informative experience while staying true to the tactile and immersive nature of the gallery space? It’s a tall order, and it’s something that arts organisations the world over have been grappling
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 –
Absa recently hosted a virtual dialogue on their Art Hot Spot platform to launch the debut solo exhibition by talented amateur artist and senior Absa executive, Karin Mathebula. Mathebula, who heads Product, Sales and Service Enablement at Absa Relationship Banking, finds her inspiration in the
All proceeds from the 49 works will go towards supporting the broader arts industry and the artists themselves. Absa Art and Aspire Art Auctions have come together in the fight against COVID-19 to auction 49 pieces of art from 25 talented African artists to bidders.
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
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
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
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, in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA), today announced the winners of the prestigious Absa L’Atelier competition, which celebrated its 34th year and saw rich and diverse talent emerge from across the continent. Raji Bamidele, Nkhensani Rihlampfu, Winifrid
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.
An in-depth exploration of a sense of otherness – identified through multiple and differing perspectives on history and heritage – sets the tone of Absa Gallery’s Our contemporary needs and the other exhibition, which runs from 23 June to 19 July 2019. History and heritage
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
Absa, in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA), launched the new-look Absa L’Atelier to identify and nurture the rich artistic talent across Africa by giving the next generation of artists the grounding and skills they need to bring their
With registrations for the 34th Absa L’Atelier opening on 1 March 2019, Creative Feel remembers some of the artists who have been honoured with this coveted prize and the significant impact it had on their young careers. Over the past 34 years, the Absa L’Atelier
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
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
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
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
Marguerite Kirsten, a fine artist from Cape Town, fought off stiff competition from visual artists from across Africa to take top honours in the 2018 Absa L’Atelier awards. Her compatriot, Philiswa Lila, a fine artist and scholar from the Eastern Cape (based in Gauteng) walked
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.
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.
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