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South African Pavilion opens at the 58th Venice Biennale

The intimate official opening launch of the South African Pavilion at 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia brought local and international art fraternity under one roof on Thursday 9 May 2019. The opening launch was attended by South Africa (SA) Consul-General and

UJ Art Gallery 21 years curating cube

21 Years of Curating the Cube at UJ

It is a beautifully warm autumn afternoon when we meet Annali Cabano-Dempsey, curator of the UJ Art Gallery. As always, the University of Johannesburg’s Art Centre is busy with students, but Cabano-Dempsey exudes calm in the hustle and bustle. With just over two decades of curatorship, this

58th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale Creative Feel 2019

Interesting times for South African art

For over 120 years, the Venice Biennale has been the most prestigious international art exhibition in the world and this year South Africa is once again part of it. The 58th International Art Exhibition, which is curated by Ralph Rugoff and titled May You Live

Norval Foundation Sanlam Art Collection nudes

Collector’s Focus: Nudes in the Sanlam Art Collection

 The latest exhibition in Norval Foundation’s Collector’s Focus series, Nudes in the Sanlam Art Collection, provides an insightful glimpse into Sanlam’s renowned, decades-old collection. Norval Foundation’s Collector’s Focus is a series of exhibitions and talks that highlight the role of collectors of visual art and

Encore Ruarc Peffers Aspire Art Auctions q&a

Encore: Ruarc Peffers

Ruarc Peffers is the MD of Aspire Art Auctions. He graduated with a BA (Fine Art) from Michaelis, UCT, after which he started working in the art auction industry under Stephan Welz and Sotheby’s stewardship. Later, Peffers completed an MSc in history, curating and criticism

Augustus Casely-Hayford Public art galleries

Public art galleries: are we accountable?

This year, the FNB JoburgArtFair has invited British curator, cultural historian and Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., Augustus Casely-Hayford, OBE to participate in a panel discussion on public art museums. Chief curator of the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG)

Harmonia: Sacred Geometry, the pattern of existence

Gordon Froud, artist, senior lecturer in Sculpture at The University of Johannesburg (UJ) and curator, has been working on an exhibition that investigates various aspects of sacred geometry in the world around us. His large cone virus sculptures (pointed polyhedra) on rooftops, in parks and

PPC Imaginarium

Meet the Formidable Judges of the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards

Ever since its inception, the PPC Imaginarium Awards has showcased some of South Africa’s top rising talent in art and design. Each year, the judging of the competition falls to a panel of formidable experts, including critics, artists, designers, curators and researchers.      This

Encore

Encore: Thabo Seshoka

     Thabo Seshoka is the recently appointed Assistant Art Curator for Absa. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Absa Gallery, while concurrently curating one of the largest Corporate Art Collections globally. His present achievements include being appointed acting chief curator and

2018 Fulcrum Suzanne Shaw Creative Award Winner

Dineke van der Walt, gallery manager at Lizamore & Associates in Johannesburg, has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Fulcrum Suzanne Shaw Creative Award.      The Fulcrum Suzanne Shaw Creative Award, named in honour of the late Fulcrum employee Suzanne Shaw, is

MTN

Dreams, Wishes and Expectations

The MTN SA Foundation, in partnership with Durban-based non-profit organisation: Amazwi Abesifazane – Voices of Women Museum (VoWM), hosted an art exhibition dubbed Dreams, Wishes and Expectations, as part of its community outreach programme and contribution to social dialogue. This programme is another product of

Encore

Encore: Indra Wussow

Indra Wussow is a literary translator, writer, editor and curator with a strong desire to learn as much about the world as possible. She focuses on international art projects and networking in order to connect the world through the arts. Name three artworks that you

Platforms

The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios

What will be the focus of your stand at FNB JoburgArtFair and how do you aim to use it as a ‘platform’ for artists?  The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios will present the David Koloane Award – Artist Writers Mentorship. The award is a celebration of the

South African Art Collective

The South African Art Collective

The Department of Small Business Development will be supporting the participation of 20 visual artists at the FNB JoburgArtFair. The exhibition will be curated by Senzeni Marhasela and assisted by protégé curator, Zodwa Tunani from the Walter Sisulu University. Creative Feel spoke to two of the participating

Dr Same Mdluli

Dr Same Mdluli, taking the art world by storm

At 33, NAC Council member and Chairperson of the Visual Arts Panel, Dr Same Mdluli has achieved what most people only dream of achieving in a lifetime. This dynamic, bold and fiercely intelligent young woman is in the process of blazing trails for young artists

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