Book Review: Lucas Sithole 1931 - 1994
Posted on 2 December 2015 in Reviews.
Lucas Sithole 1931 - 1994 published by Fernand F. Haenggi, features a photographic collection of major works by the artist in private, corporate and public collections throughout the world.
Exploring the world virtually - Islands by Heidi Fourie
Maps are important tools in understanding in a visual way the world around us. Heidi Fourie's Islands explores the world virtually where her studio becomes an 'island' from which she interprets and investigates the dualities between isolation and escape.
From Paper to Print - Tenth Annual Group Exhibition by the Blue Door Print Studio
Printmaking has become a mode of creative production in the contemporary art market, creating a body of accessible and affordable artworks available to a wider art audience. The 10th annual Blue Door Print Studio group exhibition, held at Upstairs@Bamboo in November 2014, showcases works by distinguished and many new names presenting works that appeal to various tastes.
Performing our fluid identities
Through our interactions with other people and with society at large, the body serves as a critical site of identity performance. Performing Wo/Man, curated by Derek Zietsman at the UJ Art Gallery explores performativity of gender identity in contemporary South African art.
When a farmer seeks a wife...Absa L`Atelier 2013 winner explores the culture of marriage
When a farmer is in search of a wife, the community is as much involved as the couple in question. Pauline Gutter`s Die Huweliksaansoek raises the question: does the farmer choose his wife on the same base that he breeds his stud bull?
The many faces of Lionel Smit
When one first looks at an imposing portrait by Lionel Smit, one is arrested by the sheer beauty of the subject of his close-up portrait. Like billboards, their faces capture your attention, the viewer constructs an imagined self in the painted anonymous personas.
Behind Craig Muller`s Ochre Curtain lies a new and unknown world
Behind the Ochre Curtain lies illusionary and anonymous images in a show of magical creations of unexpected hybrid creatures and dark mythological drawings created by artist Craig Muller.
The Objects on Karin Preller's Mantelpiece
Just Above the Mantelpiece sees Karin Preller`s return to still life in her characteristic 'photographic' way of seeing. Preller's use of photographic painterly distortion defamiliarise the objects offering viewer's a new world view.
Emma Willemse explores memory in dis(place)
dis(place) by Emma Willemse represents the culmination of the artist's creative journey of exploration, research and art making spanning several years, including notions of displacement, loss, traces and memory.
There are witches among us - Roll Call explores society's perception of women
Roll Call is made up of a paper scroll depicting fifty-two drawings and inscribed with various references to the individuals who lost their lives in witch persecutions. Bredell discusses the binaries between good and evil and how society's confined beliefs based on hearsay and imaginary assumptions.
Figuration and its negation at Fried Contemporary
Artists represent the world as it is or represent it through observed perceptions through a negotiated view of society. The artworks on Figuration and Negation configure this relationship once again and play with the apparent paradoxes.
Say White? Derek Zietsman's Performing 'man' explores South African white masculinity
Derek Zietsman`s Masters exhibition Performing `man` focuses on how white South African male artists tackle whiteness. His works, primarily black and white prints, reflect an uncertainty around white masculine identity performativity within the complex South African society.
Re-sampled exhibition: Old meets new
Re-Sampled at the Absa Gallery juxtaposes renowned historic artworks within their art collection against the modern interpretations conceptualized by promising young artists.
2012 ROOFTOP Sculpture exhibition questions consumerism
In today's consumer driven society, consumption reflects the need for more, constantly craving and consuming leaving behind useless waste. The 2012 ROOFTOP Sculpture exhibition features artist use recycled materials to reflect the notion of overconsumption.
Me 1 explores identity
The questioning of identity has been of one the most conflicted themes in art throughout the centuries. Fried Contemporary's current exhibition entitled Me 1, which opened on 4 August, explores the view of our identities in today's contemporary South African society.