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A collection of stories, featured arts and events from our editorial desk

2022

Entry view of dot.ateliers (© Edem J. Tamakloe/ courtesy of dot.ateliers)

Space of Interest

On enabling continental cross pollination

with dot.ateliers

HeVi, Oslo, 2016. Silver gelatin print. 100 x 75.5cm. Edition of 8 + 2AP (Courtesy of STEVENSON.)

First Person

Portraiture as self love

with Zanele Muholi

Githan Coopoo. Aunty’s Favourite, 2023. Clay and acrylic. 22 x 17 x 8cm. (© Githan Coopoo/ courtesy of Everard Read)

Githan Coopoo. Aunty’s Favourite, 2023. Clay and acrylic. 22 x 17 x 8cm. (© Githan Coopoo/ courtesy of Everard Read)

Re:View

Desi Casual Glamour as a critical site of validation

with Githan Coopoo
acrylic on canvas painting by Gregory olympion titled confluence

Gregory Olympio. Confluence (left), 2022. Acrylic on canvas. 100 x 81cm (detail).(Courtesy of Gregory Olympio and blank projects.)

Re:View

Staying inside the line

with Gregory Olympio

Bonolo Kavula. Tshenelo, 2022. Punched Shweshwe and thread. 75.6 x 55cm. (Courtesy of Norval Foundation)

First Person

Making art to heal the self

with Bonolo Kavula

Nokukhanya Charity Vilakazi. Ibomvu & Acrylic on Canvas. 590 x 465mm. (Courtesy of Kalashnikovv)

Nokukhanya Charity Vilakazi. Ibomvu & Acrylic on Canvas. 590 x 465mm. (Courtesy of Kalashnikovv)

Artist of Interest

"I'm doing this for the matriarchal gaze"

with Nokukhanya Charity Vilakazi
Installation view for PROCESS exhibition at Fede Arthouse

Installation view: Katlego Phethle. Reunion, 2021 and Kyle Strydom. Portal Series, 2022. (Photograph by Mikhailia Peterson courtesy of Fede Arthouse)

Initiative of Interest:

Making this Fede Arthouse a home

with Lebo Kekana
Constant by Sungi Mlengeya

Sungi Mlengeya. Constant 3, 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 140 x 140cm. Courtesy of Afriart Gallery. (Photo by Dillon Marsh)

First Person

'This exhibition is a declaration of love to painting'

with Koyo Kouoh
A photograph artwork by Carlos Garaicoa titled Hospital baleado

Ba Dum Tssshhh, by Cameron Platter

Cameron Platter. Ba Dum Tssshhh, 2022. Pencil on paper. Triptych. 170 x 136cm, each panel. (Photographed by Hayden Phipps Courtesy of WHATIFTHEWORLD)

Re:View

‘Cities have a lot to say’ so we listened

with Carlos Garaicoa
An acrylic on canvas painting titled Power by Ruth Ige

Ruth Ige. Power, 2022. Acrylic on canvas. 61.5 x 51cm. (Courtesy of STEVENSON.)

Title of Interest:

The colour and form of diasporic navigations

with Ruth Ige
Punched Shweshwe and Thread artwork by Bonolo Kavula titled Dikeledi

Bonolo Kavula. Dikeledi, 2022. Punched Shweshwe and Thread. 68 x 58 cm. (Image courtesy of SMAC Gallery, copyright Bonolo Kavula)

Re:View

Rest, expansion and tender landings

with Bonolo Kavula
Pencil on paper triptych by Cameron Platter titled Ba Dum Tssshhh

Ba Dum Tssshhh, by Cameron Platter

Cameron Platter. Ba Dum Tssshhh, 2022. Pencil on paper. Triptych. 170 x 136cm, each panel. (Photographed by Hayden Phipps Courtesy of WHATIFTHEWORLD)

Re:View

Ba Dum Tsssh delivers more than a punchline

with Cameron Platter

A Century of Black Figuration in Painting, 2022, Zeitz MOCAA. Photograph by Dillon Marsh, courtesy of Zeitz MOCAA

Re:View

"When We See Us is a declaration of love to Black life"

with Koyo Kouoh

Turiya Magadlela. Jesus Walking in Water I, 2018. Nylon and cotton pantyhose on canvas. 150 x 150 cm.

Conversation of Interest:

Three hours

with Turiya Magadlela

Pieter Hugo. Shaun Oliver, Cape Town, 2011. C-print. (Courtesy of Stevenson)

Re:View

“I don’t take pictures, they’re given to me”

with Pieter Hugo

View of the exhibition Globalisto. Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo credit: C. Cauvet / MAMC+)

Re:View

"Globalisto. A Philosophy in Flux considers alternatives"

with Lukhanyo Mdingi

Film still from Sohrab Hura, ‘ The Coast’, 2020 (© Courtesy of Zeitz MOCAA)

Theme of Interest

"Indigo Waves and Other Stories"

with Ravelle Pillay

Ruth Ige. A gentle soul, 2022. Acrylic on canvas. 122 x 84cm. (Courtesy of STEVENSON)

Re:View

"When Ruth Ige met Freedom"

with Ruth Ige

Georgina Gratrix. Irma’s Two Nudes Jub (167), 2022. Oil on Canvas. 40 x 30 cm

Title of Interest

Join the Cult of Ugliness

with Georgina Gratrix

Bonolo Kavula. I lost you, 2022. Punched Shweshwe and thread. 37 x 62 cm. (Courtesy of Norval Foundation)

Re:View

You will see what you want to get

with Bonolo Kavula

Zanele Muholi. Bona II, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2015. Silver gelatine print. 29 x 50cm. Edition of 8 + 2AP. (Courtesy of STEVENSON)

Conversation of Interest

"People can choose to forget but the photograph cannot"

with Zanele Muholi

Raymond Fuyana. The night dream II, 2022. Acrylic and oil on canvas. 84.2 x 60 cm (Courtesy of Guns & Rain)

Practice of Interest

"A dive into Raymond Fuyana’s Lucid Dreams"

with Raymond Fuyana’s

Yolanda Mazwana. The ascertainable line inside, 2022. Dry pastel, enamel paint and acrylic paint on canvas varnished in gloss. 1600 x 1400mm. (Courtesy of Kalashnikovv)

Re:View

"Otherworldly femme at rest"

by Yolanda Mazwana’s

Serge Alain Nitegeka. Displaced Peoples in Situ: Studio study XII, 2022. Acrylic and charcoal on wood. 166 x 166 cm. (© Copyright 2022, STEVENSON. All rights reserved)

Re:View

"The resistance to settle"

with Serge Alain Nitegeka
Photograph on archival paper by Baz Bailey titled Ndoda and Child

Baz Bailey. Ndoda and Child, 2022. Photograph on archival paper. 90,8 x 124cm. (Courtesy of artist)

Practice of Interest

Isilimela: Planting of a New Man

with Baz Bailey
Inject print on cotton rag paper artwork by Lebohang Kganye

Lebohang Kganye. Untitled 10, 2011. Inject print on cotton rag paper. 59.4 x 84.1 cm (Courtesy of artist)

Re:View

A Venice Vox

with Lebohang Kganye + Valerie Kabov
Portrait of Athi-Patra Ruga at the Irma Stern Museum

Portrait of Athi-Patra Ruga at the Irma Stern Museum (Portraits by Luke Doman)

Exhibition of Interest

An Irma Stern intervention

with Athi Patra-Ruga
2021

The More Things Change

by Lunga Ntila Gratrix

The four Matriarchs

by Indlela Ibomvu, 2022

First Person Series: Teresa Kutala-Firmino

First Person Series: Teresa Kutala-Firmino

First Person is an intimate video-based series by FNB Art Joburg where artists offer personal accounts of their platforms, practice, process, and upcoming projects.

In this inaugural episode Teresa Kutala-Firmino walks us through the premise for her upcoming series The Owners of the Earth. An artist considering magic realism through paint and collage, the series sees her offering fantasy as an escapist response to trauma, a means to cope, heal and somehow survive the impossible.

Construct Series

Construct Series

Institut Français Afrique du Sud (IFAS) and FNB Art Joburg are delighted to present CONSTRUCT: a series focused on woman artists working in Joburg across all mediums.

Just as “construct” may refer to the physical act of building or making, a construct can also refer to a concept; one formulated without empirical evidence that therefore does not necessarily reflect the lived reality. In this way the series explores both the identity and gender constructs female identifying artists navigate through their work as well as the physical practice of each artist.

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Ruth Ige. Don't hide your glory, 2022.
Acrylic on canvas. 122 x 122cm. (© Copyright 2022, STEVENSON. All rights reserved)