Category Archives: Sculptor

WITHOUT MASKS Contemporary Afro-Cuban art

How fortuitous that the Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) was able to unmask a collection of Afro-Cuban art at an exhibition coinciding with South Africa’s hosting of the soccer World Cup – and the spotlight falling on Africa. Advertisements

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ART AND THE GAME. PART 2. Joana Vasconcelos

An unexpected delight during the soccer mania was the arrival on our shores of one of Portugal’s most influential artists, Joana Vasconcelos, together with the marvellous revolving Red Independent Heart, 2005, a site specific installation at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.

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ALEXIS PRELLER: AFRICA, THE SUN AND SHADOWS

‘Whatever I am after is contained in an African shape …’ Alexis Preller[1] Reflecting on Alexis Preller’s extraordinarily visual life with Karel Nel… More often than not artworks at exhibition openings serve as a backdrop for a social event. The … Continue reading

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WILLEM BOSHOFF: THE WORD ACCORDING TO BIG DRUID, knowing through seeing…

‘It is only through seeing that one can know: Druids like artists must see in order to know. It is through art that one learns first to look and then to see. It is important to recognise that it is … Continue reading

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HALAKASHA: Art and Soccer

HALAKASHA* (*traditional South African celebratory cry of a goal being scored)

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Minnette Vári: Parallax

‘I am my own landscape’ Minnette Vári [1] At her latest solo exhibition at the Goodman Gallery (21 January – 13 February 2010), Parkwood, Johannesburg, Minnette Vári presented Parallax[2], a series of anamorphic images on paper and video work. Minnette … Continue reading

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Alberto Giacometti: Who decides that it is art?

Who decides that it is art? Who decides what it is worth? These two simple questions were put to me the other day as news services and the printed media splashed headlines ‘Giacometti, the new Picasso’ across their pages and … Continue reading

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