Category Archives: Johannesburg

Water, the [Delicate] Thread of Life

‘Water, the [Delicate] Thread of Life’, 29 July to 1 October 2011, sets out to navigate a course through the many wonders and complexities of water and to challenge the way we think about and respond to one of the … Continue reading

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ART AND DESIGN:The brilliance of the Widow Clicquot Ponsardin

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STUDIO VISIT: DIANE VICTOR

One of the many advantages of being a member of Friends of JAG – Johannesburg Art Gallery – is that art enthusiasts are able to gain unprecedented access to artist studios on visits organised by the gallery.

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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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REMEMBERING ROBERT HODGINS (1920 – 2010)

‘I think there’s something of a split personality … outside the studio, I think I’m not much: a cheery bloke, full of anecdotes and jokes, wise saws and modern instances, light and agreeable on the palate. But the painter in … Continue reading

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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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Kentridge, etching and the technique of printmaking

It is important to differentiate between signed machine prints and individually (hand) made etchings. In view of a previous piece I wrote posing the question whether Kentridge is mass producing works of art, I am specifically devoting some space to … Continue reading

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