Art

Graffiti Is An Eye-Catching Way To Create Lively Spaces In Cities

Whether it’s tagging (the stylised writing of an individual or crew’s name), posters, stickers, installations, murals or mosaics, graffiti has always been a contentious issue. Countries like the US, UK and Australia have adopted aggressi...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

#ArtAppreciation: African Traditions Of Hair-Braiding, Hats, Headscarves And Contemporary Urban Style

Born in the Mexican border town of Yuma, Arizona, Gary Stephens arrived in South Africa in 2008. He studied painting and drawing at the University of Arizona and the San Francisco Art Instiutute. For the past thirty years, he has worked ...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Jonas Gwangwa’s Music And Life Embody The Resistance Against Apartheid

When South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently sent good wishes to hospitalised trombonist/composer Jonas Gwangwa, it represented far more than a routine official courtesy. Even before he became president, Ramaphosa relished the S...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Young Artists Embrace The Realm Of The Ancestors

In a first in the history of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards, Young Artist of the Year for Dance Kitty Phetla joins forces with previous Young Artist for Jazz Nduduzo Makhathini (2015) in a brand-new production, GOING BACK TO THE T...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

African Art : @artnewsafrica

We plug breathtaking Instagram pages that share our values; changing the Africa narrative, shed light on Africa’s beauty & potential, promote black beauty, highlight black excellence and tell the stories of ALL THINGS AFRICA. This wee...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Turbine Art Fair: Think Art On The Move

RMB Turbine Art Fair (RMB TAF) is on the move to a new and bigger venue for the 7th edition of the Fair. RMB TAF, since its inception in 2013, has grown extensively year on year and 2019 will see the most substantial Fair yet in a new lo...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

The Heart Has Many Rooms

 You are both present and undefined. Whenever I think of you, I am always other than myself.’  -Bernard Living, Untitled Text, 1995 Everard Read’s CIRCA Gallery is divided into two floors, separated and supported, one above the other. Sa...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Double Vision: Capturing the Culture of Twinhood in West Africa

Land of Ibeji is a spellbinding photography project by French-Belgian duo Bénédicte Kurzen, a Lagos-based photojournalist, and Sanne De Wilde, a photographer specialising in genetics. The project explores the subject of twinhood among th...

Alice Bucknell·over 4 years ago

David Koloane Fought For The Right To Define Himself – And His Art

Dr David Nthubu Koloane, who was born in South Africa in 1938, was an extraordinary pioneer in the visual arts who fiercely defied any form of categorisation. As an artist, teacher, mentor, curator, arts administrator and author, he foug...

Ruth Simbao·over 4 years ago

African Art: Shaping The Continent Through Art

This photo series is inspired by African artists who have communicate the African narrative through visual art.

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Burundian Refugee Escapes Conflict at Home to Create Art in Rwanda

Mike Katihabuga and Djamal Ntagara are two visual artists who met in Rwanda in 2017. Katihabuga had escaped Burundi at the height of the conflict in 2015. He found refuge in Rwanda and lived in a refugee camp before moving to the capital...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

18 Shots of the Revolutionary Art in the Streets of Egypt

Street art has always been a means of documenting events, dreams, ambitions, and messages. In Egypt, it has spread widely, especially after the revolution, when the art represented the images that the new generation wanted for the future...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Mesh Photography Series

 ARTISTS : DANIEL “KGOMO” MOROLONG | HUGH MASEKELA GALLERY : CIRCA GALLERY JOHANNESBURG DATE : 31 AUGUST – 28 SEPTEMBER 2019 TIME : 10:30 – 13:00 Everard Read’s Circa gallery in Johannesburg is proud to present Mesh Photography Series, a...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Chéri Samba | The Art Of Telling The Truth

Chéri Samba is one of the most famous African artists. His notoriety both in the West and in Africa exploded between the 70s and 80s, and is strictly linked to his ability to mix a bit of humor with a handful of paradox and deliver truth...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

‘Invasion’: An Exhibition That Presents An Artist’s Healing Touch

Some people disparage beautiful art because it seems to deny the painful complexity of life. They feel it is just sentimental and it leaves them with a sense that something is lacking. But for other viewers, beautiful art can also provid...

Stella Viljoen·over 4 years ago

Unveiling the poetic palette: An intimate conversation with Sana King

In a world brimming with artistic wonders, we often find ourselves captivated by the stories and creations of exceptional individuals who dare to challenge the conventional boundaries of art. Sana King, a Johannesburg-based poet turned s...

Lindelwa Masuku·9 months ago

J’Something launches the 'Artistry' - A Unique fusion of food and entertainment

Local singer and songwriter J’Something has just launched his newest venture called the 'Artistry', a restaurant that aims to merge the worlds of food and entertainment. The restaurant, which opened its doors on February 25th, is located...

Lindelwa Masuku·12 months ago

‘Otherscapes’ transforms JCAF into an art oasis with four Installations by four C contemporary South African artists

Mark your calendars for an extraordinary artistic experience on the 28th of June as the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation (JCAF) prepares to unveil its highly anticipated exhibition, "Otherscapes: Exploring South Africa's Contemporary A...

Lindelwa Masuku·9 months ago

The artistic alchemist: Katleho Tsolo's creative magic as Art Bae Juliu

Step into the vibrant realm of Katleho Tsolo, the artistic powerhouse known as Art Bae Juliu. With 15 years of creativity under her belt, Katleho effortlessly merges traditional and contemporary art forms, leaving a trail of awe-inspirin...

Lindelwa Masuku·8 months ago

A vibrant weekend at the 2023 FNB Art Joburg

The 2023 FNB Joburg Art Fair showcased outstanding art from African artists, breaking barriers to make art more accessible to all and fostering collaboration among creators. It was a vibrant celebration of creativity and inclusivity.

Lindelwa Masuku ·6 months ago