art&culture

Mma Tseleng- The Kwaito Monument

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In the 1990s, South Africa experienced the subcultural supernova of Kwaito. Fuelled by post-1994 optimism, and inspired by international hip...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 1 year ago

The Foxy Five – Women forging intersectional footholds

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Staccato stabs erupt between creviced creases of the mountainous form. Backlit by blue skies, institutional columns stem forth. Symmetrical ...

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Mushroom Hour Half Hour website – Seeds Underground

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Johannesburg has a dark past of violence and exploitation, and even to this day is often presented as an urban dystopia. But the flip side o...

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Ghost Writer / art&culture / 1 year ago

CUSS Group at the Berlin Biennale; the glitchy underbelly to your interactive parameters

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CUSS Group, formed in 2011 by Ravi Govender, Jamal Nxedlana and Zamani Xolo, have been tsatsatsa since the get-go and need little introducti...

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Ghost Writer / art&culture / 1 year ago

Creative Open Call announced by the British Council’s Connect ZA Arts Programme

British Council Connect ZA Open Call 2016

The British Council’s Connect ZA Arts Programme supports, highlights, and extends collaborative cultural exchanges between South Africa and ...

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Ghost Writer / art&culture / 1 year ago

Zakifo Muzik Festival 2016: A reflective photo-story by Robyn Perros

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This photo-story captures the blissfully imperfect moments of experimentation. The unedited images by Durban-based photo-journalist, writer ...

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Loyiso Mkize – Myths of The Near Future

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In the last decade superheroes have towered over the popular culture landscape.  Although the market is dominated by the US, it’s clear that...

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Beth Vale / art&culture / 1 year ago

Hypeology [The terminology of the turn-up]

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List the components of a flawless party night and it will probably read something like this: floor-shaking sound, a stellar line-up on the d...

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Ghost Writer / art&culture / 1 year ago

The elusive worlds of Elsa Bleda in dystopian, digital emulsion

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Elsa Bleda was born into movement, crossing continents in the turning tides of her mother, the artist. What does it mean to form connections...

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Beth Vale / art&culture / 1 year ago

‘They Go Out to Be Seen’: Recognition and Darkness at Black City

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Nyctaphobia: a fear of the night or darkness. Night fright permeates many conventional imaginings of the city, as the dark plays host to ...

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Motlatsi / art&culture / 1 year ago

Splash your feed with locally produced content 101: Tumblr blogs to follow

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Having read somewhere that local is the new global or was it that global was the new local, I soon found my confusion summed up in the catch...

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Beth Vale / art&culture / 1 year ago

City on Faya: Johannesburg’s Nocturnal Afropolis As Told Through 5 Reggae/Dancehall Hotspots

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A pool of blue light, ebb-flow bodies and scented smoke: It’s difficult not to close my eyes as I sink in. Little specks of orange rise to f...

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