art&culture

SMITH Studios Closes 2018 with ‘Rendezvous’

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SMITH Studios opened its summer exhibition Rendezvous on the 5th of December 2018 featuring work by 23 of the gallery’s artists of 2018. Ren...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 4 days ago

Follow the egg trail // Newwork 18

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If you have spotted stickers with images of cracked eggs or seen people walking around Braamfontein with the same image printed on black and...

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The gender-sex bell curve and the myth of progress

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When a beautiful, innocent baby is born we hail; ‘it’s a boy’ or ‘it’s a girl’. The performance begins —You will wear pink and not blue, ...

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What is the ‘self’? What is ‘space’? – Abstractions with Michael MacGarry

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I am increasingly drawn to the narrative capacity of objects – especially those repurposed from my immediate surroundings, that morph from u...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 2 weeks ago

The Strategic Radicals’ Manifesto // In Conversation with Katharina Fink & Emeka Alams

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We don’t do disciplines. Art is undisciplined.   The Strategic Radicals’ Manifesto was formulated in Windhoek in January of this ...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 2 weeks ago

Future Archives – unpacking Africa’s unexplored legacy of technology

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Having started as an abstract project between Dr. Tegan Bristow and Jepchumba, the podcast series Future Lab Africa has emerged with a new d...

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Jade Ayla – Getting her designs and illustrations on fashion, event posters, music releases and more

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Jade Ayla is predominantly known for her graphic design and illustration practice, and is based in Cape Town. Jade studied a fashion desi...

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Brandon Kynoch the teenage Indie Developer, says that hard work puts you where good luck can find you

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Dots. Neon. They move, they change colour, they change shape. I chase the dots and my anxiety builds, I’m not a good loser. I hold onto the ...

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Themba Kriger / art&culture / 3 weeks ago

Africa Games Week – Shining a spotlight on African game development

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The inaugural Africa Games Week takes place between the 28th of November and the 2nd of December 2018 at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Tow...

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Exploring, Undermining and Disrupting architectures of dominance

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Memorials aren’t memories. They have motives. They are historical. They are not history itself - Nate Dimeo Cities evolve and grow ove...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 3 weeks ago

Who writes his_tory? Unfuk the record // collectively amending the digital archive

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History has most widely been told by cis, het white men. The spoils go to the victor, and when we think about the history of colonization - ...

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Queering apartheid | ‘I NDEX:XY’ by Roelof Petrus van Wyk digs through the archives of Scope magazine

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An archive collected and carefully preserved for 10 years. Scope magazine. The tropes of the glamour model. Boobs, it’s all about the boobs....

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