SMITH Studios Closes 2018 with ‘Rendezvous’

Nabeeha Mohamed, Almond Eyes, 2018, Oil on canvas, 38 x 30cm

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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