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Through the language of performance, Tracey Rose creates art that refuses to settle

Themes around identity and gender emerge in Tracey Rose’s work as she examines, probes and dismembers social history. Rose’s artistic practice includes video installations and photography, but she is mostly known for her performance art. The term performance art gained momentum in the 1970s. It represented a departure from the “traditional materials of canvas, brush…

NO BAD HAIR – a stylish visual rant

The visual collaboration titled NO BAD HAIR is a testimony to the generating power that can come from acting on spontaneity and creative impulses. Founder of street style brand Born Out Of Boredom Shakes Mbolekwana shared with me how the concept for the project evolved from a simple desire to receive a free hairstyle from…

Source Code Gallery – Creating Experimental spaces for the digital arts and creative technologies

Source Code Gallery curated by Fak’ugesi Festival and hosted by the Tshimologong Innovation Precinct is a digital arts and creative technology showcase and development gallery. Their temporary location at Tshimologong will launch in March 2019. The gallery’s tester programme features a monthly programming showcase that delves deeper into invigorating topics relative to creative technology practices…

Neo Matloga fractures the central narrative

South African artist Neo Matloga is one of three artists (together with Funda Gül Özcan and Lonneke van der Palen) nominated for the Volkskrant Fine Art Prize 2019. The twelfth iteration of the art prize is organised by Stedelijk Museum, Dutch daily newspaper Volkskrant and Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS. The art prize is accompanied by a…