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A set of impossible bouquets | Nabeeha Mohamed’s Brown Petal

Turning to flora for inspiration, Nabeeha Mohamed’s latest body of work Brown Petal brings together oil paintings and watercolours that are rooted in experimentation. Beginning with old works that the artist felt “didn’t quite work”, the new body of work breathes new life into old splinters and shards. Unwieldy combinations of blues, pinks, and browns…

‘Abangani bami – Izithombe zami’ (My friends – Images of me) | a self-portrait by Luyanda Zindela

Abangani bami – Izithombe zami” (My friends – Images of me), 2021, is a self-portrait by Luyanda Zindela that celebrates the shared intimacies, fragilities and sacredness embedded in close friendship. Through a series of carefully detailed portraits, the artist compels us to consider the act of friendship as a process of collaborative witnessing. This is…

Art and the city | FNB Art Joburg announces Open City Programme

“A dynamic long weekend of gallery, arts & culture programming across Joburg”, reads text on the landing page of FNB Art Joburg’s website, describing the fair’s newly launched initiative called Open City. Taking place from October 28 – 31 2021, Open City will be a four-day art-centred weekend taking place across the Rosebank precinct with…

The 34th Bienal de Sao Paulo and its amplitude

Certain moments in art are enchanting. An artist reflects and puts into practise their skills for a work for years, months. They process and absorb. As a means of communication permeated by sensitivity, they produce. It is one of the characteristics of the art of exhibiting. The focus to expose the produced comes to the…

Joburg Fringe 2021| fringing in the ‘burbs

It is far too often that artists still find themselves on the margins, overlooked by the art world. As a remedy to this, the Joburg Fringe began as a way to highlight and showcase the amazing works coming out of Southern Africa by artists who have been previous overlooked or are up and coming. This…