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The Interview Issue: Shine Tani

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Shine Tani, self-taught artist and gallery director at Banana Hill Gallery, Kenya.

The Interview Issue: Touria El Glaoui

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Touria El Glaoui, founder of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London.

Awakenings: Impulses and Threads in the Art of Lionel Davis

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Lionel Davis is a significant figure in South African art circles. Core elements of his personal biography are well known, and his contribution as an artist is integral to accounts of seminal art organisations such as the Community Arts Project, Vakalisa and the Thupelo Workshop. By Mario Pissarra.

Ama Culture: Cederberg Art / Nature vs. Culture

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The heart of the Cederberg is home to two very different forms of art: ancient Bushman Rock Art and award-winning Cederberg Wines. Christine Lundy explores the irony of the evolution of society and farming techniques that led to the production of these world-class wines, but might also have contributed to the disappearance of the San tribes, the rock artists as well as some of the wildlife we admire today on the rocky overhang.

The Interview Issue: Joseph Gergel

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Joseph Gergel, writer and curator at the African Artists' Foundation.

The Interview Issue: First Floor Gallery Harare

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Marcus Gora and Valerie Kabov, co- founders and directors of First Floor Gallery, Zimbabwe.

New Comic Art Boutique, AMAK, to Launch in Cape Town on 3rd October 2014

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AMAK, the Azania Mania Art Kolektiv, is new comic art boutique gallery in Muizenberg, attached to the Alive Café Creative Experience Hub. The new space is spearheaded by the Centre for Comic, Illustrative and Book Arts' (CCIBA's) Head of the Comic Art Unit, Andy Mason, better known by his pen name, "N.D. Mazin". You are invited to the opening on Friday 3 October at 18h30.

The Interview Issue: Arts Township International

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Siphiwe Ngwenya and Theo Ndindwa, co- founders of Arts Township International. 

The Interview Issue: Meskerm Assegued

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Meskerm Assegued, curator, anthropologist and writer based in Ethiopia.

The Interview Issue: Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Mariane Ibrahim-Lenhardt, gallery director and founder of M.I.A. Gallery in Seattle.

The Interview Issue: Jean-Pierre de la Porte

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. This is the full interview with South African writer and philosopher, Jean-Pierre De La Porte.

Ama Culture: Xhosa Chicken and the Samp

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Heritage Day is a proud day for all South Africans. It is an occasion for celebrating our nation's diversity and the soul of our many richly flavoured cultures. These celebrations are expressed in many ways representing our vast national mixture of races, religions and rituals. However, there is a commonality to all the millions in our country and it centers around food, family and feasting.

Johannesburg and Lagos are 'Art Cities of the Future'

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What makes a city a hub for art? Curators, collectors, and dealers have tried for years to predict the cultural capitals of the future — cities that could challenge the dominance of centers like New York, London and Berlin. ARTsouthAFRICA's new vision has focused on expanding our coverage, into Africa and internationally, looking at established and up-and-coming artists/writers/curators from across the continent. In our 13th year of publication, we have procured an extensive library of books, and we are always looking for fresh reference material, especially when it gives Africa the recognition it deserves! Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes, published by Phaidon Press, cites the African cities of Johannesburg and Lagos among the 12 global cities to watch for exciting contemporary art.

InAWE Residency: The Artists Reflect

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During Cape Town's reign as World Design Capital 2014, online creative showcase, Between 10and5, worked together with InAWE Stays to present the InAWE Residency. From May to September, eight Cape Town-based creatives were invited to spend a week to ten days at the inspiring InAWE Stays, a historic house and four self-catering, designer cottages in Tamboerskloof, Cape Town. ARTsouthAFRICA spoke to the artists about their experiences.
 

Announcing the Sasol New Signatures 2014 Winner

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The Sasol New Signatures art competition was established by the Association of Arts Pretoria in the early 1960’s, and is the longest running, national art competition in South Africa. This year, Sasol celebrates a milestone in its contribution towards the development of South Africa’s arts and culture industry in this, its 25th year as a lead sponsor of the Sasol New Signatures art competition.

The Interview Issue: Malibongwe Tyilo & Sandiso Ngubane

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ARTsouthAFRICA 13.1 is the 'Interview Issue.' In it, we engage in conversation with a number of carefully selected artists, curators, writers and organisations who we know are truly committed to transformation, to changing perceptions about contemporary African art practice, and promoting the integration of communities that might otherwise not be exposed to the wealth of talent from the continent and the ways in which art can change lives. We published a number of excerpts and now present the full interview with Malibongwe Tylio and Sandiso Ngubane, fashion and lifestyle bloggers at Skattie, What are you Wearing?. They have also recently launched, in collaboration with ARTsouthAFRICA, the Skattie Celebrates exhibition series. View the online SKATTIE catalogue through the ARTsouthAFRICA app for Apple or for Android.
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