TCHIF: SIGNS OF LIFE

Out of Africa gallery presents Signs of Life, an exhibition of recent work by leading contemprary Benin artist, Tchif from September 10 to November 2, 2014.

A largely experimental artist, Tchif works with a variety of media and techniques including computer-generated graphics and felt markers. However, his principal interest lies in surface textures and the materiality of his medium. With his hands, he seamlessly incorporates bits of fabric, rope and clay, revealing a tactile...


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A SLICE OF LAGOS

On September 3, A Slice of Lagos, a cinematic journey and photographic exhibition of multicultural 19th century Lagos opened to the public at the Rook & Raven gallery in London. The exhibition runs till September 9. Curator of the show, British-born Nigerian artist Sesu Tilley-Gyado, whose work is also featured in the exhibition observes that several people assume the past, as “black and white” consequently visualizing it like this. She therefore felt the need to capt...


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JAMES BOND’S BENTLEY’ TO STIR CROWDS AT HAMPTON COURT CONCOURS

The car that James Bond “loved more than all the women at present in his life” will be among an array of stunning Bentleys exhibited at the Hampton Court Concours of Elegance from September 5-7.

The 1954 R-Type Continental Drophead Coupe is the car thought to have inspired author Ian Fleming to give his iconic British agent just such a model in his 1961 novel, Thunderball. Fleming, a keen petrolhead himself, is believed to have seen this Chapron coachbuilt Bentley in Londo...


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MUST SEE EXHIBITIONS THIS MONTH

 

RYAN HEWETT

ENLIGHTEN

Barnard Gallery

September 03 – October 14

Barnard Gallery is proud to present Enlighten – an exhibition of recent paintings by Ryan Hewett. A year after Genesis– his acclaimed debut solo show at the gallery – Hewett is back with a body of work echoing the brutal beauty of his earlier portraits, but displaying a greater fluidity that accompanies his growing confidence in the medium.

T...


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MICHAEL TAYLOR: I WAS BORN YESTERDAY

WHATIFTHEWORLD is pleased to present I Was Born Yesterday an exhibition of new work by Michael Taylor.

This new body of work sees the artist returning to the seas, a penchant metaphorical space in which Taylor unleashes his imagined characters. I was born yesterday follows the events of stereotyped gentlemen tribes, coming together in a spectacular staged race. An eccentric romp, fictionalising a battle of the male egos and parodying masculine attit...


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THE NIROX SCULPTURE PARK, A HAVEN FOR ARTISTS

Home to works from local and international artists, and complete with a dedicated space to practice undisturbed while surrounded by nature, the Nirox Sculpture Park is undeniably one of Gauteng’s most beautiful locations. Omenka got in touch with Mary-Jane Daroll, curator of the annual Winter Sculpture Fair held at the park to discuss about the vision behind the park, her goals for the fair and the position sculpture occupies in South Africa’s visual art ...


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A MOMENT IS DESTROYED: ON COUNTERPOINT

A MOMENT IS DESTROYED: ON COUNTERPOINT

Victor Ehikhamenor, a visual artist, requested for sheets of black cardboard paper to be taped on glass doors. Following a cue from Dabyna, a guitarist, he picked a chalk and began to draw on the paper. Dabyna’s cue soon became proliferated tunes, the rhythm of Ehikhamenor’s lines, as though sensory gestures leaped from the eyes into the ears. As they kept on, Ehikhamenor’s lines and shapes found their way into Dabyna’s gu...


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