NANDIPHA MNTAMBO: TRANSIENCE

STEVENSON is pleased to present Transience, a solo exhibition by Nandipha Mntambo running from April 10 to
May 16, 2014. Comprising video, sculpture, painting and printmaking, this is the artist's first large-scale showing in Johannesburg since her Standard Bank Young Artist tour in 2011-12.

The various elements of the show are structured around themes of nostalgia, mythology and embodiment. The experience of nostalgia here is not a romantic longing for someth...


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ANTON KANNEMEYER: SUCH, SUCH WERE THE JOY

SUCH, SUCH WERE THE JOY is Anton Kannemeyer’s fourth solo exhibition at STEVENSON Gallery. The exhibition openened to the public on April 10 and runs till May 24, 2014.

As South Africa moves into its 20th year of democracy, Kannemeyer continues to explode the idea of the ‘rainbow nation’ through the incisive satire with which he first eviscerated apartheid’s officials and bureaucrats. Exhibiting new works in his ongoing Alphabet of Democracy
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RISE AND FALL OF APARTHEID: PHOTOGRAPHY AND BUREAUCRACY OF EVERYDAY LIFE

From its establishment in 1948 to its dismantling in 1990, South Africa’s apartheid system is given an intricate visual and narrative treatment in this huge photography book. Published in conjunction with a 2012 exhibition, Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, which took place at New York’s Centre of Photography, the same-titled tome is the result of lengthy research by curator Okwui Enwezor and art historian and critic Rory Bester. Ca...


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THE MAKER: NEW CONTEMPORARIES IN DESIGN & PHOTOGRAPHY

Following last year’s successful number of entries and portfolio presentations, the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) has announced a call for entries to the 2014 edition of The Maker: New Contemporaries in Design & Photography.

This platform was established for emerging artists to present their portfolios through projections to a wide audience of galleries, curators, collectors, patrons, art critics, academics and the press. Each selected artist will...


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JUNE GIVANNI: PAN AFRICAN CINEMA ARCHIVE

June Givanni has been embedded in the world of Pan African cinema since the early 1980s. As a programmer, curator, writer and a cultural activist, she has built up a finely tuned, international knowledge base of African, Caribbean, African-American and Black British cinema with all their creative and political nuances.

A key presence at so many of the past and present international black or African film festivals, it stands to reason that Givanni would have accumulated a huge physical...


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ISAAC EMOKPAE: DUALITY

Duality, a noteworthy exhibition of 35 paintings on board and canvas by emerging artist, Isaac Iken Emokpae, opens to the public at The Wheatbaker on April 6.  Emokpae, son of late modern artist, Erhabor Emokpae (1934-1984, is best known for his photography and studied Fine Art under the tutelage of Professor Abayomi Barber of the University of Lagos and one of Nigeria’s celebrated modernists. His art transcends his African identity and reflects a worldview that ...


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EL ANATSUI: PLAYING WITH CHANCE

On March 14, 2014, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA) opened to the public, El Anatsui, Playing with Chance to mark the 70th birthday anniversary of one of African\'s most iconic sculptors. The exhibition charts Anatsui\'s professional career through an expressive display of archival material including sketchbooks, drawings, letters, key exhibition planning and instruction documents, books, brochures and publications featuring him, as well as pay slips from the U...


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