DUKE ASIDERE: SHAPING SOCIETY THROUGH ART

Nigerian artist, Duke Asidere is by far one of the most exciting painters on the Lagos contemporary art scene. Recently, I caught up with him at his studio in Egbeda to see his new work, which increasingly engages contemporary African politics. Through visual metaphors, the artist comments on the everyday human drama that surrounds him be they political, social, psychological or cultural. Furthermore, he adds an element of surprise to his sketches of human drama, by infusing them with irony a...


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COMMUTE WITH INTUITIVE INSTINCT

BRUNDYN+ is pleased to present, Commute With Intuitive Instinct, an exhibition of video works curated by Portia Malatjie. The exhibition showcases works by local and international artists Michelle Monareng; Mocke J Van Veuren and Theresa Collins; Bofa da Cara (Nástio Mosquito and Pere Ortín); Nick Cave; Vaughn Sadie and Sello Pesa; and Gilad Ratman. The exhibition runs from April 17 to May 17, 2014.

Commute With Intuitive Instinct follows Henri Lef...


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DANIEL NAUDÉ : SIGHTINGS OF THE SACRED, CATTLE IN INDIA, UGANDA AND MADAGASCAR

STEVENSON is pleased to present new photographs by Daniel Naudé from April 10 to May 24, 2014.

For the past two years Naudé has focused on photographing cattle in societies where these animals are revered and venerated. This is a position far removed from the Western world where they are mostly seen as productive sources of milk, meat and skins. Naudé first photographed the Ankole cattle in Uganda, renowned for their majestic horns which ideally curve out and...


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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 ...


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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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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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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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