Entries by Nicola Hohls

A Haul of Modern Masters and Contemporary Pioneers

Paintings dominate the offerings in Strauss & Co’s forthcoming October sale in Cape Town, but there is a noticeable contemporary attitude about this spring auction. Two still life paintings by pioneering South African painters, Irma Stern and Penny Siopis, rank among the standout lots. Produced in 1947 and 1983 respectively, the two works capture Stern […]

ComicArtAfrica Juin 2016: Su Opperman s’entretient avec Somto Ajuluchukwu, Directeur Artistique de Vortex, Inc. au Nigéria

À la rencontre de Vortex, Inc. Née à Lagos, au Nigéria, cette société de contenu créatif et de divertissement est en train de changer le visage de la production de bandes dessinées en Afrique. Grâce à Vortex, la culture africaine trouve un moyen d’expression unique, essentiellement par le biais du langage visuel emblématique de la […]

‘Zoom Avant Sur L’Afrique:’ New Africa Film Festival – shnit Shortfilmfestival in conversation with Africa World Now Projects and afrikafé

ART AFRICA a pris contact avec les organisateurs de deux festivals de films africains contemporains, The New Africa Film Festival et shnit International Shortfilmfestival – déjà initiateurs de grands changements – afin de faciliter le dialogue: où les organisations pourraient se poser leurs propres questions entre elles pour en savoir plus sur leurs projets respectifs et des […]

Une autre tradition abandonnée. Par Sean O’Toole

En 1940, alors âgé de seize ans, James Baldwin frappe à la porte de l’appartement austère du peintre Beauford Delaney au 181 Greene Street à Soho. Baldwin n’était pas encore l’homme de lettres et activiste que l’on connaît aujourd’hui, mais plutôt un adolescent maigrichon effectuant, comme il l’écrit plus tard, un “travail dickensien” après l’école dans […]

‘Skattie Celebrates’ presents Rose Gelderblom Waddilove

Saturday, May 7th marks the fourth Skattie Celebrates exhibition-party as Skattie presents the work of emerging artist Rose Gelderblom Waddilove This edition, hosted at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town, follows on previous such exhibitions, where Skattie presented the works of then largely unknown artists Laura Windvogel, Unathi Mkonto and Thania Petersen, all of who have […]

Sue Williamson’s ‘The Past Lies Ahead’ at Goodman Gallery in Cape Town. By Khehla Chepape Makgato

It is hapless (and yet not possible) to write about South Africa without persistent references to racial grouping, legalised through the Group Areas Act of 1950, Immorality Amendment Act of 1957, Bantu Authorities Act of 1953 and Native Labour Act of 1953, among other laws and acts. These laws characterised apartheid and to avoid such […]

‘Arab Territories’ by Nadira Laggoune

What perspective does art from the Arab World provide for [these] territories? Given the geographical and linguistic variety of these different paths and stories, which images are proposed? What links exist between the geographical boundaries and the artistic realm? What trajectories, affiliations and lives are sketched by the imagination? These are some of the questions […]

Santu Mofokeng wins International Photography Prize 2016

On Sunday the 6th of March, the Fondazione Fotografia Modena announced that South African artist Santu Mofokeng won the International Photography Prize 2016, which this year focused on the theme of ‘Identity.’ Filippo Maggia, the Director of the Fondazione Forografia Modena, Roberto Pisoni, head of Sky Arte HD, and Carla Mainoldi, head of Group Giving, Events […]