What to look out for at Turbine Art Fair 2018
With 380 artists and 48 exhibitors, the RMB Turbine Art Fair is bound to be spectacular this year. But apart from the plethora of local artwork on display, there are interesting talks and walkabouts you should join. Grethe Kemp looks at some of the highlights.
Snooze with a sloth, wallow on a whale with Porky Hefer
SA artist Porky Hefer has always delighted us with his larger-than-life seating pods that ooze wit and humour. He continues to do so with Endangered, a series made especially from recycled materials for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, writes Grethe Kemp
Quiet images of the Zionist Christian Church
Award-winning local documentary photographer Sabelo Mlangeni has made a name for himself capturing images of rural gay communities and migrant workers of ‘New South Africa’. In his new exhibition, he investigates the meaning of waiting through depictions of various Zionist Christian Churches, writes Denise Lim.
Nduduzo Makhathini's healing sounds will be at Fest this year
Revered pianist Nduduzo Makhathini, who last week won an SA Music Award for the best jazz album, is heading to the Grahamstown National Arts Festival this year. The mysterious jazz man describes his music as spiritual and says he loves the festival.
South Africa is a warzone, says internet artist Tiger Maremela
Soundcloud beats, a Facebook 360° visualisation, Vimeo videos, Tumblr photo collages – all these make up a new body of work by local internet artist Tiger Maremela. Together, they want to make one thing clear – we’re living in a warzone, writes Youlendree Appasamy.
A Ghanaian photographer captured women accused of being witches
In this moving series, photographer Eric Gyamfi seeks to tell the story of Ghanaian women who were accused of witchcraft and then ostracised by their community. One major decision he made when speaking to these women was not to paint their devastation back to them, he told Design Indaba.
Who's allowed to speak about colonialism?
In her first solo exhibition on the continent, interdisciplinary artist and scholar Grada Kilomba negotiates the dynamics of speaking that which is unspeakable about colonialism, gender and the hierarchy of knowledge – not only in terms of what shouldn’t be spoken or cannot be spoken, but in terms of what happens when we do so, writes Michelle Solomon.
This award-winning Egyptian photographer's work is now at the Absa Gallery
Absa L’Atelier 2016 winner Nourhan Maayouf uses evocative portrait-style photos to investigate relationships. Her new exhibition, which opens at the Absa Gallery today, looks at her personal journey to Paris from her home in Cairo.
This Nigerian-born artist explores black skin through her work
Nigeria-born, US-based painter Toyin Ojih Odutola creates floor-to-ceiling portraits that hum with vibrancy and colour. And for the artist, showing the texture and diversity of black skin is key, writes Design Indaba’s Taahirah Martin.