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Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Beefing with Mugabe

To test the patients of Zimbabwe’s Life President Robert Mugabe, Russian artist Petro Wodkins built a meter high gold statue hoping he could offer it to the man in question. It’s not because he wants to start a beef with the man he calls a dictator, but because “Robert like GOLD.” Wodkins, not his real name, is...

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Review of Ellen Gallagher’s Tate Modern show: “Your truths are self-evident. Ours, a mystery”

The English word ‘perspective’ derives from the Latin, perspectiva, which means ‘to see through’, and as such, instantly assumes a position – a viewer and a horizon, and an in-between space that demarcates self and other, subject...

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

The visibility of contemporary women artists in Africa

There has been much written recently about the proliferation of the ‘Africa Issue’ amongst many contemporary art publications and journals. So, true to form, last week saw the launch of the latest volume of feminist art journal...

Friday, November 18th, 2011

The Nude Revolution in Egypt

So an art student named Aliaa Magda Elmahdy in Egypt decided to post nude photos of herself on her blog to “defy restrictions on freedom” and Twitter basically explodes. (Seriously – check the #NudePhotoRevolutionary hashtag and the tweets culled...

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

THE MAN BEHIND FELA KUTI’S ALBUM ART

A profile of Lemi Ghariokwu

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

PHOTOGRAPHY: SUE WILLIAMSON

From Williamson’s “Better Lives,” consisting of a set of photographs and audio interviews with a group of migrants, exiles and refugees, that will inaugurate a new gallery space, YoungBlackMan, in Cape Town, South Africa, next week. (The...

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