Our final edition for 2013 features The Michaelis Graduate Show 2013 marks the transition the students` face upon their entry into the art world beyond the institution.
This week's edition of the A Portrait of a Young Artist Series features the University of Stellenbosch Gradex Student exhibition.
The talent of the Unisa Pretoria Third Level Visual Arts and Multimedia Students Exhibition features innovative TAG which directs the viewer to a web page about the artist and the artworks.
The first edition of the 2013 A Portrait of a Young Artist Series features the talent from the University of Johannesburg's Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA).
The PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards 2013 continued to show the innovative strides in the use of concrete as a fine art medium. This year emphasized the functional abilities of concrete as well as its aesthetic qualities.
When a farmer is in search of a wife, the community is as much involved as the couple in question. Pauline Gutter`s Die Huweliksaansoek raises the question: does the farmer choose his wife on the same base that he breeds his stud bull?
The 2013 Absa L'Atelier Art Competition took place on 17 July 2013 and saw young talented South African artists tackling various societal and political issues.
When one first looks at an imposing portrait by Lionel Smit, one is arrested by the sheer beauty of the subject of his close-up portrait. Like billboards, their faces capture your attention, the viewer constructs an imagined self in the painted anonymous personas.
Behind the Ochre Curtain lies illusionary and anonymous images in a show of magical creations of unexpected hybrid creatures and dark mythological drawings created by artist Craig Muller.
Just Above the Mantelpiece sees Karin Preller`s return to still life in her characteristic 'photographic' way of seeing. Preller's use of photographic painterly distortion defamiliarise the objects offering viewer's a new world view.
Ronel Kellerman explores the different fragments of social realities, interested in how people interact with his/her surroundings, the specific, personal characteristics of a face and objects and settings that are intriguing.
dis(place) by Emma Willemse represents the culmination of the artist's creative journey of exploration, research and art making spanning several years, including notions of displacement, loss, traces and memory.
Pretoria High School for Girls (PHSG) launched an art installation "Cry of the Iris" consisting of over 2000 folded origami flowers in protest of women's rights abuses. The installation comprises of letters, drawings and slogans by pupils about how they felt about women's rights.
2013 marked the second celebration of World Art Day on 15 April to commemorate Leonardo da Vinci's birthday. Various artists, galleries, public institutions and museums from around the world were challenged to celebrate the arts.
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South Africa boasts various prestigious art competitions promising to launch the art careers of emerging artists into international acclaim. Artcoza explored what 2013 art competitions have to offer.
Following the tradition of the annual Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Fried Contemporary Gallery in Pretoria launched the first Fried Autumn Art Fair (FAAF) which encouraged a diverse range of artists in the various media.
Roll Call is made up of a paper scroll depicting fifty-two drawings and inscribed with various references to the individuals who lost their lives in witch persecutions. Bredell discusses the binaries between good and evil and how society's confined beliefs based on hearsay and imaginary assumptions.
Amalgamating human and animal to create the hybrid satirical figure in her meticulous works, Angela Banks comments on the role of identity in today's society and how we portray our identity through masks and guises.
Derek Zietsman`s Masters exhibition Performing `man` focuses on how white South African male artists tackle whiteness. His works, primarily black and white prints, reflect an uncertainty around white masculine identity performativity within the complex South African society.
Craig Muller takes his audience into an alternate reality and offer them an entertaining and witty look at his world and views. His drawings and fable mechanical creatures seem childlike at first glance but upon deeper inspection, the works tackle underlying societal issues.