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Sean O'Toole

Sean O’Toole is a contributing editor of frieze, based in Cape Town, South Africa. 

At the Norval Foundation, Cape Town, the artist’s recent paintings refer to the contentious 2017 re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta 

BY Sean O'Toole | 16 APR 20

With violence on the rise against Nigerians and other foreign nationals, artists are struggling to find ways to respond

BY Sean O'Toole | 25 SEP 19

The artist, curator, educator and writer, who died on 30 June, was committed to supporting South Africa’s younger artists

BY Sean O'Toole | 09 JUL 19

A tribute to the late curator’s support of artists in South Africa and how his writing on them ‘revealed something of his acute sense for history’

BY Sean O'Toole | 18 MAR 19
Fan Letter

‘This ethereal portrait also miniaturizes Mofokeng’s quest for affinity and understanding in a world dogged by shadow’

BY Sean O'Toole | 28 JAN 19

A tribute to the late South African photographer, creator of idiosyncratic portrayals of everyday life under the yoke of apartheid

BY Sean O'Toole | 03 JUL 18

In the face of 'hyena politics', five artists from the Zimbabwean capital who explore the human form as a symbol of resistance 

BY Sean O'Toole | 26 MAY 18

What use is art when there is no water? Sean O’Toole, Hou Hanru and Barbara Casavecchia on responding to the challenges that this year brings

BY Sean O'Toole | 19 JAN 18

Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa

BY Sean O'Toole | 18 JAN 18

Gallery 1957, Accra, Ghana

BY Sean O'Toole | 15 DEC 17
City Report

With a host of new private museums opening in Cape Town, Sean O’Toole considers the impact on the local arts scene while Amie Soudien explores the city’s burgeoning grassroots arts spaces

BY Amie Soudien | 15 OCT 17

The context and legacy of Jean-Hubert Martin’s contentious 1989 exhibition, ‘Magiciens de la terre’

BY Sean O'Toole | 01 OCT 17
Article

Curator Raphael Gygax brings together eleven artists from eight countries for this year’s Frieze Projects

BY Sean O'Toole | 28 SEP 17

Johannesburg Art Gallery, South Africa

BY Sean O'Toole | 02 JUN 17

Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

BY Sean O'Toole | 02 MAR 17
Article

A remarkable Beauford Delaney show to black women artists collective iQhiya: a few small reasons to whisper hallelujah

BY Sean O'Toole | 30 DEC 16

The controversy surrounding the current exhibition at the Iziko South African National Gallery 

BY Sean O'Toole | 16 DEC 16

On the award-winning dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula, who is funding a water-treatment facility in the Congolese city of Kisangani

BY Sean O'Toole | 23 NOV 16
City Report

Sean O'Toole considers the activism finding its way into the city's art scene

BY Sean O'Toole | 01 JUL 16

Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

BY Sean O'Toole | 23 MAY 16