South Africa

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After a recent fire at the University of Cape Town’s library destroyed irreplaceable books and archival documents, South African artists consider how to redefine the meaning of the archive

BY Portia Malatjie | 21 SEP 21

As the artist’s largest survey to date opens at Zeitz MoCAA and Norval Foundation, Cape Town, Sean O’Toole examines his dadaist lexicon 

BY Sean O’Toole | 26 SEP 19

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

Exotic flora and tentative ‘Afronauts’ speak to a sense of alienation, but throughout the artist’s work runs a current of optimism 

BY Ian Bourland | 15 NOV 18

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI, The Head & The Load at Tate Modern makes incomprehension the work’s guiding theme

BY Hettie Judah | 18 JUL 18

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

Mark Coetzee, the director of Africa's largest contemporary art museum, resigns following investigation into abusive behaviour

21 MAY 18

70 years since apartheid became law in South Africa, a retrospective of the photographer's work opens at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

BY Osei Bonsu | 19 APR 18

David Goldblatt discusses representation, censorship and his decision to remove his archive from the University of Cape Town

BY Paul Clinton | 29 SEP 17

From art under apartheid to a new novel from Walt Whitman: what to read this weekend

BY Paul Clinton | 24 FEB 17

South Afrian artist Tracey Rose's searing performances raise tough questions around history and race

BY Sean O'Toole | 04 MAY 16

A visit to Liza Lou’s studio in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

BY Gemma Sieff | 23 MAR 16

Is it time to eschew the word 'criticism'?

23 OCT 15

What early 20th Century painters omitted from their representation of South Africa

BY Sean O'Toole | 30 SEP 15

Is technology geographically neutral?

BY Sean O'Toole | 21 AUG 15

Africa’s first mega-museum to open in Cape Town

BY Sean O'Toole | 01 MAY 14

Biography and timeliness in the work of Moshekwa Langa

BY Sean O'Toole | 15 NOV 13

The philosopher Achille Mbembe once called Johannesburg the ‘elusive metropolis’. From emerging project spaces to women’s labour issues, Sean O’Toole and Gabi Ngcobo report on this constantly changing city of 4.5 million inhabitants, in which a strong photographic tradition — that includes David Goldblatt, Zanele Muholi and Santu Mofokeng — provides something of an anchor

13 OCT 13