Archive: Issue No. 52, December 2001

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Walter Oltmann

Walter Oltmann
Sleeping Serpent
2001
Brass wire
90 x 130 x 20cm

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Edward Young

Edward Young
Video still

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CAPE

12.12.01 'It's a circus'
Edward Young steals the Michaelis final-year show with a spectacular room of primary colours, eclectic soundtracks, moving images and unfortunate teddy bears

05.12.01 Pop in the shadow of atrocity
Brett Murray's exhibition 'The Hero' both courts and resists our expectations of the artist, and may divide opinion much more than previous controversy around his work, argues Nic Dawes

05.12.01 'Post' mortem
Cameron Platter hung out at the Bijou during the four-day, Nescafé sponsored mini-festival 'Post' - and picked up on what the 'hip young thangs' had to say about it

28.11.01 A gentle, harmonious career
Sue Williamson pays tribute to Joe Wolpe, the doyen of South African art dealers who is currently holding his first solo show cum retrospective at the AVA

21.11.01 Friction between cultures
'Chafe', an intervention by Mark Wilby at the South African Museum, engages with the politics of presentation through a focus on the 'karretjie people' of the Karoo. Paul Edmunds reviews

KWA-ZULU NATAL

12.12.01 Power of the sleeping serpent
Humankind undergoes a fascinating yet disturbing transformation in the painstaking, woven wire works of Walter Oltmann, whose Standard Bank Young Artist show is now at Durban Art Gallery
INTERNATIONAL

28.11.01 The art of branding
'Shelf Life', an investigation into the mediated landscape, provides a less than comfortable curatorial context for works by Robin Rhode and Bitterkomix. Sean O'Toole reviews

17.07.01 Mainstream America meets Kentridge
Everyone in the US art scene should know who William Kentridge is thanks to a major retrospective tour of metropolitan museums. Laurie Ann Farrell views the show in Washington and New York

SUE WILLIAMSON'S DIARY

A visit to Johannesburg takes in the Joubert Park Project, Willie Bester, Austrian video and a tour of new commissioned art at Nedcor headquarters

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