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MONTHLY ISSUE NO. 47 JULY 2001 Updated weekly on Tuesdays
Stefanus Rademeyer

Stefanus Rademeyer
Mimetic Reconstructions
Winner of the Absa Atelier 2001

See Reviews



Masato Nakamura

Masato Nakamura
QSC+mV, 1998
At the 49th Venice Biennale

See Reviews



The Blow-up Gods

The Blow-up Gods
Elvis lives in Johannesburg
Still from video

See 'Blindspot' in Gauteng listings



George Pemba

George Pemba
Eviction: Woman and Child, 1992
Oil on board

See obituary in News




This week: Nic Dawes' review of 'Authentic/Ex-centric' - the parallel exhibition of African and African diaspora artists at the Venice Biennale - has come under fire for having little positive to say about a show that Coco Fusco, writing for thething.net, hails as "a remarkable first step toward establishing a permanent and serious presence for African art in Venice". The editors of ArtThrob believe South African artists' work is strong enough to stand up to lively criticism - but also that important events like this deserve our enthusiastic support. This week, alongside Nic's review, we run extracts from some of the very positive responses that have greeted 'Authentic/Ex-centric' in the international press, and associate curator Emma Bedford describes a broad context for the show in her critique of Harald Szeemann's 'Plateau of Humankind' - in which African art is treated with arrogance and ignorance. See Reviews.


SELECTED LISTINGS

CAPE

The touring World Press Photo exhibition showcases the best press photographs of 2000 at the Castle

GAUTENG

Christian Nerf presents one-night video and digital art event 'Blindspot' and young artists face the challenge of the MTN New Contemporaries and Sasol New Signatures awards

KWAZULU-NATAL

Get ready for the Playhouse's annual Women's Arts Festival exhibition with Val Adamson and Sonia Khurana

INTERNATIONAL

Squatters in Rotterdam features Cape Town based artist Angela Ferreira, and Moshekwa Langa's Paris show almost passes us by


REVIEWS

Terry Kurgan finds Stefanus Rademeyer a deserving winner of the Absa Atelier. Virginia MacKenny takes in three very different shows at the NSA Gallery. Emma Bedford storms the gates of the 49th Venice Biennale, and 'Authentic/Ex-centric' gets the thumbs-up from the international press


NEWS

Durban's HIV/AIDS Billboards Portfolio project wins a Medal d'Excellence. Sue Williamson gets a grandson and a tour of William Kentridge's show in her New York diary


ARTBIO

Standard Bank Young Artist Walter Oltmann takes centre stage at Grahamstown


WEBSITES

Artforum's relaunched website makes the international art world accessible at a click. Plus a virtual tour of the Venice Biennale


PROJECT

Meet Braingirl, the zany Flash creation of Marina Zurkow


EXCHANGE

Contemporary and avant-garde choreographers are invited to apply for a Swiss dance residency


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A student searches for info on SA artists living with HIV/AIDS


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