Archive: Issue No. 49, September 2001

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REVIEWS

Daniel Boshomane

Daniel Boshomane was a recent a resident at Greatmore Studios

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Paul du Toit

Paul du Toit
Sell-out show at Bell-Roberts Art Gallery

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CAPE

26.09.01 A sell-out success
Paul du Toit's unashamedly escapist work is an effective opiate for anxiety in a market that might not always know art, but certainly buys what it likes, writes Hazel Friedman

26.09.01 Journals of a Cape Town residency
Paul Edmunds views the results of a three-month residency at Greatmore Studios in which Daniel Boshomane, Baba Jakhe and Gabi Ngcobo reflect on their experiences in Cape Town

26.09.01 A paler shade of red
Lauren Shantall enjoys a little bit of everything but not much of anything at Suzy Bell's pop-culture party, 'Code Pink'

19.09.01 Sharp De la Harpe
Tracy Murinik finds Mike de la Harpe's quirky cast of 'metaphorical space ships, flying machines, wrecks and parts thereof' beautifully crafted and playfully pleasing

12.09.01 Sold on 'YDETAG'
The third incarnation of Soft Serve may have been more about packaging than content, but Paul Edmunds found himself enjoying a flawlessly conceived and executed cultural event

28.08.01 BB's stamp of approval
Bridget Baker introduces the idea of art as an enjoyable, if unforeseeable, part of everyday life in her 'Official BB Project' at the US Art Gallery. By Sue Williamson

21.08.01 Home and away
The theme of 'home turf' pervades Bonita Alice's solo show at the Bell-Roberts Art Gallery. Paul Edmunds reviews

GAUTENG

28.08.01 The Surreal thing
Kathryn Smith happens to chance upon an exhibition of graphic works by Max Ernst at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Whatever happened to publicity?
KWA-ZULU NATAL

12.09.01 Life-affirming work for world conference
Virginia MacKenny surveys eight diverse, socio-politically relevant exhibitions staged in Durban to coincide with the World Conference Against Racism

14.09.01 Pop goes the Vita
The FNB Vita Art Prize exhibition at the NSA is one of the finest contemporary art shows you're likely to see this year, argues Greg Streak

INTERNATIONAL

24.07.01 Welcome to the pearly gates
Emma Bedford enters Harald Szeemann's 'Plateau of Humankind' at the 49th Venice Biennale and wonders what he can have been thinking

24.07.01 Praise from the world press
'Authentic/Ex-centric' gets the thumbs up from the international press - extracts from the Financial Times, Village Voice and other publications

17.07.01 Testing Africa's limits
The curators of 'Authentic/Ex-centric' stake a claim for Africa at the Venice Biennale. Nic Dawes is disappointed nonetheless

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

PUBLICATIONS

28.08.01 Taxi to Durban
Jeremy Wafer is a welcome addition to the Taxi series of artists' monographs. Virginia MacKenny reviews
SUE WILLIAMSON'S DIARY

Travels in the art world this week touch on the 'Homeport' collaboration, the Joubert Park Project and the opening of Omar Badsha's exhibition at the South African National Gallery

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