Archive: Issue No. 56, April 2002

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Ernest Pignon-Ernest

Ernest Pignon-Ernest
2002
Prints on newsprint from life-size charcoal drawing, located throughout the Market and Warwick Triangle areas in Durban

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Confessions of Zeno

Dawid Minnaar in William Kentridge and Handspring Puppet Company's Confessions of Zeno

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Greg Streak

Greg Streak
Liverpool tower blocks in the process of demolition

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24.04.02 Pietà for the AIDS generation
Ernest Pignon-Ernest is behind the appearance in Durban of more than 100 posters based on the famous photograph of Hector Petersen. Virginia MacKenny reports

24.04.02 Kentridge's Confessions tops bill at Grahamstown
The 2002 National Arts Festival offers an assemblage of the tried and tested, with William Kentridge, Brett Murray and Terry Kurgan providing the major drawcards of the visual arts programme

24.04.02 Art of living in flatland
Durban-based artist Greg Streak is currently taking part in 'Further', an artist-initiated residency in a 22-storey block of flats soon to be demolished in Liverpool, England

17.04.02 Aryan Kaganof scoops top film award
Winner of the top prize at the recent Festival of African Cinema in Milan, Aryan Kaganof's Western 4.33 will have its first South African screening at Durban's NSA Gallery in August

10.04.02 Arts and Culture Handbook gets an update
Kathryn Smith welcomes the second edition of the Arts and Culture Handbook - a directory no artist, journalist, student, researcher or culture vulture should be without

10.04.02 MTN New Contemporaries Award postponed
The MTN Art Institute announced this week that the MTN New Contemporaries Award, launched last year and won jointly by Usha Seejarim and Thembinkosi Goniwe, will only take place again in 2003. Kathryn Smith reports

20.03.02 Zambian artist Godfrey Setti dies
Painter, printmaker and writer Godfrey Setti, who exhibited extensively in Africa and abroad and studied at Rhodes University, has died in Zambia

20.03.02 Adventures in public spaces
Paul Edmunds reports back on the stimulating and engaging symposium 'Beyond the Gallery: Art in Public Spaces' which took place last weekend in Cape Town

13.03.02 Feast of visual arts in the Klein Karoo
The number and quality of art exhibitions at this year's Klein Karoo Arts Festival testifies to director Clive van den Berg's success in making this the hottest destination for contemporary South African artists

13.03.02 Taxi to São Paulo
Johannesburg is one of 11 metropolises chosen by curator Alfons Hug to measure the current state of global artistic production at the 25th Bienal de São Paulo this month. Sophie Perryer weighs up the South African contribution

13.03.02 Transforming the 'White Giant Building'
The acquisitions and exhibitions policies of the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg come under fire in an open letter/opinion piece by Gavin Anderson that highlights the imperatives of transforming South Africa's museums


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