Archive: Issue No. 56, April 2002

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REVIEWS

Julia Tiffin

Julia Tiffin
'Buried Alive'
2001

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James Webb

James Webb
Phonosynthesizer
2002
Installation view, US Art Gallery

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Tracey Rose

Tracey Rose
Silhouetta
2002
Lambda photograph
118,5 x 118,5 cm

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Storm Janse van Rensburg

Jay Pather and Storm Janse van Rensburg
Albany Hotel collaboration
Performance and installation at Durban Art Gallery

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Santu Mofokeng

Santu Mofokeng

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CAPE

24.04.02 From fiction to fact and back again
Student review: Julia Tiffin's photographic installation 'Buried Alive' narrates the artist's personal 'processing' of intangible yet weighty memory. By Nikki Winward Cross

17.04.02 Snap, crackle, pop
James Webb samples technological glitches to create a 'weird electronic sound garden' at the US Art Gallery. Presented with artworks that sound good, and music that looks good, Chris Roper is doubly enthralled

17.04.02 A wide-awake look at sleep
Student review: Angela Buckland's 'Sleep Series', at the Castle during the Month of Photography, offers intimate and revealing portraits of human nature with its defences down, writes Marelise van der Merwe

17.04.02 Nostalgic view of Cape Town today
Student review: Sarel Eloff's 'Street Photographs' of Cape Town look as though they were taken 30 years ago. Aneleh Midgley looks for political comment amid the nostalgia

10.04.02 Strange behaviour in the Klein Karoo
For Kathryn Smith, 12 days at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees involved altercations with angry residents, time spent with the local police, vandalised sculpture, 40° heat - and some excellent art exhibitions

10.04.02 Off the rails
Part of the Cape Town Festival, 'Voices in Transit' stopped commuters in their tracks with a stimulating programme of art, videos, music and drama at Cape Town Central Station. Sue Williamson was there

10.04.02 Of moths and mutable spaces
Student review: Lien Botha's photographic show 'Radio Maria' sets up subtle, perhaps overly fractured links between the lifecycle of the moth and the temporary marketplace stalls of the Mercato di San Lorenzo. By Nikki Winward Cross

10.04.02 Visceral response to ulwaluko
Mgcineni "Pro" Sobopha searches for an appropriate way of representing the circumcision ritual in a series of 'paintings' constructed from sheepskin, blanket, cow dung and pieces of fabric. Paul Edmunds reviews

03.04.02 Live wire
Standard Bank Young Artist for 2001 Walter Oltmann displays formidable mastery in the weaving, coiling and bending of wire. Sue Williamson catches his touring show at the National Gallery

03.04.02 Oasis of art in the Karoo
The Klein Karoo National Arts Festival offers as fine a collection of contemporary South African visual art as you are likely to see in any one place. Paul Edmunds found the art an enclave of calm amid the carousing

27.03.02 Eye-catching moments from the Month of Photography
The 2nd Cape Town Month of Photographyy is an enormous enterprise with more than 150 shows covering wall space in every available venue. Sue Williamson zooms in on a few highlights

GAUTENG

03.04.02 Rose's revised history of the world
Tracey Rose's 'Ciao Bella' is an intriguing and exquisitely crafted musing on the twin subjects of womanhood and art history, argues Sean O'Toole

27.03.02 The structure of memory
The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg rises to the considerable challenge of reclaiming South Africa's troubled past from the dustbin of history. Sean O'Toole's visit begins at Blood River

KWA-ZULU NATAL

17.04.02 Medals and red helium balloons for all
Jay Pather's 'Cityscapes' is an example of the spirit of creative collaboration that makes Durban such an exciting place to live in, writes Peter Machen

10.04.02 Dances with video cameras
Choreographer Jay Pather invited five artists to document site-specific dance works performed around the city of Durban. Participant Virginia MacKenny viewed the immensely enjoyable grand finale this weekend

INTERNATIONAL

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

03.04.02 Light in dark places
The fourth art book in the Taxi series is a glossy black and white tribute to the work of Johannesburg-based photographer Santu Mofokeng. Sophie Perryer reviews
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