Archive: Issue No. 58, June 2002

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Paul Desfonteines

Artist and C3 owner Paul Desfonteines

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JHB ARTCITY

Billboards advertise the 'JHB ARTCITY' concept on buildings in Jo'burg

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Pulse

'Pulse' brings fresh blood to '!Xoe'

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Nadav Kander

Nadav Kander
Field VII (Aquapipes Ltd)
England 2001

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01.06.02 Arts and culture's budgetary blues
The Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology delivered his budget speech on May 24, with the budget for Arts and Culture increasing by a whopping 36%. So why are arts practitioners hugely disappointed? Mike van Graan explains

01.06.02 New-look C3 launches in Jeppestown
Jo'burg club/gallery space C3 is undergoing an art-friendly facelift, its launch appropriately titled 'Transformation of Our Human Installation'. Kathryn Smith spoke to artist and owner Paul Desfonteines

01.06.02 From Jo'burg to 'JHB ARTCITY'
A big new public art project aims to turn Johannesburg into 'the world's largest outdoor gallery'. A fine idea, writes Kathryn Smith - even if the proces has been flawed thus far. The deadline for submissions is June 7

01.06.02 'Pulse' brings fresh blood to '!Xoe'
Greg Streak will curate the '!Xoe' Biennale in Nieu-Bethesda this year as part of a 'Pulse' project with the theme of 'Violence/Silence'

01.06.02 Art spaces open up in Durban
Good news for Durbanites is that there suddenly appears to be a plethora of new galleries in the offing - catering to the city's rich cultural base of artists

01.06.02 NAC's comedy of errors
Serious proposals submitted to the National Arts Council this year appear to have been summarily dismissed without giving valid reasons. Virginia MacKenny reports

01.06.02 In conversation with Nadav Kander
Nadav Kander is a big name in international photography, but his work remains largely unknown in South Africa - where he lived for 18 years. He spoke to Sean O'Toole in London on the publication of his book, Beauty's Nothing

15.05.02 The aesthetics of disappearance
Architect Jeremy Rose talks to Sean O'Toole about his design and vision for the Apartheid Museum, near Gold Reef City in Johannesburg

15.05.02 New panelists for National Arts Council
'There will never be enough money for the arts,' says NAC CEO Doreen Nteta, following the announcement of the new advisory panelists who will decide which arts projects will receive government funding over the coming year

02.05.02 Documenta artists unmasked
The names are out. Four South Africans have made it onto Okwui Enwezor's list of 116 artists to show at the prestigious Documenta11 exhibition in Kassel, Germany

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

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

SUE WILLIAMSON'S DIARY

A trip to Senegal for the Dak/Art 2002 Biennial is fascinating but marred by poor organisation and missed opportunities for discourse on contemporary art in Africa

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