Archive: Issue No. 70, June 2003

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REVIEWS

James Webb

James Webb
'Phonosynthesizer', 2003
installation details
speakers
installation size variable

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Fritha Langerman

Fritha Langerman
modelmaking, 2003
Mixed media installation

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Nadja Daehnke

Nadja Daehnke
imaging human´┐Ż/imagining human, 2003
Mixed media installation

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Kendell Geers

Kendell Geers
The Bounty Hunter (Detail), 2003
Found objects
30 x 20cm

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Noria Mabasa

Noria Mabasa: TAXI-007

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CAPE

18.06.03 Sanell Aggenbach at the AVA
Paul Edmunds is impressed by the careful and thorough realisation of Sanell Aggenbach's third one-person show at the AVA, 'Blank'.

18.06.03 'Male Order' at the Irma Stern Museum
Student review: 'Male Order', a group show drawn from the permanent collection of the Durban Art Gallery, presents a postmodern pastiche, writes Annwen Bates.

18.06.03 The Lexicons and Labyrinths of the Human Genomem
Student review: 'Lexicons and Labyrinths' is a commendable in its efforts to develop an iconography on the Human Genome Project in Southern Africa, writes Sue Nepgen.

01.06.03 'SNLV' at Bell-Roberts Photographic Gallery
Student review: Jillian Lochner's photographic work is a shrewd exploitation of the ambivalence between attraction and repulsion, writes Joyce Monson.

01.06.03 Meeting: Art in the Water Closet
Galerie Puta, a proactive exhibition space, was launched recently in Cameron Platter and Vuyisa Nyamende's living space. Tracy Murinik gives us a handle on all the tomfoolery.

01.06.03 Alan Alborough at the Sasol Art Museum
Alan Alborough's new installation sits on the cusp between the currency of an idea and the physical experience of its manifestation, writes Paul Edmunds.

01.06.03 Jane Alexander at the SANG
Jane Alexander's sculptural installation at the SANG provides an in depth experience of the work of this most notable of South African sculptors, writes Sue Williamson.

01.06.03 Working the White Cube
After the uneven truth that is hype - the 'Bruce Gordon' affair - ArtThrob asked Colin Richards to review its aftermath, Bruce Gordon, the little book/catalogue that is literally a flat, white cube.

01.06.03 Kendell Geers: The Michaelis Report
Kendell Geers recently delivered a lunchtime lecture at Cape Town's Michaelis School of Fine Art. Kim Gurney reports back.

15.05.03 130 years of collecting are laid bare at the SANG
Student review: Student reviewer Kerryn Greenberg assesses the successes of this novel curatorial approach.

GAUTENG

01.06.03 Kendell Geers' The Prodigal Son
"Kendell Geers' mastery at using what seems like simple dichotomies to probe the easy banalities of everyday life," writes Rory Bester, "offer us everything that reality is not."

01.06.03 'Art & Urbanisation' at Warren Siebrits
Themba ka Mathe marvels at how easy going and open to the eye the works on 'Art and Urbanisation' remain, some of the works now nearly 60 years old.

01.06.03 Untying the Knot
Student review: Two marital couples explore the word marriage in a four-person show titled '(Out of) Community of Property'.

01.06.03 Serious Play: the trinity session at work
The undeniable seriousness with which the trinity session play should be seen as a potent new model of communication, comments David Brodie.

KWA-ZULU NATAL

18.06.03 'Sleepers (sightlines)' - Virginia MacKenny at the NSA
'Sleepers (sightlines)', an installation of paintings conceived by Virginia MacKenny as a single work, has Greg Streak meditating on his place in the cosmos and reflecting on the continuing power of painting.

18.06.03 'Phonosynthesizer' - a sound installation by James Webb at the NSA
James Webb's sound installation 'Phonosynthesizer' surprises critic Virginia MacKenny. She describes its combination of technology and the organic as curiously soothing.

01.06.03 'Minor Acts of Violence': Jan-Henri Booyens at the NSA
'Minor Acts of Violence', by young artist Jan-Henri Booyens, perpetuates stress in a highly effective way, writes Virginia MacKenny.

INTERNATIONAL

15.05.03 Forms That Seem Alive and Can Stir the Pulse
'Coexistence', an important group show featuring SA artists in the US, leaves critic Holland Cotter intrigued - but finally ambivalent.
PUBLICATIONS

18.06.03 Unsettling Gender Stereotypes
Kim Gurney reviews Noria Mabasa's new Taxi art publication.

16.02.03 Family Pictures
Nine family stories packaged as an art exhibition, a book, and a not too subliminal narrative about a troubled country

SUE WILLIAMSON'S DIARY

Sue Williamson is off to Venice

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