Archive: Issue No. 69, May 2003

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REVIEWS

Elizabeth Gunter

Elizabeth Gunther
Mourning, 2003
Charcoal on paper

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Siyazama Project

Siyazama Project
'AIDS Crucifix'
on view in 'Coexistence'

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Tracey Derrick

Tracey Derrick
Her and Me, 1997
Silver print
30 x 40cm

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Jane Alexander

Jane Alexander
African Adventure
Installation detail

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CAPE

15.05.03 Frozen image suggestive of deeper experience
Elizabeth Gunter's work demonstrates why the draughtsperson is once again attracting viewers and gaining a foothold in the hallways of contemporary galleries, writes Melvyn Minnaar.

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.

15.05.03 Jane Alexander's 'African Adventure' - A New Perspective
Jane Alexander is a vigorous visionary with a tricky, experimental attitude, not the dead serious mistress of history, argues German art academic Maren Ziese. By focussing on variety, flexibility, fluidity, immateriality and cultural hybridity, Alexander's art successfully express our cultural zeitgeist. Part two.

01.05.03 Jane Alexander's 'African Adventure' - A New Perspective
Jane Alexander is a vigorous visionary with a tricky, experimental attitude, not the dead serious mistress of history, argues German art academic Maren Ziese. Part one.

01.05.03 Abrie Fourie's Cape Town show, fresh from Belgium
Though drained of narrative the show is not as inaccessible as it first appears, writes Paul Edmunds.

01.05.03 Jenny Altschuler and Anthony Strack offer contrasting representations of the female image
Student review: Carla Lever assesses the relative strengths of weaknesses of their respective approaches.

01.05.03 'Her and Me'
Student review: Known for her sombre reportage photographs, Tracey Derrick takes a light-hearted look at her relationship with her dog Salvador. Sue Nepgen is impressed.

01.05.03 Geoff Grundlingh's Utopia
Student review: Geoff Grundlingh's 'Utopia' images artfully depict the doomed isolation and insular barrenness of colonial utopianism, argues Annwen Bates.

01.05.03 A New Approach to African Puppetry
Adrian Kohler, of the Handspring Puppet Company, discusses his collaboration with a leading Mali puppeteer.

GAUTENG

15.04.03 Is Wayne Barker still gifted with the same poise he evidenced in the 90s?
In the post-logo era does his obsession with the brand tell us anything new, asks Sean O'Toole?

15.04.03 Kim Lieberman Interrupts the Future
Kim Lieberman's new mail artworks trace pathways, a multitude of unforeseen and emotionally meaningful routes, at the Goodman Gallery.

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

01.05.03 The Southern African Art Information Directory 2003
The SAAID is a comprehensive resource to local and international art opportunities, including art organisations, magazines, competitions and residencies.

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's show opens in Brussels

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