Archive: Issue No. 74, October 2003

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Lobolile Ximba

Lobolile Ximba
Beaded crucifix: women who are crucified to AIDS
Beadwork and cloth
46 x 28.5 x 4 cm


Wits School of Arts

Launch of the new Wits School of Arts


   [15.10.03] The Brett Kebble Art Awards: a report
Has the Brett Kebble Art Award helped or hindered the cause of contemporary art in this country? Sue Williamson reflects on the show.

   [15.10.03] Steven Cohen subject of new Taxi Art Book
The controversial performance artist Steven Cohen is the subject of the eighth Taxi art book.

   [15.10.03] Launch of the new Wits School of Arts
Wits University recently opened its new interdisciplinary school of the arts. It is another milestone in the cultural rejuvenation of inner city Johannesburg.

   [15.10.03] Winners of PPC Young Concrete Sculptor Awards announced
Albazini van Wyk was adjudged winner of the best sculpture at PPC's annual concrete sculptor awards.

   [15.10.03] This Day launches with a polemic against the SANG
Some have said This Day's opening salvo seemed more of a whimper than bang, but would Marilyn Martin agree?

   [15.10.03] New guild for contemporary jewellers
Four enterprising young women have formed a guild for contemporary jewellery in South Africa.

   [15.10.03] Press reaction to Doreen Southwood's win
With the personality of the patron always threatening to steal the winner's thunder at the Brett Kebble Art awards, a cynic might be inclined to state that spectacle has once again triumphed over content. What have the press said?

   [01.10.03] Doreen Southwood overall winner at Brett Kebble Art Awards
Winner of R100 000 on Brett Kebble Art Awards announced.

   [01.10.03] Berni Searle shortlisted for prestigious international art prize
Berni Searle, currently Standard Bank Young Artist for 2003, is one of ten artists shortlisted for the prestigious Artes Mundi award.

   [01.10.03] New public sculpture for Durban beachfront
Durban's beachfront will soon have another public sculpture gracing its shoreline; Virginia MacKenny discusses.

   [01.10.03] Matthew Hindley awarded Iziko Public Art Commission
Matthew Hindley has been awarded the main commission for the Iziko Public Art Commission, which is interesting, writes Paul Edmunds.

   [01.10.03] Guy Willoughby new curator at art.b
The flamboyant Guy Willoughby has been appointed curator of the art.b Gallery in Bellville

   [01.10.03] Sasol wax in art competition winners announced
Ilse Pahl and Camilla Wiltshire took top honours in the second Sasol wax in art competition.

   [01.10.03] Cape Town Festival appoints new CEO
Yusuf Ganief has been appointed the new CEO of the Cape Town Festival.

   [01.10.03] Much ado about nothing
Following the cancellation of Christian Nerf's curated show, 'art as usual', Brenton Maart and Christian Nerf put forward their views as to what went wrong and who is to blame.

   [01.10.03] Marcus Neustetter finalist in European net art competition
Marcus Neustetter, of the trinity session, is a finalist in the Perpectives'03 competition.

   [01.10.03] Mara Verna at Tate Modern
Mara Verna, a Canadian artist who works in France and South Africa, was recently a speaker at an international symposium at Tate Modern, London.

   [01.10.03] Is Cape Town saying goodbye to HELLOWORLD?
Should Cape Town allow giant laser messages on Table Mountain for a three day public art project? Read about HELLOWORLD.