Archive: Issue No. 84, August 2004

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Julia Rosa Clark

Julia Rosa Clark


Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith
Memento Mori (detail), 2004
Series of colour photographs


Odd Enjinears

Odd Enjinears
"Ten Two One", 2004
Performance still


Bani Abidi

Bani Abidi
'Mangoes', 2001
Video Still


James Sey & James Webb

James Sey & James Webb
"A Compendium of Imaginary Wavelengths", 2004
Performance still
Radio Artwork



   [01.08.04] Julia Rosa Clark at João Ferreira
Kim Gurney takes a circuitous trip around Julia Rosa Clark's 'A Million Billion Gazillion' which is part commentary on information systems, part schoolroom, part party venue.

   [01.08.04] Grahamstown National Arts Festival
In a rich and varied visual arts programme at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, issues of heritage and identity were a common thread. Kim Gurney reports back on selected shows.

   [01.08.04] Cowbell Chickens and the Money Machine
Despite the difficulty of describing all the events and their underlying connection to the whole, Ross Campbell is supremely impressed by the Odd Enjinears' 'multi-media in its crudest form'.

   [01.08.04] Frances Goodman at the Gallery in the Round
James Sey is impressed by Frances Goodman's installation of David in the tricky Gallery in the Round in Grahamstown which manages to privilege the sound-work itself.

   [01.06.04] Democracy X: Marking the present, representing the past
Despite its didactic undertones, Julia Rosa Clark hails the show 'Democracy X' as "an absorbing and successful display of cultural and political history".

   [01.05.04] Ten years on
'A Decade of Democracy' fractures the Rainbow Nation into multiple issues. Kim Gurney finds one common thread: the repeated use of the figure replaces landscape as the metaphor of choice for South African contemporary artists.


   [01.08.04] Calling a spade a spade
Zuva Gallery has a coup in exhibiting the confrontational work of Kudzanai Chiurai, Zimbabwean Fine Arts student at Tukkies. In previewing the show, Robyn Sassen had the opportunity to talk to the artist.

   [01.05.04] Look Inside Nine
Dutch curator Paul Faber has created an exhibition based on the family that relates the complicated story of South Africa and its history in a universal language. Following a successful run in Amsterdam last year, the exhibition has opened to rave reviews here.


   [01.08.04] Home: a place in the making
Gabi Ngcobo finds curator Zayd Minty's 'A Place Called Home' to be a thought-provoking and relevant undertaking as much for the gallery as for Durban and the country as a whole.

   [01.08.04] A Zen offering by Heleen Verwey
Kwanele Sosibo is perplexed by Heleen Verwey's 'Work in Progress', but feels assured that, in time, the engaging works will give up more about themselves.


   [01.08.04] The Impossible Ventures of a Fictional Author: A Compendium of Imaginary Wavelengths
Carine Zaayman has a listen to the inspired collaboration between the techno-philosophical mind, James Sey, and the consummate sound artist James Webb.

   [01.08.04] Bredene Habits
Elan Gamaker reviews 'grasduinen 1', and in particular Ed Young's contribution in a way that one can only review Young - by mentioning sex a lot and saying almost nothing about his work.