Archive: Issue No. 82, June 2004

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William Kentridge

Works in progress from Weighing and Wanting (1997-1998)
in Kentridge's studio


Jacques Coetzer

Jacques Coetzer
'Corporate Giant', 2004
beer crates


Marc Shoul

Marc Shoul


Through the Looking Glass

Book Cover for Through the Looking Glass


   [01.06.04] Weighing and waiting
A Doctor of Literature honoris causa was recently conferred upon William Kentridge by his alma mater, the University of the Witwatersrand. Robyn Sassen attended the little warm up party thrown in his honour shortly before.

   [01.06.04] A challenge for Africa: an open letter to African thinkers, theorists and art historians

   [01.06.04] Ten wasted years!
In his new 'Art of line' column, Mario Pissarra asks recently appointed Minister of Arts and Culture, Pallo Jordan, some pertinent questions about transformation in the visual arts sector.

   [01.06.04] Who do you like? Why?
A while back now, ArtThrob approached a number of photographers asking them to reveal which of their contemporaries (or peers) they admired. These are some of their responses.

   [01.06.04] Letter from Durban
Andrew Lamprecht, Ed Young and Cameron Platter recently trekked to Durban to showcase their work. Andrew Lamprecht is still surprised by what he found, and offered to share some of his thoughts.

   [01.06.04] Obituary: Durant Sihlali (1935-2004)
The untimely passing of Durant Sihlali, on May 2, 2004, has reverberated in the hearts and minds of many. Colin Richards recalls the man and his legacy.

   [01.06.04] Obituary for George Msimang (1948/1951 - 2004)
Accomplished artist George Msimang dies of pneumonia leaving behind a large and varied body of work and many heavy hearts.

   [01.06.04] Brett Kebble's patronage recognised with an award
Brett Kebble, the controversial mining magnate and art patron, was recognised recently at the seventh annual BASA/ Business Day Awards for his efforts to foster partnerships between arts and business.

   [01.06.04] The Light Shines on Fatherhood
'The Fatherhood Project' is an all encompassing effort to break negative stereotypes conventionally associated with males, particularly in South Africa, and reframe men as caregivers. A travelling photographic exhibition begins the process.

   [01.06.04] Women Lead the Way at DK Publishing
David Krut Publishing launches the important new publication Through the Looking Glass, a look at self-reflections by women artists, written by Brenda Schmahmann.

   [01.06.04] CAPE/ Africa Platform - could this be the way forward?
The CAPE/ Africa Platform looks set to be a project that will succeed in bringing back large scale exhibitions of contemporary South African art.

   [01.06.04] Art South Africa Recognised with Two Prestigious Awards
At the 14th annual Mondi Awards, Art South Africa received two of possible 15 awards, further attestation to the strength of this publication.

   [01.06.04] Mind the Gaps at JAG
With the recent appointment of Clive Kellner as Director, JAG seems to be patching up its holes. It still remains remains to be seen, though, if this will solve their problems.

   [01.06.04] New Kid on the Block
Gallery @157 has opened on prestigious Jan Smuts Avenue. Will the self-proclaimed new social hot spot succeed as coffee house, art gallery and studio space and turn the street into an art haven?

   [01.06.04] The southern hemisphere comes together in The South Project
The South Project, based in Melbourne, embarks on a cultural event that will bring together participants from throughout the southern hemisphere to exchange ideas and cultural initiatives with long term visions in mind.

   [01.06.04] Branding Ye Olde Beer Cartel - the spirit of '87
Cape Town artist and activist David Lewis vents his ire about the sponsorship by SAB of Jacques Coetzer's work at Public Eye's 2nd Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennial.