[01.06.04] Guy Tillim's 'Leopold and Mobutu'
Award-winning photographer Guy Tillim exhibits a new series of work that shows the vestiges of failed rule - both colonial and independent. Kim Gurney finds the presentation as compelling as the images themselves.
[01.06.04] Unravelling the domestic experience
A motley collection of household appliances are the raw material of a compelling installation at Erdmann Contemporary. Kim Gurney finds there is far more to this work than first meets the eye.
[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.
[01.06.04] It is not what you think: Willem Boshoff is Nonplussed
Willem Boshoff's 'Nonplussed' at the Goodman Gallery is a conceptual and linguistic gesture embracing the world's schisms wittily and bitterly.
[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.
[01.06.04] Carol-anne Gainer's 'Pale'
Carol-anne Gainer's exhibition 'Pale' interrogates issues of white identity. Thando Mama is uncertain whether her work vigorously forces audiences to re-assess their expectations.
[01.06.04] Sacred and Profane Ground: The Work of Santu Mofokeng
Santu Mofokeng's 'Chasing Shadows' series was recently on show in New York. Bronwyn Law-Viljoen marvels at the collective reclaiming of space that has nothing to do with the constitutional redistribution of land currently underway.
[01.06.04] Dak'Art 2004
Following her visit to this year's Dakar Biennale, Iolanda Pensa wonders whether it is not time for the Biennale to forgo the need for an artistic director and rather commit itself more to art and artists.
[01.06.04] Moving in Time and Space
'Moving in Time and Space' is a newly published book that chronicles the shifts in South African post-war art between the abstract and the representational. Kim Gurney reviews.