Archive: Issue No. 87, November 2004

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David Goldblatt

David Goldblatt
Playground, Barnato Park High School, Hillbrow
digital print in pigment dyes
55 x 70 cm


Clinton Fein

Who Would Jesus Torture?


   [05.11.04] Photographer and pioneering printing and camera specialist dies
Andrew Meintjes, pioneer of digital printing, inventor, designer and manufacturer of specialist cameras, photographer and master photographic printer was murdered by a group of thieves on November 4 at his Braamfontein studio. The killers left taking only his cellphone. Yet another senseless murder has robbed South African art of a great and unique talent. ArtThrob will run a full obituary next month.

   [05.11.04] Art 4 Aids Orphans succeeds but not without its share of stress
The second Art 4 Aids orphans auction was held October 18 and raised R1.1 million for charities. The success proved to be another harrowing experience for the organisers, according to Beezy Bailey. Kresta Tyler Johnson reports.

   [05.11.04] The Kebbles are out and the winners are. . .
The second annual Brett Kebble Art Awards (BKAA) have been presented and two very different artists share the grand prize.

   [05.11.04] Artist and advocate Clinton Fein has his controversial images destroyed prior to his exhibition
South African born, US resident, bad boy artist Clinton Fein has long been associated with controversy but until now has been able to protect himself with the first amendment. Zazzle, a printing company deemed two recent images too controversial to print and made the arbitrary decision to destroy them.

   [05.11.04] ThisDay has all but closed down and going with it is a strong weekly arts review
The daily newspaper ThisDay has ceased publishing due to a lack of funds.

   [05.11.04] Aeolian Ride
A public art event inspired by a love of bikes, city cruising, critical mass, costumes, silliness and things that inflate will soon hit Cape Town's streets. Expect to see a selection of Capetonian art world types and others sweating it out. Kim Gurney reports.

   [05.11.04] Scholarship opportunities
Unisa's Art History and Visual Arts Department is currently promoting its Robin Aldwinckle Scholarship, which offers a number of substantial opportunities for assistance with advanced degrees in this discipline for next year