Archive: Issue No. 89, January 2005

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Lizza Littlewort

Lizza Littlewort

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Moshekwa Langa

Moshekwa Langa
Untitled (muscle-man; Brenda Fassie), 2003
Mixed Media on paper, 116X150cm

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Coral Spencer Domijan

Coral Spencer Domijan

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Diary

The Queen of the Jungle rides again...

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Polly Street

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Guy Tillim

Guy Tillim
from his "Kunhinga Portraits" series

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Peet Pienaar

Peet Pienaar's The Story of Thulani Nganga is the new Editions for ArtThrob print

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THIS MONTH

The end of December left me feeling a bit Scrooge-like towards the local art scene. After all the joys and fusses of 2004, the plethora of international shows, the huge publishing projects, etc, I was inclined look to 2005 with its NAC-less bleakness, a seeming dearth of major shows and little other than the endless jabberings and complainings of local artists and associated hangers-on with less than great joy. But then putting this issue together changed all that. I was reminded that Moshekwa Langa is showing in Johannesburg (as good a reason as I can imagine for making a quick turn to my second-favourite South African city). Another good reason is to see Penny Siopis and I note with joy that Kathryn Smith�s monograph on that fine artist is about to be launched. As I trawled through the entries that make up an atypically large January issue I remembered the essential message of Dickens' Christmas Carol and note that it is people that matter, not worldly things. I hope you get as much joy from this issue as I did.

Andrew Lamprecht

Next update: 4 February.

SELECTED LISTINGS

CAPE

Mark Hipper, a regular at João Ferreira, shows 'Cast Offs' this month. Michael Stevenson Contemporary will show its annual survey show of Southy African art from pat to present. Lizza Littlewort's portraits are to be seen in Plett: don't miss it if you are sunning yourself down there.

GAUTENG

The national highlight for the month must be Moshekwa Langa's solo show at Goodman. Paul Emmanuel's 'Lost Men' at Constitution Hill is also noteworthy. Jacki McInnes at shows Gordart and Daphne Prevoo at the Pretoria Art Museum.

KWAZULU-NATAL

'Maid in Africa - A Tribute to the Domestic Worker' is the title of an intriguing show by Coral Spencer Domijan at artSPACE durban. Brent Meistre and Jane Strode are to be seen at the NSA Gallery.

INTERNATIONAL

Aryan Kaganof puts seven hours of footage on show in Holland (and internationally via webcast) while Pippa Skotnes shows in Oslo. Johan Thom is to be seen in Switzerland.

REVIEWS

A selection of book reviews for a change this month. In addition Kim Gurney reviews Guy Tillim's DaimlerChrysler show at Iziko SANG as well as the work of Zwelethu Mthethwa and Willie Bester at AVA. Robyn Sassen looks at Dorothee Kreutzfeld's latest show as well as an exhibition of video work. Internationally Joost Bosland finds much to consider in two shows of South African art. This issue sees Joost kick off a regular column that will take a critical look at African and Southy African art as seen from 'across the pond'. Finally we have a series of '2004 in Review' pieces by several regular ArtThrobbers (but not the Editor; I've given mine over to young iconoclast Ruth Sacks to mark my enjoyment of her Brett Kebble entry.)

NEWS

The NAC craziness continues: read all about it here. Penny Siopis is the subject of a new monograph published by the Goodman Gallery.

DIARY

The rain falls down, but Sue finds much of value at a graduate show. Lisa Brice is in town and provides a fitting excuse to enjoy the less humdrum aspects of Cape Town.

ARTBIO

Guy Tillim, the latest DaimlerChrysler winner is featured this month. His photographs effortlessly bridge categories such as 'documentary photography' and 'fine art'. Much respected internationally, he is the subject of this month's artbio.

WEBSITES

Pleix, a "virtual community" of digital artists based in Paris produce slick, contemporary videos that owe not a little to the MTV aesthetic. Their website is reviewed this month.

PROJECT

'The Yes Men', a site that challenges political assumptions is Carine Zaayman's choice for Project this month.

EXCHANGE

Enter the Absa L'Atelier competition, South Africa's most prestigious art award and Africa's richest art competition for young artists, or design a sculpture for Port Elizabeth's Mandela Bay - will it be "the most significant piece of public art in Africa since the pyramids", as it's organisers predict?

FEEDBACK

After a hopeful murmur in the last couple of issues, things have returned to the worrisome silence of before; that is to say, no feedback this month.

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EDITIONS FOR ARTTHROB

In time for Christmas, Editions for ArtThrob offers a new print which takes the form of a set of ten exquisitely designed cut and printed ivory cards entitled The Story of Thulani Nganga by artist Peet Pienaar, creator of the brilliant Afro magazine. Everyone who has seen the set wants one.

Available now: outstanding prints by William Kentridge, Robert Hodgins, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Hentie van der Merwe, Penny Siopis and Tracey Rose.

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Michael Stevenson Fine Art

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Brett Kebble Art Awards

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