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Zwelethu Mthethwa

Zwelethu Mthethwa
Untitled, 2002
Lambda print
61cm x 45cm

See ArtThrob December 2002

Robin Rhode

Robin Rhode
He Got Game
Live performance

See ArtThrob December 2001

Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas
The Benefit of the Doubt, 1998

See ArtThrob March 2001

Kendell Geers and Zwelethu Mthethwa

Installation view of works by Kendell Geers and Zwelethu Mthethwa
Foto Biennale Rotterdam 2000

See ArtThrob April 2000

Jo Ractliffe

Jo Ractliffe
Love, Death, Sacrifice and So Forth
Video installation on the Vita Art Prize 199

See ArtThrob August 1999

Tracey Rose

Tracey Rose
Span II, 1997
Installation view on 'Graft' at the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale

See ArtThrob December 1998

   Issue No. 98, October 2005

Shockwaves ran through the South African art world this month at the horrifying news that mining magnate Brett Kebble was shot dead in his car in Johannesburg on the night of September 28. Kebble, often described as a 'larger than life' figure, was one of the most generous and supportive art patrons in the country, raising the level of his Brett Kebble Arts Awards exhibition to international standards in two years.

   Issue No. 97, September 2005

Biennales in Africa seem like bush fires: they are ignited, they flare up and light the scene briefly, sometimes memorably and unforgettably, and then they die. Or if they survive, it is only as a dull glow which lights little beyond the immediate surroundings. Enter the first Luanda Trienal, of which the major events will take place over three months in the first half of next year. In a special preview, the editor reports on some of the ambitious plans for this new art event.

   Issue No. 96, August 2005

William Kentridge, whose last retrospective at the South African National Gallery in Cape Town was one of the biggest crowd pullers in the SANG's history, is again the subject of a differently curated - this time by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev - retrospective at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, see Robyn's Sassen's review. Much as the country's most famous artist deserves these accolades, ArtThrob's question is this: why do the large art institutions not take more initiative in bringing the art careers of other late and mid-career artists to the attention of the public in locally curated retrospectives? The drawings, the different bodies of work in varying media building links and connections across the years all take on a new richness and complexity when seen as a whole. Artists like Penny Siopis, Clive van den Berg, Sandile Zulu, Moshekwa Langa and Brett Murray come to mind. What a treat it would be to see a substantial exhibition from each, spanning the last 10 or 20 years.

   Issue No. 95, July 2005

Didn't get to Venice this year? In her illuminating review, Laurie Ann Farrell of the Museum for African Art in New York rates the 51st Biennale an 'experience par excellence'. Only 10 years younger than the Venice Biennale, the NSA Gallery in Durban celebrates its centenary this month - which must surely make it the oldest non-museum gallery in the country. Congratulations to the NSA on surviving this long - and going from strength to strength - are definitely in order.

   Issue No. 94, June 2005

'I couldn't help thinking that if anyone wanted to wipe out all the major personas of the Johannesburg art world, present and slightly past, all you'd have to do is unleash some terrorist-type action on the JAG on the evening of Sunday May 1, 2005.' So writes Kathryn Smith in her reflective report on the impact of the performance of international art star Marina Abromovic at the Johannesburg Art Gallery. It wasn't only Abromovic and fellow artist Paolo Canevari who earned press coverage - organiser and opening speaker Kendell Geers earned the scorn and indignation of the local press by daring to suggest that local artists were getting 'worse and worse', 'festering under a rock' and 'culturally isolated'.

   Issue No. 93, May 2005

It is hard to know who or what is the greatest victim of the unedifying Nelson Mandela art print scam: the charities the sale of the prints was supposed to benefit, the reputation of South Africa's great leader, or the credibility of South African art. In OPINION this month, Sue Williamson dolefully looks at the issues.

On the brighter side, no less than six South African-born artists will be showing on the two main exhibitions in the Italian Pavilion and the Arsenale on the 51st Venice Biennale, more than any other country except the United States (9), Spain (8) and Germany(7). One of them is Berni Searle, whose new show opens this month at Michael Stevenson in Cape Town. Searle has been selected to exhibit on the exhibition 'Always a little further', which will be in the Arsenale and is curated by Biennale co-director Rosa Martinez. The five other artists, who will show in the Italian Pavilion, are Robin Rhode, Zwelethu Mthethwa, William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas and Candice Breitz.

   Issue No. 92, April 2005

What is the art world to make of the sorry Nelson Mandela artists' prints affair? The wheeling and dealing now receiving extensive coverage in the press is unsavoury to say the least, and the credibility of artists and the validity of editioned prints is being called into serious question. An opinion piece will appear in News next month.

   Issue No. 91, March 2005

Joost Bosland, writing from New York, perceives a possible new highlighting and understanding of African art outside of the continent. As I write this, Iziko South African National Gallery's head of contemporary art, Emma Bedford is in that city as part of a hand-selected group of international curators invited to provide fresh ideas to the curators of MoMA. March sees shows that tend towards representing the great names in South African art. Look through the listings and the reviews and names such as Norman Catherine, the late Gerard Sekoto, the late Dumile Feni, Jurgan Schadeberg, Malcolm Payne, Sue Williamson and William Kentridge seem to dominate. Can it be that another corner has been turned here at home?

   Issue No. 90, February 2005

All is quiet, feels the editor this month - why so little discussion and debate in our art world? What do we say about art or, perhaps more tellingly, what does the nature of the art we focus on in this publication have to do with the fact that very little ever seems to be said? Even at openings and walkabouts, I have found that hardly anyone is interested in the art anymore. Of the gossip about the artists, curators, hangers-on, etc, much fills the cluttered whites cubes and other volumes dotted around our country. Of art there is silence.

   Issue No. 89, January 2005

Moshekwa Langa, Paul Emmanuel and Jacki McInnes exhibit in Jo�burg while Mark Hipper�s work is on view in Cape Town. Aryan Kaganof digitally streams and Pippa Skotnes is to be seen in Oslo. Joost Bosland begins his critical examination of how Africa is represented overseas. Photographer Guy Tillim is the Artbio and some ArtThrob editors and others give an overview of 2004.

   Issue No. 88, December 2004

Bell-Roberts move to new premises and host a show to accompany the launch of their book '10 Years 100 Artists'. Katherine Bull shows in Cape Town and Carol-Anne Gainer in Johannesburg. Kentridge takes on the Met in New York. Iziko SANG's 'Decade of Democracy' comes under critical review and Wim Botha is awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist award for 2005. The NAC board hangs in the balance.

   Issue No. 87, November 2004

Khwezi Gule, newly appointed to the post of Curator of Contemporary Collections at JAG, and Fellow Curator of the Brett Kebble Art Awards, guest edited this month's issue, entitled 'Durban Poison'. Reviews: the Brett Kebble Art Awards (BKAA) exhibition, reported on by Kim Gurney, and first-time reviewer Charles Maggs, master sculptor Bruce Arnott in an exhibition of new work at the Irma Stern Museum, a photographic exhibition at the Bensusan Museum by Robyn Sassen, Stephen Inggs at Art on Paper, Colbert Mashile, S'fiso Ka Mkame's symbolically-laden oil pastels, Michael Godby and Liese van der Watt investigate 'Prejuger' at Greatmore, a show of work by recent Stellenbosch graduates, John Sampson's intriguing compositions, 'Flip' at the Iziko Michaelis Collection, and Rory Palmer's show at the 38 Special Gallery; Artbio: Jay Pather.

   Issue No. 86, October 2004

Comics Brew hit the Mother City with events and exhibitions at several galleries; Reviews: Kim Gurney examines three sculptors at Michael Stevenson Contemporary; Ruth Sacks questions the boundaries between art and 'glorified wallpaper' in Gina Waldman's show at Bell-Roberts; Robert Hodgins is as sharp and witty as ever at Goodman; Gabi Ngcobo is seduced by the visual qualities of Theresa-Anne Mackintosh's prints and paintings at the NSA. Robyn Sassen refuses to play Alice in Wonderland in her review of Brenda Schmahmann's monograph on South African women artists, 'Through the Looking Glass' ; Artbio: Samson Mudzunga.

   Issue No. 85, September 2004

Andrew Lamprecht's editorial debut at Artthrob; Reviews: Kim Gurney on 'A Place Called Home’, Robyn Sassen reviews Robert Hodgins, Ruth Sacks visits Gina Waldman’s show, Gabi Ngcobo on Theresa- Anne Mackintosh’s ‘Jackie The Kid', Carine Zaayman on the [R][R][F] 2004 --->XP new media project, Robyn Sassen on Brenda Schmahmann, Deborah Poynton at Michael Stevenson Gallery by Eva Franzidis; the Brett Kebble Art Awards website; Artbio: Matthew Hindley

   Issue No. 84, August 2004

The Sound Art Issue: Guest Edited by James Webb; Reviews: 'A Decade of Democracy', Julia Rosa Clark, 'Democracy X', 'A Place Called Home', Heleen Verwey, Odd Enjinears, Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Frances Goodman, Kudzanai Chiurai; Artbio: James Webb

   Issue No. 83, July 2004

Thando Mama receives the Belgian Community's Award at Dakar Biennale; Interviews with Zwelethu Mthethwa, Roger Ballen and Paul Stopforth; Reviews: Keith Dietrich, Manfred Zylla, 'Images of Defiance', Bronwen Vaughan-Evans, John Roome, and 'Three Young Painters'; Artbio: Keith Dietrich

   Issue No. 82, June 2004

Doctor of Literature honoris causa was conferred upon Willliam Kentridge; Two open letters to the visual art community; Orbituaries: Durant Sihlali and George Msimang; Reviews: Guy Tillim, Nicola Grobler, Julia Rosa Clark, 'Democracy X', Willem Boshoff's 'Nonplussed', Carol-anne Gainer's 'Pale', Santu Mofokeng's 'Chasing Shadows', Dakar Biennale, and the publication 'Moving in Time and Space' ; Gallery Choice: Guy du Toit; Artbio: Thando Mama

   Issue No. 81, May 2004

Reviews: 'A Decade of Democracy', 'Staged Realities', Lizza Littlewort, Thea Soggot, Wendy Anziska, Ranjith Kally, HIV(E) project, Paul Faber, and Andrew Nhlangwini ; Gallery Choice: Kendell Geers; Artbio: Churchill Madikida

   Issue No. 80, April 2004

Democracy in Focus; Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees; TAXI Art Books launch book on Deborah Bell; Reviews: Peet Pienaar, Michelle Booth, Visions of Paradise, The Premises, 'Borders and Beyond', Durban overview, 'City & Country', Zwelethu Mthethwa, Claudette Schreuders; Gallery Choice: John Muafangejo; Artbio: Tracy Lindner Gander

   Issue No. 79, March 2004

The Pink Issue: guest edited by Andrew Lamprecht; Reviews: Berni Searle's 'Vapour', Contributions by: Storm Janse van Rensburg, Andrew Verster, Kim Stern, Anonymous, Virginia MacKenny, Andre Vorster, Michael Stevenson, and Steven Cohen; Gallery Choice: Judith Mason; Artbio: Jean Brundrit

   Issue No. 78, February 2004

Cape Town Festival report; Berni Searle's two CT shows; Candice Breitz at Sonnabend; Introducing 'Art of Line': Mario Pissarra; Reviews: Berni Searle, Brendhan Dickerson, Ed Young, Vuyisa Nyamende, and South African Art Information Directory; Gallery Choice: Durant Sihlali & Willem Boshoff; Artbio: Paul Edmunds

   Issue No. 77, January 2004

Opening of the new Constitutional Court in Johannesburg; 10 recommendations for the year ahead; winners of the 2002 Cape Town Public Sculpture Competition, Fritha Langerman and Katherine Bull, unveil their public sculpture; Reviews: Cameron Platter; and Steven Cohen's performance in New York; Gallery Choice: Hylton Nel; Artbio: Kathryn Smith

   Issue No. 76, December 2003

2003 in review; Kathryn Smith selected as the Standard Bank Young Artist of 2004; Reviews: Karl Gietl, Minette Vári, The Michaelis Graduate Exhibition, Paul Edmunds, Esther Mahlangu, 'Picnic', Resfest, DIY, Kay Hassan, Brenton Maart, Penny Siopis, 'Home', 'Looking Both Ways: Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora'; Publication reviews: the Fresh project, Okwui Enwezor's (ed.) The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945- 1994, Moshekwa Langa, Chris Ledochowski's Cape Flats Details, Michael Meyersfeld's Gaze; Gallery Choice: Hylton Nel; Artbio: Kathryn Smith

   Issue No. 75, November 2003

Guy Tillim wins the DaimlerChrysler Art Award for creative photography; Kagiso Pat Mautloa is the subject of the ninth publication in the TAXI Art Books series; William Kentridge wins the Goslar Kaiserring Award; The new dealers are making waves; Reviews: Wim Botha, Francine Scialom Greenblatt, Liza Grobler, Julia Teale, Durant Sihlali & Frank Ledimo, Colin Richards, Clive van den Berg, Rienke Enghardt, Aidan Walsh & Lise Hugo; Book Reviews: TAXI-008: Steven Cohen, The Fresh series, Sue Williamson: Selected Works, Fact or Fiction, Roger Ballen, Guy Tillim's Departure, and two new Irma Stern publications; Gallery Choice: Wim Botha; Artbio: Sue Williamson

   Issue No. 74, October 2003

Wits University opens its new interdisciplinary school; Brett Kebble Art Award; Taxi08: Steven Cohen; Reviews: David Goldblatt, Tracy Lindner Gander, Stephen Hobbs, Brett Kebble Art Awards, Andrew Lamprecht, Mgcineni Pro Sobopha, and Vuleka art competition; Gallery Choice: Langa Magwa; Artbio: Sam Nhlengethwa

   Issue No. 73, September 2003

Cape Town International Convention Centre sculpture controversy; Samson Mudzunga under scrutiny; Criticism in crisis; Reviews: 3rd International Impact Printmaking Conference, Willem Boshoff, 'Witness' at Warren Siebrits, and Hentie van der Merwe and Luan Nel at the Goodman; Gallery Choice: Willem Boshoff; Artbio: Peter Clarke

   Issue No. 72, August 2003

3rd International Impact Printmaking Conference; Thando Mama wins the 2003 MTN New Contemporaries Award; DaimlerChrysler Arts Award nominees; News feature: Art Criticism in SA; Sandile Zulu and Jeremy Wafer, 'Console', Usha Seejarim, Sue Williamson at the Michaelis lunchtime lecture series, and the new Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel reviewed; Gallery Choice: Colbert Mashile; Artbio: Colin Richards

   Issue No. 71, July 2003
News feature: The Status of Black Contemporary Art; Lynne Lomofsky's 'Body of Evidence'; In Grahamstown, Tracey Rose's 'Ciao Bella', Berni Searle's Standard Bank Young Artist exhibition, 'Homing in', and Joanne Bloch, Langa Magwa and Mark Hipper at the National Arts Festival reviewed; Jo'burg reviews Bongi Bhengu and David Koloane; Sue Williamson reviews shows at the Venice Beinnale; Artbio: David Koloane

   Issue No. 70, June 2003
Guy Tillim takes over Cape Town; launch of the Brett Kebble Art Awards; Alan Alborough, Sanell Aggenbach, Virginia MacKenny, James Webb, 'Male Order', 'Lexicons and Labyrinths', and Noria Mabasa's Taxi art monograph reviewed; Gallery Choice: Colbert Mashile; Artbio: Chris Ledochowski

   Issue No. 69, May 2003
Who owns the city? Zayd Minty, Paul Edmunds & Sean O'Toole focus on public art in the innercity; Kendell Geers at the Goodman; Sue Williamson's first solo show in Europe; Michael Stevenson Contemporary opens in Cape Town; 'Coexistence', Jane Alexander, 'ReCollection', and Elizabeth Gunter reviewed; Artbio: Kim Lieberman

   Issue No. 68, April 2003
Brett Murray and Jane Alexander at the SANG; Willie Bester at the AVA; William Kentridge is the featured artist for Editions for ArtThrob; Doreen Southwood wins the Sasol art prize at KKNK; Bruce Gordon, KKNK, Kim Lieberman, Pieter Badenhorst, and Carol-anne Gainer reviewed; Artbio: Wim Botha

   Issue No. 67, March 2003
First National Bank withdraw from the Vita Art Prize; Jeff Koons lectures at Michaelis; Bruce Gordon gets a tatoo; William Kentridge returns to the Goodman Gallery; Warren Siebrits, L&B, David Krut's small print gallery, and Zwelethu Mthethwa reviewed; VANSA launch in Natal and Western Cape; Artbio: Angela Buckland

   Issue No. 66, February 2003
Robert Hodgin's 'La Contessa Venemosa' is the second offering in the Editions for ArtThrob; YDESIRE at the Castle of Good Hope; Zayd Minty looks back on The Black Arts Collective; Robert Hodgins, Kevin Brand, and William Kentridge's 'Confessions of Zeno' reviewed; Michelle Matthews weighs up Broadcast Quality: The art of Big Brother II and Sean O'Toole reviews Group Portrait; Trinity Session at Berlin's Transmediale; Artbio: Diane Victor

   Issue No. 65, January 2003
Artthrob interviews JAG director, Rochelle Keene; Paul Edmunds reviews William Kentridge's retrospective; Lisa Schmidt reports on the Aids-focussed 'Africa Apart' in Berlin; Sue Williamson reviews Robert Hodgins, the monograph of the master painter; Artbio: Berni Searle

   Issue No. 64, December 2002
Jeremy Wafer retrospective in Durban; David Koloane's new Taxi Art book; Berni Searle is the SBYO 2004; Artthrob's 2002 Year-end Summary; the year's best art books and catalogues; Norman Catherine, Jane Alexander's award-winning 'African Adventure' series, and Zwelethu Mthethwa's 'Coloured/Colored' reviewed; Artbio: David Goldblatt

   Issue No. 63, November 2002
William Kentridge returns home; SANAVA charity exhibition; a look at Turner Prize winner Steve McQueen's 'Western Deep'; MountX at the SANG; Kendell Geers interview and the on-going debate between Geers and the JAG; Jeremy Wafer, Matthew Hindley, 'Comics Brew', Photofesta Maputo, and Taxi monograph on David Koloane reviewed; Artbio: Malcolm Payne

   Issue No. 62, October 2002
Staff changes at Artthrob; Bittercomix and Claudette Schreuders at the AVA; Fritha Langerman and Katherine Bull win the Cape Town Public Sculpture Competition; Kendell Geers calls for the resignation of JAG director; Giulio Tambellini and Warren Siebrits' new Rosebank gallery reviewed; Artbio: Thembinkosi Goniwe

   Issue No. 61, September 2002
Penny Siopis at the Goodman & the Posel Galleries; Doreen Southwood at the Bell-Roberts Gallery; Editor's Documenta Diary; ACT Award 2002 nominees announced; 'Outpost' at the NSA Gallery and Documenta 11 reviewed; Artbio: Doreen Southwood

   Issue No. 60, August 2002
Jhb gearing up for WSSD; The 3rd Cape Town Public Sculpture Competition; Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre; Flash Art story highlights South Africa; Interview: Aryan Kaganof; Martienssen Prize show, Tracy Lindner Gander and Documenta Reviewed; Artbio: Marco Cianfanelli

   Issue No. 59, July 2002
Alan Alborough scoops the FNB Vita Art Prize; Marco Cianfanelli wins the Absa L'Atelier; 'Pulse' project 'Silence/Violence' in Durban & Nieu-Bethesda; Gtown National Arts Festival wearing thin; 'Grime' & 'Mari Mira' reviewed; Artbio: Santu Mofokeng

   Issue No. 58, June 2002
First reports from DocumentaII; Sue Williamson at the Dakar Biennale 2002; David Goldblatt, Fritha Langerman, After Apartheid: Documentary Photographers, Peter Friedl and Soccer is Power! reviewed; Artbio: Kendell Geers

   Issue No. 57, May 2002
SA artists make DocumentaII; Dakar Biennale 2002; Sue Williamson, Handspring Puppet Company, and Antoinette Murdoch and Doreen Southwood reviewed; Artbio: Leora Farber

   Issue No. 56, April 2002
BIG Torino 2002; James Webb's 'Phonosynthesizer'; Students review Month of Photography highlights: Lien Botha, Julia Tiffin, Angela Buckland and Sarel Eloff; Paul Edmunds and Kathryn Smith get to grips with KKNK; Artbio: Bronwen Findlay

   Issue No. 55, March 2002
Local industry Feedback rages this month; The Second Month of Photography opens in Cape Town; Klein Karoo National Arts Festival; FNB Vita Art Prize 2002 nominees announced; Design Indaba, Dave Southwood, Apartheid Museum, and Video art at Michaelis reviewed; Artbio: Dave Southwood

   Issue No. 54, Februray 2002
'The Short Century' opens in New York; World Wide Video Festival at Michaelis; National Arts Council CEO outlines the way forward; Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Arlene Amaler-Raviv and Dale Yudelman, 'Surviving the Lens',Egon Tania, and Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennial reviewed; Artbio: Hylton Nel

   Issue No. 53, January 2002
Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennial; Moshekwa Langa resident at the SANG; Kathryn Smith looks at the Joubert Park Project; Veronique Malherbe, Gail Neke and Nadja Daehnke, and Handspring Puppets reviewed; Artbio: Strijdom van der Merwe

   Issue No. 52, December 2001
Robin Rhode makes Artist of the Year in Artthrob's Top 10; Homeport at the V&A Waterfront; Walter Oltmann's SBYA exhibition in Durban; Tracy Murinik spots fresh talent among the Michaelis fourth-years; Brett Murray and Post reviewed; Artbio: Conrad Botes

   Issue No. 51, November 2001
Joubert Park Public Art Project; Standard Bank Young Artist 2002; DaimlerChrysler award for sculpture; Spier Outdoor Sculpture Biennial launch; Willie Bester, Paul Edmunds, Minnette Vári and Mara Verna reviewed; Artbio: Isaac Nkosinathi Khanyile

   Issue No. 50, October 2001
Joubert Park Public Art Project; Walter Oltmann's SBYA show in PMB; Sam Nhlengethwa reviewed; Plus Aardklop and the World Wide Video Festival; Artbio: Pitso Chinzima

   Issue No. 49, September 2001
Paul du Toit sells out at the Bell-Roberts Art Gallery; Ruth Prowse School of Art Exhibition & Auction; Jo'burg Pride 2001; 'See Eazi' art fair at the NSA; 'The | Premises' opens in Jo'burg; Artbio: Mandla Mabila

   Issue No. 48, August 2001
The FNB Vita Art Prize 2001; first MTN New Contemporaries award; Sasol New Signatures; Bridget Baker; Bonita Alice; Taxi-003 Jeremy Wafer; SA artists for Sao Paulo and World Wide Video Fest; Artbio: Willem Boshoff

   Issue No. 47, July 2001
Grahamstown Festival reviewed; Venice Biennale reviewed; Stefanus Rademeyer wins the Absa Atelier Award; HIV/AIDS Billboards Portfolio project wins a Medal d'Excellence; Sue Williamson's New York diary; Artbio: Walter Oltmann

   Issue No. 46, June 2001
Book Review special; 'Fokofo' at the DAG; 'Inferno & Paradiso' reviewed; David Goldblatt scoops an honorary doctorate; 'The Short Century' in Berlin; Sue Williamson's New York and Spain Diaries; Artbio: Siemon Allen

   Issue No. 45, May 2001
Robert Hodgins at João Ferreira; Dorothee Kreutzfeldt at the SANG; Katherine Bull & Fritha Langerman at the University of Stellenbosh Art Gallery; TaXi-002 - Samson Mudzunga out now!; Yinka Shonibare interviewed in Johannesburg; Basa awards announced; Kathryn Smith's Maputo Diary; Artbio: Usha Seejarim

   Issue No. 44, April 2001
FNB Vita Award finalists announced; Oudtshoorn and the Visual Arts; 'Inferno and Paradise' at the SANG; Jürgen Schadeberg at Axis Gallery in New York; Artbio: Thomas Mulcaire

   Issue No. 43, March 2001
Alan Alborough at the SANG; Absa Atelier finalist show; South Africans in Venice; Taxi 001 on a shelf near you; Public Eye turns two; Artbio: Tracey Rose

   Issue No. 42, February 2001
Artthrob going into print; Juncture at the Granary; Justine Mahoney at Bell-Roberts Contemporary; Obituary for Johannesburg's Market Gallery; Part II of Kathryn Smith's overview of the Johannesburg art scene - Galleries in jeopardy; Artbio: Greg Streak

   Issue No. 41, January 2001
Doreen Southwood at Bell-Roberts Contemporary; Hoerikwaggo - Images of Table Mountain at the SANG; HSL at the Castle; Gambling with Art - Kathryn Smith examines some of the financial factors governing the struggle of artists and galleries to survive; ArtThrob's artists of 2000; Artbio: Brad Hammond

   Issue No. 40, December 2000
Holland South Africa Line; Michaelis student show; Joubert Park Project; Koos Malgas dies; Save the Jhb Biennale; Books for Christmas; Artbio: Peet Pienaar

   Issue No. 39, November 2000
!Xoe... Off Site at Brendon Bell-roberts; Steve McQueen in Cape Town; Marc Chagall in both Johannesburg and Cape Town; Brett Murray and Wayne Barker inaugurate Brendon-Bell Roberts' new gallery in London; Artbio: Jeremy Wafer

   Issue No. 38, October 2000
uBudoda: Images of Masculinity at the AVA; Peet Pienaar at Brendon Bell-roberts; Clive van den Berg at the Goodman; Artbio: Kay Hassan

   Issue No. 37, September 2000
Cape Town OneCity Festival; 'Trapped Reflections' and 'Outposts' in Gauteng; Paris Conference on the State of Visual Arts in Africa and the Diaspora; Artbio: Claudette Schreuders

   Issue No. 36, August 2000
Madame Haenggi & Constance Stuart Larrabee remembered; The big4 at Brendon Bell-Roberts; Fifth Biennale of Contemporary Art in Lyons; Kathryn Smith Reviews the Vitas show; Artbio: Terry Kurgan

   Issue No. 35, July 2000
Terry Kurgan is this year's Vita star; Brad Hammond wins Absa Atelier Award; !Xoe comes again to Nieu Bethesda; Channeltoo goes digital; Artbio: Alan Alborough

   Issue No. 34, June 2000
Dak/Art 2000 reviewed; New committee formed to promote Africa in Venice; Young artists' shows in Cape Town: 'Bitterkomix' and 'Emergency'; Artbio: Robert Hodgins

   Issue No. 33, May 2000
Dak/Art 2000 Diary; Brett Murray's public sculpture unveiled; SoftServe II; Robert Hodgins at the Goodman: Artbio: Bernie Searle

   Issue No. 32, April 2000
Karoo Art Festival Reportback; Rotterdam Foto Biennale; Special Book Review Section: Artbio: Andries Botha

   Issue No. 31, March 2000
South African Art in the Nineties: Conclusion; Vita 2000 nominees, Exchange: Overseas opportunities for artists; Artbio: Hentie van der Merwe.

   Issue No. 30, February 2000
Final Issue of South African Art in the Nineties; Arlene Amaler-Raviv & Dale Yudelman show at the AVA; pminc. wraps; 'Emergence' curators interviewed; Artbio: Senzeni Marasela

   Issue No. 29, January 2000
Review of South African Art in the Nineties; One Night Stand at Joao Ferriera; Artbio: Dorothee Kreutzfeldt

   Issue No. 28, December 1999
Artery reviewed; Report back on South meets West in Ghana; Carnegie International reviewed; Artbio: Linda Givon

   Issue No. 27, November 1999
Softserve at the SANG; William Kentridge wins Carnegie International; Alan Alborough wins Standard Bank Young Artist Award; Artbio: Robin Rhode.

   Issue No. 26, October 1999
Biennale Questionaire; Kentridge opens at the Goodman; Artbio: Karel Nel.

   Issue No. 25, September 1999
Special Biennale discussion; Cape Town Month of Photography; 'Liberated Voices' opens in New York; Artbio: Penny Siopis.

   Issue No. 24, August 1999
Kay Hassan wins new Daimler-Chrysler Art Award; Smithsonian show reviewed; Artbio: Wille Bester

   Issue No. 23, July 1999
Grahamstown Festival roundup; report on the Venice Biennale; Jane Alexander in Artbio

   Issue No. 22, June 1999
Veronique Malherbe; '[Rewind] Fast Forward.ZA' in Holland; David Koloane; Margaret Vorster

   Issue No. 21, May 1999
William Kentridge in Artbio; Ezrom Legae remembered; 'New Worlds' in London; Grey Areas reviewed

   Issue No. 20, April 1999
Video fest 'Channel'; Klein Karoo festival; Zwelethu Mthethwa in Artbio; 'Trafique' in Belgium

   Issue No. 19, March 1999
Jo Ractliffe in Artbio; video by Konrad Welz; Vita nominees; Cape Town Art Night; Klein Karoo festival

   Issue No. 18, February 1999
Moshekwa Langa in Artbio; Lisa Brice catalogue launch; Cairo Biennale; Bonn show; 'Dreams and Clouds' in Gothenburg

   Issue No. 17, January 1999
'eye Africa'; artbio: Lisa Brice; New series: The Professional Artist: Introduction

   Issue No. 16, December 1998
African photography; artbio: Stephen Hobbs; Willie Saayman screensavers; Vita nominations online

   Issue No. 15, November 1998
Okwui Enwezor named Documenta director; artbio: Clive van den Berg; Minnette Vári video; Stockholm Journal

   Issue No. 14, October 1998
Candice Breitz; São Paulo Bienal; 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, one year on; 'Dreams and Clouds'

   Issue No. 13, September 1998
Funding crisis at the SANG; Brett Murray in artbio; São Paulo Bienal

   Issue No. 12, August 1998
The FNB Vita awards; artbio: Randolph Hartzenberg; Robert Weinek on video art in South Africa; Abandon Your Culture project

   Issue No. 11, July 1998
Grahamstown Festival; artbio: Mustafa Maluka; Happy birthday Madiba; !Xoe site-specific project

   Issue No. 10, June 1998
Dakar Biennale; artbio: Kevin Brand; Mark Coetzee on censorship; Tracy Murinik on 'Memorias Intimas Marcas'

   Issue No. 9, May 1998
Steven Cohen; 'Memorias Intimas Marcas'; 'Transpositions'; Brian Eno

   Issue No. 8, April 1998
Idasa Gallery opens; Houston Fotofest; artbio: Tracy Payne

   Issue No. 7, February/March 1998
Claudette Schreuders; Arlene Amaler-Raviv; artbio: Minnette Vári

   Issue No. 6, January 1998
Isolde Krams; 'Cyst'; Passages from India; Biennale: 'Life's Little Necessities'

   Issue No. 5, December 1997
'Taking Stock'; Biennale: 'Important and Exportant',' Graft'

   Issue No. 4, November 1997
Biennale: 'Alternating Currents', 'Transversions', 'Hong Kong, Etc'; Vita Awards Show.

   Issue No. 3, October 1997
District Six Sculpture Festival; 'Thirty Minutes'; Biennale Preview, Brett Murray

   Issue No. 2, September 1997
Focus on art books; 'Memorias, Intimas, Marcas'; Peet Pienaar; Joachim Schõnfeldt

   Issue No. 1, August 1997
Bridget Baker, Andrew Putter