[02.09.05] The Magnet is Always On
Andrew Lamprecht is highly impressed with 'In the Making: Materials and Process' at Michael Stevenson Contemporary, curated by Sophie Perryer. The whole, contributions by 11 SA arts and Ghanain El Anatsui, is greater than the sum of its parts he suggests, and the parts are unusually strong.
[02.09.05] Nadja Dhaenke at João Ferreira Gallery
Nadja Dhaenke's latest show is a rigorous and intutitive assualt on the Cartesian order of reason and logic. Lloyd Pollak is impressed with her large canvases, which, he says, have no truck with illusionism.
[02.09.05] Zoulikha Bouabdellah at South African National Gallery
Visiting Algerian artist Zoulikha Bouabdellah's short, pointed interrogations of difference and her advocacy of acceptance are compelling and refreshing. Kim Gurney attended a talk she delivered and a screening of video works.
[02.09.05] Vuyile Voyiya at the AVA
Lloyd Pollak reviews Vuyile Voyiya's 'Pentimenti', marvelling at his mastery of the humble linocut and his concern with the European figurative tradition, resulting in an 'arousing celebration of human possibility in general, and of the potential of this nation in particular'.
[02.09.05] Trasi Henen at David Krut Arts Resource
Robyn sassen reviews Trasi Henen's début solo exhibition, a solid affair, underpinned by the generous support of the David Krut Arts Resource.
[02.09.05] Urban Women 2005
Francesca Verga is disappointed with 'Urban women 2005' finding it to be a poorly conceived and produced exhibition, piggybacking on the popularity of 'Women's Day' events.
[02.09.05] Siemon Allen, Kendall Buster and Ledelle Moe at the KZNSA
Although all three artists showing simultaneously at the KZNSA ostensibly have little in common, their sharing of a venue reveals many resonances. Francesca Verga reviews, noting the artists' evocative and slight comments on a post-9/11 world.