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Mohau Modisakeng

2016 Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art


Mohau Modisakeng. Photo: Simon Deiner


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Cape Town Art Fair



Goodbye to 2 Art Heroines


RIVA COHEN (1925 - 27 September 2015)

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8 Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winners 2016 10 The Relaunch of Casa Labia 12 Clarins Art Routes


15 The SA Taxi Foundation Art Award 16 Artists’ Birthdays Gallery Guide


20 Esther Mahlangu Turns 80 22 100 Greatest SA Artworks Series 26 Gallery Listings Business Art


15 London Letter 14 Strauss & Co. Summer Auction

Riva Cohen at her office desk. Photo: Hannes Thiart

Doyen South African art dealer Riva Cohen passed away peacefully at age 90. Her life was devoted to the art and the artists that she loved. She always supported somewhatoverlooked, independent artists rather than the well-known contemporary artists of the time. For this reason, she was widely known as the “artist’s saint” (a term coined by artist, Simon Jones). Some of the greatest names in SA’s art owe their international renown, in a large part, to Cohen’s assistance. Together with her late husband, Issy, Cohen began selling art directly from the couple’s Oranjezicht home, in 1968. She then opened the Atlantic Art Gallery in Central Cape Town in 1973. After a prosperous 40 years, the gallery closed its doors in January 2013. The “artist’s saint” will be sorely missed by the South African art community, her family and friends. She is survived by her sons Alan and Robin Kantor, daughters-in-law Pat and Gill, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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9 Young Investment Artists 8 Stephan Welz & Co. Upcoming Auction 7 Interview with Cape Town Art Fair Director – Matthew Partridge


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BARBARA TYRRELL (15 March 1912 - 23 Sept 2015)

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Barbara Tyrrell at work in the early 1940s.

South African artist Barbara Tyrrell passed away very peacefully this past September. At the age of 103 (and a half), she had been bed-ridden, blind and deaf for some months prior but still recognised regular visitors. For the occasion of both her 100th birthday and the opening of her retrospective at the Iziko South African National Gallery, Lloyd Pollak wrote a touching tribute to the artist. We included it in the April edition of the Art Times magazine, 2012. If you would like to read it, you can access back-copies of the Art Times via: ART MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS -DFREXV.ORSSHUV ‘Jaarringe’ 

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MOHAU MODISAKENG The 2016 Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner for Visual Art “His images are not direct representations of violence, but powerful yet poetic invocations where the body is transformed into a poignant marker of collective memory.”

Mohau Modisakeng is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily as a sculptor who moves into performance, film, installation and large-scale photographic prints as the concept requires. He was born in 1986, and grew up in Soweto. In 2009, he graduated from the Michealis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town, and went on to complete his Masters in 2012. “My work has always presented a channel for me to engage my mind and my spirit in something reflective and introspective,” he told the Mail & Guardian when he was named as one of their Young South Africans to Watch in 2013. Modisakeng uses his body to explore the influence of South Africa’s violent history on how we understand our cultural, political and social roles as human beings. “The work responds to the history of the black body within the (South) African context, which is intertwined with the violence of 8

the apartheid era and the early 1990s,” reads his artistic statement on WHATIFTHEWORLD gallery’s website. “His images are not direct representations of violence, but powerful yet poetic invocations where the body is transformed into a poignant marker of collective memory.” In just a few years, Modisakeng has notched up a large number of exhibitions in South Africa and internationally, including the FNB JoburgArtFair and Chavonnes Battery Museum in partnership with Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town; the VOLTA NY invitational fair in New York and the LOOP Fair in Barcelona; the Museum of Fine Art, Boston; the Saatchi Gallery, London; the Dak’Art Biennale, Dakar; and Focus 11, Basel in 2011 – the same year he won the Sasol New Signatures Award. In 2015, he had his first solo exhibition in Europe – at Kunstraum Innsbruck in Austria and at Big Pond Artworks in Munich, Germany.

In a review of Modisakeng’s solo exhibition Ditaolo at Brundyn+ Gallery in Cape Town in 2014, the Mail & Guardian’s Athi Mongezeleli Joja writes: “As Modisakeng has repeatedly remarked, his work reflects on narratives of trauma, violence and race – but not in any direct autobiographical sense. That isn’t to say he suspends his personal experience: rather, he locates it within a larger frame of black existentiality.” This double meaning runs through his work, where he substitutes, displaces and conflates historical experiences between the personal and the collective. His ambitious video work, Inzilo (isiZulu for ‘mourning’ or ‘fasting’), is a perfect example of this affecting doubleness. Produced in association with Samsung as a special project for the 2013 FNB JoburgArtFair, it was also selected as part of the South African Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015. In Inzilo, as in many of his films and images, SA ART TIMES | NOVEMBER 2015


Modisakeng’s body occupies centre stage. He enacts a mourning ritual, all the while throwing a burnt, ashy substance into the air. “The initiate seems to draw the material for his transition from within his own body… In the absolute purity and focus of the moment, Modisakeng is turned inwards but gesturing outward, undergoing a mysterious transformation that is at once a private ceremony and a public declaration,” reads the SA Pavilion catalogue. Meanwhile, Modisakeng says his work is evolving towards the theatrical. Other recent work

involves a series of events that are organised as public interventions or performances at various locations locally and abroad. Modisakeng lives and works between Johannesburg and Cape Town. His work is in public collections including the Johannesburg Art Gallery; the Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town; Unisa in Pretoria; the Saatchi Gallery in London; as well as in significant collections such as Zeitz MOCAA and the New Church Collection in Cape Town.

Standard Bank Young Artists for 2016: DANCE: THEMBA MBULI is an associate project manager and a co-founder – together with Fana Tshabalala and Thulani Chauke – of Broken Borders Arts Project. He is also a co-founder and the choreographer and managing director of the Unmute Dance Company, which was formed in 2014 to help pioneer integrated dance in South Africa, using the arts to inspire the inclusion of people with disabilities in society.

Gregoire Johannes Boonzaier Three Fir Trees, Kenilworth, Cape Town 1969 oil on canvas, 50 x 60cm

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MUSIC: AVIGAIL BUSHAKEVITZ worked as a teaching assistant in ear training at Julliard, developing a fascination with the different ways music students hear. While in New York, she performed at Carnegie Hall with the Juilliard Orchestra under conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. She continues to build her concert experience by playing around the world, not least as a member of Daniel Barenboim’s WestEastern Divan Orchestra in their tour of Spain and Abu Dhabi last year.

Opening by Elsabe’ Daneel at Stellenbosch Art Gallery 34 Ryneveld Street Stellenbosch

JAZZ: SIYAVUYA MAKUZENI is a trombone player, vocalist, lyricist and songwriter well-known for her uniquely experimental, edgy yet pure intonation. Her genre-busting style is influenced by drum and bass, hip hop, traditional Xhosa music and electronica. She uses vocal pedals to manipulate her voice, creating soundscapes and backing loops in her live performances. Makuzeni tours extensively, featuring in the line-up of some of the world’s biggest jazz events. THEATRE: JADE BOWERS is a director and designer who experiments with physical style and conceptual form to make theatre that is fuelled by invention and creativity. The work she produces represents her interests in the intersections between culture, identity and sexuality. She runs her own production company, works at DALRO as a theatrical rights administrator, and was previously the resident stage manager at the University of Johannesburg.

Solly Smook, Anna Blou oil on canvas, 60 x 50cm Exhibition ends 31 January 2016 Wine courtesy of Thelema Wines

E-mail Tel 021 887 8343 / 076 279 2175 All images courtesy of National Arts Festival.


Casa Labia Cultural Centre is pleased to announce the re-opening of its Gallery From 14th November 2015, we will be celebrating printmaking in the Western Cape with two exhibitions:

A Man & His Thoughts A selection of work by the late Peter Clarke

Peter’s Friends Prints by those he influenced, and by those who influenced him Casa Labia Cultural Centre is currently collaborating with Peter Clarke’s family to provide a permanent home for his archive in the Boudoir. A Man & His Thoughts will be the first of many exhibitions to explore the development of Peter’s extraordinary career as an artist in South Africa, and to showcase his work to the general public.

The opening of these exhibitions coincides with the re-launch of Casa Labia Café, under new management. The road works around Casa Labia have been completed and there is now extensive parking available. Contact us for your Café booking or for information about hosting your function or special event in this unique setting.


Peter Clarke, Going Somewhere, Colour-reduction woodcut


Peter Clarke, A Man & His Thoughts (detail), Linocut

SA Print Gallery opens at Casa Labia Cultural Centre, Muizenberg well as artists who influenced his own incredible career as an artist and as a printmaker. The space will encompass three distinct sections designated to print. The main gallery will house a changing exhibition of South African master, modernist and contemporary printmakers. Next to the main gallery, a secondary gallery will house the work of Simon’s Town-born Peter Clarke, who was a frequent visitor to Casa Labia. The final gallery space will contain a new, quirky selection of Wall Candies – framed prints for the price of only R 25 each. “We plan to use the upstairs space to promote printmaking in a variety of exciting ways, including hosting printmaking workshops for the general public,” says Gabriel Clark-Brown, Director of the SA Print Gallery. “We are deeply honoured to have the opportunity to expand the SA Print Gallery to The Casa Labia, to house and promote the best of SA printmaking from this cultural home, fostering a new enthusiasm for South African printmaking while basking in the art that has inspired SA Art for over 100 years.”

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Casa Labia Cultural Centre is also delighted to announce that the South African Print Gallery will be opening a dynamic and comprehensive ‘satellite’ gallery at Casa Labia to complement their existing outlets in Woodstock, Cape Town and Prince Albert. To mark the launch of the new gallery, the exhibition, Peter’s Friends, will be a curated display of works by artists who were influenced by Peter Clarke, as

For more information on the SA Print Gallery, visit Casa Labia, 192 Main Road, Muizenberg, South Africa Cultural: +27 (0)21 788 6068 Café:+27 (0)21 788 6062 Email: |

Lionel Davis, Memories of District Six (detail), Linocut, 27x38,5cm. Image courtesy the SA Print Gallery


CLARENS ART ROUTE Art – The Heart o f Clarens The Eastern Free State, where Clarens is situated, has a unique landscape of valleys nestling between the mountains with their sandstone ridges and cliffs. It is near the Golden Gate National Park in the foothills of the Maluti mountain range which extends into the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. The village has a rich and colourful history dating back to 1912. In 2011, before the centenary celebrations the Clarens Galleries Association and the Clarens Art Route were established. Their aim is to promote Clarens as a destination with emphasis on it being an ART DESTINATION. The Art Route Maps indicating the positions of the galleries and sponsoring businesses are free of charge and available at the galleries and many other businesses in town.

As a centre for visual art this century-old mountain village is grounded in a rich art tradition. The San people left their sepia and russet images on the valley’s sandstone caves, sharing the rhythms of their hunting expeditions and lives in bygone times with us in the present day. The mountains and valleys were their home, their inspiration and provided their livelihood. Clarens has become an artists’ haven with many well known artists living in or exhibiting their work in the village. For the art lover and discerning buyer alike, Clarens offers a unique destination in a magnificent setting. The art galleries and artist’s studios provide ample opportunity for viewing, buying or commissioning art in a pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere. The many art galleries are scattered around the square and the rest of the village, most

within easy walking distance of one another. The modern generation of artists celebrate their visions in a variety of media and techniques, offering a wide choice. Many of these artists were drawn to Clarens after their first visit to the village and knew beyond any doubt that they would love to live and paint in this part of the world. When all is said and done, in Clarens, “the clouds are hung for the artist’s eyes!” The Clarens Art Guild members are part of the Clarens art scene. These enthusiastic leisure painters have reached a high level of proficiency and actively pursue their goal to grow by gaining knowledge and encouraging one another while enjoying the painting process. Their art can be viewed and bought at Mont d Or Hotel.

CLARENS ART ROUTE The numbers on the map correspond with the numbers on the adjacent page.

In Clarens, “the clouds are hung for the artist’s eyes!”

Art tuition is offered by some Clarens artists with styles ranging from cartoons and whimsical art to the more traditional approaches. Painting while on a visit to Clarens creates a lasting memory to take home and has influenced many aspiring artists to pursue their passion with greater commitment. As an added bonus to all these attributes the area also offers wonderful photographic opportunities. Spring is ushered in by blossoms and blooms of every colour and description. The summer skies offer cloud formations rarely seen elsewhere while cosmos in full bloom as far as the eye can see completes the picture. Clarens in its autumn colours is a sight to behold and sends artists rushing to their easels to paint. The winter skies are a pale blue backdrop to the beautiful earth colours of the veld and mountains. Artists and photographers come to find reference material to inspire future paintings or for that “once in a lifetime” photo. The scenic beauty of the local landscape has been photographed and painted many times and will continue to hold visitors spellbound for many more years. Clarens artists are able to proudly proclaim that they live, work and have their being in the unique village of Clarens in the knowledge that the vibes of the mountains and valleys are reflected in their work. They are in excellent company as Pierneef also painted here. Top (left to right): Louise Hansen, Tina de Beer, Leoné du Preez and Richard Rennie Middle: Peter Bonney








Previous Finalist Alison Riordan’s The journeyman (detail), with taxi decal to match

The SA Taxi Foundation Art Award Drives Around Again The creative driving style of our country’s minibus taxis meets the innovation of our arts community in a competition wholly unique to South Africa. After the huge success of the inaugural SA Taxi Foundation Art Award, entrants are again invited to submit an artwork that can to be translated into a dynamic taxi wrapping. The grand prize is an impressive R50 000 and 5 finalists will each receive R10 000. Both the winner and the 5 finalists will be honoured in a promotional campaign worth over R600 000 (including each artist’s design decaled on 10 minibus taxis travelling significant national routes). The overall winner and up to 35 runner-ups will have their work included in a catalogue and displayed at one of Johannesburg’s premium galleries, Lizamore and Associates. We spoke to Taryn Cohn of Art Source South Africa, an organisation working with the organisers of the project Lizamore and Associates, to ask her all the ins and outs and perhaps glean a few tips for artists thinking to enter. AT: Hi Taryn. Now in its second round, how has the competition been received by the arts community and the commuting public in general? TC: The broader response from critics and industry professionals has indicated that this crossdisciplinary initiative talks to the changes in the creative industries in a very contemporary way. SA Taxi Foundation reported that executives of various taxi associations and operations have commented that the award is elevating the public’s perception of the taxi industry which is, after all, a crucial part of our economy. AT: Art and taxis – perhaps not the most obvious partnership. How did the idea for the competition come about? TC: SA Taxi Foundation is an independent not for profit company operating within the SA Taxi Group

of Companies. SA Taxi Finance provides many entrepreneurs support through financing their taxi businesses; accounting for approximately 40% of the taxis on South African roads. So SA Taxi Foundation is in the unique position to access a significant number of 27 million daily commuters. SA Taxi has been a long-time supporter of the arts and its power to transform society.

Taryn Cohn

Increasing audiences is a driving force for the visual art sector. The challenge was in the practical construction of a project that could really take advantage of the unique canvas and platform that a taxi provides. AT: The Award affords artists the opportunity to display their work in the gallery as well as in the broader public sphere outside of the gallery. Should this influence their designs? How so? TC: The Award is made up of two core components. The first is an original artwork that is based on the brief given. The brief requires artists to conceive

of a new work in any medium (except video), that demonstrates of the best of their artistic practice. The second element of the award is that artists should use their work as a starting point for the design of a taxi decal. The decal should be designed to cover a taxi on all four sides and the top. AT: Entrants are invited to use the word ‘route/s’ as a starting point for their artworks. Can you elaborate on this? TC: It is not intended as a narrow ‘theme’ or a prescriptive brief. Artists do not need to interpret it literally. The brief is merely a starting point to stimulate and inform the content of the artworks. The word ‘route’ will also inform the viewer’s curatorial journey through the final exhibition. AT: Do you have any other helpful tips for those wishing to enter? TC: I would urge artists to read the entry form carefully. Through my experience of managing other competitions and awards, I see promising artists who are disqualified as result of things that can be avoided by the artist first familiarising themselves with the terms and conditions of the competition. Secondly, artists must think carefully about the concept of this competition. The award is designed around pushing their artistic practice to transition from the traditional art context (the gallery) into the public sphere (the taxi).. The winner and finalists will be those who consider the opportunities and limitations of both platforms, as well as the audience that will be interacting with the artwork in the gallery and on the taxi. And my last tip is to ENTER! Opportunities like this are critical career and CV builders. Aside from awarding prizes, they allow members of the broader arts fraternity and public to be introduced to your work.



Marcus Neustetter

14 November 1976 –

Marcus Neustetter is a Johannesburg based artist, cultural activist and producer. As a student, he ran 3 artrelated businesses. One involved drawing as entertainment at children’s parties – which paid his way through university and bought him his first car. During this time he also launched sanman (Southern African New Media Art Network). He earned his Masters in Fine Arts from Wits University in 2001. He is the co-director (with Stephen Hobbs) of The Trinity Session, a commissioning agent for major public art projects. Clive van den Berg’s Eland and William Kentridge and Gerhard Marx’s Firewalker were managed by The Trinity Session. A vital characteristic of Neustetter’s practice is his collaborations with other creatives. He has worked extensively with Nathaniel Stern, Bronwyn Lace, Walter Stach, and David Andrew. Internationally Neustetter is known among of South Africa’s pioneer digital media artists, participating in major events for art and technology. His first computer-based artworks were made at a time when most PCs still ran DOS. He sketches every day to evoke sensations or actions associated with the places he visits, whether it be the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro or Sutherland’s observatory. He turns this into art. By way of example: After failing to see the Aurora Borealis on a trip to Norway, he and James Webb re-interpreted it out of glow sticks, a green laser and sound recordings.

Richard Serra

2 November 1938 -

Richard Serra was born in California. His father worked at the docks and so on Serra’s 4th birthday he witnessed a ship set sail. The powerful curve made by the hull, the contradictory lightness of speed formed an image inspiring his art for years to come. Serra received his Master in painting at Yale, alongside Chuck Close. Disappointed upon viewing Velásquez’s Las Meninas, and inspired by Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, Serra decided that 2 dimensions were too limiting and special relations are key. He began making the monumental sculptures out of sheet metal for which he is now renowned. In 2007, MoMA New York mounted a major retrospective of his work.

Usha Seejarim

5 November 1974 –

Usha Seejarim was born in Bethal, Mpumalanga, and now lives in Johannesburg. She co-directs public art initiative Such Initiative and directs The Art of Access – an online platform increasing accessibility to art. Seejarim also works for grass roots organizations, teaches art to the visually impaired and is a laughter coach. She was nominated for the Mercedes-Benz award for public art (2007 & 2008) and was a finalist in the Sasol Wax Commission. In 2001 she was the joint winner of the first MTN New Contemporaries Prize. Her biggest honour was creating the official portrait for Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Qunu (2013).

Vivien Kohler

6 November 1976 -

Vivien Kohler is a mixed media painter from the Cape Flats, inspired by Joseph Beuys’s philosophy: “To make people free is the aim of art, therefore art for me is the science of freedom”. Kohler received his Diploma in Fine Art from Ruth Prowse School of Art and Design (2000). In 2007, he exhibited among Walter Batiss, Cecil Skotnes and Willie Bester – which he considers his greatest achievement. Kohler was signed to Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery after winning the Lovell Gallery Artist Competition in 2013, and has produced 2 solo shows to date. He won the ItWeb / brainstorm competition in 2012, and his work is found in the Nandos, Hollard, SAB and Fusion UK collections. The artist currently lives in Pretoria and works from a studio in Newtown.

Auguste Rodin

12 November 1840 –

17 November 1917

Known as the ‘father of modern sculpture’, François-Auguste-René Rodin was born in a poor part of Paris. Unable to see the school blackboard (he was short-sighted), Rodin concentrated on drawing instead. He applied to art school but failed the sculpture exam 3 times, so he instead worked in a plaster workshop for 20 years. The first time the Salon accepted his work, Rodin was in his late 30s. He was accused of casting the model’s body rather than carving the sculpture. Rose Beuret became his lover in 1866 and married him in 1917 (despite Rodin’s numerous affairs – one with sculptor Camille Claudel). Rose died 2 weeks later. Rodin died 9 months after that, with The Thinker as his tombstone.


Frederick Timpson l’Ons 15 November 1802 - 18 December 1887

Frederick Timpson I’Ons was born in Islington, England. His father ran a horse riding school and had 7 other children. As a youth, I’Ons took lessons from sculptor John Francis – his only art education. Before coming to South Africain 1827, I’Ons owned an art school in London. When he became a volunteer in the 6th Frontier War, he painted a series of offensive comics directed at the presiding lieutenant governor of British Kaffraria, much to the amusement of his comrades, who commissioned him to paint the local chiefs and passers-by. After the war, I’Ons tried his luck in Kimberley’s diamond mine but failed to find his fortune. His work can be found in several of SA’s museums.

Bettie Cilliers-Barnard 18 November 1914 – 15 September 2010

Dr Bettie Cilliers-Barnard, mother of actress Jana Cilliers, was born in Rustenburg. From a literary background, trained as a teacher, she receiving her BA in Fine Art from UNISA in 1940 and then travelled to Antwerp and Paris to study under André Lhote. She was among the first SA artists to produce abstract work. A small woman, she would paint large canvases and murals by standing with each foot on a separate bench. She worked at night – “because the night doesn’t have shadows”. There have been 3 retrospectives and 73 solo exhibitions of her work. She participated in several international Biennales, received 2 honorary doctorates in Philosophy and Literature, plus several other accolades from academia. Despite this, she remains one of SA’s most undervalued artists.

René Magritte

21 November 1898 –

15 August 1967

René Magritte was born in Belgium. His mother committed suicide when he was 14. When her body was recovered from a river, her face was covered by her wet dress – an image reoccurring throughout the artist’s oeuvre. While some Surrealists led ostentatious lives, Magritte preferred quiet anonymity symbolized by the bowler-hat men in his paintings. He married his childhood sweetheart; produced forgeries for cash, painted cabbage roses in a wallpaper factory and did freelance poster design. 6 major retrospectives of his work marked the decade of his passing from cancer. There is now a museum in Brussels named after him.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec


November 1864 – 9 September 1901

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born into French aristocracy. His parents were in-bred first-cousins so he suffered a congenital condition stunting his growth. As a youth, the artist moved to Paris’s Montmartre region where he befriended and depicted the local denizens. His canvases hung on the cabaret walls, his posters on the lamp posts. The Moulin Rouge had a seat permanently reserved for him. He would live in brothels for weeks at a time, recording the prostitutes’ intimate (often lesbian) relations. The artist died at just 36 years old from complications relating to alcoholism and syphilis, but not before becoming an important Post-Impressionist painter and lithographer.



Marina Abramović

30 November 1946 -

Marina Abramović was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Her parents were ardent Communist partisans. Abramović has suggested that the inspiration for her dangerous performance art comes from growing up under Tito’s Communist dictatorship and from her relationship with her mother, who was at times violent but supported her daughter by taking her to numerous biennales. Abramović rarely aborts a performance, although once the audience intervened to save her life – in 1974, when she lost consciousness inside a burning star. She has screamed until she lost her voice, brushed her hair until her scalp bled, and has ingested anti-psychotics that caused temporary catatonia. Yet, these violent actions are for her art alone. She cries at the sight of her own blood. In 1975, Abramović met artist Frank Uwe Laysiepen – known as Ulay. For the next 12 years, Abramović and Ulay were artistic collaborators and lovers. They travelled across Europe in a van, lived with Australian Aborigines, in Tibetan monasteries, spent time in deserts. When Abramović and Ulay chose to end their relationship in 1988, it was a performance: they started at opposite ends of the Great Wall of China and walked for 3 months to meet in the middle and say goodbye. When Abramović dies, there will be a coffin in Belgrade, Amsterdam and New York. None of the mourners will know which contains her body. This will be her final performance.

THE ART TIMES CELEBRATES ALL MEMBERS OF SOUTH AFRICA’S VISUAL ART COMMUNITY BORN IN NOVEMBER, INCLUDING 1 Adriaan Diedericks, Justice Mokoena | 2 Jan Jordaan | 3 Sue Dall, Zach Taljaard | 4 Ian Pells, Martyn Schickerling | 7 Dylan Lewis | 10 Penny Culverwell | 11 Esther Mahlangu, Scott Bryan Hart, Scott Bryan Hart, Bridget Baker | 13 Coenrad Johannes Morkel, Susan Elaine Williams | 15 Doreen Southwood | 16 Jonathan Garnham, Selvin November | 18 Lynden Lund | 19 Andrea Lewis | 20 Jeanne Hoffman, Henry Symonds | 21 Barbara Wildenboer, Eugene Hon | 23 Mark Rautenbach | 24 Chantal Louw | 25 Gerhard Schoeman | 26 Diane Victor | 27 John Thomas Baines | 28 Bronwyn Lace | 29 David Goldblatt

OTHER WELL-KNOWN INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS BORN IN NOVEMBER: 2 Hannah Höch | 4 Robert Mapplethorpe | 10 William Hogarth | 11 Édouard Vuillard | 14 Claude Monet | 26 Kara Walker | 28 William Blake | 29 James Rosenquist Sources Consulted: MARCUS N EUSTETTER: Bio/CV/Contact. 2015. Marcus Neustetter[Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | Buys, Anthea. 2010. Marcus Neustetter. Artthrob [Online]. Available: Marcus_Neustetter_by_Anthea_Buys.aspx [2015, Oct. 17]. | MARINA ABRAMOVIC: Gershman, Rachel. 2015. Marina Abramović. The Art Story [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | Thurman, Judith. 2010. Walking Through Walls: Marina Abramović’s Performance Art. The New Yorker [Online], 8 March. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Biography. 2002. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – The Complete Works [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Biography. 2015. The website [Online]. Available: people/henri-de-toulouse-lautrec-9509115 [2015, Oct. 17]. | RICHARD SERRA: Richard Serra. 2015. Guggenheim [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | Richard Serra. 2015. The Art Story [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | Wainwright, Lisa S. 2015. Encyclopaedia Britannica [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | USHA SEEJARIM: Profile. 2015. Usha Seejarim [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | VIVIEN KOHLER: Vivien Kohler. 2012. Brainstorm Calendar 2013 [Online]. Available: html [2015, Oct. 17]. | Vivien Kohler. 2013. StateoftheART [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | Vivien Kohler. 2015. Sulger-Buel Lovell Gallery [Online]. Available: sulger-buel-lovell-london-i-cape-town/artists/vivien-kohler/ [2015, Oct. 17]. | AUGUSTE RODIN: Auguste Rodin Biography. 2015. The [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | Brucker, Julia. 2015. Francois-Auguste-René Rodin.The Art Story [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | Vincent, Clare. 2000. Auguste Rodin (1840–1917). The Metropolitan Museum of Art [Online]. Available: http:// [2015, Oct. 17]. | FREDERICK TIMPSON I’ONS: Frederick Timpson I’Ons. 2015. [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | Frederick Timpson I’Ons. 2015. South African History Online [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | BETTIE CILLIERS-BARNARD: Barnard, Bettie Cilliers (1914 – 2010). 2015. Absolut Art Gallery [Online]. Available: http://www. [2015, Oct. 17]. | Bettie Cilliers-Barnard. 2010.[Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | Myburg, Johan. 2010. Bettie Cilliers-Barnard dies. News24 [Online], 16 September. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | RENE MAGRITTE: Powers, Sophia. 2015. Rene Magritte. The Art Story [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. |Rene Magritte and his paintings. 2009. Rene Magritte - Biography, Paintings, and Quotes [Online]. Available: [2015, Oct. 17]. | René Magritte Biography. 2015. The [Online]. Available: http://www. [2015, Oct. 17]. | Editor’s Note: All content is appropriated from its source and includes elaboration for the sake of enrichment.


The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town seeks to expose fine art that is rooted in the South African tradition, work which carries the unique cultural stamp of our continent. featured artist: Maureen Quin THE CAPE GALLERY

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Previous finalist Hiten Bawa’s Taxi sign language (detail), 2015, India inks, pens and pencil, 83,5 x 140 cm. Image courtesy SA Taxi Foundation Art Awards / Lizamore & Associates.


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Esther Mahlangu Turns 80 “Each time a new glance is given to Mahlangu’s mural paintings, the eye dances, swirls, and skips, finding movement in distinctly two-dimensional works”. Amelia Pleasant, Art Critic


n 11 November 2015, internationally renowned artist, Esther Mahlangu, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a solo exhibition focusing on her recent paintings and three-dimensional works. Esther Mahlangu 80 opens at the UCT Irma Stern Museum in Cape Town on 11 November at 18:30, and runs until 2 December. The artist’s first solo exhibition at the Museum was in 2003. Her return to the former residence of one of South Africa’s most famous female artists, is especially apt, given the inspiration Irma Stern drew from South Africa and its people. Although fundamentally informed by Ndebele artistic practices, many art historians, critics and writers have overlooked the similarities between


Mahlangu and her contemporaries by framing her work strictly from an anthropological and cultural perspective. Although her aesthetic vocabulary remains deeply rooted in memory and tradition, innovation has played an essential part in Mahlangu’s unconventional art-making. Mahlangu’s contemporary status began with the Magiciens de la terre exhibition in the Pompidou in 1989, at a time when political turmoil at home and sanctions abroad made international participation almost impossible for all but a few South African artists. Since then she has gone on to collaborate and exhibit with many of the best-known artists around the world. In 1991, she was invited to be the 12th artist to paint a BMW as part of the Art Car Collection, becoming the first woman and the first African to do so; joining an illustrious list of artists, including Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and David Hockney. In 2000 at the 5th Biennale in Lyon, France, she collaborated with American artist Sol LeWitt on a work which was exhibited at the main entrance. More recently in 2014, she was commissioned by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to do two major works for the Museum’s permanent collection. Exposure to new cultures, countries, materials, and techniques has brought about new reasoning behind Mahlangu’s work, although she has personally remained unchanged by her rising prominence within the art world. She lives in the Mabokho village of Weltevrede (Afrikaans for ‘well satisfied’) in the KwaMahlanga district in Mpumalanga Province. Whenever she is not touring or exhibiting overseas she stays at home, walking around the house barefoot, tending her small patch of maize, and keeping busy with what she likes most – painting and teaching local girls about Ndebele culture and art.

Copies of the comprehensive exhibition catalogue, Esther Mahlangu 80, featuring no less than seven essays and covering most of her life and work, is available from 34FineArt in Woodstock. This gallery also boasts a new signed Mahlangu silkscreen print available for purchase (in an edition of only 80, produced in London in 2015). Also on view in this exhibition will be a new range of sneakers designed by Mahlangu in June 2015, in collaboration with Swedish fashion label EYTYS. Released at Paris fashion week, the range will be introduced in high-end fashion stores in Milan, London, Paris and New York in 2016. Work from Mahlangu’s latest inspiring collaboration with acclaimed UK artist STIK will be included, as well. Esther Mahlangu’s exhibition is part of the SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015; a cultural exchange partnership by South Africa’s Department of Arts and Culture and the United Kingdom’s British Council. The initiative aims to strengthen cultural ties between South Africa and the UK, the SA-UK Seasons commenced in January 2014 and will conclude in December 2015.

Bottom: Esther Mahlangu, BMW Art Car, Courtesy BMW AG Public Relations Germany. Images courtesy 34Fine Art Gallery, UCT Irma Stern Museum and the artist



The Battle of Rorke’s Drift (1981)

John Ndevasia Muafangejo John Ndevasia Muafangejo is one of Namibia’s most celebrated artists, who studied in Rorke’s Drift, KwaZulu Natal between 1967 and 1969*. The Evangelical Lutheran Art and Craft Centre where he studied was established by Swedish missionaries in 1962, and gave a voice to many talented artists who would otherwise have been denied the opportunity to study art; including the likes of Sam Nhlengethwa, Pat Mautloa, Kay Hassan, Dumisani Mabaso, Lionel Davis and Sandile Zulu. Although Muafangejo produced a number of tapestries and paintings while at Rorke’s Drift, he is known almost entirely as a printmaker – a prolific one at that. Ulrich Clewing writes in his online essay ‘Uneasy Memories’ that upon his untimely death at the age of 43, Muafangejo left 5000 linocut prints, implying that during his 20 year career he made on average one per print per day. The speed at which he worked presumably disallowed him the time to over-think his subjects, allowing him to immortalise both personal events and broader, historical politics in an honest and immediate way. In his final year of study, Muafangejo produced a linocut depicting the historic Battle of Rorke’s Drift, a study for his iconic 1981 linocut, The Battle of Rorke’s Drift about 1879 between Zulus and British, in which he revisited the conflict: The historical records on SA Places recount that the British forces invaded Zululand at Rorke’s Drift on 11 January 1879, encamping16km to the east, at Isandhlwana. On 22 January, the British were attacked by the Zulu chief, Cetshwayo and were shocked by the strength of the Zulu resistance. They lost more than 850 of their own men and 470 African allies. The Zulus lost approximately 1 000 soldiers. According to Sue Williams in her book Resistance Art in South Africa: Then two Zulu regiments, disappointed at not having fought at Isandhlwana, attacked the border post at Rorke’s Drift. The British Defenders fired from behind a hastily built wall and the Christian mission hospital building, succeeding in staving off the attackers. Unaware of the events at Isandhlwana, the British Defenders believed that they had saved Natal from large-scale invasion. Both of Muafangejo’s linocuts reveal the British, barricaded and surrounded on all sides by the Zulu forces. The 1981 linocut is compositionally better developed, however. In the latter, the frame is packed with fighting figures, their spears producing strong compositional lines. The combined effect is a sense of action and tension that is almost palpable. 22

Above: John Ndevasia Muafangejo, The Battle of Rorke’s Drift about 1879 between Zulus and British, 1981, linocut, 44.5 x 69.2cm (image size); 60.8 x 85.9cm (sheet size), Edition: 150. Image courtesy of the John Muafangejo Trust.

John Ndevasia Muafangejo, The Battle of Rorke’s Drift, 1969, linocut, 515 x 780cm. Tatham Art Gallery. Image courtesy of the John Muafangejo Trust.

SOURCES CONSULTED: » Clewing, Ulrich. 2003. John Muafangejo: Uneasy memories. [Online]. Available: [2015. Oct. 21]. » Dolby, Joe. 2015. John Muafangejo. Revisions [Online]. Available: ViZKOn4rLIU [2015. Oct. 21]. » Impressions of Rorke’s Drift – the Jumuna Collection. 2011. Artthrob [Online]. Available: [2015. Oct. 21]. » Rorke’s Drift. 1997. SA Places [Online]. Available: http://www. [2015. Oct. 21]. » Sue Williamson. 1989. Resistance Art in South Africa. Cape Town: David Philip, 17.

According to Clewing, the celebration of Muafangejo’s work is largely due to the clarity of the visual statements that he makes. “Muafangejo draws attention subtly but surely through compositional devices to the central statement, which is often augmented by the title in the work itself.” In the case of the artwork under discussion, as with many of the artist’s other linocut prints, the title of the artwork is incorporated in the artwork, effectively labelling the scene depicted. Williamson writes that Muafangejo was a deeply religious man, profoundly effected by the racial prejudices and conflict he witnessed on a regular basis. No doubt the battle between the Zulu and the colonial British struck a chord with him; adding to the tragedy that a place of religious outreach was turned into a war ground between the two sides. She suggests that “his own desire for reconciliation” became a theme running through Muafangejo’s art practice. When asked whether he thought his art was politically, Williamson recorded his response: “It is the world which is political”. - By Lyn Holm *The 100 Greatest SA Artworks Series refers to works of art that are either created within the country’s borders or by artists who have a strong connection to the country. Muafangejo was born in Angola, spent most of his life in Namibia (while under South African administration), and studied art in South Africa. His works often illustrates personal or political events relating to South Africa. For these reasons and for the purposes of this article, we consider him a ‘South African’ artist.


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“ I start by modelling the sculpture in clay, thereafter it is cast in bronze. My work is exyears pressionistic, not extremistic . We think bronzes are big, but sculptures have no limits. The shapes play with the subject. In our dreams, we see the invisible, but in reality the form is created in the thoughts. A poet works with verses, a painter with colours and a sculptor with lines. Sculptures are the blossoms of the tree of life” celebrating

SUNFLOWER CARRIER I walk with the flower of life. The sun is life

WOMAN WITH A CH Peppa-child, natural



Wind, blow us to where we want to glide

Quiet woman on her



Faith is personal

The quiet nature force plicity and acceptanc



– Father Frans Claerhout (15 Feb 1919 – 4 July 2006) Alice Art Gallery has always been known for their wide variety of artworks on display. The universal theme of the gallery is vibrant, colourful and joy. Alice believes that the art in your home should reflect your personality and give you pleasure when you view it. Your home is where you find peace, a place that uplifts your spirit - and your choice of art can enhance that experience. Bronze works are very often purchased after a client has purchased several paintings. For us it has always been a

focus for the more serious collectors. Our variety of bronze works includes artists such as Grace da Costa, Cornelius Bosch, Portchie, Andre de Beer, Leoni Needham and Father Martin Frans Claerhout. In the last year we experienced a growth in the sales of bronze works. Our clients demanded a larger variety of works and artists. Alice responded with a very special exhibition - the only complete set of the Claerhout bronzes available from her private collection. The set was sold to a South African collector. The total collection consists of 23 pieces.

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We all pray in our own way

The protector with his the sheepdog

HILD ON HER BACK saddle of protection




The eye, the mouth, the window to the soul

The understanding: mother and child, godly and human

Fortune seeker, gambles with body and soul






The man who carries the harvest does not carry a burden

The fisherman tells his own story, no matter which fish he catches

Joy! Music is born in our hearts





es us to humility, simce

Let your souls listen. You can stop at the end of the world

I have nothing. I have to move. A house, a place of rest, I live here

The long ears listen but he still does as he pleases



Everlasting love

Girl of my dreams, where are you?


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Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum Ik ben an Afrikander IV: The Unequal Conversation, A group exhibition curated by Tereza Lizamore, 08/10/2015 - 15/11/2015, After Landscape, A solo exhibition by Landi Raubenheimer, 23/10/2015 - 29/11/2015, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611,, Gallery on Leviseur Current exhibition: The Moment of Transition – sculptures, Anton Smit, Westdene, admin@,

Clarens Art and Wine Gallery The gallery houses an exquisite collection of art and fine wines, Clarens, T. 058 2561298,, www.

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Everard Read Bronze, Steel and Stone, 70 South African Sculptors, 12/11/2015 until 10/01/2016, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@, Fifth Avenue Fine Art Next Auction: 6th December 2015, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040,, Gallery 2 Two Painters, Jenny Stadler & Gail Behrmann, 14/11/2015 - 19/12/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 447 0155/98,, www. Goodman Gallery Salt Water, Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze, 18/11/2015 - 19/12/2015, Diane Victor, 19/11/2015 - 19/12/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 7881113,, www. Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Graham’s presents a solo exhibition by contemporary artist, André van Vuuren. This exhibition celebrates van Vuuren’s 50th solo exhibition and traces some of the more important milestones in his career, 17/09/2015 - 14/11/2015, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, info@grahamsgallery., Halifax Art Interior Exterior, Dahla Hulme & Marina Louw, 22/10/2015 until 11/11/2015, Parkhurst,,

Ann Bryant Art Gallery Walter Sisulu University B-Tech Degree Graduation Exhibition, Avela Mapela, Ndumiso Thiwani, Yanga Nomzitshi, Viwe Klaas, Bophumelela Ngxale, Lungisa Matubatuba, Sonwabiso Nyikisa, Buhle Siwendu, Mzikayise Magobiyane, Mandisi Ngxongwana, Mluleki Mgeyi & Natasha Bezuidenhout, 17/11/2015 until 26/11/2015, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044,,

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Absa Art Gallery Art by leading South African artists, Absa Gallery, 161 Main Street, T. 011 3505139,,

ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre artEC is a non profit organisation and Community Art Centre, set up for the advancement of the Visual Arts and Art Craftsmanship by working to uplift the arts in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, helping artists and encouraging a public interest in the arts. T. 041 5853641,, Galerie NOKO Two simultaneous exhibitions: The Art State (2) Ode To Mama, The Art State – Various artists: Ode To Mama, recollections and memoir of a son – Usen Obot, 05/11/2015 until 05/12/2015, 109 -111 Russell Road, Richmond Hill, T. 041 5822090, / galerienoko@gmail. com, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum In The Beginning…. Works acquired by the city prior to the opening of the Art Museum including a special display in tribute of Victor Jones, a prominent Architect who donated numerous artworks and bequeathed money towards the development of the Art Museum in Port Elizabeth. 14/10/2015 until 29/11/2015, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, artmuseum@, Underculture Contemporary Fodder, Jennifer Ord, Stephen Rosin, James Reed, Dolla Sapeta, Susan Opperman, Wayne Matthews, Alhyrian Laue, Cedric Vanderlinden & Grant Bayman Fodder, 18/11/2015 - 18/12/2015, 98A Park Drive, Central, T. 041 373 0074,,

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Res Gallery Res Gallery is an art gallery involved in promoting and selling digital media art, from limited edition prints to interactive installations, and mixed media artworks. Parkwood, T. 011 8804054, info@, Springs Art Gallery The Springs Art is the only Civic Gallery in the whole of Ekurhuleni. Artists can book the gallery space for a limited period and cover minimal costs of running the exhibition. Artists need to approach the gallery by submitting proposal with portfolios of their works for consideration. We review artist submissions on a rolling basis, Springs, T. 011 999 8726/7,,

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outoftheCUBE outoftheCUBE co-founder Mandy Conidaris recently curated the exhibition ‘South African Art Prints’, for participation in the recent Grenchen Print Triennale 2015, Switzerland. Featuring almost 100 prints created in SA from 2012, the full exhibition will travel to Warren Editions Projects, 62 Roeland Str, Cape Town, opening on the November First Thursday. Seen here, an etching from the ‘www.capetownwestinview’ series by Katherine Bull, printed at Warren Editions.

Heidi Hadaway, Crouching Man, bronze, 50x40cm

The Henry George Gallery Heidi and David Hadaway: The Ha daways, the latest bronze figures by Heidi Hadaway and landscape/wildlife paintings by David Hadaway, an exhibition curated by Darryl Gray and Mandy Walker, 22/10 – 14/11. 45, 6th Street, Parkhurst, 2193, Johannesburg, T. 011 880 2698. Open: Saturdays, 9.30 to 4pm; Mon 9-12.30; Tues to Friday, 9-4pm

Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery Benon Lutaaya Solo 2015, 29/10/2015 until 19/11/2015, Bryanston, T. 011 4638524, info@candiceberman., Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists. Sandton, T. 011 3255395,, CIRCA on Jellicoe Bronze, Steel and Stone, 70 South African Sculptors, 12/11/2015 until 10/01/2016, 2 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@, Crouse Art Gallery We at Crouse Art deal exclusively in original South African Art, specifically in investment art. We offer works by a variety of renowned artist, Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, Hennie Niemann, Chris Tugwell, Andre de Beer and many more, Florida, T. 011 6723821,, www. Diedericks/Faber Fine Art ...Is It Art?, Alex Hamilton; Amanda Ballen; Analli Dempsey; Andrea Rolfes; Ann-Marie Tully; Bambo Sibiya; Bevan de Wet; Chantel Clarijs; Chantel Marais; Chonat Getz; Christiaan Diedericks; Cloudia Hartwig; Collin Cole; Derek Zietsman; Eric Duplan; Gordon Froud; Izanne Wiid; Jaco van Schalkwyk; Karin Preller; Marna Schoeman; Nicolas Durocher-Yvon; Sandra Hanekom; Sybrand Wiechers; Yannis Generalis, 17/10/2015 - 14/11/2015, Melville, T. 011 7263638,, www.

Stevenson Somnyama Ngonyama, Zanele Muholi, 19/11/2015 until 29/01/2015, Braamfontein, T 011 403 1055/1908,, www. UJ Art Gallery Brics Capitals: Titus Matiyane’s Panoramas, Titus Matiyane, 07/10/2015 until 11/11/2015, APK Campus, Auckland Park. T. 011 5592099,, ArtsandCulture/Pages/home.aspx

Pretoria Alette Wessels@Pretoria Kunskamer Art gallery & art consultancy, specialising in SA art as an investment, dealing in Old Masters, & selected contemporay art. T. 012 3460728,, www.

Alice Art Gallery Auction, SA Artists, 05/11/2015, Proteas, Mariette Pretorius, 07/11/2015 08/11/2015, Exhibition, Christelle Pretorius, 14/11/2015 - 15/11/2015, Exhibition, Annatjie Krige, 14/11/2015 - 15/11/2015, Exhibition, Giorgio Trobec, 21/11/2015 - 22/11/2015, Flowers and Street Scenes, Petro Neal, 28/11/2015 29/11/2015, Ruimsig, T. 011 9581392, info@, Artist Proof Studio 10 years of unique work from Artist Proof Studio archives, On Auction, 12/11/2015 - 19/11/2015, Newtown, T. 011 4921278, gallery@, home-3

Standard Bank Gallery The Pursuit of Values, David Goldblatt, 22/10/2015 until 05/12/2015, T. 011 6311889,, www.

Association of Arts Pretoria Nature’s beauty – Disturbed or Revealed, At Smit, 30/10/2015 until 18/11/2015, Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 012 3463100,, news.html

Helen Wallace Day Exhibitions: The Upper Deck Gallery, Plettenberg Bay; Bamboo Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg; Sharon Samson Gallery, Illovo, Johannesburg; Henry Taylor Gallery, Sandton, Johannesburg; The Turbine Hall Art Fair 2013, Johannesburg Enquiries to: +27 083 458 6040

Centurion Art Gallery The Alain Art Student Centre, in collaboration with the Centurion Art Gallery, is presenting the annual exhibition of the artworks of its students, 02/11/2015 until 27/11/2015, Moreletapark, T. 012 3583477, za, Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of SA’s most exciting and talented artists. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 346 0925, info@,

In Toto Gallery Home, François Vercingetorige and Hussein, 05/11/2015 until 07/12/2015, Birdhaven, T. 011 4476543,, www. Johannesburg Art Gallery Centenary Celebrations, The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) has previously proudly announced the forthcoming 100 year celebration of the Lutyens building. 2010 marked the centenary of the Foundation Collection of the gallery, celebrated with a superb exhibition of work from it, and now we are moving towards 10 Nov 2015 when the Sir Edwin Luytens building is officially 100 years old. Leading up to November the gallery will be filled with exhibitions and then a series of installations will take place, all culminating in a night of festivity and celebration, 10/11/2015, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130,, www.facebook. com/FriendsofJAG Lizamore & Associates Gallery Critical Mass, Louis Olivier, 29/10/2015 - 21/11/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802,,

Fried Contemporary Mirror | Cobus Haupt & Dylan Graham | 24 Oct – 24 Nov | Prints from the Animal Series | Johan Thom & Collaborators | 22 Oct – 24 Nov | a: 1146 Justice Mahomed st, Brooklyn, Pretoria t: 012 346 0158, Bus hrs: Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm.

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Pretoria Art Museum The Pretoria Art Museum and the Alliance Française of Pretoria will be hosting Umlambo uzwiwa nge dondolo, an exhibition by Bambo Sibiya, the 2012 Absa L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto Award winner, 19/11/2015 until 13/12/2015, Pretoria, T. 012 3586752, za St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery Ornament, Andre Naude, 25/10/2015 until 13/12/2015, Pretoria, Brooklyn Circle. T. 012 4600284, stlorientfashion@, UNISA Art Gallery The Unisa Art Gallery invites you to the Third and Fourth level Visual Arts and Multimedia Student Exhibition from the Department of Art History, Visual Arts & Musicology at Unisa 2015, 05/12/2015 until 29/01/2016, Muckleneuk, T. 012 4415876,, gallery

KZ Natal Ballito Imbizo Gallery A walk through the landscape, Isabelle Lecelzio, 19/11/2015 until mid-December, Ballito, T. 032 946 1937,, www.


Umhlanga Rocks Makiwa Gallery Makiwa Gallery, Umhlanga Rocks, for discerning art collectors of Fine South African paintings and sculpture.Owned by renowned artist, Makiwa Mutomba, also featuring other respected artists.Open everyday, Makiwa Mutomba, Anton Gericke, Barry Jackson, Brendan Broedelet, Coral Spencer, Derric van Rensburg, Elbe van Rooyen, Ian Hertslet, Isabel le Roux, Kobus Nel, Marlien van Heerden, Nicole Pletts, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Roelof Rossouw, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony De Freitas & Willy Reekmans, 01/11/2015 until 30/11/2015, Umhlanga Rocks, T. 031 5611194,, www.makiwagalleries. com/artists-umhlanga-ga

Mpumalanga Graskop Le Gallerie Restoration, Maria Koch, Gustavo Vink, Anica, Jana Branca, Wendy Malan, Michael Heyns, Cornelius Bosch, Christian Nice, Munro, Gerrit Pitout, Roema Photography, 01/01/2015 until 31/12/2015, T. 013 7671093,, www.

2 November – 14 November “THE COURAGEOUS I: Shared Experience, Intrepid Explorations”, “Re-Location” - Rob Domijan 16 November – 5 December “Personal Myth, Collective Dream 2” - Roz Cryer, “lies behind” - Anne Schwankhart 3 Millar Road (off Umgeni Rd), Durban +27 31 312 0793, Durban Art Gallery INK Creative Art Center Students, 10/11/2015 until 24/01/2016, Ben Nsusha retrospective, Ben Nhlanhla Nsusha, 24/11/2015 until 24/01/2016, T. 031 3112264, Thulani.Makhaye@,

Newcastle Carnegie Art Gallery Cultural Diversity of Umzansi exhibition, 18/09/2015 until 31/01/2016, Newcastle, KZN, T. 034 3287622, Phumzile.Dlamini@newcastle.,

Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery WP van Heerden: Shattered Views, 18/10/2015 - 06/12/2015, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 392 2801,, www.

Hartbeespoort Dam Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters, Hartbeespoort Dam, T. 012 253 1606,,

Lichtenburg Jonel Scholtz Art Gallery Ongoing exhibition of SA Artists, Jonel Scholtz, Isabel le Roux, Munro, At Botha, Johan Smith, Bert van Wyk, Avril Hatting, Mariaan Kotze & Stan Polson, 01/11/2015 - 30/11/2015, Lichtenburg/Welgevonden Farm Coligny, jonelscholtz,


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North-West University Gallery As a public art gallery, the NWU Gallery connects the cultural life of the NWU to that of the wider community through a lively and critical programme of exhibitions, publications, and events, NWU Potchefstroon Campus, T. 018 2994341,, www.

The Artists’ Press New Editions of limited edition original prints available from The Artists’ Press by leading Southern African artists, Currently on our website, Waterfield Farm near White River., T. 013 7513225,, www.artprintsa. com

North-West University Botanical Garden Gallery Gives rising local artists the opportunity to exhibit within a professional gallery space, Some of the artists include MC Rood, Marguerite Visser and Eugenie Marais, NWU Potchefstroom Campus,,

The Loop Art Foundry & Sculpture Gallery A collaboration and network for the avid art patron and collector as well as a full service facility for the artist. White River, T. 013 7582409, theloop@worldonline., artSPACE durban

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The White River Gallery Portraits and Selfies, A collaboration of artists, 07/11/2015 until 23/11/2015, White River, art@whiterivergallery.,

Northern Cape Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Collection of 16th and 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, British and French paintings, antique furniture and other objects d’art, Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5,,

Hoedspruit Imbizo Gallery Taunting Gravity – Marke Meyer’s breathtaking exhibition of figurative bronze sculpture with an emphasis on weightlessness, backed up by a collection of striking art-photography ripe with form, movement and mystery, 01/10/2015 until 30/11/2015, The Summer Art Collection, Jeannie Kinsler, Odette Powell, Chris Allen, Vince Reid & Vanessa Lomas, 01/11/2015 until 30/11/2015, Hoedspruit, T. 087 808 2826,,, Hoedspruit, T. 087 808 2826,,

Western Cape Cape Town ArtB Gallery Bellville, Committee’s Choice of paintings from selected artists will be displayed at the first exhibition, Prominent artists like Juria le Roux, Brahm van Zyl, Clare Menck, Anne Wells, Hugo de Villiers, Fanie Marais, Jacobus Kloppers,Theo Kleynhans, Mandisi Mncela, John Kramer, Theo Paul Vorster ,Vicky Gagiano, Mzimasi Funo and many more exciting artists, 04/11/2015 - 14/11/2015, Unisa Students will have their end of year exhibition of selected works in various media, Selected works from students, 23/11/2015 - 04/12/2015, Bellville, T. 021 9171197,, Artvark Gallery New works by Cathy Layzell, Katrine Claassens, Isabella Kuijers and James de Knoop, until 30/11/2015, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584, artvark@, Barnard Gallery Further afield, Sarah Biggs, 27/10/2015 - 01/12/2015, Newlands, T. 021 6711553,, www. Bronze Age Bronze Foundry, Woodstock, T. 021 447 3914,, Carmel Art Dealers in fine art, exclusive distributors of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings, Green Point, T. 021 4213333,, www. Casa Labia Gallery Casa Labia gallery hosts solo and group exhibitions featuring established and emerging South African Fine Artists, Muizenberg, T. 021 7886068,, www. Catherine Timotei Art Leonardo Da Vinci, the millennium art gallery upcoming event November 2015, V & A Waterfront, abstractart@catherinetimotei. com,

Commune.1 But he doesn’t have anything on!, David Southwood, Jabulani Maseko, Olivié Keck, Zohra Opoku, Namsa Leuba, Troy Makaza, Lauren Webber, Susan Greenspan, Rory Emmett, Simphiwe Ndzube & Bonolo Kavula, 26/11/2015 until 21/01/2016, Wale Street, Cape Town, T. 021 4475918, gallery@, Diedericks/Faber Fine Art Eros Logos | Of Sex & God, Daya Heller, 29/10/2015 until 26/11/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 5528871,, www. Deziree Finearts A collection of Contemporary Colonial & African Oil Paintings, Fish Hoek, T. 021 785 1120,, www. Die Kunskamer Works by leading artists, Irma Stern, Hugo Naude, Cecil Skotnes, Cynthia Villet, Norman Catherine, Hardy Botha, Bill Davis, Gail Ca tlin, Simone Stone, David Brown & Pierneef. Sea Point, T. 021 4349529,, www. Eatwell Art Gallery Open Studio, Lynne-Marie Eatwell, Eric Oswald Eatwell and Mags Eatwell, 01/11/2015 till 30/11/2015, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767,, www. EBONY Cape Town New paintings by Richard Smith, solo show, 05/11/2015 until 05/01/2016, Cape Town, CBD, T. 021 4249985, gernot@ebonydesign., Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d’arts and fine art, including South African masters. Wynberg, T. 021 7627983,, www. Eclectica Design & Art At Eclectica Design&Art, Fine Art combines with the decorative elements of furniture design, blending ancient traditions and modern motifs, to create a new and wholly unique aesthetic, Cape Town, T. 021 4220327,, www. Eclectica Modern Gallery The Artist’s Prism - A Group Exhibition, Anthony Cawood, Jeremy Dyer, Paul Birchall & Wonder Marthinus, 21/10/2015 until 21/11/2015, 9A Cavendish Street, Claremont, T. 021 6717315,, Erdmann Contemporary Form and Substance, Contemporary South African Art - Emerging & Established Talents, 26/08/2015 until 03/10/2015, Gardens, T. 021 4222762,, Erdmann Contemporary Shooting Stars, Pierre Rommelaere, Vetman van der naam, Pierre Crocquet & Roger Ballen, 03/11/2015 until 05/12/2015, Gardens, T. 021 4222762,, Everard Read Matthew Hindley, Solo exhibition, 29/10/2015 until 10/11/2015, V & A Waterfront, T. 021 4184527,, 34 Fine Art Esther Mahlangu 80, Solo Exhibition, artist Esther Mahlangu @ UCT Irma Stern Museum, Rosebank, 11/11/2015 - 02/12/2015, T. 021 461 1863,, Gallery F Ken Gerhardt, Solo exhibition, until 12/11/2015, Cape Town, T. 021 423 4423, gavin@, Goodman Gallery Cradle, Walter Oltmann, 29/10/2015 - 12/12/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 462 7567,, G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the Cape Town CBD. Offering a diverse range of painting, mixed media and sculpture by South African artists, Including the very talented Kelly John Gough, Vanessa Berlein and Jimmy Law, to name a few, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169,, www.

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Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery Acrylic by Heather Auer 80 x 80 cm Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery Quayside Centre c/n Wharf & St Georges St, Simon’s Town, 7975 Western Cape Tel/Fax: +27 (0)21 7827321 Mobile: +27 (0)827792695 Hout Bay Gallery Situated in the beautiful seaside town of Hout Bay. Artworks include Paintings, Furniture & Sculptures by South African Artists. Original Art by Sarah Danes Jarrett, Koos de Wet, David Kuijers, Russell Travers, Sam Allerton, Schalk van der Merwe, Claude Chandler, Candice Dawn B, Richard Scott and many more. Open every day, All welcome, Hout Bay, T. 021 7903618, info@,

99 Loop ‘We Live in the Past’ – solo exhibition by Lizza Littlewort ‘A Space Between’ – solo exhibition by Gregory Stock 04 – 28.11.2015 99 Loop Street, cnr Church / / 021 422 3766 Lutge Gallery We showcase South African antique furniture and architectural features as well as Allan Lutge’s table designs that are constructed in reclaimed indigenous woods, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4248448 or 021 788 8931, lutgegallery@, Michaelis Galleries Michaelis Galleries allows visitors to the campus where they can view regular exhibitions by local and international artists. It also hosts an annual end-of-the-year exhibition of fourthyear student works, which has become a highlight of the South African arts calendar, T. 021 4807170,, galleries/

In-Fin-Art - Picture Framers & Art Gallery Expert advice | Extensive range of moulding profiles | Custom made hand-finished frames | Conservation framing with museum glass | Original art by local contemporary artists 9 Wolfe St, Wynberg Tel: 021 761 2816 Iziko SA National Gallery Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2015, Kemang Wa Lehulere is the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2015, 19/11/2015 - 20/01/2015, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4674660,, Johans Borman Fine Art Spieëlkamer, Jacobus Kloppers & Alet Swarts, 07/12/2015 until 12/12/2015, Newlands, T. 021 6836863,,

Mogalakwena Gallery DOUBLE VISION A Fibre Art Exhibition by Odette Tolksdorf and Sally Scott. Opened by Gina Niederhumer 5 November at 17:30 Exhibition runs until 18 December Mogalakwena Gallery, 3 Church Str, Cape Town Between Adderley Street and St George’s Mall

Kalk Bay Modern Contemporary San Exhibition, Southern African San from Botswana and Namibia, 28/11/2015 - 19/12/2015, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7886571,,

Provenance Auction House Our 4th birthday auction, 4 year fabulous, 25/11/2015, T. 021 4618009,, www.

Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Sculpture Studio and Fine Arts Foundry, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Gilbert Banda & Chris Bladen, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7888736,

Quincy’s Antiques Art and Collectables Art, Antiques, Curios & Gifts, Rondebosch, T. 021 6851986,

Leonardo Da Vinci Gallery Something in the world forces us to think. This something is an object not of recognition but of fundamental encounter. Catherine Timotei exhibition November 2015, Cape Town CBD,

Red! The Gallery Joe Joubert “Moratorium” Contemporary Art Gallery and our recently renovated Café enthuses “The love of art and the art of food”, Featuring art by leading South African artists and emerging artists. Including, Andrew Cooper, Michael Waters, David Kuijers, Derric van Rensburg, Rick Becker, Wakaba Mutheki, to name a few. Bronzes by Jean Doyle and Louis Chanu. Steenberg Village Shopping Centre, Reddam Avenue, Tokai Email: Phone: 021 7010886 Rose Korber Art Ongoing selection of works available through Rose Korber, artists include William Kentridge, Willie Bester, Sam Nhlengethwa, Richard Smith, Deborah Bell, Claudette Schreuders, Lyndi Sales, JP Meyer, Robert Slingsby, Beezy Bailey, Norman Catherine, and hand-made beaded necklaces by Gordon Radowsky. Call Unati Silinga at Provenance Art, Tel: 021 4618009; e-mail:, 8 Vrede Street, Gardens, off Hatfield Street, T. 021 433 0957,, Ryno Swart Art Gallery Ryno Swart Fine Art. By appointment. Studio and Atelier, visit my website to view recent works, Email to receive my newsletter: 1 Rocklands Road, Simon’s Town, T. 021 7863975,, Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Art Exchange: Austria, Dietgard Grimmer Austria Group: Thomas Baumann; Franz Bergmüller; Reinhold Bidner; Berthold Bock; Daniel Domig; Helga Gasser; Elisabeth Grübl; Julie Hayward; Anja Hitzenberger; Christa Kempf; Daniel Leidenfrost; Barbara Musil; Hans Pollhammer; Konrad Rainer; Bernhard Resch; Mischa Reska; Patrick Schaudy; Herman Seidl; Wolfgang Seierl; Annelies Senfter & Karla Spiluttini, 10/11/2015 10/12/2015 Rust-en-Vrede Clay Museum Functional Forms, Various Artists including: Simphiwe Mbunyuza; Catherine Brennon; John Wilhelm; Alessandro Pappada; Martin Swart; Christo Giles; Garth Meyer; Yogi de Beer and many more, until 31/01/2016, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691, rustenvrede@, S Art Gallery CRY SMILE DREAM, solo exhibition with mixed media collage work on canvas, Thonton Kabeya, 15/11/2015 - 06/12/2015, Hout Bay,,

“Past Futures” – 4 - 28 November 2015 A group exhibition featuring Mariëtte Bergh, Rikus Ferreira, Daniel du Plessis, Gerhard Human, Edzard du Plessis 91 Kloof Str, Gardens, Cape Town 021-424-6930,

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Current show: UMLAMBO UZWIWA NGE DONDOLO Solo exhibition by Bambo Sibiya Exhibition ends 13 November 2015 109 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock Tel 021 46 6851 South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions annually. All work at all four exhibitions is available for sale. Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941,, www. StateoftheART Gallery Permanent gallery in the heart of Cape Town offering a diverse selection of works by emerging South African artists, Chris Denovan, Claude Chandler, Lisette Forsyth, Janet Botes, Pascale Chandler & Jodi Hugo, amongst others, Uneasy bodies: Femininity and Death, Selected works from Thelma van Rensburg’s Masters Exhibition, 02/11/2015 - 21/11/2015, Works from Thelma van Rensburg’s masters exhibition, 02/11/2015 - 21/11/2015, Cape Town CBD, T. 021 8014710,, www. Stevenson Black Passage, Serge Alain Nitegeka, 10/10/2015 until 14/11/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500,, www.stevenson. info/ Sulger-Buel Lovell Specialising in contemporary African art, Woodstock, T. 021 4475918, tamzin@, www.sulger-buel-lovell. com/ The Studio Kalk Bay On the road again, Donna Mckellar, 12/11/2015 until 11/12/2015, Kalk Bay,, www.thestudiokalkbay. The AVA Gallery Art/Out Of The Ordinary, curated by Marilyn Martin, Cathy Abraham, Nicola Bailey, Mary Anne Botha, Christina Bryer, Erica Elk, Katherine Glenday, Anne Graaff, Josie Grindrod, Michelle Kriek, Lorienne Lotz, Tracy Megan, Taryn Millar, Kathy Robins, Cheryl Rumbak, Lyn Smuts & Gwen van Embden, 22/10/2015 until 21/11/2015, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, info@ava., The Cape Gallery The Dance of Life, A collection of sculptures and drawings by Maureen Quin, 08/11/2015 until 05/12/2015, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309,, www.capegallery.

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Sanlam Art Gallery Permanent collection of SA art and a large exhibition space, Bellville, T. 021 9473359,, www. SMAC Art Gallery, CT Deadly Sinners, David Brown, 17/10/2015 - 28/11/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 422 5100,, South African Jewish Museum Resonance and Wonder, A group exhibition showcasing the phenomenal talent of Jewish artists in Cape Town, 15/10/2015 until 15/11/2015, Gardens, T. 021 4651546,, www.

The Framery Art Gallery This vibrant and friendly 20 year old gallery in metropolitan Sea Point have a permanent exhibition. Expert picture framing done on our premises. Painting and mosaic by Marcelino Manhula, Ronald Muchatuta, Loyiso Mkize, Fikile Mqayi, Elizabeth Robertson, Elizabeth Wood, Tatyana Binovska, Stuart Valentine-Rambridge, Richard Pike, among others, Sea Point, T. 021 434 5022,, www.theframeryartgallery. The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames. Observatory, T. 021 4473988, UCT Irma Stern Museum Esther Mahlangu 80 Solo Exhibition, Esther Mahlangu, 11/11/2015 until 05/12/2015, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686,, www. Wall Art Gallery Figure and Ground, Cecil Skotnes, Walter Battiss, Peter Clarke, Dumile Feni, Gerard Sekoto, Kenneth Baker, Christo Coetzee, Carl Büchner, Norman Catherine, Piet van Heerden, Kenneth Baker and Robert Hodgins, 01/08/2015 until 30/11/2015, V & A Waterfront, T. 021 418 1953, info@wallsaart., What if the World Gallery Elemental, Paul Edmunds, 24/10/2015 until 28/11/2015, Woodstock Capetown, T. 021 4472376, info@whatiftheworld. com,

Fodder. 18 Novermber 2015 - 08 January 2015

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Portal Gallery Selected contemporary artists, including Carl Becker, JP Meyer, Estelle Marais, Diane McLean and Hermann Niebuhr. Gallery hours flexible. De Rust, T. 082 2976977,,

Crouse Art Gallery We at Crouse Art deal exclusively in original South African Art, specifically in investment art. We offer works by a variety of renowned artist: Adriaan Boshoff, Christiaan Nice, Anton Benzon, Este Mostert, Maria, Hennie Niemann, Gregoire Boonzaier, Ella, Christiaan Tugwell, Llwellyn Davies, Claerhout, Irmin Henkel, Errol Boylee and many more. Our George branch is expanding & moving to new premises! Bigger & Better with framing ceramics and gifts. Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, Hennie Niemann, Chris Tugwell, Andre de Beer and many more, George Eden Meander Shop 31, T. 044 8870361, suzette.,

Bay Gallery Art in the Heart of Langebaan - Marra Square, Bree St. A joyful selection of artwork by local artists, including Joan Schrauwen, Sandy Esau, Patrick Mokhuane, Thea Darlow, Michele Batchelder, Gerda Claassen, Anna Meredith, Antonia Velissariou, Melanie du Toit and more, Langebaan, baygallery@,

Riebeek Kasteel – The Gallery Situated in the picturesque Riebeek Valley, only an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The Gallery features an eclectic mix of contemporary paintings, etchings and ceramics. Curator, Astrid McLeod, Riebeck Kasteel,, www.galleryriebeek.

Franschhoek Atelier at 1 unie Private on-going viewing of Contemporary fine art and sculpture by Johannes du Plessis at his studio, by appointment, Franschoek, T. 021 8764382,, www. Art in the Yard Femmes du monde, Solo exhibition by French artist Claire Soffietti, 24/10/2015 until 14/11/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, lizelle@, EBONY Franschoek Art in Clay Festival, Recent acquisitions by Jacobus Hendrick Pierneef, Patrick Bongoy Bokambwa, Sthenjwa Luthuli, Ester Mahlangu, William Kentridge, Ester Mahlangu, Lukas van Vuuren, Ashleigh Olsen alongside SA design and sculptures, 25/10/2015 until 30/11/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, gernot@ebonydesign., IS Art An Exhibition of Pastel Paintings and Lithography Etches by Hanneke Benade and Sculpture by Kobus la Grange, 22/11/2015 until mid-December 2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762071,

The La Motte Museum Offers a cultural-historical experience featuring the estate’s history and architecture. Current exhibitions: Heritage collection of South African old master, JH Pierneef and Thoughtful Journey – a celebration of female artists. Art in Clay Festival; Fragile Fynbos – ceramic sets inspired by the Cape Floral Kingdom on show till 28 November. T 021 876 8850, E, Makiwa Gallery Makiwa Gallery Franschhoek is for discerning Art Collectors of Fine South African paintings and sculptures. We showcase renowned artists including Makiwa Mutomba. Open Mon-Sun, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Ian Hertslet, Kobus Nel, Makiwa Mutomba, Marlien van Heerden, Nicole Pletts, Roelof Rossouw, Sarah Richards, Shaune Rogatschnig, Tony de Freitas & Willy Reekmans, 01/11/2015 until 30/11/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762600,, www. The Gallery at Grande Provence Solo exhibition by Toby Megaw, 07/11/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8768630,, www. The Shop at Grande Provence Collection of works, Fine tribal African Art and Jewellery by Ilse Malan, Ongoing, Grande Provence Estate, T. 021 8768630,, www. The-Shop.html

Wonki Ware Di Marshall pottery. South African Dinnerware and Table Accessories. George, T. 044 8841883,, www.wonkiware.

Great Brak River Art@39Long Quaint gallery exhibiting the work of mostly Southern Cape artists. Designer craft and ceramics for the avid collector. Authentic art by Susqya Williams, Helen Pfeil, Mien Greyling, Llise Dodd, Tertius van Huysteen and more, Great Brak River,,

Hermanus Abalone Gallery Group exhibition with artists of the gallery:, Titia Ballot, Christoff Barnard, Lien Botha, John Clarke, Hannes Harrs, Judith Mason, Jeannette Unite, Lynette ten Krooden, Louis van Heerden, Kristin Hua Yang. Sculpture by Herman van Nazareth, Shepherd Ndudzo, Anton Smit & Susanna Swart, 06/11/2015 until 03/12/2015, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935,, www. Rossouw Modern Art Gallery Southern Summer Show – A collection of emerging and established South African artists and sculptors, Bastiaan van Stenis, Hugo Maritz, Jono Dry, A.S. de Lange, Sam Brown, Koos de Wet, Jenny Jackson, Arend Louw, Lawrence Brennon, Willie Botha & Paul Stein, 01/11/2015 until 30/11/2015. Rossouw Modern SPACE Curators Selection – A collection of pop art, photography and charcoal drawings, Richard Scott, Stuart Dods, A.S de Lange, Krisjan Rossouw and Ruan Huisamen, 01/11/2015 until 30/11/2015, Hermanus, T. 028 313 2222,, www.rossouwmodern. com

the ART SQUARE studio/gallery The ART SQUARE offers a creative and social platform where the artist and public can meet. Solo exhibitions every last Thursday of the month. West Coast hospitality – everyone welcome, Langebaan, arts2gether@gmail. com,

Somerset West Liebrecht Gallery A custom built fine art gallery in the CBD of Somerset West, Somerset West, T. 021 8528030,, www.



ArtKaroo Fine Art by artists from the Karoo, Oudtshoorn, T. 044 2791093,,

Oude Libertas Gallery The gallery is open to the public free of charge. New exhibitions every six weeks. Stellenbosch, c/o Adam Tas and Libertas roads, T. 021 8098412, oudelibertasgallery@gmail. com,

Paarl Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. Paarl, T. 021 8725030,, www.houtstreetgallery.

Plettenberg Bay The White House Venue & Theatre Exhibition venue, Plettenberg Bay, T. 044 5332010, caitlin@, Old Nick Village A sensory shopping experience presenting fine art and the creative work of many of the best artists, crafters and creative manufacturers of Southern Africa, curated in a number of independent galleries and shops and housed in a 19th century Cape farm complex, Plettenberg bay, T. 044 5331395,, www.

Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the gallery always has an eclectic mic of art on display. Prince Albert, T. 023 5411057, karoogallery@,

Rupert Museum JH Pierneef’s Johannesburg Station Panels – considered to mark the high point of his career. Twenty-eight panels are of landscapes and the remaining four of indigenous trees, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8883344,, Sasol Art Museum The Red Ribbon – In The Time Of Aids, David Goldblatt, 07/07/2015 until 18/12/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8083690, UW2@ Slee Gallery Botanicals by Barbara Pretorius, 26/11/2015 until 29/11/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873385,, gallery SMAC Art Gallery Slightly Off Centre, Themba Shibase, 10/10/2015 until 21/11/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873607, nastassja@, www. Stellenbosch Art Gallery Gala summer exhibition, 19/11/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8283489, mjg@, US Museum The Red Ribbon – In The Time Of Aids, David Goldblatt, 07/07/2015 until 18/12/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8083695,, D-Street Gallery Colour, Movement and Light – A summer group exhibition, Participating artists include amongst others Clare Menck, Pierre le Riche, Heidi Fourie, Hanien Conradie, Vanessa Berlein and Frans Smit. The curator is Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, 14/11/2015, Stellenbsoch, T. 021 8832337, info@,

Walker Bay Art Gallery Walker Bay Art Gallery is one of the leading specialist in South African Art and features a new Contemporary Gallery. Wide variety of paintings, sculptures, glass and ceramics, Hermanus, T. 028 312 2928,,


Willie Botha Sculpture Galler Permanent Exhibition of sculptures by Willie Botha and paintings by Charmaine de Jongh Gelderblom, Hermanus, T. 028 313 2304,, www.

The Dale Elliott Art Gallery Latest paintings by father/son combo professional artists – Dale & Mel Elliott, Dale and Mel Elliott, All year round, Villiersdorp, Overberg, T. 028 8402927,,

Knysna Knysna Fine Art New acquisitions by Neil Rodger, 01/11/2015 until 30/11/2015, A Different Drummer: Jewellery by Ilse Malan, 01/11/2015 until 30/11/2015, Thesen House, T. 044 3825107,, Elliott Art Gallery Latest paintings by father/son combo professional artists – Dale & Mel Elliott, Dale and Mel Elliott, All year round, Knysna, Garden Route, T. 028 8402927,, www.

Pop Cat, Etching Prince Albert SA Print Gallery New collection of colourful Prints by Michele Rolstone | kevin@printgallery. | Cell 0837492719

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Jeannette Unite An installation of ‘geo-seam’ mineral strata paintings made in response to the William Smith archives and Smith’s 1815 geological map of England and Wales. Geology, the science behind mining, assists in identifying economic minerals hidden in the subterranean layers. The carboniferous coal seams were of interest to Smith as coal fueled the industrial revolution that began in Britain and underpinned ‘the scramble for African minerals. 22 OCTOBER 2015 - 22 JANUARY 2016

CCANW Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World University of Exeter, UK

Nushin Elahi’s London Letter


he world may seem in turmoil today, but that’s nothing on the late Sixties and early Seventies. Looking back at those days through the prism of Tate Modern’s The World Goes Pop (until 24 Jan 2016) is a harsh reminder of how close it all got to going up in smoke. Pop is generally associated with American consumer culture, vibrant colours and sexy red lips, but in this fascinating exhibition the Tate curators have found a truly global phenomenon that responded to this, but wasn’t part of it at all. I have to admit that when I first walked round, my heart sank and I thought how dated it all looks. But this is an exhibition where the more you know, the more interesting the work becomes. Many of these works were created half a century ago, some have been long forgotten and perhaps never made the waves the artists hoped. For example a Japanese poster image combining the garish colours of Pop with cowboy hats and geisha girls, was passed over completely in Tokyo in the Sixties, the bemused elderly artist told us. The politics of Pop is by far the most interesting section of the show, where Pop surfaced to describe the surging crowds of Paris riots, Spanish Fascism or oppression in Braziland any number of Eastern European countries. With an atomic blow-up looming, we see JFK and Khrushchev face each other, bombs kissing, an Icelandic artist depicts the Viet Cong bursting into idyllic American interiors, as women struggle to get to grips with new-found freedoms. It all brings the Sixties back into sharp relief.

Goya, one of Spain’s most celebrated artists, used his remarkable skill in portraiture to capture the essence of his sitters, from the pomp of royal commissions of Charles III and Ferdinand VII, who reintroduced the Spanish Inquisition, to more personal ones of his wife, son and friends. The National Gallery shows over 60 works in Goya: The Portraits (until 10 Jan 2016), some of the loans reuniting families on canvas for the first time in many years, with at least ten important loans from Madrid’s Prado Museum.

The Gundestrup cauldron alone is reason enough to visit the British Museum show Celts – Art and Identity (until 31 Jan 2016). Found in a bog in Denmark, this huge silver cauldron, with fierce faces on the outside and mythical creatures inside, is the Danes’ national treasure and one of the most intriguing finds of ancient Europe, showing how widespread cultural influences were. The show depicts how the word Celt has changed meaning over the centuries from the Greek idea of Northern barbarians to the Victorians’ romantic revival of Celtic traditions, and the origins of abstract art. Author and ceramic artist Edmund de Waal curates a project in the Royal Academy Library called white (until 3 Jan 2016). It contains porcelain installations by De Waal and a variety of works chosen to express his fascination with the colour. They include not only an ivory netsuke of a hare with amber eyes, but Turner’s porcelain palette, John Cage’s 4’33’’ manuscript, Malevich’s Suprematist Teapot, as well as one of the first pieces of white porcelain made in the West, a delicate Meissen cup of 1715.

Header: Folk art from around the world, at The World Goes Pop – Tate Modern. Photo: Nushin Elahi

Left: Francisco de Goya, Self Portrait, 1815. © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Above: Ushio Shinohara’s Doll Festival poster (1966) at The World Goes Pop - Tate Modern. Photo: Nushin Elahi Danish national treasure, the Gundestrup Cauldron, on display at Celts – Art and Identity - British Museum. Photo: Nushin Elahi Henri Cueco’s Large Protest (1969) at The World Goes Pop – Tate Modern. Photo: Nushin Elahi Installation Shot: The World Goes Pop – Tate Modern. Photo: Nushin Elahi



Strauss Summer Auction headlined by Rare & Exemplary Prellers, Sterns & Kentridges

Lot 230: Irma Stern, Meinkie, signed and dated 1948; inscribed with the artist’s name, title, medium and ‘date of purchase (17.4.1948)’ on a label adhered to the reverse, oil on canvas, 59,5 by 54 cm. Estimate: R3 000 000 – 4 000 000.

High-quality artworks represent a number of top SA and international artists at Strauss & Co’s upcoming Summer auction. After the success of this year’s Spring auction in Cape Town, where the headlining work, Still Life of Fruit and Lilies in a Jug by Irma Stern, sold for R4 547 200, the Summer auction in Johannesburg promises to be similarly exciting and successful. In Cape Town, a number of auction records were broken, including an SA auction record for furniture when an 18th century chest of drawers (once part of the Vergelegen collection) sold for nearly R2,6 million. An important painting by Erik Laubscher, Women Arranging Flowers, set a world record for the artist at R2 046 240, and following Time and Again: Penny Siopis, the large retrospective of her work late last year at Iziko and earlier this year at the Wits Art Museum, Penny Siopis’ triptych, Hunting and Nature Scene, also set a world record for her work at R1 136 800. “The results of the Spring auction confirm the strength of the South African art market,” said Strauss & Co managing director, Stephan Welz. “There is an undeniable appetite for high-quality art that represents the best of an artist’s work.” Headlining the auction are two important works by Alexis Preller, Apollo Kouros II (R4 000 000 – 5 000 000) and The Creation of Adam I (R3 000 000 – 4 000 000). Apollo Kouros II featured on the cover of the catalogue that accompanied Preller’s major 14

retrospective exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum in 1972. It is an example of the artist’s famous ‘intaglio’ works, in which he created a fibre-glass cast from a clay model and then painted the inside of the mould in oil and gold leaf, experimenting with form and light. Both this work and the major oil, The Creation of Adam I, explore the kouros, Apollo and biblical Adam figures – the heroic and beautiful male nudes of antiquity that represent a major theme of Preller’s late career. An important work by Irma Stern has also caused much excitement ahead of the Johannesburg auction. Meinkie (R3 000 000 – 4 000 000), dated 1948, is a beautifully observed portrait of a Malay woman from a watershed phase of Stern’s career. This turning point was characterized by freer, more confident and expressive brushwork by the artist, and with a rich and vivid colour palette that came to characterise the later phase of her career, when she was at the height of her powers: perceptive and uninhibited. A number of works by William Kentridge, particularly from the late 1980s and early 90s have generated interest. Woman with Pink Knees (R1 500 000 – 2 500 000) is an example, most likely produced between 1991-94 when Kentridge was experimental but growing in confidence. In this case he combines collage, charcoal and chine collé. The figure of this nude, partly inspired by Picasso’s figurative prints, appears frequently in Kentridge’s

works, such as the well-known print series Little Morals (1991). Circe (R1 000 000 – 1 500 000) belongs to a period in the mid-80s during which Kentridge’s work commented on the decadence and privilege of the white middle class, approached most often via literary or artistic references like Greek mythology. Circe is a minor goddess who featured in Homer’s Odyssey, and could turn men into pigs. Kentridge uses warthogs, one of his favourite motifs. Fish and Chips (R1 200 000 – 1 500 000) is an undated charcoal, pastel and gold ink drawing that includes another recurring figure in Kentridge’s work, a homeless man he knew as Harry. Harry, the fool, satirically inverts the roles of dignity and dereliction, as in Kentridge’s prints based on William Hogarth’s Industry and Idleness (1747). Deborah Margaret Bell’s Four Horsemen (R1 200 000 – 1 600 000) is a series of small bronze horse-and-rider figures. Bell once said these figures were ‘really about the notion of the complete fusion of self and spirit’. They represent intermediaries between the physical, archetypical and mythical worlds, and are exemplary of the mystical spirituality that is central to her work. A distinctive range of landscapes by Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, undeniably the great master of South African modernist landscape, is perhaps best illustrated by Houtbos, Transvaal (R500 000 – 800 000). Smaller in scale, it is remarkably similar to one of the famous Station Panels commissioned for the Johannesburg Station Concourse in 1929, now at the Rupert Museum. Pierneef is enjoying a critical renaissance since this year’s large exhibition of his work at the Standard Bank Gallery. Other notable works that will go under the hammer include a large panel and two totems – Five Figures (R800 000 – 1 200 000), by Cecil Skotnes; a Msimbithi sculpture by Skotnes’s protégé at the Polly Street Art Centre, Lucas Sithole, entitled Witchdoctor (R300 000 – 500 000); as well as a semi-abstract oil Target Composition I (R80 000 – 120 000) by Cecily Sash, who was a founding member of the Amadlozi Group with Skotnes. Works by Karel Nel, who currently has a solo exhibition in London, are also on auction: Rods Alpha to Omega (R300 000 – 500 000) and The Lambent Territory (R300 000 – 500 000). Among the international pieces, there is a work by British landscape painter Ivon Hitchens, whose work Long Boat sold for R1 079 960 last year at a Strauss & Co auction. Important South African & International Art Sale: 9 November 2015: Day Sale (4 pm); Evening Sale (8 pm) at the Wanderers Club Ballroom, 21 North Street, Illovo, Johannesburg. Preview: 6 - 8 November (10 am - 5 pm) Walkabout: 8 November (11 am). Enquiries, catalogues: 011 728 8246; contact during viewing & auction: 079 407 5140 and 079 367 0637; conditionreports@straussart.;


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Benon Lutaaya, Broken Dreams, 2013, paper collage on canvas.

Ian Grose, Dissimulation (Sunday) (detail), 2015, oil on linen

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© Ian Grose. Courtesy STEVENSON, Cape Town/Johannesburg. Photo: Mario Todeschini

Pauline Gutter, Ken Jou Plek (detail), image size: 57x38cm. paper size: 57x38cm, Edition of 10. Image courtesy the artist

Highlights of Strauss & Co Spring ’15 Sale STRAUSS & CO | CAPE TOWN R2,6 MILLION FOR A CHEST OF DRAWERS


A chest of drawers sold for close on R2 600 000 at Strauss & Co last month, drawing gasps from the packed saleroom. This important 18th century chest of drawers, which was formerly part of the collection of Vergelegen, was hotly contested by two international buyers telephonically. Several other auction records were set, the most important being for Erik Laubscher’s Women Arranging Flowers which sold for R2 000 050. Another record was set when a rare early pastel by Penny Siopis, which sold for R1 136 800. This work is regarded as one of the artist’s most important works ever to be sold at auction. Two other exceptional prices were R193 256 for a 19th century Transvaal rusbank and R261 464 for a Cape silver sugar bowl. An Art Deco diamond and emerald brooch by the celebrated jewellers Van Cleef and Arpels sold for R400 000. A spokesman for the company commented after the sale: “The auction attracted worldwide interest and confirmed the strength of quality items which invariably attract global attention and record prices.”

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Irma Stern; Still Life of Fruit and Lilies in a jug. Sold for R4 547 200 A Régence ormolu-mounted rosewood commode, 18th century. Sold for R2 500 960 Erik (Frederik Bester Howard) Laubscher; Women Arranging Flowers. Sold for R2 046 240 WORLD RECORD FOR THE ARTIST Robert Griffiths Hodgins; Clubmen of America: Academy Cadets. Sold for R1 591 520 Penny (Penelope) Siopis; Hunting and Nature Scene, triptych. Sold for R1 136 800 WORLD RECORD FOR THE ARTIST Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Mission Station, East Africa. Sold for R909 440 Robert Griffiths Hodgins; The Man in the Fairground Booth. Sold for R886 704 Dylan Lewis; Walking Leopard. Sold for R704 816 Maud Frances Eyston Sumner; Lake. Sold for 625 240 Robert Griffiths Hodgins; End Game. Sold for 568 400

Summer Auction Highlights (9 November, Johannesburg):

Lot 220: Alexis Preller, The Creation of Adam I signed and dated ’68, oil and gesso on canvas,119 by 134 cm. Estimate: R3 000 000 – 4 000 000.


Lot 264: William Joseph Kentridge, Circe, signed and dated ’86, charcoal, pastel and gold ink on paper, 90 by 63 cm. Estimate: R1 000 000 – 1 500 000.

Lot 210: Anton van Wouw, Miner with Hand Drill, signed, dated 1911 and inscribed ‘Joh-burg’ and ‘Foundry G. Massa Rome’, bronze with brown patinas, height: 61cm Estimate: R 2 000 000 - R 3 000 000



Jody Paulsen, Here to Stay (detail), 2015, felt. Image courtesy the artist

4 Investment Artists Under 40 It can be risky business buying art for the sake of monetary investment alone. Certainly, the most useful trait an art collector can have in this instance is the ability to look into the future and predict the returns on his/her investments. If only this was feasible. Keeping oneself informed is the next best option, since trends exist within the art world as much as in any other market. You may be able to catch onto them if you keep abreast. At the Art Times we have the privilege of perspective from which to find potential. In this regard, we have identified four South African artists as names to watch. They are all in their early thirties and their art practice is just beginning to become established. Already proven successful, we believe that these artists hold the potential to develop market-leading material.

BENON LUTAAYA is a Ugandan-born artist (1985), living in Johannesburg. His short career has been defined by sell-out shows and international media recognition. He was a finalist of the BBC MyWorld documentary global competition in 2010. He won the Ithuba Arts Fund Grant and the Bag Factory artist residence award in 2011, as well as the Lovell Tranyr Art Trophy in 2012. He scooped the Face of African Youth Foundation Award at the ADLER Entrepreneurship Awards this year, in Frankfurt. He was also named a finalist for the Arts and Culture Trust Impact Awards, as well as Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) support grant recipient for 2015. He has been named the 2016 recipient of the European-based International Artist Residence Award by the Southern African Foundation for Contemporary Art (SAFFCA). While several of the above-mentioned merits have been awarded to Lutaaya because of his exemplary charity work, his artwork is the driving force of his renown. Between 2011 and 2015, the retail price value of his work has sky-rocketed. This is

in-part due to his record 2014 sale where his collage, Portrait, was auctioned for over five times the estimate valued by Stephan Welz & Co. Social conscience and aesthetic appeal have proven a winning combination for this artist’s work.

IAN GROSE was born in Johannesburg, in 1985. In 2010, he was awarded distinction for his postgraduate diploma in painting from the Michaelis School of Fine Art (University of Cape Town). Since then he has had five solo exhibitions in as many years. Three of these were at one of South Africa’s most prestigious galleries, STEVENSON, Cape Town, to which the artist was swiftly signed. Before this, his work was featured in group shows at Goodman Gallery Cape. In 2011, he was awarded one of the country’s top art prizes - the Absa (now Barclays) L’Atelier Award, as well as the noteworthy Tollman Award for Visual Arts. His work featured in the top 40 of the 2013 SPI National Portrait Awards. Over the past few years, various online publications have followed his progress and noted him as a rising star in the country’s visual arts scene. Grose’s painting style harkens back to Impressionism – generally a favourite movement in Art History. Visually seductive, his light subject matter is intricately nuanced to hold the viewers’ gaze. PAULINE GUTTER was born in the Free State, in 1980. She graduated her BA Fine Arts degree Cum Laude (from the University of the Free State, in 2003). She went on to win the Helgaard Steyn Award for painting and made it to the second round of the prestigious international BP Portrait Awards in 2011. In 2013, she won the Absa L’Atelier Award. She was recognised by the University of the Free State , winning the Alumni Award in 2014. She was a finalist in eight Absa L’Atelier Awards and two Sasol New Signatures competitions, not to mention that she received recognition in several other art awards and

was nominated in the 2012 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans Award. In the last ten years, she has held ten solo exhibitions and her work has been displayed in numerous international group shows. Her work is part of significant collections, including that of: Standard Bank, Sanlam, Absa and Oliewenhuis Art Museum (to name but a few). Gutter works in various media – sculptural, print, paint and drawing. Her social and environmental commentary has the potential to write her into Art History books. In addition to this relevance, the tone and style of her work has a strong connection to angst of Francis Bacon, whose work is a top seller on international auctions.

JODY PAULSEN was born in Cape Town, in 1987. He graduated both his BA degree in 2009, and Masters in 2013, with distinction (from the Michaelis School of Fine Art – University of Cape Town). His work has been shown in some of the country’s prominent galleries, notably Goodman Gallery. He has been represented by BRUNDYN+ at the FNB JoburgArtFair, START Art Fair in London and the Cape Town Art Fair, where he was awarded the fair’s Sovereign Award in 2014. Paulsen has become a rising star in the fashion world due to his collaboration with Adriaan Kuiters. The team was made a finalist for the 2015 ‘Who is on Next?’ in Vogue Italia, Dubai, and has been showcased at this year’s London and New York Fashion Weeks. Paulsen is well-known for his large felt collages made memorable by their brightly-coloured commercial imagery and typography. His fashion-related work is equally striking due to bold repetition. Pop with an element of kitsch that is South African to the core, the combined effect of his visual art and fashion is strong visual branding that cannot be ignored. His talents were noted and collected notably as among the first acquisitions by Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art. 9


market, established SA collectors, or young SA collectors? Whichever is the case, how does the Fair cater to the other markets? MP: There are several layers to that question. First of all we start off by asking: What is the character of the local market? Are the buyers based in Cape Town? Are they based in Joburg? Or are they based elsewhere? Then we look at international collectors that live in South Africa and then we look at attracting internationals to Cape Town. We need to look over our borders and for a more nuanced engagement. There is a big misnomer that ‘international’ implies European, American and Asian, but it also included the region that’s just a stone’s throw over our borders in other parts of the continent. AT: Do you feel that since South Africa’s art economy is perhaps more developed that in other African countries, that it is the country’s responsibility to nurture the continent’s art economy, as a whole? MP: I don’t think it’s South Africa’s responsibility, no. We need to be careful not to patronise the smaller markets in Africa but at the same time provide a platform that can stimulate growth. AT: Recent press about the Fair suggests that it seeks to represent Pan-African / international art.

Why has the Fair moved away from focusing mainly on South African art? MP: For the South African art world to grow it needs to be seen in the larger context of what’s happening internationally. We are incredibly lucky that the Cape Town Art Fair has the chance to make that leap. AT: Apart from the move, what else will be different about the upcoming edition of the Fair? MP: We’ve wanted to strip the fair down to the essence of what an art fair is. Our talks programme is going to be very simple. We are going to have only two sessions per day in order to give our speakers the gravitas that they deserve. Our overall programme will only contain two special projects; the first being our talks and then the second being our solo presentations of eight young emerging artists, co-curated by Ruth Simbao of Rhodes University and Azu Nwagbogu of Lagos Photo Festival, both of whom have an interesting curatorial perspective to bring to the fair – which balances the commercial impetus of the fair. AT: On that note, how will the fair be curatorial interesting? MP: From a curatorial perspective each booth is a curated space that makes the best use of the space of the CTICC thus aligning ourselves with the

professionalism of large international fairs. We spend time in conversations with our galleries on what work they will be bringing. AT: Looking to the future, how do you hope to contribute to the growth of the Fair? MP: I would like to contribute something that I will be proud to leave to the next successor, that is a slick, world class art fair.

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Irma Stern Arabic Masterpiece Marches to Market STEPHAN WELZ & CO. | JOHANNESBURG

Irma Stern, Arab Women with Children. Estimated value of R3 to R5 million


Irma Stern’s Arab Women with Children, a 1952 masterpiece valued at R3 to R5 million, is one of the classic works to go under the hammer at the Stephan Welz & Co. Fine Art & Collectables Auction, which will be held on 17 and 18 November, 2015 in Johannesburg. Stern is in the good company of Kentridge, Pierneef, Pemba and other South African creative giants, whose work will also be on offer. “Stern’s walk from unappreciated artist to global sensation is one we have been watching at Stephan Welz & Co.for decades,” said Imre Lamprecht, Head of the Art Department at Stephan Welz & Co. Almost 100 solo exhibitions were held during Stern’s lifetime both in South Africa and Europe. Although accepted in Europe, her work was unappreciated at first in South Africa where critics derided her early exhibitions in the 1920s with reviews titled: “Art of Miss Irma Stern- Ugliness as a Cult”. Gradually Irma became acknowledged as an established artist and from the 1940s achieved success locally. Today, her global market position is ranked 355, while South Africa’s next rated artists in the international sphere, Kentridge and Pierneef, are respectively ranked in positions 661 and 881. “The present work is a remarkable and important example, which emanated from Stern’s artistic oeuvre,” said Lamprecht. “The painting is painted with less spontaneity than usual, demonstrating a well-planned arrangement where the huddling Arabic subjects are keeping a protective eye over their offspring. Although painted with primary red, yellow and blue colours, Stern was able to capture continuity in the work, which could easily have become fragmented; ultimately, again signifying her ability as a colourist.” The Stephan Welz & Co. Fine Art & Collectables Auction will take place at Nelson Mandela Square, 4th Floor South Tower in Sandton, Johannesburg, 17 & 18 November 2015. Pre-auction viewing is open to the public 11 - 16 November. Catalogues will be available from both the Cape Town & Johannesburg offices as well as the Stephan Welz & Co. website www. Anyone who can’t attend the auction in person can bid online via www., a leading portal for live art and antiques auctions. Users of the website can search catalogues and place their bids over the internet in real-time, with live audio and video from the auction room. SA BUSINESS ART | NOVEMBER 2015


Cape Town Art Fair: Fairer Under New Director “I would like to contribute something that I will be proud to leave to the next successor, that is a slick, world class art fair.”


he hugely successful Cape Town Art Fair opens its doors from 19 to 21 February 2016. Now in its fourth year, the Fair moves from the V&A Waterfront to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) – a move that signifies recognition for its status as a premier international art fair, and a growing respect for what the fair is doing on a cultural and economic level. The Fair boasts a new director for 2016 – Matthew Partridge. Partridge holds a Masters Degree in Art History from Wits University. He has worked as a writer, critic and journalist for publications including Financial Mail, Business Day, The Sunday Times, the Mail & Guardian and the South African Art Times. As an alumnus of the Art Times, we are particularly excited to see what Partridge contributes to the Fair. We could not miss the opportunity to interview him. AT: Hi Matthew. Thank you for taking some time out of your busy schedule to talk to us. What excites you most about being the director of Cape Town Art Fair? MP: I’m excited to get the chance to see the art industry from this perspective. I have been involved in different capacities before but am enjoying seeing the inner workings from a different angle. AT: Coming from a journalistic background, what challenges have you faced growing into the role of Fair Director? MP: My role as Fair Director entails both the creative and commercial development of the Fair. As Director I wear many hats, but the overarching theme is really how to facilitate every

aspect that goes into raising the standard of the Fair so it can compete with other international events of its kind. AT: Can you tell us a bit about the move to the CTICC? MP: With the growing demands of the fair, the glaring factor from this year’s edition was the need to consolidate and house the fair under one roof just like some of the best fairs from around the world. AT: How does the Cape Town Art Fair compare to other art fairs in South Africa and indeed, the world? MP: We need to understand that the tradition of art fairs in South Africa is still very young. When the first FNB Joburg Art Fair was announced, a lot of people asked if the South African market was ready for an art fair? And then the same question was asked when the first Cape Town Art Fair was announced. With the enormous growth that the CTAF experienced, what we found is that not only is the market buoyant enough but that the demand is big enough. Cape Town needs to present itself as a global destination for art. AT: With the economy as it is, do galleries need to be represented at art fairs in order to survive? MP: Yes and no. Galleries will always sell art. That is what they do and what they’re good at. Art fairs facilitate and amplify the process by getting buyers and galleries all under one roof. I don’t want to say that art fairs are critical to the survival of galleries or the art market’s economy. But I definitely think they add another layer to it that stimulate growth. AT: What market does the Fair focus on the most – the tourist 7


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