In a conversation we had in Cape Town, I attempted to better understand Jaar’s deep belief in art’s capacity to effect change amid political disorder.
The 2016 edition of the Armory Show art fair opens to the public tomorrow, but already during today’s preview piers 92 and 94 were crawling with collectors, curators, and critics.
Part of the exhibition curator’s goal was to challenge preconceived notions of what race is, as well as the idea that it’s definable, that it even exists.
I feel naïve to have thought that art offered one of the only scared spaces to be freely expressive. Two weeks ago, I wrote a post that attempted to diplomatically depict the controversial saga that has unfolded over artist Brett Murray’s “The Spear”, a Communist propaganda style portrayal of South African president Jacob Zuma with his penis hanging out from his zipper.
A painting by Brett Murray of the South African President has caused outrage among the ANC faithful but the subsequent acts of vandalism raise questions for which there are no easy answers.
South African artist Frances Goodman doesn’t apologize about much when it comes to art.
CAPE TOWN — Summertime in South Africa is not only a time for beach, sun and granadilla lollies (a locally-made fruit popsicle), with the influx of tourists it is also a time for survey exhibitions by galleries who want to showcase their stable of artists and give an overview of their wares.