BEST of 2006
[04.02.07] 2006 in Review
ArtThrob editors review exhibitions and events over the past year.
[04.02.07] Wim Botha at Michael Stevenson
Wim Botha entices, unveils and eludes the viewer with his latest subversion of icons, objects and emblems of power. Fabian Saptouw is refreshed and perplexed.
Cape Student Reviews
Every year, aspiring art historians under the tutelage of Michael Godby try their hand at reviewing current shows. This month, we run a review from a 2006 graduate.
[04.02.07] Memory and Magic: Contemporary Art of the !Xun and Khwe at Iziko SANG
Should the individual artist be subsumed into a larger identity grouping and draw upon its associated artistic tradition of artistic media, especially when such media have become socially and historically loaded? Samuel Waumsley muses on this and other questions triggered by 'Memory and Magic: Contemporary Art of the !Xun and Khwe' at Iziko SANG.
[04.12.07] 'Santu Mofokeng at the Standard Bank Gallery
Michael Smith reviews Santu Mofokeng's 'Invoice' at the Standard Bank Gallery, which he says, functions as a survey show rather than a retrospective, never sacrificing depth for breadth. Smith contends that Mofokeng's oeuvre demands a new definition of the term 'documentary'.
[04.02.07] KZNSA Members' Exhibition
The annual KZNSA Members' Exhibition served up its customary 'something for everyone' fare. Against the background of waning membership of art organisations, which the KZNSA has managed to escape, Carol Brown picks out some of the show's highlights.