Archive: Issue No. 25, September 1999

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No.25 September 1999
* Updated weekly on Tuesdays
Claudette Schreuders
Claudette Schreuders
The Hero 1994
Wood, paint, leather
UCT Collection

Skerp Draaie
"Skerp Draaie", an unfilmed Afrikaans movie,
previews this week.
See listings

Veronique Malherbe
Veronique Malherbe's "Case Studies / Two Voices"
(see exchange)

Kay Hassan
Kay Hassan accepts the new DaimlerChrysler Art Award
(see news)

Veronique Malherbe
An image of the slain Chantine Veldsman collaged over Veronique Malherbe's installation "Gangbang"
(see reviews)

Penny Siopis
Penny Siopis
Charmed Lives I (1998)
Installation detail
(see artbio)

Tracy Gander
Tracy Gander
Yolanda (1999)
(see reviews)

Johannes Phokela
Johannes Phokela
Acrylic on Canvas
On Claiming Art/Reclaiming Space
at the Smithsonian Institute
(see reviews)

This Week's Updates:
Listings: "Liberated Voices" opens in New York; Cape Town Festival update; Art Night; Launch of the Month of Photography;
Reviews: "Conflux" in Luxembourg; "Wedge" at the NSA; Patrick Mautloa at the Goodman; Mark Coetzee at the Market
News: Festival roundup; Editor's New York journal

Next month marks the second anniversary of the opening of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale. The event was so well regarded internationally, director Okwui Enwezor was appointed director of the world's most important exhibition of contemporary art, the 11th Documenta, to take place in 2002. But will there ever be another Johannesburg Biennale? Should there be? Was the last Biennale a stunning assemblage of contemporary art, a feast of ideas and an inspiration for locals and foreign visitors alike, or a waste of money better spent on basics like housing? October ArtThrob will feature views on the subject by a number of experts - and readers. So please let us know what you think.



Three women artists - Jean Brundrit, Veronique Malherbe and Tracy Gander present work that gives very different readings of what it means to be female.
And more.


Sandra Kriel, winner of the last ever Cape Town Triennial (1991) shows at the US Museum.


Pat Mautloa opens - and more


"New Signatures" closes and "Present Continuous" opens.


"Wedge" - the Wits Fine Art lecturers - at the NSA.


"Emergence" - an overview of 25 years of the country's art.


"Towards Transit" opens in Zürich.
Listings include shows in the U.S., Sweden and the Netherlands.


Critics write on the best of the new show. Siemon Allen reviews 'Claiming Art/Reclaiming Space' in Washington, and Sue Williamson reviews three Cape Town shows.

21.09.99 "Tendances" in Luxembourg;

21.09.99 Lola Frost reviews "Wedge" at the NSA;

21.09.99 Kathryn Smith reviews Patrick Mautloa at the Goodman;

21.09.99 Kathryn Smith has a look at Mark Coetzee's work at the Market;

14.09.99 NY Times on the Postcard show.

07.09.99 Kathryn Smith reviews Natal Tech Students.


21.09.99 Festival roundup

21.09.99 Editor's New York journal

14.09.99 Kendell Geers replies to critic.

14.09.99 Top design gurus for Cape Town

14.09.99 Cape Town gets new museum

14.09.99 "Largest canvas" for Civic;

Winner of new DaimlerChrysler art prize

"Artists in Art Therapy" conference at Wits

Murray sculpture battle won

Open letter from Turkish artist


A free space for art related information.


14.09.99 On(e)line in Amsterdam update


Penny Siopis


New websites reviewed - and lists of links


Viewers email ArtThrob


Access to old ArtThrobs - and a new search machine

Editor: Sue Williamson         Gauteng Editor: Kathryn Smith

Unless otherwise noted, all editorial comment in this column is by the editor, Sue Williamson.

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