Archive: Issue No. 45, May 2001

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MONTHLY ISSUE NO. 45 MAY 2001 Updated weekly on Tuesdays
Katherine Bull & Fritha Langerman

Katherine Bull and Fritha Langerman
at the US Art Gallery, Stellenbosch

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Pat Steir

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Alan Alborough

Alan Alborough
Installation view, Standard Bank Gallery, 2001

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Samson Mnisi

Samson Mnisi
Catching Joh'burg
Video installation at the Chashama Theatre, New York

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Robert Hodgins

Robert Hodgins
The Watchers in the Street, 2000
Oil on canvas
91 x 122 cm

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This week: It's hard to believe that Robert Hodgins - at 80 the grand old man of South African painting - has never held a solo exhibition in Cape Town before. Sue Williamson finds him in peak form at João Ferreira, and with as many red stickers as paintings to show for it. Kathryn Smith grapples with the Standard Bank Gallery's carpet as Alan Alborough's epic SBYA tour draws to a close, and chats to international art star Yinka Shonibare in Johannesburg. This week heralds the arrival of TaXi-002 - the latest in Ifas's series of artists' monographs; its subject: Samson Mudzunga. Meanwhile, as the Basa awards (announced in News) pay tribute to corporate sponsorship of the arts, ArtThrob is looking for a major cash injection to keep the website and planned print magazine afloat. Any bright ideas as to suitable sponsors? Please email us.


SELECTED LISTINGS

CAPE

'Egazini: The Battle of Grahamstown' claims to 'recast history through printmaking', while Knysna Fine Art gets into the spirit of the Pink Loerie festival

GAUTENG

There's the launch of a TaXi monograph on Samson Mudzunga and the opening of PhotoZA, a gallery dedicated to art photography

KWAZULU-NATAL

New shows by Stavros Georgiades and Mark Shoul are coming up at the NSA

INTERNATIONAL

'The Short Century', now in Berlin, redefines Africa's place in the annals of 20th century history. Also in Germany, Malcolm Payne is up to 'new ideas - old tricks'


REVIEWS

Robert Hodgins is as fresh and innovative as ever, says Sue Williamson. Alan Alborough entices Kathryn Smith into alien spaces in Gauteng. Virginia MacKenny judges the 'decorative' to be Andrew Verster's most subversive act yet. And Laurie Farrell goes time travelling with Samson Mnisi in New York


NEWS

Yinka Shonibare interviewed; Sue Williamson's New York letter; more from Brad Hammond in Paris. Basa announces the winners of its 2000 awards, and the Department of Arts and Culture pays tribute to Paola Beck


ARTBIO

Young Gauteng-based multi-media artist Usha Seejarim is featured in this month's Artbio.


WEBSITES

XYZ - New Dimensions in Furniture is a playful and beautiful website created by Fabrica


PROJECT

Carla van Beers maps the terrain of contemporary African art in a project to print out and study


EXCHANGE

Info about Artists' Gardens and a call for abstract artists


FEEDBACK

Letters and queries to the editor


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CONTACT

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