Archive: Issue No. 55, March 2002

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Blue Hand Project

Art at Work conduct a workshop on the Blue Hand Project at Cape Town High School

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Tatham

Tatham Director responds

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20.03.02 Adventures in public spaces
Paul Edmunds reports back on the stimulating and engaging symposium 'Beyond the Gallery: Art in Public Spaces' which took place last weekend in Cape Town

13.03.02 Feast of visual arts in the Klein Karoo
The number and quality of art exhibitions at this year's Klein Karoo Arts Festival testifies to director Clive van den Berg's success in making this the hottest destination for contemporary South African artists

13.03.02 Taxi to São Paulo
Johannesburg is one of 11 metropolises chosen by curator Alfons Hug to measure the current state of global artistic production at the 25th Bienal de São Paulo this month. Sophie Perryer weighs up the South African contribution

13.03.02 Transforming the 'White Giant Building'
The acquisitions and exhibitions policies of the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg come under fire in an open letter/opinion piece by Gavin Anderson that highlights the imperatives of transforming South Africa's museums

06.03.02 What, no controversy?
The nominations for this year's FNB Vita Art Prize were announced this week. Sophie Perryer reports on a line-up that seems calculated to deflect the critics but raises its own set of questions nonetheless

06.03.02 'Hello, this is Africa'
Traditional and indigenous artforms should be accorded premier position in the promotional activities of the National Arts Council, argues NAC CEO Doreen Nteta

28.02.02 China versus Tibet at the NSA
KwaZulu-Natal government officials have backed a request from the Chinese Consul in Durban that the NSA Gallery close an exhibition documenting the destruction of Tibetan cultural artefacts by Chinese forces. Virginia MacKenny reports

28.02.02 Art Night and creative days
The visual arts component of the upcoming Cape Town Festival is vast, varied, and sets out to engage with public spaces in the city and surrounding areas, writes Tracy Murinik

28.02.02 Beyond the Gallery: Art in Public Spaces
What is 'public art' and what role can it play in transformation? These and other questions will be addressed in a symposium in Cape Town from March 15-17

13.02.02 Stage two of the NAC plan of action
National Arts Council CEO Doreen Nteta outlines the need for broader policy development and debate and how best to utilise our limited resources in two articles reprinted courtesy of Artslink.co.za


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