Mark Hipper, a regular at João Ferreira, shows 'Cast Offs' this month.
Michael Stevenson Contemporary will show its annual survey show of Southy African
art from pat to present. Lizza Littlewort's portraits are to be seen in Plett:
don't miss it if you are sunning yourself down there.
The national highlight for the month must be Moshekwa Langa's solo show at Goodman. Paul Emmanuel's 'Lost Men' at Constitution Hill is also noteworthy. Jacki McInnes at shows Gordart and Daphne Prevoo at the Pretoria Art Museum.
'Maid in Africa - A Tribute to the Domestic Worker' is the title of an intriguing show by Coral Spencer Domijan at artSPACE durban. Brent Meistre and Jane Strode are to be seen at the NSA Gallery.
Aryan Kaganof puts seven hours of footage on show in Holland (and internationally via webcast) while Pippa Skotnes shows in Oslo. Johan Thom is to be seen in Switzerland.
A selection of book reviews for a change this month. In addition Kim Gurney reviews Guy Tillim's DaimlerChrysler show at Iziko SANG as well as the work of Zwelethu Mthethwa and Willie Bester at AVA. Robyn Sassen looks at Dorothee Kreutzfeld's latest show as well as an exhibition of video work. Internationally Joost Bosland finds much to consider in two shows of South African art. This issue sees Joost kick off a regular column that will take a critical look at African and Southy African art as seen from 'across the pond'. Finally we have a series of '2004 in Review' pieces by several regular ArtThrobbers (but not the Editor; I've given mine over to young iconoclast Ruth Sacks to mark my enjoyment of her Brett Kebble entry.)
The NAC craziness continues: read all about it here. Penny Siopis is the subject of a new monograph published by the Goodman Gallery.
The rain falls down, but Sue finds much of value at a graduate show. Lisa Brice
is in town and provides a fitting excuse to enjoy the less humdrum aspects
of Cape Town.
Guy Tillim, the latest DaimlerChrysler winner is featured this month. His photographs effortlessly bridge categories such as 'documentary photography' and 'fine art'. Much respected internationally, he is the subject of this month's artbio.
Pleix, a "virtual community" of digital artists based in Paris produce slick, contemporary videos that owe not a little to the MTV aesthetic. Their website is reviewed this month.
'The Yes Men', a site that challenges political assumptions is Carine Zaayman's choice for Project this month.
Enter the Absa L'Atelier competition, South Africa's most prestigious art award and Africa's richest art competition for young artists, or design a sculpture for Port Elizabeth's Mandela Bay - will it be "the most significant piece of public art in Africa since the pyramids", as it's organisers predict?
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In time for Christmas, Editions for ArtThrob offers a new print which takes the form of a set of ten exquisitely designed cut and printed ivory cards entitled The Story of Thulani Nganga by artist Peet Pienaar, creator of the brilliant Afro magazine. Everyone who has seen the set wants one.
Available now: outstanding prints by William Kentridge, Robert Hodgins, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Hentie van der Merwe, Penny Siopis and Tracey Rose.
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