[11.06.08] Christian Nerf and Douglas Gimberg at the AVA
Gimberg and Nerf’s 'One More Day to Regret' cultivates the realm of myth, of mists, of veils and riddles, by forcing the viewer and reviewer to go on their own quest for meaning. Katharine Jacobs reviews.
[8.06.08] 'Disguise' at Michael Stevenson
In his first major curatorial project at Michael Stevenson's impressive new gallery space, Joost Bosland manages to infuse the space with a fresh and youthful take on the act of personal and social representation. However, in spite of outstanding individual contributions by Candice Breitz, Pieter Hugo, Nandipha Mntambo, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Yto Barrada, Wim Botha and others, Tavish McIntosh feels that the show is 'somewhat directionless', its theme both too wide and too narrow.
[8.06.08] 'Ars Moriendi' or, 'How to Die Well' at the Johannesburg Art Gallery
'Ars Moriendi', curated by Jeanine Howse and Clive Kellner of the Johannesburg Art Gallery, features works from both the historical and contemporary permanent collections of the Gallery, which through clever choice and juxtaposition, explore both the nature of death and its depiction in visual art dating back to the 15th century. Jacki McInnes reviews.
[8.06.08] Stephen Hobbs, Dineo Bopape and Johan Thom at the KZNSA Gallery
In three unrelated but simultaneous exhibitions at the KZNSA, Stephen Hobbs, Dineo Bopape and Johan Thom manage in completely diffenent ways to reflect on urban life in the 21st Century. Carol Brown reviews.
[8.06.08] 'Home Lands - Land Marks: Contemporary Art from South Africa' at Haunch of Venison Gallery, London
Thrown into relief by the recent xenophobic violence in South Africa, 'Home Lands - Land Marks', curated by Tamar Garb, while 'Firmly rooted in the contemporary South African landscape, it not only traces the legacies of the past... also maps the diverse present, one in which the idea of "home" emerges as a shifting sign in and of itself'. Amy Halliday reviews the show featuring work by Guy Tillim, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Santu Mofokeng, Nicholas Hlobo, Berni Searle and Vivienne Koorland.