This is the page of the Soho Guggenheim Museum website which features the six shortlisted finalists of the Hugo Boss Award. Douglas Gordon, Lorna Simpson, Huang Yong Ing, William Kentridge, Lee Bul and Pipilotti Rist are each introduced with a picture of a past work - in the case of Huang Yong Ing, the exquisite, giant-sized Chinese rice bowls filled with multinational products seen at the Rembrandt Gallery during the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale - and a brief discussion of the artist's methodology and approach.
Other locally related links
If you missed the Childhood installation at Cape Town's Irma Stern Museum , then visit the website documenting the exhibition.
Top of the country's art museums, such as they are in our impoverished cultural climate, the South African National Gallery in Cape Town also has the best website. Visit the museum's permanent collection, look at documentation on past and current shows, access info on artists.
It is also possible to receive an online version of the gallery's quarterly journal, Bonani.
Luckily you can click through to that mega address, the Electronic Mail & Guardian's fine arts page, or you might pass up this extremely useful and concise listing of all the current visual art activity across the country.
Winner of the Arts and Culture Trust Award for best electronic media, when this fledgling site fulfils its aim of providing a comprehensive resource on all aspects of culture in the country, it will be truly valuable. The visual arts side needs serious attention. In the meantime, there's lots of info, particularly on the performing arts, and many connections to be made.
Launched into cyberspace by Argentinian artist Pat Binder and Berlin curator Gerard Haupt, this excellent site focuses sharply on the arts and major art events of Africa, Asia/Pacific and the Americas, countries now emerging into the art world spotlight. Click straight through to this month's updates:
USA/Arts: Chicanos, Latino Americans, Latin America in the USA
- Dak'art 1998: Information and exclusive report by Sabine Vogel
- Updated art-directory USA/African-Americans
An online road trip by Paul and Charity, recently in South Africa, in which they meet artists of many persuasions, interview them and record their work.
Johannesburg's top gallery has recently revamped its site, making access to its information on many of the country's top artists more accessible
Cape Town's new-on-the-scene Lipschitz Gallery shows its wares and will arrange tours of local artists' studios for visitors.