The Melrose Gallery will be presenting a solo exhibition by Dr Esther Mahlangu on the Past/ Modern Section at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair.From the 14th – 16th of February 2020, the 8th edition of Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) will return to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). The exhibition will present a timeline of Dr Mahlangu’s impressive achievements in the 74 years in which she has been practising her art. Guests to the fair will be able to view one of the few large scale panel paintings that she has created that measures 3,6m x 2,4m, similar to the one that was recently commissioned by Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys for the Dean Collection. A unique installation of smaller works presenting different symbols used by her over the years to create the paintings for which she has won global acclaim will also be on display. For more information follow the link below: https://www.investeccapetownartfair.co.za/exhibitors/
Ronald Muchatuta will be participating in the inaugural Stellenbosch Triennale which takes place from 11 Feb to 30 April 2020. Ronald will be presenting a body of powerful new works in the ‘curated section’ of the Triennale.
About five years ago, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art determined that only 11 percent of the artists with works in its collection — those identified by name, as opposed to anonymous traditional artisans — were women. The museum then embarked on an ambitious push to acquire more work by women, doubling its holdings by female artists to 22 percent today.
Calls have been growing in Africa for the restitution of its cultural treasures, but French law strictly forbids the government from giving up state property. This issue was put in the spotlight in 2016 when President Patric Talon of Benin asked France to return items including carvings sceptres and sacred doors from the Palaces of Abomey. Now, experts appointed by President Emmanuel Macron will advise him to allow the return of thousands of African artworks held in French museums. This is seen as a radical shift in policy which could put pressure on other former colonial powers. To discuss this further, I'm joined by cultural expert Professor Pitika Ntuli.
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A sculpture depicting Sarah Baartman, created by artist Willie Bester, has been on display at UCT for 12 years – and twice in this period was robed by students as a means of protest.
This coming month, artist and visual activist SaySay.Love will reveal his much acclaimed body of work, ‘The Gift of Water: Chapter III’ to Johannesburg audiences at a charity event. The body of work seeks to grow awareness of the water crisis facing the Western Cape and highlights the precious resource that connects every aspect of life and cannot be taken for granted.
Second Street Gallery is pleased to present "Language of the Heart", an exhibition featuring the work of Adejoke Tugbiyele and curated by Kristen ...
Heart of Motion had the rare opportunity to interview local and international art designer Esther Mahlangu. Renowned for being the first female to ...
One of South Africa's most iconic anti-apartheid artists, Willie Bester is exhibiting a solo exhibition after eight years. Bester is known the world over for his powerful artworks made from mixed media, scrap metal and objects collected from scrap yards. CGTN's Julie Scheier met up with the artist in Johannesburg and filed this report.
“I am so glad that BMW brought my art back to South Africa, it is a beautiful car to be shared with the people of South Africa for many years to come,” says Esther Mahlangu. “The patterns I have used on the BMW panels marry tradition to the essence of BMW. When BMW sent me the panels to paint, I could see the design in my head and I just wanted to get started! I started by painting the small ones first to get the feel of the surface and then it was easy as the design follows the lines of the panels,” she adds.
Esther Mahlangu x Nelson Mandela meet in Art Tribute
Meet 81-year-old Esther Mahlangu, South African painter keeping Ndebele culture alive through her art and dress.
Art serves as my voice, so I talk with things that I pick up and collect.’ Willie Bester (b. 1956)
We visited Ronald Muchatuta in his studio at Greatmore Studios, Cape Town. In this short video Ronald dicusses his use of the China bag pattern in his paintings.
Kaya Fm visits The Melrose Gallery for their annual Sculpt Fair exhibition for 2017. Graced by the presence of professor Pitika Ntuli, they featured art by artists such as, Kennedy Ngwashisha, Lindelani and more.
Esther Mahlangu, born in 1935 on a farm outside Middleburg, was the first of nine children - six boys and three girls. Following traditions ...
The Creators Project gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the cross-country U.S. tour of renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu.
“My work offers me the freedom to be myself without social conditioning,” she says. “In it, I search for something bigger and more meaningful than myself.” In grappling with colour, line, tone, textures and the complex sensations they evoke for her, Regi is always surprised as images begin to appear out of the pouring, scratching, drawing, a methodology she uses based on gut instinct and passion. The layering of thought and possibility in Regi’s work blend a deep realization of spiritual evocations and physical existence, much of which is not on an articulate level, but operates with intuitive response.
South African artist designs unique interior of the BMW luxury sedan. Learn more: http://press.bmwgroup.com/7wNU6
Johannesburg, 10 May 2016 - Pitika Ntuli, a former freedom fighter and political prisoner, has turned to art to honour the apartheid struggle. Four of Ntuli’s sculptures will be auctioned by Stephan Welz & Co this week.
Background to story: Exhaust pipes, chains - some of the material used by black South African sculptor Pitika Ntuli.At present living in exile in London, Pitika does not believe in art for art's sake. Every work he creates must have a message - about the human predicament, and especially about the situation in South Africa.
A car, the wing of an aeroplane, a petrol pump and a canon are not unusual things in themselves, but when you find them in someone’s house it is quite alternative. If it’s the home of artist Willie Bester though, well then it’s all quite normal.
Willie Bester (born 1956) is a South African artist known for his installations made of found objects. Although Sotheby’s once sold one ...
South African Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu discusses the early years of her paining practice, her designs and pigments, and the preservation of culture in this talk at VMFA. The conversation includes Esther Mahlangu, Marriam Mahlangu, Grace Masango, and Richard Woodward (Curator of African Art). Ester Mahalangu (South African Ndebele, b. 1935) Ibala leSindebele (Ndebele Design) 2014 Acrylic on linen 2014.224 VMFA
Although he was born in a squatter camp, he never saw himself less capable than others. Pikita Ntuli hustled to get educated, while at the same time, fighting apartheid. Now, he is a leading academic and respected artist.
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