Visual artists are swapping gallery exhibitions and showcases for virtual ones, as most of the world remains on lockdown.
Watch Philiswa Lila give us her take on the future of visual arts and a new generation of trail-blazing African artists. Discover what her art is made of and visit the Absa Gallery from until 6 March 2020. Click the link for more info https://www.absa.africa/absaafrica/ab...
Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu has had her distinctive artwork displayed on a customised Rolls Royce Phantom. The 84-year-old self-taught artist is known for her bold, large-scale works. She first painted her geometric patterns on a BMW in 1991.
They say one man's trash is another man's treasure. This is an environmental reality in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg. Visual artist Ndabuko Ntuli has roamed the streets collecting waste plastic and discarded objects. He uses the material to create 3-Dimensional art. Some of his pieces have been sold across the world.
Lecture and Book Signing with Paul Weinberg, Photographer For nearly three decades, Paul Weinberg has traveled to Namibia, Botswana and South Africa to document the lives of hunter-gatherer communities, the San (Africa’s first people) and their struggles to hang on to their land, culture, and values, as they faced serious threats by outside settlers. Weinberg will discuss his book Traces and Tracks (Jacana Media 2017), the culmination of his thirty-year journey, featuring essays and over 100 photographs that convey the modern-day San’s daily lives, their relationship to nature, game parks, and their ways of adjusting to a fast-changing world.
Professor Sandra Klopper discusses Willie Bester's Poverty Driven (2002).
It exhibits the work of two of South Africa's most renowned photographers, David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane, side-by-side.
A beautiful interview with Dr Esther Mahlangu.
Here is what she said. "Self-Titled, refers to my name which is loosely translated as “Be Healed”. Healing is taken from “Indigenous” thinkers, doers and leaders in African knowledge and understanding.
This artwork is based on the concept of self. Self is the working relationship that touches on a number of concerns that pertain to visibility, belonging, location, knowledge & understanding. Self-titled refers to my name which is loosely translated as “be healed”.
Pitika Ntuli's 'Quantum People' SABC Feature
Curated by Paul WeinbergOn Common Ground marks an historic moment as the work of two of South Africa’s most renowned photographers, David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane, are to be exhibited side-by-side for the first time.With both photographers, this is a poignant moment to reflect on their respective legacies.
A self-taught South African artist is showcasing his work at one of Johannesburg's most upmarket galleries. Ndabuko Ntuli recycles building materials and waste to create unique sculptures. And his art is attracting buyers from around the world. CGTN's Julie Scheier has more.
Dr Esther Mahlangu honoured with a doctorate
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.
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.
Denis Mubiru’s work explores the complex yet practical Kampala mini bus taxis, better known locally as “Kamunye”.
BBC News Africa - Zimbabwe's artist Ronald Muchatuta talks...
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)
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.
Vernissage de l'Artiste AZA MANSONGI et Inauguration de la Galérie BOLO L'ESPACE ART ET CULTURE.Avis d'expert de Edith MBELLA Responsable de la Galérie et Experte en Arts Rituels d'Afrique Centrale.
“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
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.
Veteran photographer Paul Weinberg presents 'The Other Camera' - an exhibition featuring archival photographs of Africans taken by Africans. Compiled and published by Mail & Guardian.
Willie Bester (born 1956) is a South African artist known for his installations made of found objects. Although Sotheby’s once sold one ...
Elegy, Christiaan Diedericks' third solo exhibition at the UJ Art Gallery from 4 to 23 September 2013
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
“There was freedom and democracy was in place. … I found myself in a dark place. It forced me to look at my own healing … I also used the camera to look at the healing that was going on in the country.”
Madiba artwork looking for a home in SA
Interview featured on the 2010 Show with South African sculptor, Keith Calder