Frida Kahlo in Jozi

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An exhibition of “threes” I made a second visit to the current exhibition at JCAF (Johannesburg Contemporary Art Foundation) which showcases three works, one by each of three artists: Frida Kahlo, Amrita Sher-Gil and Irma Stern.  Three artists, three original works (one by each artist), from three continents, beautifully curated in three darkened, shrine-like spaces.  […]

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Stitches that heal body and soul: the Keiskamma Tapestry exhibition at Constitution Hill

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Umaf’ evuka, nje ngenyanga /Dying and Rising as the Moon Does  This is the title of the exhibition of tapestries made by the artists’ collective: Keiskamma Art Project, currently displayed at Constitution Hill. Constitution Hill is a site of contradiction. It has a painful past where men and women were imprisoned: a few were criminals, […]

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Breaking free and feeding the soul

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Walter Oltmann’s exhibition Armour and Lace: a Bestiary at Goodman Gallery  I’ve taken a very welcome enforced break after a hip-replacement just over 4 weeks ago. A week of lots of sleeping and binge-watching Britbox. being waited on hand and foot (literally) by the wonderful Liz at Lancaster team: Thank you Mr. T, Thandie and Catherine. It’s […]

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