Powered by a new found enthusiasm from cultural institutions, artists in Cape Town are stepping out of exclusive museums and exhibits to make public art …
More than 20 years after the democratic transition, thousands of South Africans continue to eke out a living in compounds.
If you thought African art begins and ends with the words “ethnic” or “tribal” or that it is just some curio you buy at a street market as a souvenir, then think again. African art is transforming by leaps and bounds, writes reGina Jane Jere, who recently visited Africa’s leading art fairs, Southern Guild and Design Indaba in Cape Town.
Despite Africa’s rich poetic heritage, the continent’s poets don’t receive the attention and support they deserve. The Badilisha Poetry X-Change is working to change this. Gabriella Mulligan explains how.